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Hello there!
I have a genuine question, do you believe there's a decent market for my type of art?
It's already on Alamy :
https://www.alamy.com/colorful-sugar-on-oiled-feet-image486886278.html?imageid=3C2DAB93-1AFC-43C6-8623-EE04A128AA95&p=1969388&pn=1&searchId=1bd8aa536b5771d89a57449394e386f5&searchtype=0

I'm not sure if I should keep uploading and taking photos in general.
What is your overall opinion about potential use of my work?
Thanks!

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Literally all kinds of stuff can sell on Alamy.

I have uploaded plenty stuff that I didn’t think anyone would be interested in but they have sold.  

Bear in mind you will need hundreds of images on-line before you generate regular sales and your likely commission rate will be 20%.

My last five sales have averaged $14.50 gross.
My return will average something like £2.50p per sale.

 

The three images you have on-line all look a bit dark.
Try a search on “Hands or feet”. (over 5 million)
“female feet” 146,000
They all tend to look a lot brighter and with perhaps more attention paid to composition and copyspace.

GD

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Ditto comments above from GD and Space Cadet. Dark images are fine, but only when done properly. Composition could be better as well as the lighting. There's lots of magazines and (likely) YouTube videos about artistically photographing the human body. No idea if there's a market for this - it's not exactly the sort of thing you'd normally see published - but Google is your friend for researching....

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On 22/10/2022 at 19:16, makemorelove said:

Hello there!
I have a genuine question, do you believe there's a decent market for my type of art?
It's already on Alamy :
https://www.alamy.com/colorful-sugar-on-oiled-feet-image486886278.html?imageid=3C2DAB93-1AFC-43C6-8623-EE04A128AA95&p=1969388&pn=1&searchId=1bd8aa536b5771d89a57449394e386f5&searchtype=0

I'm not sure if I should keep uploading and taking photos in general.
What is your overall opinion about potential use of my work?
Thanks!

A sort of friend of mine (Photographer) from the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, did a book called "FootOGraphs"

I think he just photographed his own feet at news events?

 

Good luck to you.

 

Chuck

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Images like that probably aren't the best way to get your foot in the door (sorry for the bad pun) here.  As mentioned above, Alamy's forte still appears to be "second editorial" imagery. However, they are trying to gain a foothold (sorry again) in other markets, so I guess you never know. 👣

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33 minutes ago, sooth said:

they didn't get off on the right foot implementing the new website...

 

 

 

True, they didn't exactly put their best foot forward. Fixing things would be a real feet.

 

Time to stop this... 🙃

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

You better cut it out, John. Don't make me come out there and step on you or kick you!

You're going sole-o on this one, Ed. Stop being so ped-antic- you've nailed it. Toe the line.

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For sure, we've all been a bit footloose

Especially featuring sprinkles of puns

Enticing though to step

To each other genre of photos.

 

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Yes, it was a fair question but a difficult one to answer when the OP has uploaded only three images. You need many more than that in your portfolio in order to test the waters. Alamy seems to be looking for different types of "creative" imagery now, so I'd say that it's probably worth the plunge, especially if the OP has a lot of images ready to submit. That said, it's really difficult these. I wish her or him good luck.

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3 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Seems to have a foot fetish. (Obsession)

 

Allan

 

 

Allan, you may have missed the puns.....

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Just now, Steve F said:

 

Allan, you may have missed the puns.....

 

Nope! laughed at all of them.

 

Allan

 

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8 minutes ago, Steve F said:

 

A direct man, you're not an engineer too are you? 🙃

 

YUP.

 

Allan

 

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