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I will perhaps have to give FAA a try especially if I can find some pics that should have global appeal.

 

I seem to remember reading somewhere that FAA now has a printer in the UK, so perhaps that market is growing (?). Someone in Kent bought an image for an iPhone case from me this month. It was my first UK sale ever.

 

 

I think they are sending out paper images only. Not sure about framed or canvas or phone cases.

 

Allan

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Hopefully!

 

I imagine that some of those auto and motorcycle shots could have print appeal.

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I will perhaps have to give FAA a try especially if I can find some pics that should have global appeal.

 

I seem to remember reading somewhere that FAA now has a printer in the UK, so perhaps that market is growing (?). Someone in Kent bought an image for an iPhone case from me this month. It was my first UK sale ever.

 

 

I think they are sending out paper images only. Not sure about framed or canvas or phone cases.

 

Allan

 

 

Hmmm... not sure I'd want a paper phone case.

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I will perhaps have to give FAA a try especially if I can find some pics that should have global appeal.

 

I seem to remember reading somewhere that FAA now has a printer in the UK, so perhaps that market is growing (?). Someone in Kent bought an image for an iPhone case from me this month. It was my first UK sale ever.

 

 

John, yes they do have a print service here in the UK and since that was introduced I have had 2 UK based sales and that's growth for me.

 

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Craig

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Wish they would open up a print service in Canada, it costs a bundle (often more than the prints) to get anything shipped here.

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Wish they would open up a print service in Canada, it costs a bundle (often more than the prints) to get anything shipped here.

 

Someone in Winnipeg ordered a print this month. I've also had sales in Quebec and Ontario. The USA market still rules, though, which isn't surprising.

 

An Alamy office in Vancouver would be nice too.

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Thank you so much Arletta for your kind words, I just found your post while rereading all the comments.

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Do you find your sales are at the bottom end or more mid/upper size? I keep toying with the idea of prints but it doesn't seem worth the effort if the average sale is $5 for a greetings card!

 

I have sold the odd print directly but they have tended to be around 12x8in (30x20cm)

 

Martin

 

Mixed sizes, but more mid/upper than small ones. You can set any markup you like for greeting cards. Something to keep in mind is that they are 5x7in cards that are suitable for framing. No doubt people do just that. I've only sold a couple of greeting cards in three years, though.

 

They are also good for scanning or re-photographing, which I suspect happens now and again!

 

I have been with them for nearly 2 years now and have only about 350 images with them. 

 

Up to now I have only made 2 sales, one a 5x7 greeting card and the other a 12x18" print, but I must admit they are not very "arty" but fairly straightforward shots.

 

One is expected to praise other peoples work and enter competitions, as well as do a good bit of self promotion. I will make the odd comment when I consider something to be good, but am not into saying how  "brilliant","creative" & "great composition" something which most would consider to be crap is!

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I am selling quite well there and ED!  you be surprised at what sell, many of my oil industrial pics are selling, BIG!  guess the buyers hang them in corporate receptions or something? BUT!  the FAA search never rotates, it favors established artists/painters and illustraters, etc. Not photographers.

 

FAA is not selling usage of pictures, its a POD outfit.

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I have done ok at FAA with large sizes, digital art renditions and straight photos, but I get very frustrated when i see derivative works selling like hotcakes and surely in breach of copyright, ie famous actor/actress and music artist pictures clearly derived from well known photographs.

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I know, its a joke really, they take a picture of James-Dean or Bogart and just slap a filter on it and thats it.  If there were picture-editors at the FAA and copyrights issues, 70% of all pictures would just drop away.

I have done ok at FAA with large sizes, digital art renditions and straight photos, but I get very frustrated when i see derivative works selling like hotcakes and surely in breach of copyright, ie famous actor/actress and music artist pictures clearly derived from well known photographs.

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I too have sold nothing through them, but it is free hosting, and given that I only made two small sales on Clikpic in four years, at least I am not shelling out for nothing. It does not have the look and flexibility of Clikpic, but then again it is not £55 per year!

 

There is a bit of a Flickr culture of adding to groups, liking and commenting, which I do not go in for.

 

It is no real effort to set it all up, but I cannot see me adding much to it in the future.

 

Only free for a small number of images. Go over and you pay.

 

Allan

 

Not strictly true in that you can have as many as you like for free, but they only allow a certain number (25?) to be printed on demand direct through them. Anything else is "contact artist to arrange sale."

 

I've just tried to upload my 26th image and been blocked until I delete an uploaded image or pay up.

 

If you think about it, you could have 24 images with prices set, and whenever a customer contacted you directly, you could put prices on that image to sell it, then take them off again to make room for the next enquiry. 

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I am selling quite well there and ED!  you be surprised at what sell, many of my oil industrial pics are selling, BIG!  guess the buyers hang them in corporate receptions or something? BUT!  the FAA search never rotates, it favors established artists/painters and illustraters, etc. Not photographers.

 

FAA is not selling usage of pictures, its a POD outfit.

 

It WAS primarily POD but now allows your images to be licensed as stock.

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I am selling quite well there and ED!  you be surprised at what sell, many of my oil industrial pics are selling, BIG!  guess the buyers hang them in corporate receptions or something? BUT!  the FAA search never rotates, it favors established artists/painters and illustraters, etc. Not photographers.

 

FAA is not selling usage of pictures, its a POD outfit.

 

It WAS primarily POD but now allows your images to be licensed as stock.

 

 

Thank you for pointing that out. It looks like it is necessary to join a different section as I cannot see it when I sign in.

 

Allan

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The option to license shows up when you upload or edit an image.

 

Regards

Craig

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The option to license shows up when you upload or edit an image.

 

Regards

Craig

 

Thanks Craig I did not try uploading or editing an image so wold not have found the option.

 

Now that we have entered the realms of licensing images through FAA I think Alamy may lock this thread in line with their earlier policy. :(

 

Allan

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I am selling quite well there and ED!  you be surprised at what sell, many of my oil industrial pics are selling, BIG!  guess the buyers hang them in corporate receptions or something? BUT!  the FAA search never rotates, it favors established artists/painters and illustraters, etc. Not photographers.

 

FAA is not selling usage of pictures, its a POD outfit.

 

It WAS primarily POD but now allows your images to be licensed as stock.

 

 

Thank you for pointing that out. It looks like it is necessary to join a different section as I cannot see it when I sign in.

 

Allan

 

 

It's a choice in your behind the scenes settings Alan.

There is the danger of infringement as they don't specify editorial only in the choice of RM licenses. This picture which I recently posted. If it was sold as RF I could possibly have a problem, but even with some of their RM licenses I would struggle... http://fineartamerica.com/featured/pablo-bloom-mick-flynn.html

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Edit: Whoops! Changed my mind.

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I am selling quite well there and ED!  you be surprised at what sell, many of my oil industrial pics are selling, BIG!  guess the buyers hang them in corporate receptions or something? BUT!  the FAA search never rotates, it favors established artists/painters and illustraters, etc. Not photographers.

 

FAA is not selling usage of pictures, its a POD outfit.

 

It WAS primarily POD but now allows your images to be licensed as stock.

 

 

Which is why it's probably not appropriate to allow this conversation to continue here, given that FAA are technically a competitor for us. 

 

We've allowed this thread to continue for as long as possible as it has not been centered around the FAA stock offering but it's now run it's course.

 

Alamy

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