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And one for $114 too today

 

Alex, now you may have to get a happier looking avatar for your Forum photo.  :D

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And one for $114 too today

 

Alex, now you may have to get a happier looking avatar for your Forum photo.  :D

 

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A commercial client licensed one of my images for $1640 for multiple uses. Fortunately it was RM, so the uses added up.

 

They had a lot of good images to choose from so it was blind luck that they picked mine. My plan for the future is to continue to be blindly lucky.

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Thanks! The shot is of outdoor recreation on a lake in northern Minnesota -- motorboat, canoe and such. I wouldn't have thought of it as commercial in nature, but a food/bevereage company licensed it for TV, Web and an industrial film. There are some fairly large foods companies in the Upper Midwest, so I guess they didn't flinch at the rate. If it went through an ad agency, they'd always rather put their 15% markup on a higher sum than a lower one.

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A commercial client licensed one of my images for $1640 for multiple uses. Fortunately it was RM, so the uses added up.

 

They had a lot of good images to choose from so it was blind luck that they picked mine. My plan for the future is to continue to be blindly lucky.

Nice one Don!

 

Congratulations!

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

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Thanks, Kumar!

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Wow :o Nice work and keep it going!

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A commercial client licensed one of my images for $1640 for multiple uses. Fortunately it was RM, so the uses added up.

 

They had a lot of good images to choose from so it was blind luck that they picked mine. My plan for the future is to continue to be blindly lucky.

Wow, that's some number! Well done!

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Thanks! Credit is due to Jemal Creary in the New York office of Alamy who negotiated the deal.

 

It does leave me wondering how I can shoot in such a way that my work is appealing to commercial buyers, as they seem to be the ones with money to spend.

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That's fantastic Don! And thanks for sharing some info on the image and sale.

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Thanks to all for kind words. Although editorial rates have been disappointingly low, this does show that Alamy will go to bat for higher amounts when the traffic will bear it.

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After Doug's and Alex's huge numbers, my $30 sale which dropped in on the 7th seems insignificant, but I'm over the moon. There's nothing like a sale to keep one enthused!

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a $370 sale this morning - my highest ever on Alamy - pleasing - i nearly didn't upload the particular image 

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$ 420 sale just dropped in. Direct sale. Happy bunny  :D

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Good news. I suspect your collection has several pictures of happy bunnies.

Good to know sales are popping up on a bank holiday - I'll keep checking every five minutes as usual.....

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Today I sold a license of a picture of His Majesty, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien riding his polo pony Chesney.

 

Alamy, if you thought increasing caption length from 128 to 150 characters solves all problems: it doesn't  ;)  :P

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Today I sold a license of a picture of His Majesty, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien riding his polo pony Chesney.

 

Alamy, if you thought increasing caption length from 128 to 150 characters solves all problems: it doesn't  ;)  :P

 

How did you get His Majesty to sign the release form? 

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Today I sold a license of a picture of His Majesty, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien riding his polo pony Chesney.

 

Alamy, if you thought increasing caption length from 128 to 150 characters solves all problems: it doesn't  ;)  :P

Do you know what search term was used?

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Today I sold a license of a picture of His Majesty, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien riding his polo pony Chesney.

 

Alamy, if you thought increasing caption length from 128 to 150 characters solves all problems: it doesn't  ;)  :P

 

How did you get His Majesty to sign the release form? 

 

 

 

It was an editorial sale of an RM license. I don't have a signed release of His Majesty, who is not only the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, but also Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance, and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (and probably also captain of the polo team).
 
 
 

 

Today I sold a license of a picture of His Majesty, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien riding his polo pony Chesney.

 

Alamy, if you thought increasing caption length from 128 to 150 characters solves all problems: it doesn't   ;)   :P

Do you know what search term was used?

 

 

Not really. The location was Cirencester Park, and the picture showed up a few times for this search term, but was never zoomed. I assume the search term was something simple like "sultan of brunei".

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$193 direct sale just reported, which is nice as it's my best individual sale for a year & (by a tad) my best ever.  Following on from the series of low-value sales this year, it's a relief!

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Three figure direct sale this morning of a neighbourhood cat - taken just outside my back door :)

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Just had one pop up for $108 for Television (editorial - Jetpac - Sinclair Spectrum game cover) - will be interested to see what context it's used for!!!

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The good news is the client was interested in buying an exclusive license. Nice.

The sad news is the offered price was not even close to reasonable to freeze the file (and the one more similiar, here and on any other agency) for ten years... 

 

Well, almost positive.

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Things have been pretty dreary for me this year but I just got a direct IQ sale for $125. Cheered me up.

 

Paulette

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