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Interested in stock photography?

Want to learn more about what images sell?

Need to know more about the dark arts of keywording?

 

How about coming to the next one-day workshop I'm running - on October 3rd , in the lovely Cotswolds town of Cirencester...

 

 

More details and information on how to book a place here:

 

http://www.abbeyphotoschool.co.uk/alamy_sales_seminar.html

 

 

km

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My total Alamy gross sales to date have just gone over the $300,000 mark today

 

Come to the seminar and learn a little about how I've done it and what is possible, still, for you.....

 

km

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I'd love to come - it's a long drive from Australia though :unsure:

 

Have you thought about running a webinar?

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thought about it, but we dont have access to the technology needed....

 

km

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And here are some of the particpants at my workshop in Cirencester last weekend



km

 

 

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

Jill

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Why does this workshop look so very British?

Er, because it is?

What's the giveaway?

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

 

Stock photography as a profession of choice to  young photographer? Not very likely...

The photo pretty much sums up the demographic of the typical editorial stock agency, and reflects the sort of economic background from which most of the contributors are coming (ie male, retired / semi retired / hobbyist  - plus a smattering of full-time photographers seeking to diversify and monetise their archives

 

km

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

Jill

I just checked on the stats on my YouTube Channel "How to Sell iPhone Photos" and it says that my ten episodes have had 533 views, 70% male and 30% female. I would have expected closer to 50/50. 

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I just checked on the stats on my YouTube Channel "How to Sell iPhone Photos" and it says that my ten episodes have had 533 views, 70% male and 30% female. I would have expected closer to 50/50. 

 

I wonder how the sex of a viewer is determined. perhaps everyone is logged in these days.

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Even more interesting is that 207 of my 533 views are from the UK. My demographics for UK is 94% male and 6% female.

 

13-17 years 0.00%
18-24 years 1.30%
25-34 years 0.00%
35-44 years 20%
45-54 years 22%
55-64 years 53%
65+ years 3.90%
 
Google tracks age and sex data to better target their ads, which is how they make their revenue.

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Even more interesting is that 207 of my 533 views are from the UK. My demographics for UK is 94% male and 6% female.

 

13-17 years 0.00%
18-24 years 1.30%
25-34 years 0.00%
35-44 years 20%
45-54 years 22%
55-64 years 53%
65+ years 3.90%
 
Google tracks age and sex data to better target their ads, which is how they make their revenue.

 

 

It's amazing the info we give out about ourselves online.

 

Jill

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Google doesn't know my age or sex.

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

 

Stock photography as a profession of choice to  young photographer? Not very likely...

The photo pretty much sums up the demographic of the typical editorial stock agency, and reflects the sort of economic background from which most of the contributors are coming (ie male, retired / semi retired / hobbyist  - plus a smattering of full-time photographers seeking to diversify and monetise their archives

 

km

 

 

 

And a smattering of full-time media professionals, artists, designers, illustrators and so on.  Perhaps not so much in evidence around the table, on this forum, or even at Alamy.  But we are beginning to see more and more work deploying other media.  CGI will be the big one (still and video), probably eventually replacing photography, but given the demand for concept-based work, anything goes really. 

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Just to add my threepenny worth, it was a really useful day. That's me in the photo; foreground left. As someone who is male, over 50, and someone who makes a few quid from images every year, but wants to understand the business more, it was ideal. Highly recommended.

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

Jill

 

Yes, it's a bit odd that so many stock agencies are now run by the young and the images are supplied by the old. Didn't it used to be the other way round?

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Why does this workshop look so very British?

Er, because it is?

What's the giveaway?

 

 

No guns on the table.

 

P.S. I didn't mean to say that, honest.

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Sad to see only 2 women in the group. Also, 90% appear to be over 50. Not a profession that is attracting young people these days.

 

Jill

 

Yes, it's a bit odd that so many stock agencies are now run by the young and the images are supplied by the old. Didn't it used to be the other way round?

 

 

The hey-day of the editorial agency, brought about by the rise of specialisms, was somewhere in the 1990s - it's been a continuous decline since then.  Maybe if we have more workshops like Keith's, editorial will have a revival - but we are going to need a hell of a lot of them. And then some more.

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