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When I made my first sale! Nearly 12,000 images and several thousand sales later, We're still going strong! This was my first sale York%20%20Photographers.jpg Country: Worldwide Usage: Non-Editorial Electronic and web uses Media: Web - editorial Industry sector: Non Profit/ Education Sub-Industry: School/College Placement: Secondary screen Image Size: up to 1/4 screen Start: 20 June 2003 End: 20 July 2003 $ 99.70 While that was a nice way to start, what really got my attention was my 5th sale a few weeks later York%20%20Photographer.jpg Country: United States Usage: Consumer goods Media: Packaging - boxes and containers Industry sector: Cars/Commercial Vehicles Sub-Industry: Car repairs/garages & parts Print run: up to 1 million Placement: Front Image Size: 1/4 area Start: 18 September 2003 End: 18 September 2006 $ 1544.78 Which came in very handy as I was travelling around the states chewing through cash at the time! Things have changed dramatically since then, but Thanks to all at Alamy for finding customers for my images and keep up the good work

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Country: UK & Commonwealth
Usage: Editorial
Media: Educational magazine - print only
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 500,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 3/4 page
Start: 25 April 2005
End: 25 May 2005

 

$ 270.76

 

Scanned from Velvia. I think I'd have brightened it up a bit nowadays. There was a definitely a golden period to be on Alamy. I was too slow to  exploit it properly. Wish I could go back knowing what I know now.

 

Not quite ten years but my first sale.

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My first sale, from April 2008, for $124.26...

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OK, will join the game.

 

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Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine - Print only
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 250,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 08 March 2005
End: 08 April 2005

$119.31

 

Scanned from 6x7 Velvia on Mamiya 7. Of the next 6 sales I made back then 4 were scanned from film and 3 of these were medium format.

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Country: World English Language
Usage: Editorial
Media: Travel guides -print and/or e-book
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Travel Guides
Print run: up to 50,000
Placement: Front cover
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 23 June 2005
End: 23 June 2008
171.48

 

Pity I've never found it.

 

wim

 

edit: Velvia of course ;-)

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My first sale on Alamy made on 26th October 2006, for $ 285.00. Not quite ten years ago. I was using a digital SLR  from the start.

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A scan from Kodachrome 64:

 

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Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Travel guides -print and/or e-book
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Travel Guides
Print run: up to 100,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 08 September 2007
End: 08 September 2012

 

$ 161.00

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I started on '05 and this was my first sale.  Since then, I am happy to say that my photos have grossed $96,534.

 

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Country: Worldwide
Usage: Non-Editorial Electronic and web uses
Media: Corporate website, single design
Industry sector: Telecommunications
Sub-Industry: Telecomm Companies
Placement: Secondary screen
Image Size: Icon
Start: 20 October 2005
End: 20 November 2005

 

$52.72

 

Scanned from Velvia

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Here are my first two sales from 2005:

 

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Country: UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada

Usage: Direct mail/Brochures
Media: Corporate cards/Invites
Industry sector: Financial Industry
Sub-Industry: Investment
Print run: up to 5,000
Image Size: 1 page
Start: 14 March 2005
End: 14 March 2006

 

$ 400.09

 

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Country: Worldwide

Usage: Direct mail/Brochures
Media: Promotional brochures/ Leaflets/Inserts
Industry sector: Financial Industry
Sub-Industry: Investment
Print run: up to 2,500
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: 21 April 2005
End: 21 April 2008

 

$ 1216.61

 

Lynne

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Country: Italy
Usage: Editorial
Media: Textbook - print only
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Education and Test Guides
Print run: up to 50,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 14 August 2004
End: 14 August 2007
$97.17

 

Over the next couple of years, my sales ranged from $65.82 (only one under $100) to $215.  My two latest were distributor sales for $8.96 and $18.71.

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Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine - Print only
Industry sector: Financial Industry
Sub-Industry: Economic Development
Print run: up to 1 million
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 11 August 2003
End: 11 September 2003

$ 156.81

 

My first sale, had to be Hay on Wye:-)

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A scan from Kodachrome 64:

 

AXEYPE.jpg

 

Country: Worldwide

Usage: Editorial

Media: Travel guides -print and/or e-book

Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers

Sub-Industry: Travel Guides

Print run: up to 100,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1/8 page

Start: 08 September 2007

End: 08 September 2012

 

$ 161.00

 

Travel guide?? Travel Guide??? 

 

I am obviously not thinking laterally enough. Which probably partly explains why I'm still waiting for my first sale on Alamy...

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First sale Oct 2007....

 

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Non-Editorial Electronic and web uses
Media: Corporate website, single design
Industry sector: Shipping
Sub-Industry: Commercial Shipping
Placement: Secondary screen
Image Size: Icon
Start: 15 October 2007
End: 15 October 200 $ 439.06

 

Sold again in 2010 for a travel guide at $93.47. 1/4 pg 10 year licence!!!!

Gimme another Icon size any day!!!

Edited by Phil Crean

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A scan from Kodachrome 64:

 

AXEYPE.jpg

 

Country: Worldwide

Usage: Editorial

Media: Travel guides -print and/or e-book

Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers

Sub-Industry: Travel Guides

Print run: up to 100,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1/8 page

Start: 08 September 2007

End: 08 September 2012

 

$ 161.00

 

Travel guide?? Travel Guide??? 

 

I am obviously not thinking laterally enough. Which probably partly explains why I'm still waiting for my first sale on Alamy...

 

Yes, when next on your travels, think molars and incisors rather than the food they chew on.

 

Richard. 

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My first sale for $363.00 still highest to date.

 

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My first sale.... only last year  :D  I wish I had started a lot sooner.

 

Started submitting slowly in June 2012, and picked up pace since Feb this year (added 2000+ images since then). 18 Sales to date.

 

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Magazine, editorial print and digital use, repeat use within a single issue
Industry sector: Media, design & publishing
Start: 23 August 2012
End: 23 August 2017 $ 30.51

 

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My first three sales

 

 

 

 

The joy

 

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17 Nov 2006 $181.23
 

 

 

Then, depression

 

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(22 November 2006) Rights Managed Sale Refunded $ -181.23

 

And then happy again

 

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22 November 2006 $416

 

 

When the stained glass window sold, I really imagined that four hundred dollars a sale would be the norm. Such innocence.

 

Col

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-181.23

 

I feel your pain. But there's a separate thread asking to be started with - '100 greatest $-Refunds'

 

Richard.

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And my first:


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Country: South Africa
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine - Print only
Industry sector: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 10,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 01 March 2008
End: 01 April 2008
$78

Taken with a Digital SLR - I think Velvia for this shot would have made people's eyes bleed :)

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My first sale on 26 April 2010. Not quite as grand as some, but it was my first exposure in a national newspaper.

Well, as far as the Daily Mail can be described as a "newspaper" anyway.

 

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Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Newspaper - national
Print run: up to 2 million
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 26 April 2010
End: 27 April 2010

$29.83

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My first sale, 20/01/2010:

 

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Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Newspaper - national
Industry sector: Media Industry
Sub-Industry: Publishing
Print run: up to 50,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 29 January 2010
End: 30 January 2010

$ 77.89

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First sale was this year for HP

 

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Country: United States
Usage: Editorial
Media: Editorial website
Placement: Single Placement
Image Size: up to 1/4 screen
Start: 01 February 2013
End: 01 February 2014
$ 27.00

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My first usage on 18 July 2006, a scan from a 5x4 transparency  - Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

 

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Country: New Zealand
Usage: Editorial
Media: Newspaper - national
Industry sector: Media Industry
Sub-Industry: Publishing
Print run: up to 250,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 30 July 2006
End: 31 July 2006

$90.61

 

My last similar usage, but with a print run of up to 1 million and 1/4 page, was $23.31!

 

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Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine - Print only
Industry sector: Media Industry
Sub-Industry: Publishing
Print run: up to 100,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 18 July 2007
End: 25 July 2007

 

$142.97

 

Total gross sales since July 2007: $2,812

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