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I was away for a few weeks getting more images and doing a pre-shoot for a non-profit event coming up that I'm the photog for. Today I noticed 1 of my images has sold, but not sure if I get the $30 or less. Might someone enlighten me please on how it works? Thanks!

 

Country: United States
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Media: Editorial website
Placement: Single Placement
Image Size: up to full area
Start: 01 July 2013
End: 01 July 2014

 

$30

 

Must say, I might have to think about taking down my microstock accounts. It took a whole lot more sales and 6 mo. to reach $30 on one of them, which saddens me thinking of all the work/time envolved. :(

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That will be the gross sale of which you will receive $15, being 50%. You need to license a total of $175 nett to receive a payment, this being the current threshold for Alamy payments.

 

Well done on your first sale.

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Thanks ReeRay! I had a feeling that was gross, but wasn't sure so I asked. But hey I've never had a $15 sale on any other site so this is a step up at least. hehehe Oh and in case anyone is wondering, this was zoomed/lightboxed about a month ago and I'm not signed up on any of Alamy's other options. I personally would like to see a column for lightbox saves in the stats of my images.

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Don't spend it all at once.

Oh, of course when you get it it'll be over $175 so you can.

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upwards and onwards, and YES, please do think about ditching microstock accounts. They must be the root cause of so much pricing misery.

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Nice one, was it one of your B&W images?

I have upped a few B&W but never sold any!

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hehehe I won't spend it all in one place. ;)

 

Well like so many, I thought micro was the way to go. But after a few sales that brought me a mere pittance, I was going to give up. Till I found Alamy that is! Being new to photography, I figured I'd never make it into G**** and shouldn't bother with stock images at all...

 

Yes Paul is was one of my B&W images, well toned. On the mico site, more than half of my sales have been B&W. Here's the image:

 

D9GRHJ.jpg

 

I appreciate the well wishes! :)

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Well done Charly, a nice feeling...

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congratulations on your first sale

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Well done Charly, a nice feeling...

 

Thanks Steve and indeed a good feeling. With what I've read in the forum, I thought it'd be over a year and over 1,000 images before any sales. This was a nice surprise.

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Congrats! A nice vintage feel in that image.

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Charly, the spotted cat in D9TYEM is a leopard not a cheetah. 

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Thanks Maria

 

Well Jeff… if others go to where I've taken pictures and can capture/process them better, then they should get the sale if a buyer likes their's more than mine. Have more to worry about then that; like becoming a better photog and editor whereas my images will be different and stand out from the rest to make sales. Not always easy for an extreme left brain person, but I work hard to not take/process common snapshots to attach my name to. ;) Though I reckon that's not a good thing in stock photography...

 

Ed thanks for that! Not sure what I was thinking… seems I wasn't and have corrected my error.  :)

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You're welcome. We've all mislabeled something occasionally.  :)  You might want to add the Latin word for leopard (pardus) for the text book market. 

 

Leopards are the only big cats who are good at climbing trees . . . and the only one's who can do it with a large kill in their jaws. Cheetahs sometime jump up to a lower limb to get a better view of the area, but since their paws are more like dog's paws than cat's, they don't move around in trees very well. 

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You're welcome. We've all mislabeled something occasionally.  :)  You might want to add the Latin word for leopard (pardus) for the text book market. 

 

This is true. I occasionally find errors when going back over my keywords. I once mistakenly called a heron a crane in the caption of a photo that I sold to a newspaper along with an article I had written about a bird sanctuary. Readers were very swift in getting back to the newspaper about my error. Birdwatchers aren't always as meek and mild as they are made out to be, I discovered.

 

We could always start a "Have you found any miscaptioned images?" thread. It might prove to be useful.

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John, I have enough to do miscaptioning my own images.  :(

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John, we have similar sized portfolios on Alamy. If you find the time to trawl though mine pointing out the duff info, there's a beer in it for you. No make that a case of 24!

 

Robert

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At least captioning improves one's history, taxonomy, classification, spelling, geography............

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John, we have similar sized portfolios on Alamy. If you find the time to trawl though mine pointing out the duff info, there's a beer in it for you. No make that a case of 24!

 

Robert

 

On second thought...

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