Richard Laidler Posted September 26, 2017 Share Posted September 26, 2017 Hello everybody I'm a new contributor to Alamy but have been a keen photographer for a fair while now. First and foremost, may I express my gratitude for the goldmine of useful information I have found here. Hopefully one day I will be able to reciprocate. Photography for me is primarily a hobby from which I get a great deal of pleasure and devote as much time to as I can. I'm lucky to live in an area which contains - in my humble opinion - some of the best landscape scenery in the UK - and that is my main interest although I don't confine myself to just that subject matter. I get as much pleasure from walking in Teesdale and taking pictures in it as I do from occasionally seeing them in print (local press). I've seen various forum postings about needing a large quantity of images before it would be reasonable to expect any sales. I regard having images on sale here as something which, if I'm lucky, just might occasionally get me a little financial bonus, not a "get rich quick" scheme! I'm slowly building up the portfolio. Probably the most useful piece of advice, and one which I see is regularly repeated, is the importance of accurate and relevant captioning and tagging - I think "relevant" being the most important. That was my first thought on the subject and was I pleased to see that view confirmed by you experienced contributors. I've also followed the debates on this subject, how search engines work (or don't?) with interest. I like the ability to use phrases as tags. I've found some interesting results by test searching for one of my pictures, but it would be too much for an introductory posting. Would you be interested and if so, should I start a new thread in the technical queries section? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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