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After a run of mediocre prices, a $175 book license showed up today. Very encouraging to see.

 

Thanks, Alamy.

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After nothing in May or June, 5 sales have dropped in over the last 3 days for $223, including a newspaper licence used back in May for $115! Just shows I was right not to give up.:)

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1st January 2017 ---> 30th June 2017 = 3 sales, $73

1st January 2018 ---> 30th June 2018 = 30 sales, $1349

Still work to do, but an improvement :)

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4 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

1st January 2017 ---> 30th June 2017 = 3 sales, $73

1st January 2018 ---> 30th June 2018 = 30 sales, $1349

Still work to do, but an improvement :)

Congrats - a very significant improvement.

 

Kumar

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8 hours ago, Doc said:

Congrats - a very significant improvement.

 

Kumar

Thank you kind sir

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Nothing for a couple months and then three in two days! :D

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On a positive note I am not given up despite no sales for 2 months

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3 sales of the same subject yesterday to a magazine for $50.94 each. Not too bad a start to the month!

 

John.

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Banking/financial sector advertising for 3 years a little over $1500 appeared this morning. The last time I had a bite at that sector there was another zero but this one wasn't exclusive. Nice one! An Alamy B prefix to the code, so we've been waiting quite some time. Last month was mostly tiddlers but I resisted the urge to grumble.

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As detailed elsewhere, a sale of my very first image. Not a large amount but nice to see. One of my few RFs, interesting to see we now get licence details, albeit not very detailed: " Single company - multiple use editorial only ".

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11 hours ago, Robert M Estall said:

Banking/financial sector advertising for 3 years a little over $1500 appeared this morning. The last time I had a bite at that sector there was another zero but this one wasn't exclusive. Nice one! An Alamy B prefix to the code, so we've been waiting quite some time. Last month was mostly tiddlers but I resisted the urge to grumble.

 

Nice one robert. :)

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On 7/5/2018 at 16:29, Robert M Estall said:

Banking/financial sector advertising for 3 years a little over $1500 appeared this morning. The last time I had a bite at that sector there was another zero but this one wasn't exclusive. Nice one! An Alamy B prefix to the code, so we've been waiting quite some time. Last month was mostly tiddlers but I resisted the urge to grumble.

 

Robert, most of your Africa pics are amazing!

Which film were you using?

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All the African and European photographs were shot over a period of 40+ years so film stocks changed quite a lot over the period. Earlier work was usually Kodachrome but Fuji Velvia latterly. The early African work often involved Nacional Geographic. They had a legendary reprographic department who could extract wonderful quality from transparencies. I've long agonized  over how we photographers are these days expected to achieve the kind of scans as were produced by people with years of training and experience and high end drum scanners.

 

But of course the photographer is more important than the film stock or the cameras for that matter

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58 minutes ago, Robert M Estall said:

All the African and European photographs were shot over a period of 40+ years so film stocks changed quite a lot over the period. Earlier work was usually Kodachrome but Fuji Velvia latterly. The early African work often involved Nacional Geographic. They had a legendary reprographic department who could extract wonderful quality from transparencies. I've long agonized  over how we photographers are these days expected to achieve the kind of scans as were produced by people with years of training and experience and high end drum scanners.

 

But of course the photographer is more important than the film stock or the cameras for that matter

 

Your 1500$ licence was one of these?

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Nope, it was a rather odd site in Spain. Odd but quite a lot of Alamy photographers seem to have been there. The client had the patience to dig down to page 6 or 7 to get to mine. We assume that most searches don't go past 2 or 3 pages.

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I have finally achieved the average CTR! So I guess I am doing this correctly. :)

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Couple of sales popped in this morning from a recent trip to Cornwall. Only uploaded a couple of weeks ago. Pretty quick. 

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Just dropped in this morning - my one thousandth sale since starting in 2007. A small landmark (and for a reasonable average price, too)

 

Alex

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