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42 minutes ago, Rico said:

So far this month, nada

I usually average about 1 per month here, so there's still time left. Not worried about it

It's a beautiful morning outside, deer in the backyard (yes I shot it).:D

Cheers everyone

Rick

with a camera I hope...

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A deer in the backyard! That's wonderful. Ah . . . I saw a dog yesterday. 

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13 minutes ago, MandyD said:

with a camera I hope...

Indeed. Is there any other way?

;)

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9 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

A deer in the backyard! That's wonderful. Ah . . . I saw a dog yesterday. 

The weird part is that I'm only about 2 km away from the downtown area.

And, she just had a newborn a few days ago

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27 minutes ago, Rico said:

The weird part is that I'm only about 2 km away from the downtown area.

And, she just had a newborn a few days ago

Lots in Carburn...and that's super close...Inglewood too. I'm in Beltline, so I only see the odd Rabbit, Bunnies and Coyotes....yes Coyotes...

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On 10/06/2018 at 09:50, Marb said:

Yes and covered some more events/celebs that haven’t sold. It all just goes into a huge black hole here. 

 

Win some, lose many more......its the way it is, especially with news.

 

Get back on the horse

 

km

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22 minutes ago, MandyD said:

Lots in Carburn...and that's super close...Inglewood too. I'm in Beltline, so I only see the odd Rabbit, Bunnies and Coyotes....yes Coyotes...

It's not all cameras and roses...I have to cleanup after the two of them.

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1 hour ago, Rico said:

It's not all cameras and roses...I have to cleanup after the two of them.

I just get the odd squirrel on my balcony.

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700 views, no zooms, zero CTR, no sales :(

Keep uploading while crossing fingers.

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After a promising start to the month with seven sales, the train ground to a halt on the 13th. Am hoping that it leaves the station soon...

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18 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

After a promising start to the month with seven sales, the train ground to a halt on the 13th. Am hoping that it leaves the station soon...

 

Afraid to say my train is still in the station!

Jim ;)

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26 minutes ago, Broad Norfolk said:

 

Afraid to say my train is still in the station!

Jim ;)

 

Must be the same station...

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Very good month so far. The most encouraging thing is lots of reasonable-size sales.

A good month can be down to one or two big sales - together with lots of tiny ones. I find a good number of decent (not huge, not small) licenses the most encouraging.

Still the newspapers to come (I hope) so looking good so far.

 

Most of my sales are from recent images - not hot news, but stuff I've taken in the last year or so. Don't be tempted to stop submitting if sales are down - it's often the newer pics that sell. 

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5 hours ago, RedSnapper said:

 

Win some, lose many more......its the way it is, especially with news.

 

Get back on the horse

 

km

I can’t afford to keep feeding the horse, let alone get on it. I have some exclusive stuff so no compertition. It should be selling. My wife suggested to just go straight to the papers and get more money and cut out the middle agency. 

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5 minutes ago, Marb said:

I can’t afford to keep feeding the horse, let alone get on it. I have some exclusive stuff so no compertition. It should be selling. My wife suggested to just go straight to the papers and get more money and cut out the middle agency. 

Even if your images are exclusive, and presumably by that you mean there are no other images similar on Alamy at all, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will sell. Depends on whether anyone wants them (now at least). If they don’t want them then I don’t see how offering them to newspapers direct will help. The logic escapes me but I am prepared to be corrected.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Marb said:

I can’t afford to keep feeding the horse, let alone get on it. I have some exclusive stuff so no compertition. It should be selling. My wife suggested to just go straight to the papers and get more money and cut out the middle agency. 

Less than a quarter of my sales this year are from images taken in the last 2 years, but I've had sales from every year back to 2009. Even a few from 1979 if you count archive. This is a long game.

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58 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Less than a quarter of my sales this year are from images taken in the last 2 years, but I've had sales from every year back to 2009. Even a few from 1979 if you count archive. This is a long game.

I hope you are right but the fact that a photo has to sit in a library for a few years before it sells doesn't seem logical. Surely as soon as an image becomes visible on Alamy clients can see it by searching ?

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16 hours ago, RedSnapper said:

 

Win some, lose many more......its the way it is, especially with news.

 

Get back on the horse

 

km

Reg/Keith is right, but it can be depressing to go out most days covering news events with nothing to show for it..  I suspect most of us go through periods of despair punctuated by euphoria when a sale is gained.  I really enjoy my news photography and if it was not for that I suspect I may have thrown in the tea towel (after first taking a stock image).   

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1 hour ago, Marb said:

I hope you are right but the fact that a photo has to sit in a library for a few years before it sells doesn't seem logical. Surely as soon as an image becomes visible on Alamy clients can see it by searching ?

Sure they can, but images only appear in relevant searches. Not every buyer wants all your images from day one.

You wait for searches. Good variety gets you more search hits. After that it's down to how the image meets the buyer's needs. It's perfectly logical.

 

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Case in point:

White poppies at Remembramce Sunday, Aberystwyth

Shot as news, Nov 15th 2015..

Did nothing at the time

Sold today for $100+

 

km

 

aka Reg Snapper

 

aberystwyth-uk-8th-nov-2015-hundreds-of-

 

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On 21/06/2018 at 22:06, Marb said:

I have some exclusive stuff so no compertition. It should be selling. My wife suggested to just go straight to the papers and get more money and cut out the middle agency. 

 

 

Exclusive  or not is irrelevant.

They'll sell if there are buyers who want them..

 

If there are no buyers for that content / story , then no matter how 'unique' the photos are, they're not going to sell..

 

Some days you eat the bear; some days the bear eats you

 

km

 

ps..actually, even with exclusive stuf you do have competition. The competition is all the other stories that the papers are planning on running that day.

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1 hour ago, RedSnapper said:

 

 

Exclusive  or not is irrelevant.

They'll sell if there are buyers who want them..

 

If there are no buyers for that content / story , then no matter how 'unique' the photos are, they're not going to sell..

 

Some days you eat the bear; some days the bear eats you

 

km

My bear's getting fat and I'm losing weight. lol Wherever I go there seems to be half a dozen togs that are far better equipped than I. :( The price I pay for living in the big smoke.

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On 22/06/2018 at 22:35, Sultanpepa said:

My bear's getting fat and I'm losing weight. lol Wherever I go there seems to be half a dozen togs that are far better equipped than I. :( The price I pay for living in the big smoke.

 

Unless it’s long lenses and the action is far away, get the “better equipped “ thing out of your head and shoot ‘your’ viewpoint, your way...

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47 minutes ago, Julie Edwards said:

 

Unless it’s long lenses and the action is far away, get the “better equipped “ thing out of your head and shoot ‘your’ viewpoint, your way...

Quite agree. I'm doing tennis this week and it can be quite depressing looking at the huge f2.8s and D7s (or whatever the latest model is) all around me, but I still get some OK  photos. My equipment is good enough to get decent pics even it is does cost 10% of theirs and for most work I do I am more than happy with my secondhand D7000s and model-before-last lenses.

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1 hour ago, Julie Edwards said:

 

Unless it’s long lenses and the action is far away, get the “better equipped “ thing out of your head and shoot ‘your’ viewpoint, your way...

 

I'm thinking more the ability to upload quickly. I normally venture home edit and keyword before sending just my best handful of shots to Alamy. They all seem to be wi-fi straight from camera to editors desk via mobile. I do tend to seek my own angles though to get something different from pack.

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