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Old 25-09-2008, 15:10   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering if any you use any stock photo sites, or even sold any of your photos on these sites i have just been looking at the ALAMY site and to be honest there are some really poor examples of what one would call a good photo.I think i say that because i see the examples of good photos here and maybe compare a little [brownie point please ] but that said ,there are a lot on there that are quite exceptional and just wondered if photograghers , PRO's or AM's or [Semi AM's ] thats me not quite at Amateur status yet,could actually make a living, or enough to by extra gear from these sites
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I've got about 600 images posted out of the 1300 I've had accepted (I suck at keywording).
I've had five sales, totaled around 1k. I'll have a check for around $600 coming my way as soon as the funds clear for the most recent two sales.

They key with Alamy and other big agencies (being that there are just SO many images) are to properly keyword so your images get found when you want them to get found. Now, I think submitting good quality images goes without saying.

It takes some time to get everything up and tagged to put up for sale, but once it's up, it's there for however long you'd like.. so it's basically a lifelong investment. Since you can transfer full rights and copyright, it'd be a nice inheritance for you to leave behind. That's what I'm counting on.

Once I get all of my old images uploaded to my smugmug account, I'm going to start going through gallery by gallery for things worth submitting to Alamy. My goal is to have all of my smugmug up to date by the end of the year, and by the end of next year be all caught up with the backlog of Alamy submissions. I'm guessing I'll have around 10,000 images with Alamy by the time I'm all caught up.. and if the current trend continues, that should leave me with a good income to cover future equipment purchases.
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I've been on Alamy for about four/five months and just got my first cheque for 200. I've about 200 images, mainly boring editorial but these sell often better than the high art/commercial images on Alamy. If you have the technical ability, especially in post, then Alamy is a great way to supplement your income.

By the way, the Alamy forum is great for getting an insight into how Alamy works, since Alamy don't censor it, which includes discussions of other libraries!

There's more info on my blog about how I've built my collection on Alamy if you're interested
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