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Author Topic: New strategy for 2017 - submitting intelligently to different agencies  (Read 3219 times)

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angelawaye

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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 11:25 »
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Oh boy, that does not make me feel very positive...


ShadySue

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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 15:23 »
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My best earner is the following which happens to be an editorial sold at SS. If I were to offer it at Alamy as RM I wonder if it would have done better.
It may have done, or it may not.
At Alamy it's nothing to do with quality or uniqueness of the image, it's all to do with the discount a buyer has.
RM (single use, no exclusivity) can sell for less than RF at Alamy, which makes sense if you think that if a buyer doesn't require exclusivity (which is fairly rare at Alamy), and they only want one single use, why would they have to pay as much as for an RF which they could use for several different uses within the licence. In fact, Alamy have a hybrid licence for RF-designated files to reflect that: the buyer can licence for a specific non-exclusive use or pay more for RF.
But then you can always get lucky on Alamy and get larger sales value if an occasional buyer has a need for a particular file.

« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 09:19 »
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My best earner is the following which happens to be an editorial sold at SS. If I were to offer it at Alamy as RM I wonder if it would have done better.
It may have done, or it may not.
At Alamy it's nothing to do with quality or uniqueness of the image, it's all to do with the discount a buyer has.
RM (single use, no exclusivity) can sell for less than RF at Alamy, which makes sense if you think that if a buyer doesn't require exclusivity (which is fairly rare at Alamy), and they only want one single use, why would they have to pay as much as for an RF which they could use for several different uses within the licence. In fact, Alamy have a hybrid licence for RF-designated files to reflect that: the buyer can licence for a specific non-exclusive use or pay more for RF.
But then you can always get lucky on Alamy and get larger sales value if an occasional buyer has a need for a particular file.

i agree and add that there is rm and rm. alamy is a low end rm agency for example, pretty easy to enter. my best rm is lower than best rf there for example.
then there is the high end boutique rm. i work with reduxpictures for usa editorial, and some news agency in europe, i'm discussing with rm agency for being added at the moment. they have a "personal" assistant which whom you collaborate, send photos, he makes the edit, and help you choose the best work, advertise your work with festival of photo and promote.
these are only rm, and they can sell for very high end prices if you have the right photos.
for creative rm high end the level is very high. i personally don't see similar content in rf for example.
another option i like and will try to upload this year is stocks. i like the style and they way they work. my people rf photography is more their style than the style i see in rf. I can add that recently i see a more oriented to stocks style portfolio even in micro stock , with wide use of visco filter and a more natural approach to shooting.

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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2017, 09:53 »
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Has anyone experience with Robert Harding, is it worth to send best travel/nature images to them?

Out of a submission of 84 only 19 were accepted (including the now infamous road)  :o At this rate I will have 1,000 portfolio with them in 10 years.

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i agree and add that there is rm and rm. alamy is a low end rm agency for example, pretty easy to enter. my best rm is lower than best rf there for example.
then there is the high end boutique rm. i work with reduxpictures for usa editorial, and some news agency in europe, i'm discussing with rm agency for being added at the moment. they have a "personal" assistant which whom you collaborate, send photos, he makes the edit, and help you choose the best work, advertise your work with festival of photo and promote.
these are only rm, and they can sell for very high end prices if you have the right photos.
for creative rm high end the level is very high. i personally don't see similar content in rf for example.
another option i like and will try to upload this year is stocks. i like the style and they way they work. my people rf photography is more their style than the style i see in rf. I can add that recently i see a more oriented to stocks style portfolio even in micro stock , with wide use of visco filter and a more natural approach to shooting.

Excellent. I will check out Redux and see if they like my work. Something tells me I must step up my game big time :)

« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 13:46 by Brasilnut »


 

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