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charlesknox

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« on: December 23, 2008, 15:31 »
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Anybody making any money over there? How is it? im thinking about applying and was just wondering if anyone had any insight. Any info would be greatly appreciated

Thanks


« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 00:58 »
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You will need 100 images to apply there, and there are guidelines regarding same image or "similars" going to other agencies. So although they do not restrict the photographer from doing business elsewhere, they in effect want exclusive images on their service. And although it is loosely stated, you must keep the supply lines flowing.  Do read the photographers section and understand all aspects of there guidelines thoroughly before submitting there.

charlesknox

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 01:47 »
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Thanks! ya i saw that that's kind of what im looking for i was just wondering if anyone has sold anything there?

« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 02:31 »
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I've submitted to AGE for many years, although not that much the past couple years or so. They pay 50/50 for their RF sales which is very unusual in this business for a trad agency. I like them. They have been around a long time and are still essentially a mom and pop business although mostly a pop business since I've never heard of a mom there. They sell reasonably well but have no where near the clout of the bigger trad agencies like Getty of Corbis. Things can take a little longer there than I like.

Peter

« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 03:28 »
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I've submitted to AGE for many years, although not that much the past couple years or so. They pay 50/50 for their RF sales which is very unusual in this business for a trad agency. I like them. They have been around a long time and are still essentially a mom and pop business although mostly a pop business since I've never heard of a mom there. They sell reasonably well but have no where near the clout of the bigger trad agencies like Getty of Corbis. Things can take a little longer there than I like.

Peter

Better or worse than Alamy?

« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 11:40 »
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I've submitted to AGE for many years, although not that much the past couple years or so. They pay 50/50 for their RF sales which is very unusual in this business for a trad agency. I like them. They have been around a long time and are still essentially a mom and pop business although mostly a pop business since I've never heard of a mom there. They sell reasonably well but have no where near the clout of the bigger trad agencies like Getty of Corbis. Things can take a little longer there than I like.

Peter

Better or worse than Alamy?

I don't know, it really depends on what you shoot. If you shoot a higher quality commercial image I'd say you would be better off at AGE but if you are a high volume editorial photographer I'd say Alamy. Alamy is non exclusive so you can seek your own clients or other outlets to sell through while AGE is image exclusive. Then comes the decision whether you should submit to AGE or Pixtal , the RF arm of AGE. I make more money from Alamy right now than AGE but then I have more images at Alamy than AGE that are suited for Alamy.

« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 11:59 »
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I've submitted to AGE for many years, although not that much the past couple years or so. They pay 50/50 for their RF sales which is very unusual in this business for a trad agency. I like them. They have been around a long time and are still essentially a mom and pop business although mostly a pop business since I've never heard of a mom there. They sell reasonably well but have no where near the clout of the bigger trad agencies like Getty of Corbis. Things can take a little longer there than I like.

Peter

Good info.. Thanks..

Better or worse than Alamy?

I don't know, it really depends on what you shoot. If you shoot a higher quality commercial image I'd say you would be better off at AGE but if you are a high volume editorial photographer I'd say Alamy. Alamy is non exclusive so you can seek your own clients or other outlets to sell through while AGE is image exclusive. Then comes the decision whether you should submit to AGE or Pixtal , the RF arm of AGE. I make more money from Alamy right now than AGE but then I have more images at Alamy than AGE that are suited for Alamy.

charlesknox

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 12:58 »
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Thanks so much!!! Zeus do you sell any RM there?

« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 13:41 »
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Thanks so much!!! Zeus do you sell any RM there?
Yeh, I've got a few hundred old ones that see a bit of action but my RM there is dated for sure.
Frankly I'm still undecided whether micro agencies are worth the time. I see a lot of high earners here I just don't know if I can produce the type of material that is profitable. i.e. cheap to produce and makes lots of sales. It's easy to do either of these but combining them is the trick. I had one sale from AGE a few months ago that equalled all my current earnings in micro. However those sales are few and far between. It's a tricky business right now for me. I'm very undecided.

Peter

charlesknox

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008, 16:15 »
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Honestly i've been thinking the same thing thats why i was looking for a place to sell lifestyle work as RM

Alamy isnt really the place for that, i've had a bunch of sales there but its all editorial

Thanks for your advice

« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2008, 16:43 »
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Thanks so much!!! Zeus do you sell any RM there?
Yeh, I've got a few hundred old ones that see a bit of action but my RM there is dated for sure.
Frankly I'm still undecided whether micro agencies are worth the time. I see a lot of high earners here I just don't know if I can produce the type of material that is profitable. i.e. cheap to produce and makes lots of sales. It's easy to do either of these but combining them is the trick. I had one sale from AGE a few months ago that equalled all my current earnings in micro. However those sales are few and far between. It's a tricky business right now for me. I'm very undecided.

Peter
I am referring to AGE in the above statement. I see there can be some confusion.



« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2008, 02:02 »
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I have about 200 photos at age only 141 online as RM and 6 photos as RF (pixtal). Till now in one year no sale but i believe its one of the best  stock agency the thing is you have to have a big collection.
 Alamy is a very good too 5 sales as RM this year .. fine for me now i have 1102 photos 
here is my link to age:

http://www.agefotostock.com/age/ingles/isphga01.asp?actual=2&querystr=wael+hamdan&id=30188978&vertam=1&newtf=0
« Last Edit: December 25, 2008, 02:20 by Egypix »

charlesknox

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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2008, 20:55 »
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Thanks guys! i think im going to go for it! merry christmas!


« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2008, 21:11 »
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Age was my first experience in the stock photo business, before I discover microstock, I submit there since 2005, but  during 2008 I focused on micro mostly, but Ill continue with age because is a great agency, very important in many countries, and with 30 years in the market of stock photo. I have  only there a small portfolio (about 75 photos, against my 700 in the micro agencies), but still I make 20 dollars per month (not bad, considering the small quantity of images Ive got there). The times are slow though. It could take  3 months since you submitt a photo and it appears on line. Photos must be exclusive there. But its worth the effort, in my opinion.

newbielink:http://www.agefotostock.com/age/castellano/isphga01.asp?actual=1&querystr=pablo+caridad&id=30191961&vertf=0 [nonactive]

« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2009, 07:23 »
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Age Fotostock is a serious Agency who started many years ago with CD collections and traditional MR imagery.

I contribute in their streamline RM collection since 2001 and find them very professional.
Never had a single problem with payment / uploading / contributor relation / customer help.

Highly Recommended!

« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 11:19 »
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I became interested in Age, but I couldn't find any info if they require exclusive images or not?

Dook

« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 11:29 »
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I think they ask for exclusive images, but do not ask for exclusive photographers. You can work with other agencies with different pictures, RF and RM.


 

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