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Alamy have accepted me.

So to get into Alamy you first have to submit 4 pictures of different types for them to review for quality, errors issues with Chromatic aberrations and more besides. Its taken almost a week for them to get round to reviewing them and accepting me so its not a quick process but not that slow really.

Will I be able to sit back and earn my millions, in a word no. I’ve been doing a bit of research recently and it seems that the hit rate of actually selling an image is extremely low even for the Pro’s. As I’m just a rank amature I doubt I will be doing anything just yet. But if it gets me out taking more shots and I get lucky then its all good.

I will write more on how you need to modify your images before you upload them and do a guide relating to Lightroom that I’m using to manage my workflow at the moment. I might even post a few shots, which reminds me I think I need to add a gallery for the site.

Can I make money out of a Photography hobby?

Well thats the question but whats the answer. Well I guess we will see as I’m going to try and find out. I’ve had a good look round and have decided to join Alamy.

Its primarily used by professionals and agencies to sell images. Now some (Pro’s) aren’t too happy that people like myself might be trying to make a few pennies on a hobbie that they love and whilst I can see their point lets see if anything that I take will actually be bought.

I’ve filled out the inital application and have uploaded my first images which thankfully have been accepted. You aren’t meant to play about with sharpening or much like this and the upload and resizing process is a little strange but I will explain more about that another time.

Now I just need to wait for the money to role in, but I’m not holding my breath.

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