Alamy started as a stock photo agency that Picture BUYERS trusted. I licensed thousands of dollars of images during my years as a photo editor for a large publisher. Now that I'm retired, I sell my own images on Alamy. I really can't understand the bad reviews here. I'm happy with the results of my sales - not a lot, but I only have 500 images on their site. Alamy is a site for professionals! They do not allow photos shot with a phone! They have strict standards for QC and I've had few problems. Almost all my images are accepted with the exception of a few that I knew weren't the best quality. Their rates have gone down over the years, because that's the business these days! The days of ASMP rates are GONE folks!