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« on: December 22, 2017, 20:50 »
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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what kind of content to upload to Adobe Stock?

Thanks in advance.


« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 21:39 »
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You know.  Stuff.

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 00:42 »
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And then more stuff.

« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 02:23 »
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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what kind of content to upload to Adobe Stock?

Thanks in advance.

Adobe has a very diverse customer base around the world. The need for content is equally diverse. Shoot what you are passionate about and that will likely stand out in your work. We post some calls for content on the Adobe Stock blog from time to time. Check out the archives and bookmark the page to keep up on future posts as well.

https://theblog.adobe.com/creative-cloud/adobe-stock/

Happy Holidays!

Mat

Noedelhap

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 05:15 »
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Photo's, vector images, video, that kind of content.

« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 07:31 »
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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what kind of content to upload to Adobe Stock?

Thanks in advance.

Adobe has a very diverse customer base around the world. The need for content is equally diverse. Shoot what you are passionate about and that will likely stand out in your work. We post some calls for content on the Adobe Stock blog from time to time. Check out the archives and bookmark the page to keep up on future posts as well.

https://theblog.adobe.com/creative-cloud/adobe-stock/

Happy Holidays!

Mat

In the 4 answers to my simple question, your answer was the most valuable. Thank you so much.

« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 07:35 »
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And about the other answers that I got to my simple question? I will not lose my precious time to comment the stupid answers!!

« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 08:27 »
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And about the other answers that I got to my simple question? I will not lose my precious time to comment the stupid answers!!

I guess they didn't want to lose their precious time too by giving away their precious research conclusions just so you can steal their sales away.
By the way you can see daily/weekly/monthly... best sellers on your dashboard and draw your own conclusions

« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 08:48 »
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And about the other answers that I got to my simple question? I will not lose my precious time to comment the stupid answers!!

Because it's a 'simple question' like 'what camera should I buy' is a simple question.  Because the simple answer is the obvious one.   "What kind of content should I upload?"  Whatever kind you have that they take.  If you wanted a more in depth discussion you should have asked a more in depth question.  ( and not late on a Friday night )

Mat gave some good info though.  He's an Adobe rep and a cool guy.  :)

« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 08:57 »
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what surprises me is that in 2017 people still try to see images in the most overinflationed market of the world.
what sells? nothing and all. is it worth the efforts to earn 200 dollar year? ask this to yourself.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 09:20 »
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There's money to be made, but that depends a lot on the person... the quality of their work and their business acumen when it comes to knowing what to shoot, how to promote it and how best to keyword, describe etc etc. I make twice that from Fotolia every year, ten times that from the middle agencies and twenty times or more from the bigger agencies. Maybe I'm an exception... but if you know what you're doing then there is still the possibility to make some money. Although I'll admit, not every man and his dog who owns a camera is going to be able to roll up and start raking it in. 

niktol

« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 09:32 »
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is it worth the efforts to earn 200 dollar year? ask this to yourself.

If it's a very small effort, taking only an hour or two, then sure, why not?

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2017, 10:06 »
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And about the other answers that I got to my simple question? I will not lose my precious time to comment the stupid answers!!

You just did.

It's like asking where the gold can be found during the Gold Rush. Although in the case of microstock the rush is over.

Shelma1

« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2017, 12:18 »
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You're asking your competitors to tell you what to upload. Why would we tell you? Nobody told us. We've all had to upload lots of stuff and see what sticks. Sometimes images you're sure will take off go absolutely nowhere, and sometimes an embarrassing piece of crud you created in 5 minutes makes you thousands of dollars. There's no way to know.

Mat has given you some guidelines, but honestly I ignore advice from agencies about what to upload, because whatever they suggest will immediately be flooded with zillions of images, all competing with yours.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 15:43 »
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I agree that if you shoot what you enjoy you'll do a better job than for using yourself to create something that is supposedly "trending" that may be a pain to do.

In my case, I enjoy visiting markets in places I visit and capturing the local products. These tend to do quite well. I wrote about a recent trip to a street market I visited in Rio last week (amazing variety of tropical fruits):

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/12/17/brazilian-fruit-veg-street-market/

I have no issues with giving advice, it's a huge marketplace and I don't feel threatened by competitors. Each to their own though.

« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 18:18 »
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And about the other answers that I got to my simple question? I will not lose my precious time to comment the stupid answers!!

Because it's a 'simple question' like 'what camera should I buy' is a simple question.  Because the simple answer is the obvious one.   "What kind of content should I upload?"  Whatever kind you have that they take.  If you wanted a more in depth discussion you should have asked a more in depth question.  ( and not late on a Friday night )

Mat gave some good info though.  He's an Adobe rep and a cool guy.  :)

I actually like the camera question a lot better, and did the same a couple years ago when trying to decide. Plus, the other contributors here are very knowledgeable and say things like "save it for the glass" and "get a nifty fifty" lol.

Mat's the bee's knees, one of the most helpful assets that Adobe/Fotolia could have if you consider that we're the content providers, and the customers are there for content. He's been our soul communication really since he started frequenting here.

« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2017, 20:02 »
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I agree that if you shoot what you enjoy you'll do a better job than for using yourself to create something that is supposedly "trending" that may be a pain to do.

In my case, I enjoy visiting markets in places I visit and capturing the local products. These tend to do quite well. I wrote about a recent trip to a street market I visited in Rio last week (amazing variety of tropical fruits):

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/12/17/brazilian-fruit-veg-street-market/

I have no issues with giving advice, it's a huge marketplace and I don't feel threatened by competitors. Each to their own though.


You are trying to sell books, of course you don't have a problem giving advice. LOL.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2017, 20:04 »
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You are trying to sell books, of course you don't have a problem giving advice. LOL.

I've always been this way.  :)

« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 20:07 »
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...what kind of content to upload to Adobe Stock?


Looking at your portfolio link, I think your big issue at Adobe Stock is that they don't currently accept editorial from regular contributors. In your SS portfolio, less than 200 images are non-Editorial.

I don't do video, so I can't comment about that, but overall, I'd say that Adobe Stock isn't different from the other agencies - what sells and other agencies will typically sell well at Adobe Stock. Beefing up your non-editorial work would be the first step to take, I'd think, and that should help your income overall at any agency.

« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2018, 21:32 »
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The kinds of subject matter that I sell through Adobe Stock are very random, just like with any other stock agency. Haven't noticed any particular kind of subject selling more than anything else there.


 

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