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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2018, 15:49 »
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Pete, who do you think Chad called the Night when DPC blew up and asked what are they doing and how do I stop it? why are they leaving. I told him It was the worst thing He could have done. and they stopped it. and I was 100% behind those Leaving Just Like I was behind everyone 13+ years ago to get a better deal On SS and we fought hard and we won. And Now there taking it away again. It was 20 cents for everyone and we fought. wait a year......Im ...Like said waiting to see the deal with One Pixel. Im not going backwards man. never have. Like said I'll need a bit more Info.


« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2018, 16:12 »
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Made many mistakes Pete like we all Have, my Biggest was 2006, Myself and Bobby Deal , a very prolific guy]almost started our own agency. we even had contracts Made up. It was very simple. 50% split on every dollar that came in. I had the Best shooters ready and we just couldn't get it done sadly. I still own the Domain. "The Best of Royalty Free" if someone wants it. I also owned "ShutterstockMusic" and Jon blew his top On that One....LOL we settled friendly.BTW, this site was the first Place I advertised "The Beginners guide to Microstock Photography"

« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 05:30 »
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Pete, who do you think Chad called the Night when DPC blew up and asked what are they doing and how do I stop it? why are they leaving. I told him It was the worst thing He could have done. and they stopped it. and I was 100% behind those Leaving Just Like I was behind everyone 13+ years ago to get a better deal On SS and we fought hard and we won. And Now there taking it away again. It was 20 cents for everyone and we fought. wait a year......Im ...Like said waiting to see the deal with One Pixel. Im not going backwards man. never have. Like said I'll need a bit more Info.
youve litteraly done fvuck all regardign dpc, people were banned left right and centre from fotolia and you were not part of the protest at all, liar

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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2018, 06:02 »
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Made many mistakes Pete like we all Have, my Biggest was 2006, Myself and Bobby Deal , a very prolific guy]almost started our own agency. we even had contracts Made up. It was very simple. 50% split on every dollar that came in. I had the Best shooters ready and we just couldn't get it done sadly. I still own the Domain. "The Best of Royalty Free" if someone wants it. I also owned "ShutterstockMusic" and Jon blew his top On that One....LOL we settled friendly.BTW, this site was the first Place I advertised "The Beginners guide to Microstock Photography"

Yeah well Jon was once a helper he sold out and dumped us with a bunch of bean-counting suits and ever since the whole thing just excalates straight down the plug-hole!

« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2018, 06:00 »
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Pete, who do you think Chad called the Night when DPC blew up and asked what are they doing and how do I stop it? why are they leaving. I told him It was the worst thing He could have done. and they stopped it. and I was 100% behind those Leaving Just Like I was behind everyone 13+ years ago to get a better deal On SS and we fought hard and we won. And Now there taking it away again. It was 20 cents for everyone and we fought. wait a year......Im ...Like said waiting to see the deal with One Pixel. Im not going backwards man. never have. Like said I'll need a bit more Info.
youve litteraly done fvuck all regardign dpc, people were banned left right and centre from fotolia and you were not part of the protest at all, liar

Anyone doubting can do a search on this very forum. He was on the fence at the very best. If Chad was on the phone it could explain sowing descent amongst those opposing DPC at the time. A choice quote:

"Just Curious...are we still resolute about this?? I know lots of folks over the years. The majority I talk to is staying in."

« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 00:05 »
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People says, it's Oleg Tcheltsov's new project. The one, who sold Fotolia and tried to rip us off with the Dollar Photo Club. At least, DPC team works there. So, they just trying to do it again.

Stefan Dahl

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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2018, 04:28 »
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They don't know what they are doing!

We have had 3 long phone calls with them, and still Chad Bridwell keeps sending mails, like he has no clue what's going on.

I would urge people to NOT join them. They are only trying to dump market prices, and thats one thing we should not support. When we stand united we have so much leverage its unbelievable.

Like when Deposit tried to dump prices, and at the same time didn't answer mails and calls. Over night a lot of the best photographers pulled down their portfolios, and Deposits market quality wise was cut in half.


« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 04:54 »
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They don't know what they are doing!

We have had 3 long phone calls with them, and still Chad Bridwell keeps sending mails, like he has no clue what's going on.

I would urge people to NOT join them. They are only trying to dump market prices, and thats one thing we should not support. When we stand united we have so much leverage it's unbelievable.

Like when Deposit tried to dump prices, and at the same time didn't answer mails and calls. Over night a lot of the best photographers pulled down their portfolios, and Deposits market quality wise was cut in half.

Didn't someone say in another thread that OnePixel denied on the phone that Chad was even involved anymore? Yet emails are being sent from him? Another very bad sign with regards to honesty/ transparency (not surprising though, didn't Chad try to claim DPC was a third party partner site with no direct connection or something back in the day?) ...

Also, I think maybe we are giving too much oxygen to what is just another tadpole site trying to exploit our work. It's transparently terrible and we should just let it die. We are only talking about it so much because some of the people with the worst reputations in MS are involved. I'm going to try and not comment again unless they come in with another sales pitch.

« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 07:40 »
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They don't know what they are doing!

We have had 3 long phone calls with them, and still Chad Bridwell keeps sending mails, like he has no clue what's going on.

I would urge people to NOT join them. They are only trying to dump market prices, and thats one thing we should not support. When we stand united we have so much leverage it's unbelievable.

Like when Deposit tried to dump prices, and at the same time didn't answer mails and calls. Over night a lot of the best photographers pulled down their portfolios, and Deposits market quality wise was cut in half.

Didn't someone say in another thread that OnePixel denied on the phone that Chad was even involved anymore? Yet emails are being sent from him? Another very bad sign with regards to honesty/ transparency (not surprising though, didn't Chad try to claim DPC was a third party partner site with no direct connection or something back in the day?) ...

Also, I think maybe we are giving too much oxygen to what is just another tadpole site trying to exploit our work. It's transparently terrible and we should just let it die. We are only talking about it so much because some of the people with the worst reputations in MS are involved. I'm going to try and not comment again unless they come in with another sales pitch.

I totally agree
Let this thing die and be forever forgotten

« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 08:25 »
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I dont care who is behind it, but for 1$ per photo I want 70% royalty for lifetime.

Just like app store.


« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2019, 10:37 »
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Pete, who do you think Chad called the Night when DPC blew up and asked what are they doing and how do I stop it? why are they leaving. I told him It was the worst thing He could have done. and they stopped it. and I was 100% behind those Leaving Just Like I was behind everyone 13+ years ago to get a better deal On SS and we fought hard and we won. And Now there taking it away again. It was 20 cents for everyone and we fought. wait a year......Im ...Like said waiting to see the deal with One Pixel. Im not going backwards man. never have. Like said I'll need a bit more Info.

Why did you come here promoting onepixel in December as new site and try to promote them, say I'm going to give them a shot. You didn't remember you wrote this in November. Why didn't you and Deal start that agency? You have all kinds of money and connections, that would have been real good. For 50% we would have joined.

« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2019, 12:01 »
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Since almost nobody from the premium contributors supported this site (which is good), maybe they'll set their bar lower and start inviting almost anybody. And if that doesn't show results either, maybe they'll try to lure people by increasing prices and percentage. Even if they do that, they've proven they are not reliable and that they'll reduce % as soon as they think it's safe for them. So hopefully they will never be supported by contributors.

« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2019, 15:53 »
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I guess I am the odd man out , but I have images on Onepixel. I get sells almost everyday and now have got some EL sales which are 28.00 each. Maybe I get screwed down the road but for now a sale is a sale. 

« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2019, 16:21 »
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I guess I am the odd man out , but I have images on Onepixel. I get sells almost everyday and now have got some EL sales which are 28.00 each. Maybe I get screwed down the road but for now a sale is a sale.
Unless you are a low earner who really needs additional income, and if you are not hired by them to market them on the forum and if you are telling the truth, I must say you are making a big mistake. We NEED to send the strong message to all the existing and the new, upcoming agencies, that devaluation, especially double devaluation (premium quality for the lowest prices) is unacceptable. Nobody should be able to build their business by exploiting us.

Imagine Onepixel getting to the top tier or even middle tier - don't you see how catastrophic that would be to all of us, you included, in the long term? Because every other agency would probably follow - why not lowering the % if contributors are not resisting? And then lowering prices in order to compete. Idk about you, but there are a lot of us who intend to keep living from this, so letting agencies to exploit us really isn't an option.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 16:33 by stockman11 »

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 16:41 »
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I guess I am the odd man out , but I have images on Onepixel. I get sells almost everyday and now have got some EL sales which are 28.00 each. Maybe I get screwed down the road but for now a sale is a sale.

There will always be scabs. I hope OnePixel dies a quick yet painful death.

« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 17:15 »
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Proud to be a scab, it is America the free. So far no one has cheated me....I guess you that call me a scab should start a Photo Union. I hear the unions are doing great these days.

« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2019, 17:21 »
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Why there isn't ability to give minuses on this forum? Some people sometimes really deserve a bunch of them.

« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2019, 17:54 »
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...So far no one has cheated me....

If that should happen, please don't bother asking anyone else for help.

When you're of the mindset that you only are looking out for yourself and no one else, don't be surprised that others you have helped to screw - which is what you're doing by knowingly supporting an agency with nothing to offer except undercutting other agencies on price - aren't nowhere to be seen.

You're right that you're free to think as short-term and me-first as you like, but you can't expect to be thanked by those trying to do something more sustainable and fair.

OnePixel is a parasite - they've created nothing, built nothing new and are just looking to siphon off income from other agencies hard work. You want to get your share of their short term cash and just ignore everything else.

Call things by their true names - and don't say you weren't warned about what you were getting into.

« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2019, 18:27 »
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Jo Ann I do think you for your advice. This my be a mistake for me but not my first. I looked at the images they have on line and they are quite good. If you have not looked at their site you should. I don't know who the other photographers are but clearly a lot of top shelf work. Stock photography is clearly not a team sport but one artist at a time. One image one sale at a time. 

« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2019, 06:52 »
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This is the exact same thing that happened with DPC and we are all going to have to repeat ourselves. Some people came on saying how great they were doing on there and we are all stupid for not signing up. I wish we didn't have to keep fighting the same fight over and over and people would learn from their mistakes, or at least read the old threads and learn from other people's mistakes if they are new. Incidentally I notice that those DPC loving people are no longer here and couldn't make this business work for themselves (wonder why?).

Some disconnected points:

1. Of course you are earning some money, most people haven't signed up. If more people do you will be earning pennies and the RPD will decrease for everyone across all sites.

2. Do you not care that they have already been shown to be dishonest in several ways? (both in the way the people involved acted over DPC, misinformation re. connection with FL and how they are currently acting "Chad not involved" but still sending emails etc.) Why would you trust them with your port.?

3. Do you consider yourself an "elite" photographer? Their whole sales pitch is that they only take the best of the best so you will always get more cash as the pond will stay small. If you are honest with yourself doesn't it seem like maybe they are a bunch of lying scumbags and they will take anyone who would stoop low enough to put their work on there?
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 07:45 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2019, 08:01 »
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Some people simply don't get that the long term is way better and more important than the short term. With the long term, you get way more money. You can live from that money.

"I want the money now, f*ck the consequences" is ridiculously stupid, short-sighted mentality. It doesn't pay off in the long term. Ironically, people with that mentality think they are smart and everybody else stupid.

« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2019, 23:07 »
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Waiting for more Info before I do anything.We could use something fresh.....If it's real and actually fresh.For a Lot of us. this ain't our first Rodeo.

There were people - typically larger contributors - who went for the Dollar Photo Club too. They heard all the arguments against this approach - good for the agency and buyers; deeply unfair and destructive for contributors - but supplied them anyway.

I expect the same portfolios, probably for the same reasons, will supply OnePixel.

The good news - from the contributor point of view - is that this time there's no established agency behind the startup, so there's no strong-arming of unwilling portfolios into the dumpster fire of an bargain-basement agency.

That's about the only good news about a parasitic business like this. It adds no new buyers, no new features or business model; it's just predatory on price trying to poach business from other agencies where contributors can make more in royalties.

I wasn't against DPC at first either but, I thought it would just be a smallish jpg of my vectors and things. I deleted my portfolio when they paid me like 12 cents for a vector.

« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2019, 11:08 »
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Made many mistakes Pete like we all Have, my Biggest was 2006, Myself and Bobby Deal , a very prolific guy]almost started our own agency. we even had contracts Made up. It was very simple. 50% split on every dollar that came in. I had the Best shooters ready and we just couldn't get it done sadly. I still own the Domain. "The Best of Royalty Free" if someone wants it. I also owned "ShutterstockMusic" and Jon blew his top On that One....LOL we settled friendly.BTW, this site was the first Place I advertised "The Beginners guide to Microstock Photography"

Your mistake was writing the book to add more competition for us or not getting financing from somebody rich to make your agency or starting up with Bobby Deal, Photoshow, Vegas Vision Studios. Where is he now? Colorado doing head shots and BobbyDeal.com is 404 Almost

Where can I buy your book?

« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2019, 20:43 »
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Made many mistakes Pete like we all Have, my Biggest was 2006, Myself and Bobby Deal , a very prolific guy]almost started our own agency. we even had contracts Made up. It was very simple. 50% split on every dollar that came in. I had the Best shooters ready and we just couldn't get it done sadly. I still own the Domain. "The Best of Royalty Free" if someone wants it. I also owned "ShutterstockMusic" and Jon blew his top On that One....LOL we settled friendly.BTW, this site was the first Place I advertised "The Beginners guide to Microstock Photography"


Your mistake was writing the book to add more competition for us or not getting financing from somebody rich to make your agency or starting up with Bobby Deal, Photoshow, Vegas Vision Studios. Where is he now? Colorado doing head shots and BobbyDeal.com is 404 Almost

Where can I buy your book?


I don't think you can and I don't think there are real books, ebook downloads. I went to the place they sold them and it's trashed in Japanese. http://www.rindersmithphotography.com gone. We'll never know what was in that.


 

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