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ModernPics

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« on: February 08, 2017, 10:23 »
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Been looking for active forums on Stock Photography for some time and came across this group -

So far - appears to provide some great resources, great people, and very active, updated and current info.

Looking forward to taking a tour around here and contributing.

Enjoy all!

Dave | ModernPics  :)



« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 10:25 »
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Hi and welcome.

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 11:01 »
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Welcome. Is this you?

http://www.modernpics.com/

https://500px.com/modernpics

I didn't see any links to your stock portfolio(s) - are you currently submitting anywhere other than 500px as editorial, or thinking about that?

ModernPics

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 11:34 »
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Welcome. Is this you?

http://www.modernpics.com/

https://500px.com/modernpics

I didn't see any links to your stock portfolio(s) - are you currently submitting anywhere other than 500px as editorial, or thinking about that?


First time getting a live person, thanks for the reply!

New to Stock Photography, Accepted by iStock-Getty as of December 2016 as a contributor and Getty Entertainment Contributor, is pending.

We are a concert/music photographer as you can see with our 500px profile.

We are new to Stock Photography, however of loads of stock styled images, not within any portfolio as of yet / but accepted by istock as of December based on our uploaded images for stock consideration.

The challenge at this point is our ESP login

We did receive a reply, from the support team for istock ESP but we think the intro email for conversion was blocked by our spam filtering.

Anyway, hope to have that resolved.

We shoot for multiple media outlets for the Music / Entertainment industry but took an interest in stock photography, and our travel images that were submitted to Getty / iStock is what allowed us acceptance as an iStock Photographer. However, we were in the middle of completing our profile there / ready to do the Tax Interview and then came along the ESP migration -

Seems, they migrating our account as we can login, but it throws an error account not setup yet.

A Challenge to get a clear response over there / other than you with a reply here. ;)

Have a super day!

Cheers,

Dave
« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 11:44 by ModernPics »

ModernPics

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 11:49 »
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Welcome. Is this you?

http://www.modernpics.com/

https://500px.com/modernpics

I didn't see any links to your stock portfolio(s) - are you currently submitting anywhere other than 500px as editorial, or thinking about that?


Great work over on your 500px account, Jo Ann!

PS. We love 500px

Cheers,

Dave

outoftheblue

« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 11:58 »
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PS. We love 500px

When you say you love 500px, do you mean as a place to actually sell your photos or just as a place to show your portfolio?

My experience with 500px is that sales are very very low.

ModernPics

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 12:16 »
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PS. We love 500px

When you say you love 500px, do you mean as a place to actually sell your photos or just as a place to show your portfolio?

My experience with 500px is that sales are very very low.

Oh for me it is,  interface usability and showing your work - And from licensing editorial very low.

But since I am a baby at stock photography, Jo Ann could speak to the question of if 500px makes good sense for licensing as I can see she has a good body of work over there.

Cheers,

Dave | ModernPics


ModernPics

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 21:03 »
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PS. We love 500px

When you say you love 500px, do you mean as a place to actually sell your photos or just as a place to show your portfolio?

My experience with 500px is that sales are very very low.

Oh for me it is,  interface usability and showing your work - And from licensing editorial very low.

But since I am a baby at stock photography, Jo Ann could speak to the question of if 500px makes good sense for licensing as I can see she has a good body of work over there.

Cheers,

Dave | ModernPics

Taking a peek around, now I know why you asked me about 500px ;)

And me being really new to Stock Photography, I think I have learned more about it in the 1 day I have been a member here. This site is fantastic  ;D

Yes for me, it is one of my portfolio sites as I use zenfolio and smugmug all for difference reasons.

But Editorial stuff really / but have a lot of images in my archives that may be consider stock style images, and moving forward, will be doing a bit more Stock in mind shooting style when I am not doing a editorial shoot for one of my media outlets.

But I can see 500px is not such a great place to license stock images.

I think I will start with our account on ShutterStock and when iStock gets there stuff going on ESP, see how that goes.

Dave | ModernPics

outoftheblue

« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 08:34 »
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Taking a peek around, now I know why you asked me about 500px ;)
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But I can see 500px is not such a great place to license stock images.
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I think I will start with our account on ShutterStock
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and when iStock gets there stuff going on ESP, see how that goes.

Dave | ModernPics

Indeed. Shutterstock is a must for everyone: you will likely get more than 50% of all your earnings from that site alone.

Then you can add many other sites, but 500px is not one of them. I left them because of very low sales, low commissions, difficult to add watermark (unless they improved lately).

This site is great for us, I learned a lot too. Just be careful that agencies are watching, and if you need to speak openly it's better to open an anonymous profile, some of them are a bit touchy.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 08:43 by outoftheblue »

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 09:16 »
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I didn't remove my 500px portfolio, but I pulled it all out of marketplace when they changed their royalty arrangements. I had intended to have exclusive images there (had even uploaded a few) to see how that went, but the writing was on the wall when they hired Kelly Thompson that the agency side of it wasn't going anywhere.

For your non editorial stuff, include Adobe Stock in your mix. They're giving Shutterstock a run for their money.

ModernPics

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 10:22 »
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I didn't remove my 500px portfolio, but I pulled it all out of marketplace when they changed their royalty arrangements. I had intended to have exclusive images there (had even uploaded a few) to see how that went, but the writing was on the wall when they hired Kelly Thompson that the agency side of it wasn't going anywhere.

For your noneditorial stuff, include Adobe Stock in your mix. They're giving Shutterstock a run for their money.

Thanks for the good advice Jo Ann and Out of the Blue, I like 500px for a portfolio site, but seems to sell on there - not so much. Good point on the Adobe Stock, that is Fotolia correct? I have a super old account over there, just need to figure out what my credentials are.

Cheers,

Dave | ModernPics

« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2017, 13:37 »
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Adobe bought Fotolia. You can link your Fotolia account (to keep your rank) if you follow the prompts after using an Adobe ID to log in on the Adobe Stock site. This only works the first time you log in (according to their support). Although some items sell at a fixed royalty rate on Adobe Stock, you get your old rate (whatever level you had achieved on Fotolia) on some sales, so it's worth doing.

Uploads are all on the Adobe side but all content is mirrored on both sites.

ModernPics

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 00:16 »
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Thanks Jo Ann!

Dave


 

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