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Bad Company

« on: August 18, 2017, 21:56 »
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I've seen my fair share of newbies coming here after they pass the so called Shuttterstock test, which really isn't one after they changed it to only one image has to pass out of ten,  and all their images are accepted. They think the $$ will be flying in now!  When in fact Shutter takes basically anything and they will not make many sales due to the images being low quality in technical and/or commercial value.  Seems like we have to be the bearer of bad news to them  :-\

 


« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 00:43 »
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I guess after a while they will learn for themselves ;-).  The lax standards aren't  doing them or anyone else any favours I think. When I started doing this I learnt a heck of a lot about technical requirements after many of my "great" shots were unceremoniously rejected. Now unless I make a grave error everything sails through and my standards have no doubt dropped.

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 07:36 »
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I've started looking back at some "old" images that were rejected only 1 year ago and they're getting through.

Here's one (it's a bit of a bad technical shot of some ropes for climbing on a rock face) at 100%.



« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 08:50 »
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I've started looking back at some "old" images that were rejected only 1 year ago and they're getting through.

Here's one (it's a bit of a bad technical shot of some ropes for climbing on a rock face) at 100%.
Yes I went through a lot of my old rejected shots reckon 80%+ got through on resubmission

« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 14:47 »
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Several years ago, I took some college classes and they stopped giving out Ds and Fs so people wouldn't get frustrated and quit school.

Bad Company

« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 17:13 »
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Several years ago, I took some college classes and they stopped giving out Ds and Fs so people wouldn't get frustrated and quit school.

They give D's and F's in this business- called no sales  8)


« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 19:08 »
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Except the more crap they accept (Ds and Fs), the harder it is to find the gems...

« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 15:42 »
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I've seen my fair share of newbies coming here after they pass the so called Shuttterstock test, which really isn't one after they changed it to only one image has to pass out of ten,  and all their images are accepted. They think the $$ will be flying in now!  When in fact Shutter takes basically anything and they will not make many sales due to the images being low quality in technical and/or commercial value.  Seems like we have to be the bearer of bad news to them  :-\

 

 This hasn't changed much no matter what agency you are talking about. The little ones take everything, have no exam ever, nothing changed since IS did the same  when they drop their submission limits and review standards.

 New people think it's easy money just like they did in the golden days.
Then are  disappointed and come to MSG to complain.

« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 15:57 »
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Couldn't agree More.

« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 01:18 »
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I've seen my fair share of newbies coming here after they pass the so called Shuttterstock test, which really isn't one after they changed it to only one image has to pass out of ten,  and all their images are accepted. They think the $$ will be flying in now!  When in fact Shutter takes basically anything and they will not make many sales due to the images being low quality in technical and/or commercial value.  Seems like we have to be the bearer of bad news to them  :-\

 



 This hasn't changed much no matter what agency you are talking about. The little ones take everything, have no exam ever, nothing changed since IS did the same  when they drop their submission limits and review standards.

 New people think it's easy money just like they did in the golden days.
Then are  disappointed and come to MSG to complain.
I don't think its the newbies that are the champion complainers ;-)

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 03:52 »
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I don't think its the newbies that are the champion complainers ;-)

It's true, they come here full of enthusiasm and hope...until we throw a bucket of cold water on them  ;)

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 04:45 »
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I don't think its the newbies that are the champion complainers ;-)
True, they often post that they are thrilled with their tiny sales volume/$$*.
If things were that bad when I started as they are now, I'd never have been motivated enough to stick with it.
But then, if iS had been as bad (to contributors) then as they are now, I wouldn't have started at all.  ::)

*which may well constitute a 'reasonable' amount in some countries.


 

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