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Off Topic / Re: Woot! Published.
« on: August 12, 2018, 19:11 »
Sounds intriguing; I've pre-ordered it.

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Photo Critique / Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
« on: August 11, 2018, 19:41 »
This article was created with Google Translate.
Even if translation is not smooth, thank you for your understanding.

I have not been a microstock writer for a long time.
There are not many stock creators in Korea where I live.
So there is no opportunity to be honest in my portfolio.
I really hope that's a particularly bad Google Translate.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Finally, the story is revealed.
« on: August 11, 2018, 19:15 »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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RF makes tracking extremely difficult. Having the images (unwatwermarked?) on your personal site just increases the potential for misuse.

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Her bottom line is the true message:
"Don't sign up for free photoshoots, read what you sign and also don't believe most of the things you read on the internet."

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Never done wedding photography. Why would you say it is stressful?

The fact is making money in what can loosely be called "the arts" is mostly very tough and competitive....for short time microstock allowed people to make reasonable money shooting more or less what they pleased when they felt like it. That was never going to last and even now you can still make a few $$$s without working very hard. Things like wedding photography are infinitely more stressful.
I hated wedding shooting. Loved shooting other events though. I worked for a company that assigned memory cards at the start and collected them at the end, it certainly made you a quick study if you wanted a second gig. :)
It involves people ;-). Get it wrong on their big day and you are in a whole heap of trouble and your business will be toast....
Take too long getting it 'just right', ruin the chef's meal and you'll be toast.

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Nope he would not come back to stock not the way we know and sell stock. Spoke to him about 5,6 months back and he sure knows the market is ruined. His company still sell stock though but not as microstock!
So has he got out of his Getty/iStock contract and isn't uploading there any more?
Nope, this one is from July 18th this year:
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photo/she-has-been-my-absolute-favourite-patient-gm999833936-270385231

...and peopleimages are still filling like hell, cca 154500 images
this one is from august 03.2018.
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photo/flowers-for-the-deceased-gm1012408132-272719640

so he's a bullshiter like always...  ;)


hey dullard!!  his people images have been there for ages, theyre always there!  always since years back!  its his webbsite!..boink!
Yebbut you were the one who claimed, "His company still sell stock though but not as microstock!", when clearly they are still actively uploading to micro. So either he was lying or you were.
I know where I'd put my money on that bet......

His port is still there, left there but as far as he said he is not uploading, he is not active in that sense. Blimey guys how hard can it get?? use whats left of your grey matter! of course he isnt going to delete thousands of images but thats one thing being active uploading is a completely different story.

Please Pawsy boy dont put your hard earnt cash on anything cause you wont pay anyway! come to think about it you probably havent got a dime put together just all dip-crap mouth and waffle! :P :P :P ;D

He is actively uploading, at least until three weeks ago in his own name and until four days ago under People Images, much later than you claimed he said he'd stopped.
QED.

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Nope he would not come back to stock not the way we know and sell stock. Spoke to him about 5,6 months back and he sure knows the market is ruined. His company still sell stock though but not as microstock!
So has he got out of his Getty/iStock contract and isn't uploading there any more?
Nope, this one is from July 18th this year:
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photo/she-has-been-my-absolute-favourite-patient-gm999833936-270385231

...and peopleimages are still filling like hell, cca 154500 images
this one is from august 03.2018.
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photo/flowers-for-the-deceased-gm1012408132-272719640

so he's a bullshiter like always...  ;)


hey dullard!!  his people images have been there for ages, theyre always there!  always since years back!  its his webbsite!..boink!
Yebbut you were the one who claimed, "His company still sell stock though but not as microstock!", when clearly they are still actively uploading to micro. So either he was lying or you were.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: I'm very upset today.
« on: August 06, 2018, 13:28 »
Plagiarism is very common in microstock when you get a million images a week.

If you do not want to deal in such things then better try macrostock or direct selling.

How would that stop someone copying your image and selling it on micro? (unless you were only direct selling prints offline and the copycats couldn't see your images?)

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So, they're partners of SS and presumably also AdobeStock? I checked some obscure subjects I have on iS and happily they're not there, but the ad which popped up said,
"Didn't find the right image on Pixabay?
[AdobeStock logo]
For a limited time, Pixabay users get 30 days of free access to Adobe Stock."

FWIW, I hate these parasite sites too.

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If you want to go through some of Yuri's (self promotional) own words. His web site still has blog postings. http://arcurs.com/

I don't see any more recent than April 2017 ... are they hidden somewhere?

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Nope he would not come back to stock not the way we know and sell stock. Spoke to him about 5,6 months back and he sure knows the market is ruined. His company still sell stock though but not as microstock!
So has he got out of his Getty/iStock contract and isn't uploading there any more?
Nope, this one is from July 18th this year:
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photo/she-has-been-my-absolute-favourite-patient-gm999833936-270385231

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Adobe Stock / Re: I didnt know adobe need more photographers
« on: August 03, 2018, 18:36 »
It's non-stop here if you have Photoshop.

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From the iStock non-exclusive agreement: "By uploading Content, you are warranting that you own all proprietary rights or are the authorized representative of the applicable copyright owner(s) of such Content, including copyright, in and to the Content with full power to grant the rights contemplated in this Agreement."

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Off Topic / Re: Freedom of the press
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:38 »
More ramblings of a Trump hater  ;D

If the Pope stood up today and said Donald Trump was the second incarnation of "jesus" democrats and liberals would still hate him for no other reason than they have to hate him.
Why would I as a leftie care what the pope says?
I thought that particular post by Sammy made no sense at all.
Why would what the Pope (or anyone else) might say make any difference to the facts about Trump?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Inflation
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:20 »
:) It isn't about me. I just simply wanted to know if we ever get an increase in royalties because everybody charges more each year for food for example or train tickets..... Would make sense if we also increase what we get paid per image. My husband commented that this is a slave job we are doing.
It is*, but so long as happy bunnies continue willingly* to upload, nothing will change.
*except that we choose to do it.

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Off Topic / Re: Freedom of the press
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:17 »
The Press is the only occupation mentioned in The Constitution that is protected under law (Amendment 1).

I guess our beloved leader has not read The Constitution even though he took an oath to uphold it.

While I agree with your sentiments, I must again point out that America does not equal the world. He's not 'our beloved' leader. Ours has plenty worries of her own!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Inflation
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:58 »
What about the contributors who have been doing microstock for 10 years or more. Have you ever seen an increase? That's sort of insane not to get an increase. In 10 years we will get the same money per image while even minimum wages go up to cover inflation.

On iS, there was a decrease for many suppliers, and a lack of promised increases for many more when they changed from 'lifetime sales' to 'annual targets', and split the media, so instead of a lifetime accumulated total, it was an annual target per medium separately. That was after quite an effort to get people supplying more then one medium. At at least one lypse, those who supplied stills only were loaned video equipment, given rudimentary training and heavily encouraged to get into video. Whether that was malice aforethought or just 'right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing', I couldn't possibly say.

Alamy also dropped our commission from 60% to 50%. And prices are shooting down there presumably as a result of Micros.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Inflation
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:59 »
We can't just get 33 cents per image now and 33 cents in 10 years.
You soooo can, it's a buyer's market which is holding prices down. More and more entrants.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Bad july.. How was yours?
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:52 »
IS - It looks like a very good month
How can you say it?
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You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.
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How do you do that?
I see only number of views and number of images put in a lightbox, but I see nothing about sales?

Account Management > Profile. It only shows the number of 'increments', not what sold and for how much, it's not real time, and doesn't necessarily match with any other figures, as they're pulled from a different source than the end of month sales figures. You'll need to look in their forums for (scant) other info.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Bad july.. How was yours?
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:11 »
SS - Best 2018 month
IS - It looks like a very good month
AS - Very low compared to June

How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.

Wow, I've never seen any particular correlation between downloads and income, neither on Alamy nor iS. (Meaning, the two stats charts are nothing like parallel )
Though it's even more random on iS for exclusives, as we get two download credits for S+ files, but have no way of knowing how many there were (in theory, they could all be S+), but S+ can go for cents like normal sig files.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Who puts my image on Google Maps?
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:35 »
Have we all really got the spare time to worry about a single image appearing on Google Maps???

No, unless the OP has developed a time efficient strategy to extract money from infringers of Royalty Free images without upsetting the agencies, that I would really like to hear and could be valuable time well spent.

Even without montetisation, it would be good to get the image removed unless it is legitimately there (which seems doubtful). I'm pretty sure it's general perception that Google Map images are in the public domain, at least for non-commercial uses (even more than general 'on-the-web' images). One fewer place to have your image lifted from.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Who puts my image on Google Maps?
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:33 »

I did not contact the user. ... I did ask Google if it purchased the image.
That's what we're not supposed to do.
Contract 11c: "You agree that iStock shall have the right to determine whether and to what extent to proceed against a licensee or other third party (an Infringer) for any violation of a license agreement or alleged infringement of any other of your rights. "
(That same sentence is 10c in the non-exclusive contract.)

They've been quite stroppy about this from time to time in the forums (more the old forums), but to be honest, they're not much help about chasing things up, and often don't get back to you (but you discover the file has been taken down, whether by their intervention or not is guesswork).

Thanks but I read the language differently. First, I have not determined anything. Secondly, I have not proceeded against anyone. I merely made an inquiry to Google. Google may merely be a media through which an user posted my image. Google may or not may not be responsible for it. When it comes to it, I will let Getty determine who is responsible and so on. ;)

It's not how you or I interpret the contract (which has always been deliberately obfuscatory, meaning they and their lawyers can interpret it however they like), it's what they say. They have threatened to terminate contracts of people who have contacted suspected abusers directly. (in the old forum). I personally don't mind what you do, ultimately it's your copyright, and they are sub-helpful. I just thought you should be aware of the possible issues.

Ho-hum: I knew there was another page which spelled their policy out more clearly. Took me ages to find a link to it, but when I got to the page, there was an error: "you don't seem to have access to this page", which was after I'd clicked on a linktext which said, I saw or heard my content being used but don't find that use on my royalty statement. in a list of link choices.  ::) Same old incompetence.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Who puts my image on Google Maps?
« on: July 30, 2018, 15:31 »
Have we all really got the spare time to worry about a single image appearing on Google Maps???
You seem to have the time to write about not having time ...
Just move to another thread.

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