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« Reply #100 on: October 29, 2015, 15:58 »
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Don't forget this guy.  He's added even more!
http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_landing=1&gallery_id=1256674&page=1&safesearch=1&sort_method=newest


Just added 400 new ones since 2 days ago.


He's very high surely... :)
I think marijuana fans browse his portfolio for hours!


« Reply #101 on: October 29, 2015, 16:07 »
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can't remember what that is appropriate definition to describe ppl like us  8)
Dispensable.  :( >:(

thx. that's the word.


« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2015, 16:09 »
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Just added 400 new ones since 2 days ago.http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_landing=1&gallery_id=1256674&page=1&safesearch=1&sort_method=newest[/url]


bingo, this is the reason why ss has been going down the sewer ...
the main menu for boardroom meeting is this .
and the obvious target market for 2016 ss business projection
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 16:11 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2015, 17:18 »
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Just added 400 new ones since 2 days ago.http://www.shutterstock.com/portfolio/search.mhtml?gallery_landing=1&gallery_id=1256674&page=1&safesearch=1&sort_method=newest[/url]


bingo, this is the reason why ss has been going down the sewer ...
the main menu for boardroom meeting is this .
and the obvious target market for 2016 ss business projection


The quality of his pics is amazing considering that he is the whole day smoking weed (I suppose)

« Reply #104 on: October 29, 2015, 17:25 »
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I think he's set things up so that his cat can just randomly bump the camera a bit and activate the shutter.  Over and over and over.

Does SS still have a "new images" page, and if so does this sort of stuff show up on it?  Check out his 'sets' page.  It says he has over 10,000 images of marijuana on a white background.   
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 17:38 by stockastic »

« Reply #105 on: October 29, 2015, 17:37 »
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Apparently "Doug Shutter" is a real person named Nathan.

Here's the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/stock.potography

This is in the FB "About" section:

"Hi. I'm Nathan.

 I'm in love with imagery, storytelling & admittedly...Marijuana. I want to learn all about this plant and the meaning(s) attached to it.
 I will travel across the country researching and photographing the topic of American Marijuana.
 My initial goal is to build a facebook community. To learn and plan. I love your images and stories! Anything 'American Marijuana.' Please keep sharing.

 Thank you all so much.
 Nathan"


« Reply #106 on: October 29, 2015, 18:11 »
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Apparently "Doug Shutter" is a real person named Nathan.

Here's the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/stock.potography

This is in the FB "About" section:

"Hi. I'm Nathan.

 I'm in love with imagery, storytelling & admittedly...Marijuana. I want to learn all about this plant and the meaning(s) attached to it.
 I will travel across the country researching and photographing the topic of American Marijuana.
 My initial goal is to build a facebook community. To learn and plan. I love your images and stories! Anything 'American Marijuana.' Please keep sharing.

 Thank you all so much.
 Nathan"

Weed + MicroStock = Nathan

« Reply #107 on: October 29, 2015, 19:48 »
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 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D mrblues101 stockastic
u made my day to a good start to this halloween weekend

as for nathan, i guess he is vyying for a national grant to research marijuana, or maybe he already has one but forgot. talking about america and marijuana, i just heard some song on the radio that says
the new free america smoking marijuana ,... or something like that...

i guess that must be nathan too.
we might just find soon in USA that marijuana is essential to religion like some caribbean islands
everything is going up in a puff of smoke... whether it is due to tobacco or weed

envato, ss, ... who else is a disciple of nathan 8)

« Reply #108 on: October 29, 2015, 19:57 »
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I think he's set things up so that his cat can just randomly bump the camera a bit and activate the shutter.  Over and over and over.

Does SS still have a "new images" page, and if so does this sort of stuff show up on it?  Check out his 'sets' page.  It says he has over 10,000 images of marijuana on a white background.

that explains ss claim of 50K daily new images. nathan contributes 1/5 of them already 8)

« Reply #109 on: October 29, 2015, 20:44 »
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10,000 images of the same thing; and, apparently, not one rejected for "low commercial value".  The guy is a genius. 

« Reply #110 on: October 29, 2015, 20:46 »
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By the way, i just send a PM to Nathan's facebook telling him that what he does in SS is spam, but he reply me that from his perspective Images that do not contain marijuana are spam.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 20:48 by Mrblues101 »

« Reply #111 on: October 30, 2015, 05:23 »
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i know some of spam vector artis,

his 8000 vectors earn more than my 1200 'good' vector  ::)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 05:26 by dulmatin »

« Reply #112 on: October 30, 2015, 07:20 »
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i know some of spam vector artis,

his 8000 vectors earn more than my 1200 'good' vector  ::)

But no 8 times more (?)

« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2015, 09:44 »
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There could be some real money involved.  Marijuana is currently a significant news topic, and with 10,000 images, this guy has basically flooded the search.   There's no possible way these were all individually inspected - he has to have some sort of inside track.  This deal smells funny, and it isn't the aroma of pot.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 09:49 by stockastic »

« Reply #114 on: October 31, 2015, 07:21 »
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I would say that is borderline/ not that bad compared to uploading the same icons over and over again. Different buyers could need ones saying "customer service" or "good idea". As long as they are keyworded correctly and the search algorithm is working. Lots of buyers wouldn't know how to customise it themselves

I would go further and say it is a smart move. The images cost far less than the time it takes a designer to add the words himself. If a designer can find an image that looks good (which some of those aren't though) and it contains the words they need then it makes financial sense for them to download all the versions he needs and save a sh*t loa of time (money) in having to produce them himself. Their client of course will be charged for the time it would have taken.

When searching for images etc you rarely find these appearing at the top of the search results.... in which case, I'd rather concentrate on what I'm doing rather than worrying about what other people are doing in completely different genres of images.

The icons and cannabis images on the other hand seem more than a little excessive!

« Reply #115 on: October 31, 2015, 09:33 »
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There could be some real money involved.  Marijuana is currently a significant news topic, and with 10,000 images, this guy has basically flooded the search.   There's no possible way these were all individually inspected - he has to have some sort of inside track.  This deal smells funny, and it isn't the aroma of pot.

yes, as my neighbour tells me, also, in some countries marijuana is considered holy weed
and ss could get lots of dls from these zealots for their altar and communes. also they would surely need product labels for their plantation crop which is sold as hemp to countries who believe
it is a good alternative to valium,etc

the next presidential election could also buy a lot of photos from him if one of the candidate is going to legalize marijuana.    it's like those days when alcohol was bootlegging
and now we have a govt monopoly of legalized bootleg selling alcohol.

who knows, nathan might just be the next president or maharishi of marijuana... a deity of the future  8)
and as i said, even receiving a grants for his research on marijuana

possible business project 2016...
let me see if i can find our local druggie(s) ... i could collaborate with them
even make their addiction tax-deductible as a provider of drug images for ss
« Last Edit: October 31, 2015, 09:51 by etudiante_rapide »



« Reply #117 on: November 01, 2015, 16:26 »
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"Shutterstock" becoming "GutterStock".

« Reply #118 on: November 01, 2015, 16:53 »
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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-174525851/stock-photo-boy-holding-his-girlfriend-head-above-toilet.html
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-200093987/stock-photo-boy-holding-his-girlfriend-head-above-toilet.html


surprised it got approved past the wrong WB or poor composition curator.
must have been an employees who took these pictures with smartphone
after a company's party.

i guess it's time i got my grand-niece to take some shots of her classmates tom-foolery,
and i get a few self-portraits of me in the loo, picking my nose, wanking,etc...

that seems to be where the target-market is for 2016...
those sites that has all those "cheerleaders show more than her cheering skills, nipslip,
oops, what who stole my p*nties ... was i really that drunk last night as i woke up
missing my drawers"...

how low can you go , ss ???

Hongover

« Reply #119 on: November 01, 2015, 17:18 »
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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-174525851/stock-photo-boy-holding-his-girlfriend-head-above-toilet.html
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-200093987/stock-photo-boy-holding-his-girlfriend-head-above-toilet.html


In this case, it's not so simple. Look at the ID...it's 25,000,000 apart. He obviously uploaded them at different time periods with different reviewers. The guy has so many images, he probably lost track of them.

« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2015, 13:42 »
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Now Mr. Weed start to upload images cutted at botton and top.

http://www.shutterstock.com/es/pic-333448979/stock-photo-marijuana-panoramic.html?src=yC-z2wRwtq5CPXWHzT3bmQ-1-0
http://www.shutterstock.com/es/pic-333448982/stock-photo-marijuana-panoramic.html?src=yC-z2wRwtq5CPXWHzT3bmQ-1-1

I never upload photos (just vector illustrations) so i dont fully understand about reasons to be rejected, but as i read before images cannot be cutted...

« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2015, 14:28 »
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Maybe he is hired by shutter to provide wholly owned content amongst others so that in the long run they dont need contributors, canva seems to go that way

« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2015, 21:47 »
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Maybe he is hired by shutter to provide wholly owned content amongst others so that in the long run they dont need contributors, canva seems to go that way

I've been thinking that deals like that would explain a lot of the repetitious stuff noted in this thread, but this pot 'series' is - well let's just say a bit simplistic.  I can't imagine SS paying for thousands of images like this.   

« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2015, 18:27 »
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The problem of uploading a lot of similar images:

We really dont know a lot about search algorithm, but as we can see, a very important factor for better search position is number of downloads.

If we have just one weed image (for example) somebody search for weed, and he like our image, so he download the image... another guy search for weed again and see our image, so he download it again... and we can have... 20 downloads for example.

Now, if we have 1000 weed images that are the same image with litte difference, the first guy will download one image, the other guy another different... so i dont have one image with 20 downloads (something good for search position), but i have 20 different images (similar) with 1 download each....

« Reply #124 on: November 04, 2015, 18:47 »
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I think Shutterstock is a awful company!


 

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