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« on: February 12, 2018, 14:09 »
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Any one else got the shreddies brief? I'm normally not a one to overvalue my worth but $50 for a multinational's world wide campaign? Stunning!!!


« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 14:18 »
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Shreddies brief? As in cereal?

Do provide more details  :)

Shelma1

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 14:41 »
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I see they're advertising for an automotive lifestyle photographer on Indeed for SS custom. Wonder how many people are "applying" to get a $50 shoot? https://www.indeed.com/cmp/flash-stock/jobs/Automotive-Lifestyle-Photographer-dcc449176989843b?q=Shutterstock&vjs=3

« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 01:38 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 01:56 »
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They rely on new members to be lured by this. To many $50 quid is fantastic and not knowing the industry.

« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 03:05 »
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I see they're advertising for an automotive lifestyle photographer on Indeed for SS custom. Wonder how many people are "applying" to get a $50 shoot? https://www.indeed.com/cmp/flash-stock/jobs/Automotive-Lifestyle-Photographer-dcc449176989843b?q=Shutterstock&vjs=3
This is a job/contract  though apparently can't see the pay. Seems odd so if you do submit to SS Custom you are competing with in house as well as other photographers. Confusing.

« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:08 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will use one of those cocktail umbrellas and a watering can and get a much better return than 75%. ::)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 06:26 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its not 25 cent though. I took a shot of the Chicago skyline when being half drunk on a riverboat on holidays and it made me 2000 dollar in 25 cent sales.

« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 09:38 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its not 25 cent though. I took a shot of the Chicago skyline when being half drunk on a riverboat on holidays and it made me 2000 dollar in 25 cent sales.

So the recipe to sell images for $2000 is a camera, a good lens and ethyl alcohol?
Or does the pitching and rolling of the boat also help? :p

(My congratulation btw)

« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 12:00 »
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it's not surprise. in instagrma there are zillions of idiots working for free just to have some like...same for unsplash.
photography is a dying job. no matter of somebody still can get a life.

« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 12:42 »
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How long can it be before SS just starts signing their own photographers?  You pay an entry fee and get couple days of training on how to meet their "standards" and you're ready to spend all your time shooting the subjects they assign you.   Totally on commission of course so you get nothing unless it sells, but you get their "list" which has to be pure gold - an premium payment, like $1 instead of 25 cents.  Turnover will be high, but newbies will line up down the block.   It's all structured so that small entry fee means they make money on the 'training' seminar no matter what.  And hey you get a certificate for your wall that says "Professional Photographer".

Semmick Photo

« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 08:49 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its not 25 cent though. I took a shot of the Chicago skyline when being half drunk on a riverboat on holidays and it made me 2000 dollar in 25 cent sales.

So the recipe to sell images for $2000 is a camera, a good lens and ethyl alcohol?
Or does the pitching and rolling of the boat also help? :p

(My congratulation btw)

Well, I remember constantly trying to find my balance, and I fired of a shot and lucky enough it was sharp and no movement

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/west-wacker-drive-skyline-chicago-seen-125245661

« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 08:52 »
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The Last "On Demand" stock thing I did about 6 Months before Microstock existed That Killed our Industry was for a commission of  $4800 that was for a national Life Insurance company. production cost was $6,200 what was left was $4800. 3 Models,2 assistants,3 wardrobes, a rain Machine and a Monster umbrella. Of course that was Long before folks Now will try and do it for 25 Cents.........ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as strange as charging $10 to see a blockbuster movie that cost $500 million to make.

« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 11:11 »
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In the recent q and a session on SS's performance there's a lot of discussion re SS Live....they seem to have high hopes but giving nothing away re numbers.....I can only assume plebs like me are not given access to the meaty contracts....in fact any......

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 13:59 »
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How long can it be before SS just starts signing their own photographers?  You pay an entry fee and get couple days of training on how to meet their "standards" and you're ready to spend all your time shooting the subjects they assign you.   Totally on commission of course so you get nothing unless it sells, but you get their "list" which has to be pure gold - an premium payment, like $1 instead of 25 cents.  Turnover will be high, but newbies will line up down the block.   It's all structured so that small entry fee means they make money on the 'training' seminar no matter what.  And hey you get a certificate for your wall that says "Professional Photographer".

That's what Getty does and why some subjects and editorial uploads were banned for the future with over 3,000 of my photos removed from iStock. If you thought of this, SS probably did also. SS bought Rex Features didn't they and added Rumblefish as a music source. In house competition from the agency is already going on. You're right, photographers could be next. No I won't be applying for any of these briefs.


 

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