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« on: June 20, 2011, 13:34 »
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Microstock agencies are like girlfriends.
In the beginning it is grand,
show me your pixels, love your pixels,
I need your pixels,
I want your pixels, more, please more.
All is happy, all she talks about is your pixels.
You think everything is great and move-in with her.
It is so swell she is happy with your pixels,
she tells your pixels make her feel good.
One night, tell, "let me show some new pixels."
Suddenly, out of the blue
it is honey not tonight, "I have a headache!"
Your first rejection!
The next night, "honey not tonight, I have already seen your pix!"
 Your rejection rate increases!
You realize your girlfriend is becoming old and tired.
She tells you, "I don't want to see your pix, I already had your pix.
Total rejection, you lose all interest and quit submitting.
The final rejection, It is just a snapshot and the final insult,
"The new Photographer is a stud and his pixels are bigger."


« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 14:04 »
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Or, they're like boyfriends - full of flattery and wonderful promises, but once they've got what they want - your images - everything's different.

They don't reply to your customer support tickets, payments are late,  promises for more promotion for your images just never materialize - but it'll be happening "soon", they're seeing not one, but thousands of others...

In the end, there you are, alone on a Saturday night with just your hard drive full of wonderful images, crying into a large tub of ice cream which you're eating furiously

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 14:11 »
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Or, they're like boyfriends - full of flattery and wonderful promises, but once they've got what they want - your images - everything's different.

They don't reply to your customer support tickets, payments are late,  promises for more promotion for your images just never materialize - but it'll be happening "soon", they're seeing not one, but thousands of others...

In the end, there you are, alone on a Saturday night with just your hard drive full of wonderful images, crying into a large tub of ice cream which you're eating furiously

That's funny  ;D

tab62

« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 14:17 »
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OMG! This sounds so much like my last two marriages! LOL!

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 12:08 »
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I almost forgot I have a blog.   Reminds me of a post from 3 years ago.  OMG, it's funny how dated it is... photo credit from Lucky Oliver - opt-out options from subs - Featurepics paying 50% ....  Oh, how times change.

http://microstockjunction.com/2008/01/08/a-contributor-uprising.aspx

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 21:19 »
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The basic premise is accurate, that's why people are so angry at IS and Getty and StockXpert (for selling out) it's the jilted lover problem. We put in the effort and devotion and they ran away with someone else for the money. ;)

And then with many of them, it's the realization that we've been taken for suckers from the start and have to face the truth that all the kind and friendly talk, the whole community scheme, was a lie. We've been manipulated and lied to.

rubyroo

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 04:34 »
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Very funny but....

all she talks about is your pixels.

Seriously?

 :D

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 06:12 »
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and in both cases (microstock agencies and girlfriends) exclusivity is bad ;D

« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 06:19 »
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I'm at the airport and I just burst out laughing because of this thread. Now people are thinking, I hope he's not going to be sitting next to me.  :D

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 07:15 »
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The basic premise is accurate, that's why people are so angry at IS and Getty and StockXpert (for selling out) it's the jilted lover problem. We put in the effort and devotion and they ran away with someone else for the money. ;)

And then with many of them, it's the realization that we've been taken for suckers from the start and have to face the truth that all the kind and friendly talk, the whole community scheme, was a lie. We've been manipulated and lied to.

Yep it is all about themselves and the money. We have been "duped."

velocicarpo

« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 08:16 »
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Never get married!

« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 15:34 »
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Never get married!

At least not to your agency.

« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 19:54 »
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More like a gold-digger ex-wife who takes you for more than 80% of your net worth, even though there was no contribution during the duration of relationship.


 

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