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« on: December 09, 2006, 06:20 »
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I must have read the stuff wrong. I thought it had to be 10mp. It says photo below 10mb. Teach me to take my glasses to work. There did not seem to be an upload limit. I sent 20 today. Will try and load another 200 tomorrow. Wonder how long it takes to review them, and what their reviewers are like?

123rf loads real quick for me, faster than the rest by far. And Fotolia are the quickest reviewers.

Anyway, so next year I am hoping to make it big in Micro. That's if my 300D lasts until I have the cash for an upgrade. Got nearly 10,000 shots on it and it has a few dust spots.

Really only been doing this since October. Joined DT and have 83 sales so far, so I cannot complain.

Just lately I am starting to create stuff worthy of selling, that's my opinion anyways.

Found Leafs stuff. Cannot find any of you other guys on the sites. Have you got your portfolios linked anywhere? Here's mine

http://www.dreamstime.com/litifeta_info

http://www.123rf.com/profile_me1960

http://www.fotolia.com/p/193418


« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006, 09:41 »
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It says photo below 10mb. Teach me to take my glasses to work. There did not seem to be an upload limit. I sent 20 today. Will try and load another 200 tomorrow. Wonder how long it takes to review them, and what their reviewers are like?

Welcome to BigStock. You have great stock stuff! As to BigStock, it's a very friendly site, which is selling at a stable rate, but about 1/2 of DT,SS and IS for me. Review times are fairly quick now, a couple of days. DT takes 10 days at the moment. They are very relaxed as to noise etc..., als long as the concept is OK.

Yes they only allow 10MB to be uploaded. I have a 10MP cam, and in those rare cases my pics exceed 10MB, I save in PS at quality 11 instead of 12. They have no problem with that.

With your quality of work, you won't have any problems!

« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006, 10:35 »
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Found Leafs stuff. Cannot find any of you other guys on the sites. Have you got your portfolios linked anywhere?

Links are usually in the signature (at the bottom of a post).

« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006, 10:44 »
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Hi David / Litifeta !

I had seen these puzzle pictures somewhere and was impressed with their qualities.  I am sure that you'll have plenty of sales with such creative presentation.  Yes, I agree, very nice portfolio.  Well begun is half done !

I thought that we could see the DT link through here at the top, maybe it doesn't work anymore.  I am registered at about a dozen sites, but SS brings me 1/3 of all the stock revenues.

I didn't put the links in my signature... yet.

« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 23:50 »
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litifeta...  I like BigStock, and am doing okay, not my largest seller, but steady {at the moment SS is selling best for me}. I am happy with my 98% plus approval with  BigStock, the reviewers are easy to work with.  It is also a relatively easy site to load to.  I believe BigStock also has one of the lowest payout limits {correct me if I'm wrong on that, fellow forum folk}. Welcome to the gang!

« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 05:33 »
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thanks. SS rejected me. have to wait a month now. 7/10 refused. i used the top ten sellers i had on the other sites but no luck.

found out BigStock has an upload limit of 20.

« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 10:10 »
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SS rejected me. have to wait a month now. 7/10 refused
litifeta,  don't let that 7/10 reject from SS bother you.  I think most of us have gone through that initial SS rejection, some of us 2 or 3 times before finally getting on. I was shot down a couple times, but now,  my rejection from them is minimal. Hang in there.  Sometimes you can figure out what each individual outfit wants and slant your submisssions that way... and other times,  I've seen no pattern at all. Who knows?   I've had pix that are top sellers for me on SS, BigStock, DT SX... be rejected at FT & 123...  ????   They all have their own likes/dislikes and professional needs.  And I suppose that's the point. It might sell high to the SS design customers and there may have been no call for the same subject by designers that frequent another site.
   Of course, then there are times I just think the reviewer was ticked off at the world.. [insert laugh here].   It's all part of the biz.   Keep submitting!    -tom
« Last Edit: December 11, 2006, 19:06 by TGT »

« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 14:02 »
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A couple of points, not sure if its my computer running IE6 but if I click on one of GeoPappas referral links I am directed to the standard front page of the site no sign of his photos. As I understand there are two types of referral links one which just gets the referral and the other which does that and links to your portfolio.

Litifeta - yep BigStock have an initial 20 photo queue until you prove yourself worthy also if your acceptance rate falls below 50% the 20 photos in the queue rule comes into play. This isn't so bad when the reviewing is fast (such as now less than 48 hours) but a few months ago when the reviewing was taking 2 weeks it was a real drag. Plus they had a rogue reviewer who was rejecting whole batches.

Sorry to hear about SS slamming that door, I had to wait 3 months  :'( if you can get your foot in the door and upload some good files their system does reward.

« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 14:49 »
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A couple of points, not sure if its my computer running IE6 but if I click on one of GeoPappas referral links I am directed to the standard front page of the site no sign of his photos. As I understand there are two types of referral links one which just gets the referral and the other which does that and links to your portfolio.


Sorry for the mixup.

Here are some of my portfolio links in case anyone is interested:

DT: http://www.dreamstime.com/geopappas_info

SS: http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-ugeopappas.html

StockXpert: http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=profile&l=GeoPappas

IS: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=805257


 

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