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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 13:23 »
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If there's no mention of salary range in the job ad, I wouldn't even bother applying. The salary is probably paid in credits, which can be used to buy images and illustrations through them.

Anybody here brave enough to fill out their job application?

« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2021, 15:45 »
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If there's no mention of salary range in the job ad, I wouldn't even bother applying. The salary is probably paid in credits, which can be used to buy images and illustrations through them...

The headline says "Vendor" so I don't think there will be a salary.

This probably means they're looking to have people shoot on spec to their briefs and they will pay for whatever they accept. So possibly the "vendor" does all the work and it then told Canva doesn't like the results and so doesn't "select" anything.

If they paid contributors better they might get more supply, but I suspect all the agencies will run into this problem. They don't pay well, so lots of contributors stop uploading new stuff as there's so little money in it.

Wholly owned content solves the royalty problem, but they won't get regular supplies of "trendy, relevant, diverse, and locale-specific" content if they select only a few and pay peanuts.

If anyone gives this a try, it'd be great if you'd report back here how it went

Edited to add: If you look at the end of this Freelance job posting, they mention candidates should supply their hourly rate. In other words, even though this is Freelance and a Vendor, not employee, setup, they are planning to pay designers for this work. That language isn't in the photographer listings

https://www.canva.com/careers/jobs/korea-freelance-graphic-designers-korea/

« Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 15:12 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 20:34 »
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I still kind of expect companies to start buying catalogs and putting contributors on salary. Seems like a possible next step. I guess they still get enough for free that they don't need to. Probably just my bias because I haven't bothered to make new content in a year or two and consider stock a wholly passive thing now, so a financial incentive is really all that would get me back in the game.

shutterview

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 03:08 »
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Interesting.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 03:44 by shutterview »

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2021, 14:27 »
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I'm surprised that companies haven't made a play for more wholly owned content. They know what is searched for and bought and they can monkey with the search results to put their stuff in front. If they just did that with subjects that are popular enough and easily replicated they could save a bundle - then again they are paying such small peanuts it probably doesn't matter to them anymore.

Things will get more interesting when the supply of good new images from the high cost of living countries slows to a trickle and the old stuff artists are letting ride starts to look outdated.

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2021, 15:59 »
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a larger concern is the increasing ability of CGI to create realistic images w/o using models allowing near real-time response to changing demands.


 

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