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« on: February 22, 2012, 08:40 »
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Afternoon all

I have a curious question to you all.

When it comes to Microstock images, if you had 100 images with one particular library such as Dreamstime, would you then put those same 100 images on other sites such as Fotolia; IStockPhoto and Shutterstock?

Do you think this is a bad thing?


« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 08:44 »
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thats microstock, you cannot go anywhere having only 1 agency, go ahead at least top 5

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 08:50 »
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thats microstock, you cannot go anywhere having only 1 agency.

I'm sure Sean will find that advice really helpful.  ;)

« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 08:51 »
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Yes, you can submit the same images to multiple sites. More sites = more sales.
Some sites have excusivity programs, but I don't feel those would be wise choices in today's volatile and uncertain market.

Do you think this is a bad thing?

The only things to consider are

- the amount of time and effort that are needed to upload the images to a site. It's always about balancing the time/effort needed and the sales.
- the royalty rates and other politics of a site

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 08:53 »
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thats microstock, you cannot go anywhere having only 1 agency.

I'm sure Sean will find that advice really helpful.  ;)

ahah there is exclusivity possibility too, available on FT, DT, IS.. etc

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 09:00 »
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Afternoon all

I have a curious question to you all.

When it comes to Microstock images, if you had 100 images with one particular library such as Dreamstime, would you then put those same 100 images on other sites such as Fotolia; IStockPhoto and Shutterstock?

Do you think this is a bad thing?
If there's a misuse issue, you might have problems establishing which site the image was bought from, but as far as I can see, the agencies don't give you that much support on these issues anyway.

« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 09:08 »
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Afternoon all

I have a curious question to you all.

When it comes to Microstock images, if you had 100 images with one particular library such as Dreamstime, would you then put those same 100 images on other sites such as Fotolia; IStockPhoto and Shutterstock?

Do you think this is a bad thing?
If there's a misuse issue, you might have problems establishing which site the image was bought from, but as far as I can see, the agencies don't give you that much support on these issues anyway.

misuse? hell with that :D

imagine a top contributor like Sean perhaps, it is impossible to track an EL unless you have only 1 per pic, if more it become quite hard no? IS will track them?

I do remember an EL issue on SS and many contributors got huge EL sales at once, SS "demanded" the buyer to purchase it, it was a few k $

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 09:17 »
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there's no misuse without use, that's what happens for sure if you only sell at a single site

« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 09:24 »
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Great!

The general consensus is to go for it!

I know it's a lot of work but I'll be trying to replicate my work on those main sites.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 09:31 »
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If there's a misuse issue, you might have problems establishing which site the image was bought from, but as far as I can see, the agencies don't give you that much support on these issues anyway.
misuse? hell with that :D
imagine a top contributor like Sean perhaps, it is impossible to track an EL unless you have only 1 per pic, if more it become quite hard no? IS will track them?
I was thinking more of if a buyer used an image in a way contrary to the terms and conditions, maybe in a way that made your model threaten you ...

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 09:35 »
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If there's a misuse issue, you might have problems establishing which site the image was bought from, but as far as I can see, the agencies don't give you that much support on these issues anyway.
misuse? hell with that :D
imagine a top contributor like Sean perhaps, it is impossible to track an EL unless you have only 1 per pic, if more it become quite hard no? IS will track them?
I was thinking more of if a buyer used an image in a way contrary to the terms and conditions, maybe in a way that made your model threaten you ...

I see, had that in mind too, I believe if we are doing any "sexy" pics we kind of ask for it (yep not allowed for porn), sure there is the sensitive use thing too but looking at jools I dont think he even got models for now

« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 09:39 »
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Models!

Not me. I stray away from people in my photos.

If you're talking business model then that's another thing entirely!

« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 09:41 »
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redo the IPTC of your pics, just a few keywords on each, http://dusegard.se/PhotoKeywording.aspx


 

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