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« on: April 30, 2009, 04:20 »
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Hi, I'm thinking about doing a completely different style of photography to what I normally do but don't want to have these images in my normal portfolio.  Does anybody know which agencies of the following allow multiple accounts for one photographer?
IS,DT, FOT, SS, BS, 123RF, StockXpert
Thanks for any help


« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 04:36 »
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Hmm... I don't know if I can give you the right info, but I guess you can do it with all agencies that don't require a copy of your ID. I uploaded my ID to FT and 123RF, but I don't remember about other agencies.

Also, maybe I'm not right.... maybe you should contact support in every agency.

« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 04:49 »
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I inquired once about this once and I believe all agencies allow it (although you should / have to email them first) EXCEPT iStock.



« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 05:11 »
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I inquired once about this once and I believe all agencies allow it (although you should / have to email them first) EXCEPT iStock.




I also asked Dreamstime and they don't allow it.

Patrick h.

On the other hand.. i've noticed some photogs with double account at Dreamstime.

« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 05:52 »
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Leafs correct - iStock do NOT allow you to have two accounts. I enquired about this a couple of months ago as I would have liked to have separate business and private accounts, but they said it's not allowed.

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 06:03 »
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I do that in FP, to separate my micro and macro portfolios.

Dook

« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 06:58 »
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Most of them ask for your ID now. SS, FT,IS, 123Rf, dont know about SX. But emailing them is only way to go, I think.

« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 07:57 »
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Thanks for all the replies.  I'll just have to e.mail the sites that I aren't sure about.

batman

« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 09:01 »
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I am not even sure if it is a beneficial idea to split your work. If all your images are good ones and buyers like them, having all of them under one username is better.
Some photographers do use different user names , but with different sites rather than enrol twice in the same place.
I am not sure how this will fare with some sites with affliates. Are you going to be adding your second username as an affliate to the first. You then will be earning affliation commission from username 1 of every sales by username2, right?

In accounting, that would mean you're earning more than using a single username.
Hmm, perharps Achilles of Dreamstime, John of Cutcaster, Keith of Zymmetrical, who visits here often would like to comment on this.


« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 09:09 »
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I seriously doubt that they would let anybody be their own refferal as that would  seem a bit like cheating the system.
At the moment I have a portfolio that is almost 100% people shots and I want to get into doing textures but want to keep my current portfolio the way it is and have the textures in another portfolio. I'm pretty sure that SS allow it.

I am not even sure if it is a beneficial idea to split your work. If all your images are good ones and buyers like them, having all of them under one username is better.
Some photographers do use different user names , but with different sites rather than enrol twice in the same place.
I am not sure how this will fare with some sites with affliates. Are you going to be adding your second username as an affliate to the first. You then will be earning affliation commission from username 1 of every sales by username2, right?

In accounting, that would mean you're earning more than using a single username.
Hmm, perharps Achilles of Dreamstime, John of Cutcaster, Keith of Zymmetrical, who visits here often would like to comment on this.



« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 09:12 »
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Simple solution!

Have one account in your name and another in your spouses name. No one will know who actually took the photos.

-Larry

« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 09:27 »
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Have one account in your name and another in your spouses name. No one will know who actually took the photos.

So with each upload when you confirm that you are the sole copyright holder, you would be lying/cheating. I don't think that's good advice in any business relationship.

tan510jomast

« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 09:33 »
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I seriously doubt that they would let anybody be their own refferal as that would  seem a bit like cheating the system.
At the moment I have a portfolio that is almost 100% people shots and I want to get into doing textures but want to keep my current portfolio the way it is and have the textures in another portfolio. I'm pretty sure that SS allow it.

i am not with SS, but i recall seeing something in Alamy i think, that allows you to add pseudonyms
and assign these pseudonyms to selective images.  that would be more or less similar to have 2 accounts, but still all paid and log on under one.

let me check which site i saw that.

« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 09:56 »
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Most of them ask for your ID now.

I don't think they verify if the ID belongs to another member.  You can always use a second email for registering. 

Earnings won't be unified however, even if the site accepts two accounts.

I don't see anything illegal (except in IS because of ratings), but in any case it is always good to ask the site.


« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2009, 10:17 »
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From SS terms of service:

"If your account is terminated for any reason you must obtain written authorization from Shutterstock prior to establishing another account. If you attempt to establish another account without obtaining such authorization, Shutterstock may permanently ban you from this website and its affiliated websites and services. You may not have more than one active submitter account at any time without the written consent of Shutterstock in each instance. If such consent is granted, you may not submit identical images to more than one account."

« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2009, 10:42 »
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Thanks again for all the advice. I won't do anything without asking permission from each site.

« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2009, 11:30 »
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Have one account in your name and another in your spouses name. No one will know who actually took the photos.

So with each upload when you confirm that you are the sole copyright holder, you would be lying/cheating. I don't think that's good advice in any business relationship.

Couldn't you just give the copyrights to your wife on those images?  Isn't that how the corporate accounts work?


pieman

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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2009, 11:55 »
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iStock doesn't allow it. Don't try it, it will get your original account closed as well.

« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2009, 12:26 »
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As I said I have no intention of doing it with out getting permission from each company.  Now I know not to even bothering asking at IS.  Thank you :)

iStock doesn't allow it. Don't try it, it will get your original account closed as well.

« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2009, 17:58 »
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I seriously doubt that they would let anybody be their own refferal as that would  seem a bit like cheating the system.
At the moment I have a portfolio that is almost 100% people shots and I want to get into doing textures but want to keep my current portfolio the way it is and have the textures in another portfolio. I'm pretty sure that SS allow it.

i am not with SS, but i recall seeing something in Alamy i think, that allows you to add pseudonyms
and assign these pseudonyms to selective images.  that would be more or less similar to have 2 accounts, but still all paid and log on under one.

let me check which site i saw that.

Yeah that is Alamy.

You can create different pseudonyms.  I have a couple for different styles of images.  The different pseudonyms also have different rankings on Alamy, so you can create one with all your best work and get a great ranking and have another pseudonym with mediocre stuff that someone might want some day and sacrifice the ranking.

« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2009, 18:17 »
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i have solve the problem with second account... my seconde account is only food.. and it is not my account .. i give all images to my sister... she has all rights of them...

Dook

« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2009, 08:30 »
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Well, I do not really understand why you are complicating yours sisters life with this. You need to be paid via her account also, and maybe she needs to pay taxes. Was that necessary ?   


 

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