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« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2008, 15:34 »
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Opted out at StockXpert and submitting downsized images on SS from now on.


...Not that it would make a big difference at the moment, as I am one of those beginners-amateurs with just a few images online.

However, I have got really enthusiastic about stock photograhy since I discovered the world of (micro)stock three months ago and plan to dedicate this year to studying and making stock photography and growing my portfolio both in terms of quality and quantity (with quitting my regular job at least for six months - I really MEANT IT when I mentioned being enthusiastic :-).

I have already got from the "hoooray" stage of submitting photographs "everywhere and to be sold under any conditions" to thinking a bit more about the fate of my images and my incomes. So, as the subscription-related comments posted above make sense to me, I have decided to join the list in spite of being basically at the start line - just to try to shape (though in just a microscopic scale :-) our microstock future...


Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna


« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2008, 15:39 »
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I pulled all of my images from StockXpert when they chose to reject 50% of my photos but will pledge to submit downsized images to SS from now on.

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat

« Reply #77 on: January 07, 2008, 15:41 »
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Subscription opt-out and downsize list:

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights

« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2008, 15:44 »
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SS is upsizing images anyway. I do not know what "ratio" they use. But my last image was shot with 20D (and very slightly cropped) and it can be bought in 6700x4456 at SS (Super JPG 15.2 MB). Thats why they have the strict no noise policy, makes sit easier to upsize ....

Just search one of your images when you not loged in and check it out ...

Downsizing to the lowest allowed size (4MPx) would make sense ... but again SS simply upsizes them.


I opted out at StockXpert in Dec. for subs.


Regards.

« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2008, 15:55 »
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I got approved at StockXpert (was not earlier this day). Opted out.

Subscription opt-out and downsize list:

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto


vphoto

grp_photo

« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2008, 15:56 »
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They lowest allowed size is 2,5MP (if you an older contributor i think they changed it in 2006 but only for new contributors)

« Reply #81 on: January 07, 2008, 15:59 »
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SS is upsizing images anyway. I do not know what "ratio" they use. But my last image was shot with 20D (and very slightly cropped) and it can be bought in 6700x4456 at SS (Super JPG 15.2 MB). Thats why they have the strict no noise policy, makes sit easier to upsize ....

If it would be needed just bicubic interpolation or genuine fractals to make an image double the size with good quality Leaf, Hasselblad and Phase One would go bankrupt in a matter of months and we all would stick around with 4mp cameras.

Just like with film if you enlarge an image is a lot better to start out from 6x6 than 35 mm. 4-5MP means that an image could be used for web, software and low-quality/small prints, so it would makes sense the low price.

« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2008, 16:04 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to

- Upload to Featurepics
- Set price similar to DT, IS, StockXpert per picture price for max size
- Tick "do not allow downsizing" / lower price
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
- Educate customers (eg in designer forums) that IS pays only 20% to artists, FP pays 70% which is more than a fair share.


Regards

helix7

« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2008, 16:12 »
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Yuri, have you ever looked into some of the recent microstock-to-macrostock options for top contributors? Stockxpert's Jupiter images deal comes to mind, and I believe that istock had something going on as well, although it was probably just for exclusives. The StockXpert thing required that only the images you submit to the Jupiter collection be exclusive to StockXpert/Jupiter. If you're tired of microstock and are looking for avenues into the macro world, maybe this is a way in. Just a thought, and you probably have already considered it. :)

The way I see it, you've definitely got the skills to be a great contributor to any collection, and maybe branching into macrostock collections like this is the way to go. That way you can still shoot your standard stuff, the images that you are known for, and submit them to colections that will hopefully earn you more. And you can also keep doing the quick-and-easy microstock stuff as well.


« Reply #84 on: January 07, 2008, 16:13 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
And what is your affiliation to the site?

grp_photo

« Reply #85 on: January 07, 2008, 16:15 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to

- Upload to Featurepics
- Set price similar to DT, IS, StockXpert per picture price for max size
- Tick "do not allow downsizing" / lower price
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
- Educate customers (eg in designer forums) that IS pays only 20% to artists, FP pays 70% which is more than a fair share.


Regards
Totally Agree!! And stop promoting iStock and Shutterstock just to get some referrals (if you want to stop the greedy agencies you have to start with your own greed - and featurepics pay referrals too ;-))

grp_photo

« Reply #86 on: January 07, 2008, 16:17 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
And what is your affiliation to the site?
I'm sure there is no affiliation at all, featurepics are just one of the most photographerfriendly sites and deserves our support something an iStock exklusive will probably never understand!

« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2008, 16:18 »
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Subscription opt-out and downsize list:

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber (300 images)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 17:01 by faber »

« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2008, 16:27 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
And what is your affiliation to the site?
I'm sure there is no affiliation at all, featurepics are just one of the most photographerfriendly sites and deserves our support something an iStock exklusive will probably never understand!

Correct. There is no affiliation. I just think it's a fair deal ...

« Reply #89 on: January 07, 2008, 16:31 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to

- Upload to Featurepics
- Set price similar to DT, IS, StockXpert per picture price for max size
- Tick "do not allow downsizing" / lower price
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
- Educate customers (eg in designer forums) that IS pays only 20% to artists, FP pays 70% which is more than a fair share.


Regards

We can all put a link to our portfolios at featurespics in our signatures here.

« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2008, 16:36 »
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Correct. There is no affiliation. I just think it's a fair deal ...
I believe you after looking at your previous posts. I'm just always suspicious of anonymous posters that promote a site heavily.

dbvirago

« Reply #91 on: January 07, 2008, 16:39 »
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Opted Out - also agree re FeaturePics

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago


cmcderm1

  • Chad McDermott - Elite Image Photography
« Reply #92 on: January 07, 2008, 16:41 »
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Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago
cmcderm1

« Reply #93 on: January 07, 2008, 16:55 »
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Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago
cmcderm1
boryak

« Reply #94 on: January 07, 2008, 16:57 »
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Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago
cmcderm1
boryak
HughStoneIan

« Reply #95 on: January 07, 2008, 17:04 »
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Subscription opt-out and downsize list:

Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber (300 images)


I just added the number of my images (see above). Maybe you can do that too, so we can easily see the overall number of images affected by this.

« Reply #96 on: January 07, 2008, 17:07 »
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I would recommend to all the big playes like Yuri, Andres, Lev, to

- Upload to Featurepics
- Set price similar to DT, IS, StockXpert per picture price for max size
- Tick "do not allow downsizing" / lower price
- Promote this site like hell (email signature in each eMail, web site, etc.)
- Educate customers (eg in designer forums) that IS pays only 20% to artists, FP pays 70% which is more than a fair share.


Regards

Another vote for this idea.  It's looking like this will be the year for FP!

digiology

« Reply #97 on: January 07, 2008, 17:11 »
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Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago
cmcderm1
boryak
HughStoneIan
digiology

« Reply #98 on: January 07, 2008, 17:23 »
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Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights
vphoto
faber
dbvirago
cmcderm1
boryak
HughStoneIan
digiology
moori

« Reply #99 on: January 07, 2008, 17:41 »
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Not proud about my small folio but you all know how hard it is to get pics in.
Added my pictures that are affected

Opted out at StockXpert
Yuri Arcurs
Freezingpictures
GeoPappas
Smithore
rene
sharpshot
ldambies
epixx
latex
FlemishDreams.
RTimages
Vonkara
helix7
Travelling-light
Mjp
northflyboy
ason
sorsillo
boatman
Alex
Eco
Rozmaryna
Pixelbrat
Read_My_Rights (277)
vphoto
faber (300)
dbvirago
cmcderm1
boryak
HughStoneIan
digiology
moori


 

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