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« on: June 18, 2016, 02:24 »
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What is EyeEm all about? Is it worth uploading there? I read that if you upload there the photos do go to Getty and Alamy. I am not with Alamy and heard that Getty doesn't allow uploading like microstock. 


« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 14:40 »
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EyeEm states that the best images will go to the EyeEm Collection which will be available at Getty and Alamy, Getty will review each image whether they will accept it or not. Editorials won't go to the Collection.

What do you mean Getty doesn't allow uploading like microstock?

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 16:41 »
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there is now two strings on this subject... :-\



« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 02:32 »
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I can apply to be considered as contributor at Alamy but not Getty. Microstock agencies allow you to send images to them but not Getty. Is still don't understand what I get paid if I upload through EyeEm. Who pays me? Getty if I sell an image on Getty which they got through EyeEm or EyeEm? What's the point then registering separate on Alamy? I am thinking of trying to get into Alamy but saw EyeEm. Now I don't know what to do.

« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 05:12 »
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You have to be accepted at Getty first to be able to upload directly to them.
EyeEm has its own collection on Alamy and Getty, all payments go through EyeEm.
You get 50% of what EyeEm is getting, so let's say you get a $50 sale on Alamy, EyeEm gets let's say 40%, you get 50% of that, $10.
If you sell the same image directly at Alamy you get $20.
About the same goes for Getty.

« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 05:31 »
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I thought so  I thought that if Getty pays me 20% commission EyeEm takes 50% of that and gives me the other 50%. No thanks. EyeEm is not for me. Thank you very much for explaining that. Isn't it right that nobody can apply to get accepted by Getty? I read that they approach people when Getty sees what they like on Flickr. I will y to get into Alamy.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 08:05 »
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You're welcome.
You can apply for Getty, for some it works well, some are complaining about lack of sales.
I'm at Getty for stills and video but it's not my first choice for macro stock nowadays,

« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 08:11 »
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I am with iStock but don't know how to apply for Getty Images. Why is Getty not good for macro? I thought they are sooooo great and the absolute must go company for macro stock. Is Alamy better for macro?

« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 08:32 »
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Lol no they are very commercial they don't care much about their contributors.
Problem is that they are big, some other macro stock agencies distribute their content at Getty, there's a huge oversupply of really good images at Getty, not like SS and iStock where there's a lot of mediocre content as well.
I'm not at iStock and I'm not sure whether you can apply when you're already at iStock, but you can always ask.

« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 03:25 »
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I read that they approach people when Getty sees what they like on Flickr.

That information might be a few years old when Getty had a partnership with Flickr but that program ended three years ago or so.

Sure you can always apply with Getty, search your ways around their site. But they don't accept many people directly, never did. They get a lot of content through partnerships, so all they are looking for is the high-high-highest end of photographers who offer absolutely unique images and/or shoot lifestyle images on a regular basis.

Also, if you had a contract with Getty it would be image exclusive. So you could sell your images for a 20% cut on Getty but then you couldn't sell the same images (including similar ones from the same series) anywhere else.

« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 04:22 »
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Getty accepted a lot of not so great photos through EyeEm. I was astonished to see that. I wanted to sell my very best travel images as RM on Getty and Alamy. I better go to Istanbul first and check if I managed to takee good photos.

« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 07:21 »
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Getty accepted a lot of not so great photos through EyeEm. I was astonished to see that. I wanted to sell my very best travel images as RM on Getty and Alamy. I better go to Istanbul first and check if I managed to takee good photos.
True, a lot of contributors at Getty were complaining about the mediocre quality of EyeEm images. Getty is going to do something about that or probably has done so already.
RM at Getty is very rare nowadays for creative images, only the exceptional images will be RM and also the editorials will be RM.
Before you apply to Getty, ask yourself if you can surpass the quality of the images you see on Getty now, not the from collections like EyeEm but from Getty contributors. If you do you can try to apply, if you don't then likely you won't get approved. Travel images are already oversaturated at Getty, it's not like SS where it is still easy to make sales with anything you throw at them.

« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 07:52 »
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You can't throw everything at SS. But you are right. I don't think my camera can do a good enough job. I do have travel images accepted which I had  shot in JPEG but they are sharper. The difference between that camera and a proper DSLR is just too big. I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.

« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 08:31 »
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I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.

Unbelievably it's much easier from a technical standpoint to get pictures accepted by Getty and Alamy than it is at SS.

« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 08:51 »
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I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.

Unbelievably it's much easier from a technical standpoint to get pictures accepted by Getty and Alamy than it is at SS.

I agree. I had images accepted at Alamy that I think are not worthy to be there at all.

« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2016, 09:00 »
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You can't throw everything at SS. But you are right. I don't think my camera can do a good enough job. I do have travel images accepted which I had  shot in JPEG but they are sharper. The difference between that camera and a proper DSLR is just too big. I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.
I don't remember when was the last time I got a rejection at SS, except by some rogue reviewer, but resubmitting did the job to get it accepted. It's very easy to get images accepted at SS.
If your jpg is sharper then there's something wrong with your raw workflow.

« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2016, 09:04 »
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I have to really check that. In the professional reviews it is written that my camera makes mushy photos and over sharpens the jpegs. I just had a photo rejected by Fotolia that SS accepted and also sold today. On the other hand, the outside photo SS rejected Fotolia accepted.


« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2016, 09:08 »
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I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.

Unbelievably it's much easier from a technical standpoint to get pictures accepted by Getty and Alamy than it is at SS.

I agree. I had images accepted at Alamy that I think are not worthy to be there at all.
Last time I checked Alamy doesn't review images, only a spot check, unless they changed it now?

Getty likes to accepts only 1 or 2 images from a whole batch with the reason: the strongest variations in this series were selected blablabla although the rest of the batch doesn't look similar at all. SS never rejects with that kind of nonsense.

« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2016, 09:10 »
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I think if I get outside images rejected  by SS , I am not good enough for Alamy or Getty.

Unbelievably it's much easier from a technical standpoint to get pictures accepted by Getty and Alamy than it is at SS.

I agree. I had images accepted at Alamy that I think are not worthy to be there at all.
Last time I checked Alamy doesn't review images, only a spot check, unless they changed it now?

Getty likes to accepts only 1 or 2 images from a whole batch with the reason: the strongest variations in this series were selected blablabla although the rest of the batch doesn't look similar at all. SS never rejects with that kind of nonsense.

I am not sure. Could be the reason why they accepted them.

« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2016, 09:16 »
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I have to really check that. In the professional reviews it is written that my camera makes mushy photos and over sharpens the jpegs. I just had a photo rejected by Fotolia that SS accepted and also sold today. On the other hand, the outside photo SS rejected Fotolia accepted.
Fotolia rejects for unclear reasons and what sells well in one agency might not sell at all in another.
Actually one of my bestsellers at SS was taken with an iPhone.

« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2016, 09:19 »
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I have to really check that. In the professional reviews it is written that my camera makes mushy photos and over sharpens the jpegs. I just had a photo rejected by Fotolia that SS accepted and also sold today. On the other hand, the outside photo SS rejected Fotolia accepted.
Fotolia rejects for unclear reasons and what sells well in one agency might not sell at all in another.
Actually one of my bestsellers at SS was taken with an iPhone.

I think you are being unfair. Fotolia always gives at least a half dozen reasons. You get to pick one or more. :)

« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2016, 09:20 »
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I have to really check that. In the professional reviews it is written that my camera makes mushy photos and over sharpens the jpegs. I just had a photo rejected by Fotolia that SS accepted and also sold today. On the other hand, the outside photo SS rejected Fotolia accepted.
Fotolia rejects for unclear reasons and what sells well in one agency might not sell at all in another.
Actually one of my bestsellers at SS was taken with an iPhone.

I think you are being unfair. Fotolia always gives at least a half dozen reasons. You get to pick one or more. :)
Yes, you are right, my apologies  ;D

« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2016, 07:51 »
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I read that they approach people when Getty sees what they like on Flickr.

That information might be a few years old when Getty had a partnership with Flickr but that program ended three years ago or so.


are you sure? flickr provides such option still


 

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