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« on: September 16, 2020, 14:44 »
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Is anyone having a problem uploading to Fine Arts America?  Also I am seeing missing letters all over the portfolio page.  Thanks.


« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 15:39 »
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After a very long hiatus, I've been uploading there today. So far (other than the clunky UI) everything is working as expected). Mac OS, Chrome Browser

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 17:22 »
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Is anyone having a problem uploading to Fine Arts America?  Also I am seeing missing letters all over the portfolio page.  Thanks.

I wasnt uploading there for a while but If you are using their batch uploader, that thing is pretty much always buggy so I stick with single image upload.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 12:08 »
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Is anyone having a problem uploading to Fine Arts America?  Also I am seeing missing letters all over the portfolio page.  Thanks.

I wasnt uploading there for a while but If you are using their batch uploader, that thing is pretty much always buggy so I stick with single image upload.

Thanks for the warming, FAA is on my Fall project list.

« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 13:49 »
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I don't know Fine Arts America, but it sell for good price? Can i sell landscape photos i have in microstock there? People from Venezuela can sell there?
Thanks!

« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 16:08 »
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I don't know Fine Arts America, but it sell for good price? Can i sell landscape photos i have in microstock there? People from Venezuela can sell there?
Thanks!

You can sell prints or print-on-demand items (tote bags, greetings cards, etc.) via Fine Art America and you get to set the markup. In other words, if their cost to print an item on canvas is $25, you get to set your markup (let's say $10) and the resulting price for the buyer is $35.

You can use microstock images - nothing is exclusive - but bear in mind what sells is something people want to look at (versus some of the useful shots that do well for stock agencies). I don't know of any reason they couldn't allow a contributor from Venezuela, but you have to be able to receive payments via PayPal.

https://fineartamerica.com/termsofuse.html?document=contributortermsofuse

If you start with a free account, you can only upload 25 items and see how things go. If you want to upload more, you need the premium account at $30 per year.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 17:05 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 16:18 »
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and while uploading is a hassle, setting up templates for products is easy

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 16:30 »
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I am there and so far so good.

« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2020, 18:13 »
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I don't know Fine Arts America, but it sell for good price? Can i sell landscape photos i have in microstock there? People from Venezuela can sell there?
Thanks!

You can sell prints or print-on-demand items (tote bags, greetings cards, etc.) via Fine Art America and you get to set the markup. In other words, if their cost to print an item on canvas is $25, you get to set your markup (let's say $10) and the resulting price for the buyer is $35.

You can use microstock images - nothing is exclusive - but bear in mind what sells is something people want to look at (versus some of the useful shots that do well for stock agencies). I don't know of any reason they couldn't allow a contributor from Venezuela, but you have to be able to receive payments via PayPal.

https://fineartamerica.com/termsofuse.html?document=contributortermsofuse

If you start with a free account, you can only upload 25 items and see how things go. If you want to upload more, you need the premium account at $30 per year.
Thank you so much very kind Jo Ann Snover.
I have another question. I have to print the photos and send them,   or someone else will do it in the Fine Art America web page give print service?
I would sell nature landscapes from Venezuela, and another South America countries.
Thank you again! :)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 18:15 by alexandersr »

« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2020, 19:21 »
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I have to print the photos and send them,   or someone else will do it in the Fine Art America web page give print service?

Fine Art America does all the printing and shipping. You just collect your share from them - they pay out on the 15th of each month automatically.

« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2020, 07:39 »
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I have to print the photos and send them,   or someone else will do it in the Fine Art America web page give print service?

Fine Art America does all the printing and shipping. You just collect your share from them - they pay out on the 15th of each month automatically.
Thank you so much! You are very kind! :)

« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2020, 09:26 »
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Can you upload to Fine Art America via FTP?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2020, 10:02 »
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I don't know Fine Arts America, but it sell for good price? Can i sell landscape photos i have in microstock there? People from Venezuela can sell there?
Thanks!

Aside from all the great answers from Jo Ann, it's simply a Print On Demand site, you upload your images, decide what prices (I use the default) they make the items, ship and credit you with a percentage. Wall Art

There is also the Pixels.com Sister site, with home decor, mugs, stationary, T-shirts. Everything you upload to FAA is mirrored on Pixels.

I have the free 25 account, which is a good way to see what you think of the site. They dropped the annual fee for the pay accounts, which makes this more interesting as an alternative. I'm thinking of something as a Winter project.

My 25 are selected as wall art, many are not on Microstock, some are a bit "artsy". Two sales large prints. Never a sale on Pixel yet but someone would have to want a panorama or scenic on their blanket or mug?


« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 10:48 »
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I don't know Fine Arts America, but it sell for good price? Can i sell landscape photos i have in microstock there? People from Venezuela can sell there?
Thanks!

Aside from all the great answers from Jo Ann, it's simply a Print On Demand site, you upload your images, decide what prices (I use the default) they make the items, ship and credit you with a percentage. Wall Art

There is also the Pixels.com Sister site, with home decor, mugs, stationary, T-shirts. Everything you upload to FAA is mirrored on Pixels.

I have the free 25 account, which is a good way to see what you think of the site. They dropped the annual fee for the pay accounts, which makes this more interesting as an alternative. I'm thinking of something as a Winter project.

My 25 are selected as wall art, many are not on Microstock, some are a bit "artsy". Two sales large prints. Never a sale on Pixel yet but someone would have to want a panorama or scenic on their blanket or mug?
Thank you Uncle Pete !

« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 14:46 »
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The $30 fee is still there

https://fineartamerica.com/membershipplans.html

I stopped paying for several years (I didn't upload). I kept all the uploads I already had and received my payment on sales (just not the accessory commission you get if you're a "premium" member).

I wanted to add some more work there, so I re-upped my fee to allow me to upload again.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 15:38 »
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Also be aware that FAA's main (not 'only') market is the US*, so you should prioritise providing material for them. The base prices (even without artist commission) seem very expensive to me (in the UK) but I've heard a few people say that the prices are fairly standard in the US market.

Be careful about believing too much of what they say, both officially and on their forum. Things aren't necessarily what they seem there.
That said, I've heard that the quality of purchased products is good, and I get a few sales there, so I just keep going.

*This is a "random selection" of recent print sales, so you can get an idea of what sells: https://fineartamerica.com/recentprintsales.html
« Last Edit: September 19, 2020, 15:48 by ShadySue »

« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2020, 16:42 »
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Also be aware that FAA's main (not 'only') market is the US*, so you should prioritise providing material for them. The base prices (even without artist commission) seem very expensive to me (in the UK) but I've heard a few people say that the prices are fairly standard in the US market.

Be careful about believing too much of what they say, both officially and on their forum. Things aren't necessarily what they seem there.
That said, I've heard that the quality of purchased products is good, and I get a few sales there, so I just keep going.

*This is a "random selection" of recent print sales, so you can get an idea of what sells: https://fineartamerica.com/recentprintsales.html

I was looking through the recently solds...its kind of incredible what people will pay good money for and hang on their walls! 😀

I had some things there a long time ago. Never sold anything, but I mostly shot for print and web, not much nature, etc. Did they always charge the annual fee? If not, thats probably why I left, when they instituted it. I just didnt think I could even recoup the fee.



« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2020, 17:36 »
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The $30 fee is still there

https://fineartamerica.com/membershipplans.html

I stopped paying for several years (I didn't upload). I kept all the uploads I already had and received my payment on sales (just not the accessory commission you get if you're a "premium" member).

I wanted to add some more work there, so I re-upped my fee to allow me to upload again.
Thank you again!

« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 17:36 »
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Also be aware that FAA's main (not 'only') market is the US*, so you should prioritise providing material for them. The base prices (even without artist commission) seem very expensive to me (in the UK) but I've heard a few people say that the prices are fairly standard in the US market.

Be careful about believing too much of what they say, both officially and on their forum. Things aren't necessarily what they seem there.
That said, I've heard that the quality of purchased products is good, and I get a few sales there, so I just keep going.

*This is a "random selection" of recent print sales, so you can get an idea of what sells: https://fineartamerica.com/recentprintsales.html

Thank you!

« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2020, 12:12 »
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I make back the $30 fee shortly after I pay it each year. With COVID sales have slowed there (although the stimulus checks in April here in the US seemed to set off a buying spree - but down to one or two sales a month since then). I'm hopeful it will get back to normal whenever the world does.

I'm in the US and sell mostly US scenics as well as some more experimental fine art and digital art there.

I'm also on Photo4Me, a UK site and have only sold European scenics there.

« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2020, 12:23 »
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I have been on FA for about four years. I  made back my yearly subscription cost the first two years. I stopped paying the subscription fee the next two years and they keep my images online and they keep selling them.  Making around 60 bucks a year with 1800 images. I could not upload new images without renewing the subscription. I just renewed it about three weeks ago and started uploading new items. We will see how this years goes. 

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2020, 13:07 »
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I have been on FA for about four years. I  made back my yearly subscription cost the first two years. I stopped paying the subscription fee the next two years and they keep my images online and they keep selling them.  Making around 60 bucks a year with 1800 images. I could not upload new images without renewing the subscription. I just renewed it about three weeks ago and started uploading new items. We will see how this years goes.
That's odd, one year I forgot I'd had to change my credit card so my and all of my content was removed from FAA immediately they tried to collect the money and failed (they use that sneaky thing which isn't a direct debit or standing order, can't remember what it's called) - i.e. it was gone by the time I saw the email telling me. Luckily, it was just 'switched off' and the minute I paid, it was restored, I didn't have to upload everything again.

« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2020, 17:20 »
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FAA is a different market than MS -- 'fine art' for prints & greeting cards, but patterns etc for phone covers, mugs etc

FAA pushes artist 'involvement' with likes & comments & follows but no real value there; getting your image featured puts it on on the group's home page. each group has a forum, but there's rarely any discussions or questions.

I admin 7 groups with 1000, 350 artists & about 50 each for the other 5.  they have 10k, 4 k & 200--600 images, so reasonable search size if you can get buyers to your group. it's unclear how many buyers use the groups and just do a keyword search

rinderart

« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2020, 22:41 »
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Im sorry But after   25 years Plus selling Online I would never....."EVER" recommend FAA to sell anything Original I created. The Place is filled with IE...Idiots who see a Lennon Photo taken Before they were Born...Run it through a stupid filter and sell it as their "ART" Im sorry. That is not their art. I tried with my work when they started then bailed Out right away.
Sites Like this are nothing but an embarrassment. One of many guys.
Build your own site and do the promotion work. Thats what it takes.
WWW.Rinderart.com I sell a whole Lot of stuff to be used in TV shows ETC.....and I have contracts ready to be signed. Will Smiths daughter was My last Customer. She Paid $400.00 for the use of a Image.

Suggest Most of you get you heads out of Penny stock. It's over.Sorry.And been Over quite awhile if this is your Profession.
maybe, Just maybe there better at this now. Build a site and Promote it.Still the best way. but, It's a job.
https://www.microstockgroup.com/product-resale-forum/my-fine-art-america-account-is-closed/

Maybe FAA is better now. don't know.....Don't care.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 11:00 by rinderart »

« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2020, 11:10 »
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Im sorry But after   25 years Plus selling Online I would never....."EVER" recommend FAA to sell anything Original I created. The Place is filled with IE...Idiots who see a Lennon Photo taken Before they were Born...Run it through a stupid filter and sell it as their "ART" Im sorry. That is not their art. I tried with my work when they started then bailed Out right away.
Sites Like this are nothing but an embarrassment. One of many guys.
Build your own site and do the promotion work. Thats what it takes.
WWW.Rinderart.com I sell a whole Lot of stuff to be used in TV shows ETC.....and I have contracts ready to be signed. Will Smiths daughter was My last Customer. She Paid $400.00 for the use of a Image.

Suggest Most of you get you heads out of Penny stock. It's over.Sorry.And been Over quite awhile if this is your Profession.
maybe, Just maybe there better at this now. Build a site and Promote it.Still the best way. but, It's a job.
https://www.microstockgroup.com/product-resale-forum/my-fine-art-america-account-is-closed/

Maybe FAA is better now. don't know.....Don't care.

How do you prevent your photos from being stolen?


 

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