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« on: December 14, 2007, 11:03 »
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I've just discovered Apophysis and I'm amazed at some of the images it can produce. I've uploaded some of them to IS and SS. iStock has rejected everyone while SS has accepted everyone (only five so far). IS gave the generic "Thanks, but no thanks". My question is: can you make any money selling fractals at SS? I haven't tried DT yet, are they friendly to fractals?


« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 12:03 »
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IS don't accept anything but photos unless you can make them look like they were taken with a camera or pass the illustration application.  They must be losing out because other sites sell lots of illustrations that istock don't have.

DT are fractal friendly but mine are not made with Apophysis, so I don't know if they like them.

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 14:09 »
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I'm quickly finding this out. I just had a bunch of fractals accepted at SS and all rejected at IS. I have already had downloads at SS... Lesson learned... Do not upload fractals to IS. Not sure why they have made a decision to do that. I did a quick search in IS for the word fractal and found that they haven't approved an image with that keyword in about 45 days!

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 14:41 »
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IS don't accept anything but photos unless you can make them look like they were taken with a camera or pass the illustration application.  They must be losing out because other sites sell lots of illustrations that istock don't have.

DT are fractal friendly but mine are not made with Apophysis, so I don't know if they like them.

Yea, you might as well not even try with Istock. I have to jump through a lot of hoops to get my illustrations accepted.

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 15:15 »
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Half of my portfolio are fractals, and they account for over 50% of my microstock income also. Most are made with apophysis, so here my experience: Forget submitting fractals or other jpg abstracts to IStock, no chance.
Dreamstime and Crestock accept some fractals, I even made best image of the day at Crestock with a fractal, but acceptance can be a bit unpredictable.

Really fractal friendly are:

Lucky Oliver
ShutterStock
MostPhotos
123rf
Albumo
BigStockPhoto
FeaturePics
FotoMind

How much money you make depends how good - and "stockworthy" the image is, like always ;-) And for a bit more fractal/ apophysis-addiction try the new Apophysis 3d Hack Hope that helps, SY

« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2007, 03:54 »
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Though bear in mind the competition

search results for fractal

SS 93,274
DT 12,473
BS 9,990
FT 6,600 +
123 5,000 +

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007, 09:55 »
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I searched for "fractals" at Shutterstock and got 95,000+ hits! I had a quick look at some of the newest uploads, man is there a lot of crap uploaded as fractals. Looks like people are uploading randomly generated Apophysis flames. The ones I have been working on have taken me quite a bit of time to get right and then the hours of rendering time. Way more work than photography. I'm going to upload a few and see how they sell. If I don't get much after a month or so, I'll just do it for fun...


 

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