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Title: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: falantus on May 18, 2021, 16:29
Hi guys,

Since the submitting products is relatively easy, I submitted many images there however I have 0 sales so far. Do you have a positive feedback? What is your opinion of them?
Title: Re: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: kall3bu on May 20, 2021, 08:34
https://www.microstockgroup.com/microstock-services/lost-copyright-with-affiliates-agefotostockeasyfotostock/ (https://www.microstockgroup.com/microstock-services/lost-copyright-with-affiliates-agefotostockeasyfotostock/)

I had the same idea, starting uploading to agefoto, but I just read this thread from January this year.
So, the three years clausel I remember when I was interested in agefoto first time, but that was one of the reasons why I concentrated on other things first.
And when you read about the experiences of that contributor, I get afraid about agefoto.
I even were thinking about starting upload only my best images first and sign as premium, might be exclusive - after Adobe and Alamys new announcement maybe an alternative, but that experiences in that thread shocked me again.
I guess, there is no agency left in this world, we could trust and treat their contributors well anymore. Well, only pond5 might be, but even after got forced from many sides to put more concentrating on photos as well, they denied. So, really no agency left! Dreamstime? Ah, they will be the next with a new exciting announcement, believe me.
Title: Re: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: kall3bu on May 20, 2021, 08:36
On Alamy forum - without telling the name agefoto, but meaning it - many are curious now to try agefoto. I hope they will not just move from one disaster (Alamy) to the next disaster!
Title: Re: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: falantus on May 20, 2021, 08:41
Yeah true. I am curious of what will be the next to be honest however dreamstime is no alternative, their sales number is worse than anything at least for me. In the end, I feel we will drop all and move on.
Title: Re: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: ravens on May 21, 2021, 04:41
https://www.microstockgroup.com/microstock-services/lost-copyright-with-affiliates-agefotostockeasyfotostock/ (https://www.microstockgroup.com/microstock-services/lost-copyright-with-affiliates-agefotostockeasyfotostock/)

I had the same idea, starting uploading to agefoto, but I just read this thread from January this year.
So, the three years clausel I remember when I was interested in agefoto first time, but that was one of the reasons why I concentrated on other things first.
And when you read about the experiences of that contributor, I get afraid about agefoto.
I even were thinking about starting upload only my best images first and sign as premium, might be exclusive - after Adobe and Alamys new announcement maybe an alternative, but that experiences in that thread shocked me again.
I guess, there is no agency left in this world, we could trust and treat their contributors well anymore. Well, only pond5 might be, but even after got forced from many sides to put more concentrating on photos as well, they denied. So, really no agency left! Dreamstime? Ah, they will be the next with a new exciting announcement, believe me.

Looking at the above thread, it does state the photographer's name under "Fotograf". It does state the agency name where contributor's name usually appears, but I think this is pretty much standard where partner agencies are concerned.
I would not worry about that.
Title: Re: How is your experience with Agefotostock, any sales there?
Post by: kall3bu on May 21, 2021, 05:05
Well, I do not mind, if my name is not shown and they sell it with their name.
But in all other cases:
Is it worth uploading to them, if we know about their 3 years minimum.
Are they selling good enough that it is worth it?
On alamy forum they said, only spanish images sells well/okay, but all others not really. And I do not have any spanish images.

I was thinking about uploading my best images first and let them decide, if good enough for premium/exclusive or if they say only good for the cheaper markets, I can still decide myself to submit or not.

From the experiences I read in the forum (infos are little bit old might be) it seems like worst would be the cheaper market, because they seem to give images away for free too.