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« on: May 18, 2021, 16:29 »
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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?


« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 08:34 »
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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.

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 08:36 »
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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!

« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 08:41 »
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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.

« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 04:41 »
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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.

« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 05:05 »
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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.

« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 04:52 »
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Worst agency in the business for photographers. Contributors haven't been paid for almost a year now. I'm still waiting for 8 (eight) invoices to be paid.

If you receive a reply from the CEO Alfonso Gutirrez, the following is the level of communication you might expect:
Reply by CEO Alfonso Gutirrez: "Maybe you are mentally too old to understand that the world has changed so much that brick brains like you dont have much space today. For the moment, you seem to be the one in trouble. You have tried to get paid by all possible means and failed. However, dont worry, we will pay you when our excuses are finally resolved.
Or maybe not, and Ill decide to close shop and go fishing one day

Have, again, a wonderful weekend, Pierre.
Alfonso
"


Needless to say that this company is as good as dead.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2022, 04:57 by Arterra »

« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2022, 06:57 »
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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?
Wasting time, I have couple images and video with them, but If I am correct only one sale for around 3 years. No working for me.

« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2022, 13:53 »
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It is a big big scam. And that Alfonso ....have no words to describe that scoundrel. I supplied them a few hundred files more than 10 years ago. The worst professional relation I ever had with non reporting sales, even when I saw images published that where only placed with them,etc. Do not walk away just run as fast as you can.

« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2022, 12:59 »
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As others have already mentioned: PHOTOGRAPHERS STAY FAR AWAY!

AgeFotostock has gone from bad to worse over the years!

Sales have been going downhill for a long time, with commissions and sales rapidly declining. Some sales have approached pennies. Sales reporting is even worse, with many uses going unreported and unpaid for many months, if at all.

To make matters worse, the management practices are absolutely horrible The owner blames his bad business practices on photographers. He refuses to answer simple inquiries, and if you are 'lucky' enough to receive any reply it will be very likely entirely unhelpful and written in a rudely critical tone.

Please DO NOT give AgeFotostock your images! They deserve to be run out of business.

-Jason Langley

« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2022, 12:42 »
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Agree. After a long time, I realize that they are blood-suckers. Stay away from them.


 

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