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« on: January 10, 2016, 03:21 »
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Just wondering. Recently woke up, drinking my coffee thinking about keywording my photos but it seems I'm not yet awaken. ;)
As for me I'm a project manager in "real life" - it doesn't leave much time for stock photography or anything at all to be honest. ;) But I started stocks when I was theatre photographer so they got a bit abandoned lately. Now I somehow went back but it doesn't look too bright.  ;) Still almost all the time I had some other job beside stocks.
How about you guys? 


« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 03:56 »
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I am 100% producing images for stock

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 04:08 »
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I have a job. I started doing stock as a student when I had lots of time; these days I hardly shoot and upload even more rarely.

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 10:13 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock". 

« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 11:03 »
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I trade stocks occasionally. Beats microstock.

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 12:18 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".
I've always wondered why USians singularise 'maths'.

Shelma1

« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 13:00 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".
I've always wondered why USians singularise 'maths'.

Lol. I thought my ex-bf was making a charming mistake when he said "maths," (he's French), but then I heard Brits saying "maths" and realized it wasn't a mistake at all; he learned to speak English in Europe, so he was absolutely right. I was glad I didn't try to correct him.

« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 13:10 »
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Stock is a side income to me, but very welcome, even though I don't make that much. I teach photography at a private school and shoot corporate events and headshots aside from that.

« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2016, 14:30 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".
I've always wondered why USians singularise 'maths'.

Chuckle - I am Canadian (if that makes a difference) and I have a BSc in Mathematics. For me, 'math' is a short form of the word 'mathematics'. I've always wondered why anyone would feel the need to pluralize a word that was already plural.

« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2016, 14:37 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".

I always wonder why Americans always say 'erbs' instead of 'herbs'. At what point did the Mexican influence filter through enough for the H to become silent?

« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2016, 14:45 »
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Or some, not all, from US pronouncing "internet", "international", etc with a silent "t" => "inernet", "inernational" :)



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« Last Edit: January 10, 2016, 14:48 by Zero Talent »

Shelma1

« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 14:59 »
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I always wonder why non-US people pluralize "stock" and "microstock".

I always wonder why Americans always say 'erbs' instead of 'herbs'. At what point did the Mexican influence filter through enough for the H to become silent?

Actually, I think the silent "h" comes from the French. They owned a nice chunk of the country for a while there. What I don't get is why we use both the French "coriandre" and the Spanish "cilantro" to describe different parts of the same plant. I only recently realized coriander seeds grew into cilantro plants.

« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 15:45 »
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Hehe how does it happen that always when you have a topic in forum it always wonders off some other sometimes very exotic subjects? ;)

I used stocks instead of stock as for one stock (website) - few stock websites = few stocks. :)

« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2016, 16:58 »
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Hehe how does it happen that always when you have a topic in forum it always wonders off some other sometimes very exotic subjects? ;)

Very good point! Who knows why it happens, but it does.

I used stocks instead of stock as for one stock (website) - few stock websites = few stocks. :)

That was a reasonable assumption on your part. Unfortunately, a flawed one.  ;)

Here in the US (the only version of English that I feel qualified to discuss), "stock" in this context is a shortcut for stock photography, whether it's available on a single website or many. One stock site, two stock sites, etc. (One might also refer to a family's stock of homemade jelly, for example, or to a good stock of paper towels found on a store's shelves.)

We use "stocks" to refer to the investments in corporations that someone can buy and hold or sell for profit (or loss). 

I just Googled "stocks" to find an example for you, and this popped up from just a few hours ago:  "U.S. stocks had their worst start to the year of all time, with all the major indexes posting ..."

Hope this helps!

« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 17:34 »
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Yes, this past week the (investment) stocks fared much worse than microstock.
In microstock, the accumulated profit can't get any smaller (could be, because it is so small to start with).
 

« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2016, 18:12 »
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Hehe how does it happen that always when you have a topic in forum it always wonders off some other sometimes very exotic subjects? ;)

Very good point! Who knows why it happens, but it does.

I used stocks instead of stock as for one stock (website) - few stock websites = few stocks. :)

That was a reasonable assumption on your part. Unfortunately, a flawed one.  ;)

Here in the US (the only version of English that I feel qualified to discuss), "stock" in this context is a shortcut for stock photography, whether it's available on a single website or many. One stock site, two stock sites, etc. (One might also refer to a family's stock of homemade jelly, for example, or to a good stock of paper towels found on a store's shelves.)

We use "stocks" to refer to the investments in corporations that someone can buy and hold or sell for profit (or loss). 

I just Googled "stocks" to find an example for you, and this popped up from just a few hours ago:  "U.S. stocks had their worst start to the year of all time, with all the major indexes posting ..."

Hope this helps!

True, thanks! :)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2016, 18:21 »
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I think that's going to be my goal from now on. Drive posts off topic. We've already covered every microstock topic at least a dozen times to the point where the off topic responses are more interesting.


« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2016, 18:38 »
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I think that's going to be my goal from now on. Drive posts off topic. We've already covered every microstock topic at least a dozen times to the point where the off topic responses are more interesting.

 ;D  8)  ::)

« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2016, 19:10 »
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Lol, sorry.  It just always bugged me.

« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2016, 19:39 »
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I'm 100% stock.

« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2016, 20:00 »
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I'm 100% stock but need to figure out a way to double and triple my income. The problem is it takes time to get things done.

« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2016, 20:11 »
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I'm 100% stock but need to figure out a way to double and triple my income. The problem is it takes time to get things done.

Same problem here  :(

« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2016, 20:21 »
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I enjoyed the off topic discussion - I'm often wracking my brain for the British English version of some words when I'm keywording.

On topic, I primarily work as a freelance writer and assignment photographer. Stock photography is a small, though growing, part of what I do. In the past year, I have shown a lot more of my work in galleries and spent much more time on fine art than in the past, but writing and photography assignments are my main income sources.

« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2016, 20:44 »
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I have been in graphic design forever, but was always involved with photography in some fashion in relation to that work...buying stock photography, doing product photography, assisting others on product photo shoots, etc. It had been a hobby for me, so i extended the interest into microstock, but i would never want to do it on a full time basis.

« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2016, 21:10 »
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Or some, not all, from US pronouncing "internet", "international", etc with a silent "t" => "inernet", "inernational" :)
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yes, i noticed that too; the ppl from the States (*US that is).. say aluminum and not aluminIUM
and would of  ..and not would HAVE , and wa*er instead of WAT-TER *water.

it all goes down to sheer laziness ( * like my lax of caps , heheh..) as latinos from say mexico will say domicans are lazy because they drop certain consonant in their spanish pronunciation.
(no offence to dominicans, as even dominicans themselves admit it)


 

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