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k_t_g

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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2018, 22:23 »
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Secret is that not every one does photos. And now I have to throw pies at you.  ;)


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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2018, 01:21 »
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Anyway who in their right frame of mind wants to survive on micro-stock alone, keep uploading junk all day long, every day like a blue arsed fly, checking sites every 5 minutes and diving on the Alka-Seltzer if the going is bad anf then finally after every schitzophrenic search-change get suicidal!...being under the power of the cretins running the business. Nah do me a favour!....its a hobby just a hobby and if it pays for a few cups of coffee and a few beers thats it!

The sad part of this now 15 years old story is that it could have been something! could have been a good good going but then greed and short term profit thinking got the better of the been-counters and it all derailed!
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 01:24 by derek »

« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2018, 01:33 »
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if i would have to live from photography, i would spend time in offering ps-trainings, lr-trainings and photo course trips!
In the UK the amount charged for very basic photography courses/workshops is very high! If you live in a scenic area and are good with people then its the way to go!

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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2018, 01:55 »
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Anyway who in their right frame of mind wants to survive on micro-stock alone, keep uploading junk all day long, every day like a blue arsed fly, checking sites every 5 minutes and diving on the Alka-Seltzer if the going is bad anf then finally after every schitzophrenic search-change get suicidal!

Some may do it that way, I limit myself to two days of work a week. One if I can get away with it. At 40, I'm entering my twilight years, so like to take it easy.

msg2018

« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2018, 02:08 »
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Anyway who in their right frame of mind wants to survive on micro-stock alone, keep uploading junk all day long, every day like a blue arsed fly, checking sites every 5 minutes and diving on the Alka-Seltzer if the going is bad anf then finally after every schitzophrenic search-change get suicidal!...

"Keep uploading junk" for a couple hours a day is enough for me to live exclusively from microstock. No need get so involved emotionally and let it ruin the rest of my life. If I had to find a regular job, I'd have to work 8 hours a day or even more if self-employed.

« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2018, 04:51 »
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So, microstock is worth to pay the beers, but not a new car....
Now, im trying so hard to make the same money that my actual job: 800$. I am uploading about 200 videos/month (for the moment) to shutterstock, storyblocks, pond5, adobestock and depositphotos. No sellings for the moment in depositphotos and adobestock, keep trying. I have learn 200$ at the moment. My videos are not the best, because I dont have the best machine and I work alone, but im proud. My secret? keep uploading, keep recording and share on twitter and instagram only
Because I really like to live with microstock
here my portfolio on storyblocks (the most representative, dont scam me xD)
 https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/Rosebud

Thanks guys for your time and your information, and sorry for my english

Rosebud with videolove


« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2018, 08:25 »
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they expect to earn with mediocre content and talent....i read that thread and browse some portfolio...that marbury has one of the useless portfolio in micro stock...2000 snapshot taken when taking out the dog   to make pipi...and he complaints complaints...what . he expect is out of my mind...i would be surprised if he earns more than 30 dollar nowadays....then when somebody asked him why h not do commercial  he said he want do only street and editorial...those are not street or editorial those are snapshot a teen of 5 years can take. those people want free lunch but free lunch in micro is finished long time ago.

lol! that is incredibly funny! do you have a portfolio link? I'm sure probably somewhere, someone in the world would "love" that content, so his problem is finding those 1-2 people that would pay for it :)

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 08:37 »
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I've no respect for anything that guy currently hawks around seeing as he likes to call other microstockers "clowns"

I quote "All these doom and gloom clowns just need to work harder."

He's got a fair point, but to be honest clowns do work pretty hard, unlike many who post regularly in the doom & gloom threads.

Not easy keeping those kids happy!

The doom and gloom guys just expect what they had 10 years ago and want to pay their bills. It's all just slow and hopefully steady now.

they expect to earn with mediocre content and talent....i read that thread and browse some portfolio...that marbury has one of the useless portfolio in micro stock...2000 snapshot taken when taking out the dog   to make pipi...and he complaints complaints...what . he expect is out of my mind...i would be surprised if he earns more than 30 dollar nowadays....then when somebody asked him why h not do commercial  he said he want do only street and editorial...those are not street or editorial those are snapshot a teen of 5 years can take. those people want free lunch but free lunch in micro is finished long time ago.
If people would accept and respect how others think and act, we would have a better world...
But these posts are all just full of envy and hate...
You can't change time, just find another way for yourself!

envy f what...uer mediocre photographer who complain and write every day the same post

he expect to earn thousand with a bunch of snapshot. that's why he not sells nothing...the same  for other in that thread. the time of cat snapshot who sell thousand is ended up.

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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2018, 08:40 »
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they expect to earn with mediocre content and talent....i read that thread and browse some portfolio...that marbury has one of the useless portfolio in micro stock...2000 snapshot taken when taking out the dog   to make pipi...and he complaints complaints...what . he expect is out of my mind...i would be surprised if he earns more than 30 dollar nowadays....then when somebody asked him why h not do commercial  he said he want do only street and editorial...those are not street or editorial those are snapshot a teen of 5 years can take. those people want free lunch but free lunch in micro is finished long time ago.

lol! that is incredibly funny! do you have a portfolio link? I'm sure probably somewhere, someone in the world would "love" that content, so his problem is finding those 1-2 people that would pay for it :)


go to that thread and look the portfolio.
somebody said to him, shoot model, change style...he said no i want shoot only editorial....by the way he not shoots street editorial..he shoot snapshot, around his home probably.street and editorial photo graphs is something completely opposite to his portfolio.

« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2018, 12:56 »
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PM me for my bank details and once you've made a sizeable deposit I will tell you all my secrets. I make my living from microstock.

derek

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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2018, 13:20 »
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So, microstock is worth to pay the beers, but not a new car....
Now, im trying so hard to make the same money that my actual job: 800$. I am uploading about 200 videos/month (for the moment) to shutterstock, storyblocks, pond5, adobestock and depositphotos. No sellings for the moment in depositphotos and adobestock, keep trying. I have learn 200$ at the moment. My videos are not the best, because I dont have the best machine and I work alone, but im proud. My secret? keep uploading, keep recording and share on twitter and instagram only
Because I really like to live with microstock
here my portfolio on storyblocks (the most representative, dont scam me xD)
 https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/Rosebud

Thanks guys for your time and your information, and sorry for my english

Rosebud with videolove


I really wish you luck working that hard! and dont worry I was just being funny!  sure it pays for a heck of a lot more! it really did up to a few years ago, really! its given me lots of Mac's and Eizo monitors over the years I know that.
The average guy in microstock though will never see that sort of rewards.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 13:23 by derek »

« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2018, 15:37 »
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I do a four hour work day and push really hard those 4 hours :-) not a bad life

« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2018, 15:55 »
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Well it takes a lot of those 4 hr days before you learn, shoot, upload enough to even remotely make a living. Heres to the hope that it can be done at some point

« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2018, 16:43 »
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Oh it does not come quick or easy! I would not try to do it full-time at this point in the game. I have been at this for years!

« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2018, 17:22 »
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So, microstock is worth to pay the beers, but not a new car....
Now, im trying so hard to make the same money that my actual job: 800$. I am uploading about 200 videos/month (for the moment) to shutterstock, storyblocks, pond5, adobestock and depositphotos. No sellings for the moment in depositphotos and adobestock, keep trying. I have learn 200$ at the moment. My videos are not the best, because I dont have the best machine and I work alone, but im proud. My secret? keep uploading, keep recording and share on twitter and instagram only
Because I really like to live with microstock
here my portfolio on storyblocks (the most representative, dont scam me xD)
 https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/Rosebud

Thanks guys for your time and your information, and sorry for my english

Rosebud with videolove

WOWW I cant believe in year 2018 such a bad and poor video quality it looks from a camera of the 80s


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nobody

« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2018, 17:37 »
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So, microstock is worth to pay the beers, but not a new car....
Now, im trying so hard to make the same money that my actual job: 800$. I am uploading about 200 videos/month (for the moment) to shutterstock, storyblocks, pond5, adobestock and depositphotos. No sellings for the moment in depositphotos and adobestock, keep trying. I have learn 200$ at the moment. My videos are not the best, because I dont have the best machine and I work alone, but im proud. My secret? keep uploading, keep recording and share on twitter and instagram only
Because I really like to live with microstock
here my portfolio on storyblocks (the most representative, dont scam me xD)
 https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/Rosebud

Thanks guys for your time and your information, and sorry for my english

Rosebud with videolove

WOWW I cant believe in year 2018 such a bad and poor video quality it looks from a camera of the 80s


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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2018, 19:49 »
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Oh it does not come quick or easy! I would not try to do it full-time at this point in the game. I have been at this for years!
thanks!

Rosebud with videolove



nobody

« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2018, 19:53 »
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just like images 'content' is most important...

« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2018, 14:17 »
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Mostly i think microstock will help pay for the photography expenses, maybe bits and pieces of your vacations and trips and if you are really good at it then some of your normal living expenses. The ones skillfull enough to make a full living from this will be few and far between


 

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