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« on: March 22, 2021, 18:36 »
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I've only submitted photos for years, but am considering adding videos - mostly from drone footage.
For those of you who do both, do you find one better than another, worse than another, or "it depends"?


« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 20:03 »
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My two cents...

It depends on what you shoot for starters. My observations are some months are winners in images and other months are winners in footage and they both compliment each other for the final sum averaged out over an annual basis.

I think it also depends where you submit your work. For me I personally dropped anything to do with SS for several reasons of which their crazy insane senseless rejections are a waste of time, combine that with ridiculously low royalties it's a waste of time. I just dropped exclusive for IS in the video department mainly for the latter reason given for SS, low royalties. I will discontinue to submit to IS going forward but keep what I have online because the work is already done.

Good luck.


« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 05:08 »
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Same here. I was out of SS the meoment the dropped the bomb las year and Istock although still exclusive in images (at one point also this will be over) I did not the same mistake when Istarted with video. I have never submitted a single video to Istock because all the posts about 1 dollar royalties. I am happy with Adobe, Pond5 and Videohive as they are growing specially Adobe. still on the verge on Artgrid for a couple of reasons.

My two cents...

It depends on what you shoot for starters. My observations are some months are winners in images and other months are winners in footage and they both compliment each other for the final sum averaged out over an annual basis.

I think it also depends where you submit your work. For me I personally dropped anything to do with SS for several reasons of which their crazy insane senseless rejections are a waste of time, combine that with ridiculously low royalties it's a waste of time. I just dropped exclusive for IS in the video department mainly for the latter reason given for SS, low royalties. I will discontinue to submit to IS going forward but keep what I have online because the work is already done.

Good luck.

« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 14:54 »
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Same here. I was out of SS the meoment the dropped the bomb las year and Istock although still exclusive in images (at one point also this will be over) I did not the same mistake when Istarted with video. I have never submitted a single video to Istock because all the posts about 1 dollar royalties. I am happy with Adobe, Pond5 and Videohive as they are growing specially Adobe. still on the verge on Artgrid for a couple of reasons.

My two cents...

It depends on what you shoot for starters. My observations are some months are winners in images and other months are winners in footage and they both compliment each other for the final sum averaged out over an annual basis.

I think it also depends where you submit your work. For me I personally dropped anything to do with SS for several reasons of which their crazy insane senseless rejections are a waste of time, combine that with ridiculously low royalties it's a waste of time. I just dropped exclusive for IS in the video department mainly for the latter reason given for SS, low royalties. I will discontinue to submit to IS going forward but keep what I have online because the work is already done.

Good luck.

« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 17:54 by Clair Voyant »


 

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