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« on: May 01, 2009, 12:29 »
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Saw this on a news site:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/22/AR2009042200900.html

"There's another online marketplace for buying and selling stock photographs in town, and its name is ClusterShot."

I like this line:
"Like Adography, the quality bar is intentionally set quite low. Basically, anyone is free to upload images, even amateurs willing to contribute crappy photos of their pets."


« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 13:22 »
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Interesting. I see Thomas Hawk is a submitter there and is offering this one up for $300

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo223709

Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.

Also looks like no need for, or any attention paid to, releases here as evidenced by this one

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo252276

Well this should certainly appeal to the point & shoot crowd. Snap anything and post it.



« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 13:26 »
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Wow! What an unfortunate name. :-\
Did anyone else think it said Clusterf**k at first?

batman

« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 13:29 »
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Saw this on a news site:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/22/AR2009042200900.html

"There's another online marketplace for buying and selling stock photographs in town, and its name is ClusterShot."

I like this line:
"Like Adography, the quality bar is intentionally set quite low. Basically, anyone is free to upload images, even amateurs willing to contribute crappy photos of their pets."


Did they actually say that ? ...even amateurs willing to contribute crappy photos of their pets.
Wow, what a way to start a business !

Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.


To be objective, I don't think this is fair on John and Cutcaster. stormchaser, your mouth is full of s#it !

WarrenPrice

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 13:34 »
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Wow! What an unfortunate name. :-\
Did anyone else think it said Clusterf**k at first?


LOL... that's funny.  And, yes I did.  LOL


« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 13:37 »
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Interesting. I see Thomas Hawk is a submitter there and is offering this one up for $300

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo223709

Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.

Also looks like no need for, or any attention paid to, releases here as evidenced by this one

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo252276

Well this should certainly appeal to the point & shoot crowd. Snap anything and post it.





Hey there Stormchaser!  I upload my pics to Cutcaster and I don't truly believe I am a moron just because I set my own prices.  I price mine competitively with other sites for full size images and like being able to do so.  I also like the offer option at Cutcaster, but maybe thats just me :)

@epantha - that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the name.

« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 14:53 »
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They claim that you can import pictures from Flickr. So I am just trying to that :-)

m@m

« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 15:44 »
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Interesting. I see Thomas Hawk is a submitter there and is offering this one up for $300

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo223709

Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.

Also looks like no need for, or any attention paid to, releases here as evidenced by this one

http://www.clustershot.com/thomashawk/photo252276

Well this should certainly appeal to the point & shoot crowd. Snap anything and post it.





I also submit photos to Cutcaster, and as someone else mention on this thread, I price my photos competitively with other sites, but there is one thing, when I look at myself in the mirror every morning, I don't see a moron, when you look in yours what do you see?


« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 22:33 »
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but there is one thing, when I look at myself in the mirror every morning, I don't see a moron, when you look in yours what do you see?

A moron  :P

« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 23:04 »
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 23:39 »
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Yes crappy pet photos are allowed!

http://www.clustershot.com/EmperorAnton/photo96272

« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 00:34 »
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That's what Flickr should do long ago, provide a platform for selling your pictures if somebody wants to buy them...

« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 00:40 »
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DanP68

« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 01:53 »
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Yeah, not to mention the Scotch tape in the corner of the shot which is clearly a violation.  Not that anyone would purchase images there, but if they did, I could see a couple of lawsuits coming.

batman

« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009, 10:30 »
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Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.

As you can see, your inane reference to Cutcaster has attracted John Griffin and his supportive "morons" here.
So what does that make you ?   8)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2009, 10:39 »
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Self pricing may stick around or evolve into different variations but I don't think it will ever gain any momentum.

If I were a serious buyer there is no way I would waste my time looking through images trying to find the right one at the right price. Which leaves a small percentage of bargain hunters with a lot of time on their hands. And they probably won't be buying in volume but just cherry-picking.



alias

« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009, 10:43 »
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It is worth remembering that even a relatively small microstock site can still generate a good income provided that costs can be kept low.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2009, 10:52 »
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Looks like another cutcaster to me, giving morons free reign in setting their own pricing, plus an "offer" option, like bidding on a photo.

As you can see, your inane reference to Cutcaster has attracted John Griffin and his supportive "morons" here.
So what does that make you ?   8)

Isn't name calling a little childish?


« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 14:32 »
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It does not seem to be microstock site at the moment, no inspection, no model releases. It seems like platform for selling pictures. Great for flickr users cause it imports their picture automatically. I have imported all my photos as it is from Flickr. I am not expecting lots of sales so wallpaper size should be enough. If somebody wants bigger photo they always can contact me.

« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 00:11 »
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They're not dead, I've just had a sale on there - and it was a 533x400 or so pixel image fed direct from flickr.... but it's the one first one after months of nothing


« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 05:11 »
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I try this one see what happens....
Nice upload system all files you could submit into one zip file .
If you have iptc data ad to your files they generate it automatic.
Also after uploading and after they create tumbnails images showed up in the search engine.

« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 09:08 »
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That's a good one SJ ;D

 At least they are calling it what it is :)

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 09:29 »
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Well, I like the idea that they are offering %88 to photographers. I am not going to make fun of this right mentality. Every big stock site today started with awful shots. Why would they be any different? The website looks nice and with %88 commission I wish them all the luck.

Also, even though payout limit is $100, you can request payment at any time, only there is a small charge for payment requests less than $100.

I would watch out for this one and if any website should be successfull it is this one.. %88 commission: even the thought of it is very nice!


 

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