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MxR

« on: February 18, 2022, 06:05 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.




https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info
« Last Edit: February 18, 2022, 06:13 by MxR »


« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2022, 06:52 »
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He might have seen that Adobe will be the last man standing . If he is uploading to Dreamstime he might be doing it to Adobe very soon.

« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2022, 06:59 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.



https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info

How do you know his sales?

« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2022, 08:42 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.



https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info

How do you know his sales?

Click on "more info", under his profile.

50%

« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2022, 09:15 »
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Interesting but strange he starts with Dreamstime....

wds

« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2022, 09:24 »
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Yes, it is interesting he left iS exclusive. I would imagine he is in a very good position to judge exclusivity vs. non-exclusivity.

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2022, 10:09 »
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Interesting but strange he starts with Dreamstime....

My guess is that Yuri is attracted to Dreamstime rates. The agency has always
plodded along for me although this month sales have dropped off the cliff....

« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2022, 10:17 »
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Even though Yuri has only been on Dreamstime for a short time, I'm still surprised that he has so few photos sold. However, I think that says more about the agency than the quality of his images, which I think is the best on the market.

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2022, 10:32 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.

Exclusive is great if your sales are consistent and steady in the same company. But if sales go down and become a hit or miss its logical to opt for other agencies.

Funny Yuri is still on several different sites. I thought he had his own gig going but tells you how the industry is performing.


https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2022, 10:38 »
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He may well1 have come to a special arrangement with Getty, e.g. by threatening to pull his content.
He was already selling RF via his own website, which lesser mortals aren't allowed to do.
https://peopleimages.com
Although he seems to have proudly embraced the "race to the bottom".
"6 Things we are proud of!
1. Best Prices Anywhere
When buying images, you want to make sure you do so at a site that charges industry level prices, with no overpricing.
We know we've got the best prices, highest sign-up bonuses and the greatest bulk discounts, but of course we'd say that. So as a guarantee, if you find our images cheaper anywhere else, we will immediately match the price."


1I have no idea.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2022, 12:38 »
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His photos under both Yuri Arcurs and People Images are still showing as exclusive on iStock:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/shot-of-an-attractive-young-woman-sitting-alone-on-a-mat-and-meditating-on-the-beach-gm1317735408-405075966
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/printing-at-high-speed-gm519913201-49993468

Maybe (again I have no idea) he's negotiated an exclusive-image deal with Getty?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2022, 13:02 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.




https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info

Thanks and interesting. Says he joined Dec 17th, 2021

« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2022, 15:17 »
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Exclusive to iStock yet somehow on Dreamstime too...

https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/do-yoga-a-get-in-the-best-shape-gm1081313476-289930627
https://www.dreamstime.com/do-yoga-get-best-shape-shot-athletic-young-woman-practicing-beach-image239982213

It has the same mistake in the title even: "Do yoga a get in the best shape"

I don't care where Yuri sells his work, but isn't it consumer fraud to tell someone an image is exclusive to iStock when it isn't? Click the question mark to the right of Signature and it says the image is exclusive...

« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2022, 15:36 »
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Looks like Yuri isn't exclusive anymore or has made some weird deal with istock.

It seems that Yuri Arcirs is uploading images to Dreamstime.

It is not an old abandoned portfolio, it is new uploads, today 10,000 photos and 21 sales

What a disappointment when he upload it again to shutterstock.



https://www.dreamstime.com/peopleimages_info

How do you know his sales?

Click on "more info", under his profile.

Thank you!  :)

I didn't know you could see these numbers so openly at dreamstime.

If what is shown on Yuri is actually true, that must be incredibly frustrating. Uploading almost 3500 images every month and having 24 downloads after three months must be a nightmare for someone who made millions in the business and used to be able to define sales by seconds. And the question why he chose dreamstime is indeed interesting.

wds

« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2022, 15:43 »
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Exclusive to iStock yet somehow on Dreamstime too...

https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/do-yoga-a-get-in-the-best-shape-gm1081313476-289930627
https://www.dreamstime.com/do-yoga-get-best-shape-shot-athletic-young-woman-practicing-beach-image239982213

It has the same mistake in the title even: "Do yoga a get in the best shape"

I don't care where Yuri sells his work, but isn't it consumer fraud to tell someone an image is exclusive to iStock when it isn't? Click the question mark to the right of Signature and it says the image is exclusive...

Possibly iS didn't update yet? If you go to his portfolio on iS then check the "exclusive" box, it says there are no images

« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2022, 15:52 »
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...If what is shown on Yuri is actually true, that must be incredibly frustrating. Uploading almost 3500 images every month and having 24 downloads after three months...

To put Dreamstime's current situation into perspective, I made more sales (both units and $$) in November 2006 than in the whole of 2021

And I have uploaded (resumed after a break when they offered the Covid bonus as I thought it worth supporting an agency making that gesture)

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2022, 15:53 »
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Possibly iS didn't update yet? If you go to his portfolio on iS then check the "exclusive" box, it says there are no images
Wow, so it does.
So 'even' Yuri (apparently) can't negotate an image-exclusive deal!  ::) Or maybe he didn't want to.


« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2022, 16:27 »
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It's interesting that his old account is still active.
https://www.dreamstime.com/yuri_arcurs_info

« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2022, 16:34 »
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Maybe hes taken a stake in Dreamstime?

« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2022, 16:43 »
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I just had a closer look at Yuri's portfolio on Dreamstime, and he has 740 video files (4K) in addition to really high-quality and well keyworded images. With that portfolio, you'd make hundreds of dollars a day on Adobe Stock - instead, he's making three peanuts a month on Dreamstime. After that, there's not much interest in uploading your own mediocre images to Dreamstime.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2022, 18:02 »
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2022, 01:54 »
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Didn't this chap make $$$ millions back in the heyday of microstock? I would of figured he'd moved on to bigger and better investments than microstock long time now.   

« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2022, 02:43 »
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After that, there's not much interest in uploading your own mediocre images to Dreamstime.

Strange thing is that I do sell odd and/or lower quality images on Dreamstime (sometimes even found with unrelated keywords) which I never ever sell elsewhere or even don't get approved somewhere else. So I keep on giving them crappy content, because apparently that's what their buyers like.

« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2022, 02:55 »
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Didn't this chap make $$$ millions back in the heyday of microstock? I would of figured he'd moved on to bigger and better investments than microstock long time now.

He wont anylonger since his pics will sell for peanuts as well:

"0.18 with subscription" for

https://www.dreamstime.com/do-yoga-get-best-shape-shot-athletic-young-woman-practicing-beach-image239982213

« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2022, 07:57 »
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Seems Arcurs kept his account open at DT without images. He has a lot of downloads, but only a few images.  Probably looking at those downloads and comparing his revenue per image on IS to other micros and realized the economies of scale with IS are no longer fruitful.


 

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