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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.

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« 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

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« 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

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« 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

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« 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

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« 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

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« 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.

JaenStock

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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2022, 08:24 »
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This is the new normal.
Yesterday he sold 5 images, surely for 0,35...

And is the FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR, I don't think he wants to go unnoticed

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2022, 10:13 »
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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 has other business ventures that are more important than Microstock and make more money. Maybe this is just to keep is staff busy since they are on the payroll.  ;D

You are correct, and he owns the building.

https://peopleimages.com/





JaenStock

  • Bad images can sell.
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2022, 13:46 »
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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?

The crown is not on his name, not on people images and not on Yuri Arcurs. In few time, his images disappear from Getty

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2022, 14:05 »
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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?

The crown is not on his name, not on people images and not on Yuri Arcurs. In few time, his images disappear from Getty

However, if you click on either of these links, and follow the link next to Signature, it still says "On-trend images that are exclusive to iStock, for 3 credits."
Which presumably, as Jo Ann said above, is misleading.
I have read that when people become indie, their files stay at 3 credits, apparently because iStock's techies can't find a way of changing it. But there shouldn't be a message saying the images are exclusive to iStock if they're not. (iStock's problem, not Yuri's).

« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2022, 04:02 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
I guess there have been some problems with the database at istock. Maybe there have been two different databases running at istock and Getty Images in 2013. But they should have fixed this now.

« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2022, 04:15 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2022, 05:05 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.

Aks1

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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2022, 05:51 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.
It was ages ago. He hasn't been using fake environments since long time ago.

Aks1

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2022, 05:56 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
I guess there have been some problems with the database at istock. Maybe there have been two different databases running at istock and Getty Images in 2013. But they should have fixed this now.
They haven't fixed many issues yet. I had big problems when they found out that some of my pictures were duplicates, being both in Istock collection and a premium Getty collection. They ended up at Getty through Eyeem. I didn't even know Eyeem sent files to premium collection. Si asked Getty a logical question - how did these files get through to premium? Don't you have any kind of control over your files at Istock? It was Getty's fault for letting these files pass through, and Eyeem's fault for lying about exclusivity of files. It was a total mess up.

« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2022, 07:50 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.
It was ages ago. He hasn't been using fake environments since long time ago.

Then I really don't know what for he is using that big ass studio in Cape Tow, that was finished in 2017, according to his blog.
 Which, by the way looks pretty much like fake environments to me, you can look at the photos on Google maps,
Fake living room, fake office, oh, there is even a fake beach!

I don't knwo whether Yuri personally uses them, but his current studio, the buidling that was shown above in the photo, has them for sure.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2022, 07:54 by Firn »

« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2022, 07:53 »
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I don't care

ShadySue

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2022, 07:54 »
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Aks1

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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2022, 07:59 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.
It was ages ago. He hasn't been using fake environments since long time ago.

Then I really don't know what for he is using that big ass studio in Cape Tow, that was finished in 2017, according to his blog.
 Which, by the way looks pretty much like fake environments to me, you can look at the photos on Google maps,
Fake living room, fake office, oh, there is even a fake beach!

I don't knwo whether Yuri personally uses them, but his current studio, the buidling that was shown above in the photo, has them for sure.
Yes, that one in Cape Town is much more modern and scenes look more authentic. It relies on daylight for more natural look. In Cape Town, it is like in Hollywood - mostly sunny, so it can be shoot all year long. Although, his wife and him use real environments more and more. I was referring to the Danish studio, it is outdated and they gave up on productions there. Maybe because of high costs of production in Denmark also, and high taxes.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2022, 08:01 by Aks1 »

ShadySue

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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2022, 12:15 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
Weren't you getting 16% of the 3 credit price?
And now you're getting 16% of the 1 credit price?
Looks like you were shooting yourself in the foot, UNLESS you get more than 3x sales when the prices are lower, which is perfectly possible; though like many things hard to prove cause and effect, as your reuploads would get different best match positioning.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2022, 06:30 by ShadySue »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2022, 13:40 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

 :)

Or a furniture store?  "Roche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution."

« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2022, 04:39 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
Weren't you getting 16% of the 3 credit price?
And now you're getting 16% of the 1 credit price?
Looks like you were shooting yourself in the foot, UNLESS you get more than 3x sales when the prices are lower, which is perfectly possible; though like many things hard to prove, as your reuploads would get new best match positioning.
Income at istock was going down. At macrostock I could only sell RM because of istock exclusivity.
So it was an easy decision.


ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2022, 06:21 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
Weren't you getting 16% of the 3 credit price?
And now you're getting 16% of the 1 credit price?
Looks like you were shooting yourself in the foot, UNLESS you get more than 3x sales when the prices are lower, which is perfectly possible; though like many things hard to prove, as your reuploads would get new best match positioning.
Income at istock was going down. At macrostock I could only sell RM because of istock exclusivity.
So it was an easy decision.
I wasn't questioning your decision to become indie.
I was questioning your decision to voluntarily reduce your income by 2/3rds, and waste some time and effort in so doing.

« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2022, 12:28 »
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I canceled exclusivity at istock about nine years ago. After canceling exclusivity my images still sold for exclusive prices but i only got non exclusive 16%. Istock wasn't able to fix this. So i canceled my account and uploaded from zero.
Weren't you getting 16% of the 3 credit price?
And now you're getting 16% of the 1 credit price?
Looks like you were shooting yourself in the foot, UNLESS you get more than 3x sales when the prices are lower, which is perfectly possible; though like many things hard to prove, as your reuploads would get new best match positioning.
Income at istock was going down. At macrostock I could only sell RM because of istock exclusivity.
So it was an easy decision.
I wasn't questioning your decision to become indie.
I was questioning your decision to voluntarily reduce your income by 2/3rds, and waste some time and effort in so doing.
My income was higher becoming indie than being exclusive at istock. As it has been higher before becoming exclusive at istock.
But not very much. Exclusivity just saves some time.


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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2022, 06:06 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.
This was his old studio in Denmark (a former greenhouse)

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« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2022, 08:37 »
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You are correct, and he owns the building.

From a purely architectural pow, this building looks more like a tile store than a photographer's studio to me.

If you look at the studio from inside you might get why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYkNKP96b84

It's actually really neat. A stock photographers studio, where you need certain settings like office, home, kitchen, etc. has very different requiremenets than a traditional photo studio where almost all you need is good light and different floors and backgrounds on a roll.
It was ages ago. He hasn't been using fake environments since long time ago.

Then I really don't know what for he is using that big ass studio in Cape Tow, that was finished in 2017, according to his blog.
 Which, by the way looks pretty much like fake environments to me, you can look at the photos on Google maps,
Fake living room, fake office, oh, there is even a fake beach!

I don't knwo whether Yuri personally uses them, but his current studio, the buidling that was shown above in the photo, has them for sure.
some photos on Google maps doesn't show his studio they are location shots from a production by him that someone uploaded to Google Maps but they are unrelated to his studio space.

« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2022, 13:32 »
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I don't care

That makes two of us.


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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2022, 13:58 »
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I don't care

That makes two of us.
The only reason a care about (follow) his work is because I'm a lifestyle stock photographer, which makes perfect sense to learn, or at least, to be informed about what an elite lifestyle stock photographer is producing and how. And also, to be informed about his earnings and costs, which helps me decide on my own productions and which helps me stay informed about health of the market, because major stock photographers' moves reflect the health of the market. I can also get informed about trends in shooting styles, popular types of models, or popular clothing, or popular lens used. I keep updated about available locations for shooting, about countries which are good for productions because of low costs, or countries that are tax friendly.
But, of course, if you are landscape, wildlife, still life or news photographer it is obvious that you don't care. No need for underlining it.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 14:00 by Aks1 »


« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2022, 16:43 »
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Then what are you doing here, wasting your time in a thread you don't care  ;D

I don't care

That makes two of us.

« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2022, 22:12 »
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I think DT has always done better in Europe, so maybe that is Yuri's thinking? You have to have so many baskets for your eggs these days as earnings wax and wane ... look at how far ss has fallen while Adobe has taken over the top spot. I'm surprised he's not with Adobe, especially since they have their higher end collections. But I assume those require real exclusivity.

I haven't uploaded to dreamstime in ages, but uploaded 11 files today and the first 7 were accepted while I was finishing checking the keywords on the last 3, which they also took - really fast.  And no "similars" issues despite all being the same theme.

Dreamstime is weird for me, I once made $325 on a $750 one-year EL of an image that is one of the highest amounts I've earned on a single license, but usually with my small portfolio of 365 images, I'm lucky to get one payout a year. It's generally my lowest earner. But I don't shoot the same content as Yuri. I'd guess he knows what he's doing.

 
« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 22:16 by wordplanet »

« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2022, 08:43 »
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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2022, 05:12 »
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His content is in ADOBE too now.
https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/210716081/peopleimages-com?as_campaign=ftmigration2&as_channel=dpcft&as_campclass=brand&as_source=ft_web&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_content=closure_contributor-page

I wonder what his reasoning was for abandoning exclusivity:

1- Did not reach for the first time the 45% target
2- Sees no future for Getty. A company with a huge debt. Going to the stock market might give them a break but their financial health is really bad
3- sees that with the demise of SS and Oringer selling everyday his stock Adobe is beggining to look as the main player in 3-5 years. Getty and SS will be very far behind

Whatever the reason, there was a time he gave his explanations to the stock community. i wonder if this will be again the case or if he will remain silent. I wonder if we will see his portfolio at Shutterstock?
« Last Edit: February 24, 2022, 05:16 by everest »

wds

« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2022, 09:50 »
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His content is in ADOBE too now.
https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/210716081/peopleimages-com?as_campaign=ftmigration2&as_channel=dpcft&as_campclass=brand&as_source=ft_web&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_content=closure_contributor-page

I wonder what his reasoning was for abandoning exclusivity:

1- Did not reach for the first time the 45% target
2- Sees no future for Getty. A company with a huge debt. Going to the stock market might give them a break but their financial health is really bad
3- sees that with the demise of SS and Oringer selling everyday his stock Adobe is beggining to look as the main player in 3-5 years. Getty and SS will be very far behind

Whatever the reason, there was a time he gave his explanations to the stock community. i wonder if this will be again the case or if he will remain silent. I wonder if we will see his portfolio at Shutterstock?

I would guess his port will be at all the significant agencies.

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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2022, 11:06 »
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His content is in ADOBE too now.
https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/210716081/peopleimages-com?as_campaign=ftmigration2&as_channel=dpcft&as_campclass=brand&as_source=ft_web&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_content=closure_contributor-page

I wonder what his reasoning was for abandoning exclusivity:

1- Did not reach for the first time the 45% target
2- Sees no future for Getty. A company with a huge debt. Going to the stock market might give them a break but their financial health is really bad
3- sees that with the demise of SS and Oringer selling everyday his stock Adobe is beggining to look as the main player in 3-5 years. Getty and SS will be very far behind

Whatever the reason, there was a time he gave his explanations to the stock community. i wonder if this will be again the case or if he will remain silent. I wonder if we will see his portfolio at Shutterstock?

I wonder about that too, he misses not only iStock-sales but Getty's too which still can be very good.
That would be great if he doesn't join SS again, but I think he will.
I don't think he can make up the loss he is facing in leaving iStock-exclusivity. But we will never know only if he is back at IS exclusivity in a year so. Lol:)

« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2022, 12:36 »
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His content is in ADOBE too now.
https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/210716081/peopleimages-com?as_campaign=ftmigration2&as_channel=dpcft&as_campclass=brand&as_source=ft_web&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_content=closure_contributor-page

I wonder what his reasoning was for abandoning exclusivity:

1- Did not reach for the first time the 45% target
2- Sees no future for Getty. A company with a huge debt. Going to the stock market might give them a break but their financial health is really bad
3- sees that with the demise of SS and Oringer selling everyday his stock Adobe is beggining to look as the main player in 3-5 years. Getty and SS will be very far behind

Whatever the reason, there was a time he gave his explanations to the stock community. i wonder if this will be again the case or if he will remain silent. I wonder if we will see his portfolio at Shutterstock?

I wonder about that too, he misses not only iStock-sales but Getty's too which still can be very good.
That would be great if he doesn't join SS again, but I think he will.
I don't think he can make up the loss he is facing in leaving iStock-exclusivity. But we will never know only if he is back at IS exclusivity in a year so. Lol:)
I have been exclusive at istock. Earned more before becoming exclusive, and more after quitting exclusivity.
Istock exclusivity saves your time, thats all. And being exclusive at istock, you cannot submit RF images to other agencies.


 

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