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« on: March 13, 2020, 13:31 »
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Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.


« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 13:35 »
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Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.

The sites will be fine it's not an electronic virus.

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 13:37 »
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 ;D

« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 13:37 »
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Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.

The sites will be fine it's not an electronic virus.
:D

Shelma1

« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 15:04 »
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A lot of advertising assignments are being put on hold, and we freelancers are not getting any work. So Id guess therell be a negative impact.

georgep7

« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 15:07 »
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A great question actually to  make jokes about.

How about curation, support and transactions times?

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 15:19 »
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Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.

The entire industry, as any other industry will be globally affected.

« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 15:30 »
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We are nose diving into a major economic slowdown. Aside from companies who produce hand sanitizer, we are all screwed.

« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 13:19 »
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I see a decline in my travel photo sales, roughly 15-20% already.

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 13:52 »
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I see a decline in my travel photo sales, roughly 15-20% already.

it's pretty clear that micro stock will fall down...those who say contrary are simply ling to themselves...

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 15:07 »
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I see a decline in my travel photo sales, roughly 15-20% already.

it's pretty clear that micro stock will fall down...those who say contrary are simply ling to themselves...

Maybe I am, I'm sworn to keep my secret identity secret. For myself, and I deny that Microstock will fall down. I am Ling Ling

No matter who you are or what you do, there will always be a Ling Ling who is above your level.

There will always be Microstock. Maybe artists will make nothing, and some companies will close, but there will always be Microstock as long as there are people with cameras.

Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.

Can Getty get any lower or worse?  ;) Overall, I think we'll see less use, less downloads and less earnings, until this passes. Except people who are shooting empty streets, empty shelves, showing sick people, or drawing corona virus illustrations.

A lot of advertising assignments are being put on hold, and we freelancers are not getting any work. So Id guess therell be a negative impact.

That's a good example of how and why, and a good prediction.
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2020, 15:33 »
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I see a decline in my travel photo sales, roughly 15-20% already.

it's pretty clear that micro stock will fall down...those who say contrary are simply ling to themselves...

Maybe I am, I'm sworn to keep my secret identity secret. For myself, and I deny that Microstock will fall down. I am Ling Ling

No matter who you are or what you do, there will always be a Ling Ling who is above your level.

There will always be Microstock. Maybe artists will make nothing, and some companies will close, but there will always be Microstock as long as there are people with cameras.

Wondering how microstock sites such as Getty/istock will be affected by the coronavirus.

Can Getty get any lower or worse?  ;) Overall, I think we'll see less use, less downloads and less earnings, until this passes. Except people who are shooting empty streets, empty shelves, showing sick people, or drawing corona virus illustrations.

A lot of advertising assignments are being put on hold, and we freelancers are not getting any work. So Id guess therell be a negative impact.

That's a good example of how and why, and a good prediction.
 

sure some will still make good money mostly not...and is not your case of course

« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2020, 15:38 »
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We are nose diving into a major economic slowdown. Aside from companies who produce hand sanitizer, we are all screwed.
This. Huge recession, budgets squeezed everywhere. It's going to hurt almost everyone.

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 15:59 »
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We are nose diving into a major economic slowdown. Aside from companies who produce hand sanitizer, we are all screwed.
This. Huge recession, budgets squeezed everywhere. It's going to hurt almost everyone.

it's obvious and i can see only portfolio....clearly some will still earn something, but shutter stock will lose millions like any other company, considering the sector was not in the best shape is a difficult situation, personally i hope all micro fails so maybe we rebegin from zero....but i doubt...

« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 16:04 »
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There will always be Microstock. Maybe artists will make nothing, and some companies will close, but there will always be Microstock as long as there are people with cameras.

Cameras? Photos are a dead horse (unless you are a very talented guy),
but...what about illustrators or motion designers? CG is everywhere,
but it's not so easy, you need to learn very complex softwares, years of practise, and a bit of talent.
Technology is evolving, microstock is evolving, face it. :)

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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2020, 19:26 »
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You cant stick motion graphics in a guidebook or a magazine though can you?

« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2020, 03:17 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

georgep7

« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2020, 03:54 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

Plus that even in paper for years now, one had to either draw hand or computer
and  cannot take a photo (or too high cost to replicate actual)
e.g. of a bisectioned 4 stroke engine and cycles.

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2020, 08:19 »
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sure some will still make good money mostly not...and is not your case of course

Wow thanks for the review and predicting my future. Who are you?

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2020, 09:37 »
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from next week most country will be like italy...everything shut down office closed...who people think will gonna buy photo)...ss will experience the same as any other business 80% of revenue gone, and the same contributor. pretty simple.

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2020, 09:41 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

georgep7

« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2020, 10:19 »
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from next week most country will be like italy...everything shut down office closed...who people think will gonna buy photo)...ss will experience the same as any other business 80% of revenue gone, and the same contributor. pretty simple.

In Greece it is day three at home and already another brand new tv ad is running on the matter.

The question is, can we create something that will stand out of the crowd and get high compensated sales?

50%

« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2020, 10:24 »
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I see a decline in my travel photo sales, roughly 15-20% already.

it's pretty clear that micro stock will fall down...those who say contrary are simply ling to themselves...
exactly

« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2020, 11:10 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

Shutterstock made 4.35 Million profit last quarter, microstock is making money. 2019, Pond5 launched partnerships with Reuters, Cover Video, and Newsflare to create the largest Editorial video collection. Depositphotos was founded by Dmitry Sergeev in November 2009 in Kiev, Ukraine. iStokc pays us 15% and you are calling microstock dead. The companies are making good money from microstock and people like you who give them pictures.

« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2020, 11:52 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

ok, you're right :)

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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2020, 12:49 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

ok, you're right :)

no is u right...i bet what you want in year you earn half of what you do now...but you are the kind of people who want deny th reality

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2020, 12:51 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

Shutterstock made 4.35 Million profit last quarter, microstock is making money. 2019, Pond5 launched partnerships with Reuters, Cover Video, and Newsflare to create the largest Editorial video collection. Depositphotos was founded by Dmitry Sergeev in November 2009 in Kiev, Ukraine. iStokc pays us 15% and you are calling microstock dead. The companies are making good money from microstock and people like you who give them pictures.

microstock is falling , ss growth is practically zero, next year probably begin losing money
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2020, 13:50 »
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Cameras? Photos are a dead horse (unless you are a very talented guy),
but...what about illustrators or motion designers? CG is everywhere,
but it's not so easy, you need to learn very complex softwares, years of practise, and a bit of talent.
Technology is evolving, microstock is evolving, face it. :)

Time is the most expensive item. Still images and videos are not interchangeable.

There used to be a lot of Facebook ads with videos but there are less of them now. Because people don't have time to spend watching them. And then those short title animations, how many of them are needed? One, one per story.

You also can't have all of them animated at the same time on the web page. Because they will look super annoying and distracting. It's the reason YouTube uses still thumbnails instead of animated ones.

Of course, videos have a place in the media but still images are the main things. More demand in still images and also more supply, less demand in videos and also less supply, and a bit higher price for video because of higher cost, simple as that.

Bragging about this is very childish.

« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2020, 13:52 »
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Paper magazines sell less and less. Online magazines are the future.
But maybe im wrong.  :)

dreamser...you are just considering that nothing change....video already see many subscription model with cheap price 1,5 dollar per sale, near photo but sale for video are not comparable, probably one video eery 1000 photo if not more....the same as motion graphic illustration, probably considering the crisis there will be even more competition...everybod living photo for video and motion graphic, the same pressure on price, high offer low demand....it-s a fact...in addiction while more complex motion design is not nuclear science...in easter europe there are zillions people doing this. so don-t believe a lot on your idea.

ok, you're right :)

no is u right...i bet what you want in year you earn half of what you do now...but you are the kind of people who want deny th reality

As i said...you are right, nothing else to add.
I leave you to your beliefs.
Good luck

« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2020, 13:55 »
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Cameras? Photos are a dead horse (unless you are a very talented guy),
but...what about illustrators or motion designers? CG is everywhere,
but it's not so easy, you need to learn very complex softwares, years of practise, and a bit of talent.
Technology is evolving, microstock is evolving, face it. :)

Time is the most expensive item. Still images and videos are not interchangeable.

There used to be a lot of Facebook ads with videos but there are less of them now. Because people don't have time to spend watching them. And then those short title animations, how many of them are needed? One, one per story.

You also can't have all of them animated at the same time on the web page. Because they will look super annoying and distracting. It's the reason YouTube uses still thumbnails instead of animated ones.

Of course, videos have a place in the media but still images are the main things. More demand in still images and also more supply, less demand in videos and also less supply, and a bit higher price for video because of higher cost, simple as that.

Bragging about this is very childish.

i'm childish?
mhhh...ok  ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 14:12 »
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Cameras? Photos are a dead horse (unless you are a very talented guy),
but...what about illustrators or motion designers? CG is everywhere,
but it's not so easy, you need to learn very complex softwares, years of practise, and a bit of talent.
Technology is evolving, microstock is evolving, face it. :)

Time is the most expensive item. Still images and videos are not interchangeable.

There used to be a lot of Facebook ads with videos but there are less of them now. Because people don't have time to spend watching them. And then those short title animations, how many of them are needed? One, one per story.

You also can't have all of them animated at the same time on the web page. Because they will look super annoying and distracting. It's the reason YouTube uses still thumbnails instead of animated ones.

Of course, videos have a place in the media but still images are the main things. More demand in still images and also more supply, less demand in videos and also less supply, and a bit higher price for video because of higher cost, simple as that.

Bragging about this is very childish.

She/he is right though, there is little now that can't be done on a computer without the limitations of light, location, models, makeup, props etc. It's not the future anymore it's here and it will swamp microstock in the years to come.

« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2020, 14:16 »
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She/he is right though, there is little now that can't be done on a computer without the limitations of light, location, models, makeup, props etc. It's not the future anymore it's here and it will swamp microstock in the years to come.

I thought we were talking about still images and videos.

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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2020, 15:28 »
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every business is down 90%...stock market are falling down, oil falling down,.,.,.and people think that micro stock won-t be affected_ isn0t t funny_

« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2020, 15:35 »
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every business is down 90%...stock market are falling down, oil falling down,.,.,.and people think that micro stock won-t be affected_ isn0t t funny_

the end of the world!!!
i'm writing from Ground Zero (North Italy), maybe you are right, i hope not.

« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2020, 19:43 »
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Now we have zero interest rates and they might start charging to look after our money in banks soon. They will try to get us to spend it but that's not going to be easy if were all staying in our homes. Crazy times.

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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2020, 10:21 »
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I thought we were talking about still images and videos.

+ to you

I thought we were talking about Microstock, not artists, photographers and ourselves? When someone says "Microstock" I think of the agencies, not myself. Microstock will be around a long, time, and making good money. We might not.

« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2020, 10:52 »
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Those few stock photographers who lived through WFC would know it felt.  However this time around there are the e-commerce and online traders. Things may work out a bit different for non-stock shooters and freelancers.

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2020, 14:03 »
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ss completely dead already? adobe a bit better....today since 9 o'clock zero sales...i hope american market but don't hold my breath..

« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2020, 15:18 »
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LOL!  ;D

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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2020, 06:32 »
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they accept zillions of craps included thousand of similar images for coronavirus, i uploaded 20 images who relate each to a different country despite being the same with change the flag, like thousand images already in coronavirus search, and they accept 2 and the rest refused for similar continent, despite the 2 have already sold many times and they are not the most important country affected by coronavirus, in adobe they sell every day and are counterbalancing the complete death of any other content...i wrote those idiots of ss they use ai machine also for support?

if only this virus would zero all micro stock industry there would have been a reason to stay home.

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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2020, 06:35 »
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https://www.shutterstock.com/g/sergeyman?sort=newest


280000 shits accepted then they refuse 20 files clearly different in concept meaning and potential customer for similar content....a tsunami should hit their office....not coronavirus

georgep7

« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2020, 06:41 »
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"refused for similar continent"?

either the most false rejection one can face ever...

...either a cool typo!

:P  ;D


Anyway, CG virus images seem to do dominate the news.

« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2020, 06:54 »
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every business is down 90%...stock market are falling down, oil falling down,.,.,.and people think that micro stock won-t be affected_ isn0t t funny_

the end of the world!!!
i'm writing from Ground Zero (North Italy), maybe you are right, i hope not.

Are you and jonbull the same person?

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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2020, 07:02 »
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"refused for similar continent"?

either the most false rejection one can face ever...

...either a cool typo!

:P  ;D


Anyway, CG virus images seem to do dominate the news.

ahah...no content...i checked is full of series with changing flag ugly as hell...but mine are similar continent refused several time and i already had a warning not to submit....really crossing finger their stock go to one dollar soon...i will prefer lose all my earning but see them go out of business...200000 coronavirus photo accepted 99 % looks made by a child of 2 years. not  single one with good light...seems like everybody with a cell phone put something on a table and shoot.

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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2020, 07:10 »
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every business is down 90%...stock market are falling down, oil falling down,.,.,.and people think that micro stock won-t be affected_ isn0t t funny_

the end of the world!!!
i'm writing from Ground Zero (North Italy), maybe you are right, i hope not.

Are you and jonbull the same person?
i dont' think

« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2020, 07:44 »
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every business is down 90%...stock market are falling down, oil falling down,.,.,.and people think that micro stock won-t be affected_ isn0t t funny_

the end of the world!!!
i'm writing from Ground Zero (North Italy), maybe you are right, i hope not.

Are you and jonbull the same person?

No!

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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2020, 08:33 »
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everybody selling stocks in market to buy photos!!...ahaha...coronavirus will kill this business for the next 2 3 months at least.

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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2020, 08:39 »
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i have probably 5% of sales i always have at this time of the day...practically sals come only from india , and country less affected by coronavirus...italy france spain uk gone literally

« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2020, 08:51 »
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i have probably 5% of sales i always have at this time of the day...practically sals come only from india , and country less affected by coronavirus...italy france spain uk gone literally
The worst thing that this pandemic has brought is Jonbull being forced to postpone his project Serbia! Serbians borders are closed!  ;)

« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2020, 08:52 »
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Well, yesterday was really bad but today is appalling. Weekdays are becoming weekends apparently.

Very, very worried as this time of year my main income comes from travel images. If this does not pickup somehow I'll be in serious trouble.

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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2020, 09:38 »
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i have probably 5% of sales i always have at this time of the day...practically sals come only from india , and country less affected by coronavirus...italy france spain uk gone literally
The worst thing that this pandemic has brought is Jonbull being forced to postpone his project Serbia! Serbians borders are closed!  ;)

i agreed) and  also no lifestyle shooting for the next 2 months minimum,, nail in the coffin of micro stock...

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« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2020, 14:19 »
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one nice sales for 45 at least saved the day...

« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2020, 17:22 »
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i have probably 5% of sales i always have at this time of the day...practically sals come only from india , and country less affected by coronavirus...italy france spain uk gone literally
The worst thing that this pandemic has brought is Jonbull being forced to postpone his project Serbia! Serbians borders are closed!  ;)
That "project" has been in the pipeline nearly as long as the imminent destruction of Microstock ;-)

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« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2020, 17:44 »
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I'm getting paper and electronic mails from travel companies encouraging me to book trips for 2021. These particular companies (that I've used before, one of which just confirmed my refund for a trip to Extremadura [next month] today) don't use stock photos, but presumably other companies are doing the same, and do.

« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2020, 01:55 »
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I'm getting paper and electronic mails from travel companies encouraging me to book trips for 2021. These particular companies (that I've used before, one of which just confirmed my refund for a trip to Extremadura [next month] today) don't use stock photos, but presumably other companies are doing the same, and do.
Yes I'm getting lots especially on Facebook. In the medium term though I would expect quite a few travel companies to go bust. The cruise industry being particularly vulnerable. In the longer term those emerging from the rubble may need a big marketing push...along with government agencies. At some point there will be a big "we are open for business" campaign from many governments.


 

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