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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2016, 14:46 »
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Sold my first mobile phone photo for $2.  Used a few sites but had no luck in over 6 months, so I will have to upload a lot more images.
https://www.twenty20.com/photos/3fe1283f-f225-42dc-96cb-b0721c630372
Congratulations! Is it possible / makes sense to upload DSLR pictures to Twenty20? Will they sell? :)
I don't see the point in doing that, I already have enough places to sell DSLR photos.
They (Twenty20) also seem not to read IPTC information from files after upload :( Do you keyword your files manually after uploading?


« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2016, 17:35 »
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Who have you guys found to approve the most cell phone pics, the easiest? 

Fotolia for me seems to be easiest to take the few I've submitted.  Keywording on the fly on a mobile is a pain, though.  I can't see this being time effective, or cost effective... but it's fun if you're bored.   Not sure I've ever sold any of my mobile uploads yet.  I remember Shutterstock seeming a bit tougher to get approvals on them. 

« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2016, 18:32 »
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Yup, SS rejected a bunch of mobile photos from my last set due to quality issues. Istock, fotolia and 123rf seem to be more ok with them. Haven't had a sale yet though.

« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2016, 21:20 »
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Used them all, or so I thought. Stockimo, Fotolia instant, snap wire, and The dreams time companion. Without a doubt, Fotolia is my fave. 8 sales in 2 months I've been on. (I am a newbie) so I was happy with that. Turn around time is good, but they don't take editorial, and you can't edit photo info after you upload. DT is really easy to use and has a VERY relaxed acceptance rate IMO. (1 sake there, 88 photos up, many views) Stockimo? Eh. No view counter, so you can't even tell if you're photos are being looked at and no sales for me so far.

« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2016, 03:32 »
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Mobile for mobile, or for a small display/print. It cannot be compared with DSLR by quality, if not post-processed and downsized. Anyway, the main stop for me is typing on a small screen :-)

« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2016, 01:54 »
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I started uploading mobile stockphoto's while commuting, or during bored moments at work. And, I was surprised that sales started flowing in! Not big sales, I won't be selling the 5D yet, or quitting my daytime job yet, but it's fun to see sales coming in.
I'm using, in order of sales:
Shutterstock
Fotolia
iStock
Dreamstime
123RF
Stockimo
Twenty20 (no sales yet)
Thinking of using Eyeem too...

Weird thing about DT: I have between 100 and 200 on each agency (except Twenty20). But DT used to be my bigtime winner in sales, so I put all my effort in that portfolio, and uploaded about 450 at them. Sales (and views) were coming in regularly (not enough, but fun). So I made an extra effort and pushed my portfolio above 500 (37 now). Since then (2 months now), no sales anymore, and almost no views. Anyone else noticed this strange kind of behavior?
Luckily my iStock, FT and SS portfolios kicked off, so I put my effort there now.

« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2016, 12:17 »
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I started uploading mobile stockphoto's while commuting, or during bored moments at work. And, I was surprised that sales started flowing in! Not big sales, I won't be selling the 5D yet, or quitting my daytime job yet, but it's fun to see sales coming in.
I'm using, in order of sales:
Shutterstock
Fotolia
iStock
Dreamstime
123RF
Stockimo
Twenty20 (no sales yet)
Thinking of using Eyeem too...

Weird thing about DT: I have between 100 and 200 on each agency (except Twenty20). But DT used to be my bigtime winner in sales, so I put all my effort in that portfolio, and uploaded about 450 at them. Sales (and views) were coming in regularly (not enough, but fun). So I made an extra effort and pushed my portfolio above 500 (37 now). Since then (2 months now), no sales anymore, and almost no views. Anyone else noticed this strange kind of behavior?
Luckily my iStock, FT and SS portfolios kicked off, so I put my effort there now.


     Same thing here. Funny, Shutterstock has now exceeded Fotolia for in a very short period of time. Dreams time has been, to put it nicely, a big disappointment. Lots of views for many of my photos uploaded early, and like the previous poster, figured, this is the place to be! After my honeymoon period, very few views, no sales.
     With SS, I really like the key wording, as they suggest really good key words. Mobile upload is easy, and they take editorial! Another thing is I feel that with SS, you are getting on the best stock site in my opinion, meaning the best quality photos are being posted, and that if you can get accepted there, your photos have a good chance of selling. I feel DT is too lax with their acceptance, taking many photos just to say "We're the biggest"

« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2016, 09:55 »
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is there a way to protect photos on eyeem because i there is no watermark there ?

« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2016, 17:37 »
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is there a way to protect photos on eyeem because i there is no watermark there ?

Not that I am aware of - it is a reflection that they are a social media site first and market second. For that reason, I am selective about what I put up there. On the flip side, the collection gets high exposure on Getty, and I get regular reasonable sales for images that otherwise would not be accepted at Getty. Uploading via web is easy compared to other mobile apps, and auto keywording is pretty good.

« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2016, 19:11 »
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I started uploading mobile stockphoto's while commuting, or during bored moments at work. And, I was surprised that sales started flowing in! Not big sales, I won't be selling the 5D yet, or quitting my daytime job yet, but it's fun to see sales coming in.
I'm using, in order of sales:
Shutterstock
Fotolia
iStock
Dreamstime
123RF
Stockimo
Twenty20 (no sales yet)
Thinking of using Eyeem too...

Weird thing about DT: I have between 100 and 200 on each agency (except Twenty20). But DT used to be my bigtime winner in sales, so I put all my effort in that portfolio, and uploaded about 450 at them. Sales (and views) were coming in regularly (not enough, but fun). So I made an extra effort and pushed my portfolio above 500 (37 now). Since then (2 months now), no sales anymore, and almost no views. Anyone else noticed this strange kind of behavior?
Luckily my iStock, FT and SS portfolios kicked off, so I put my effort there now.
Awesome stuff...  What mobile are you using? I have a one plus 2 and am trying to figure out if it's me are the phone that's causing all the rejections

« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2016, 03:10 »
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I started uploading mobile stockphoto's while commuting, or during bored moments at work. And, I was surprised that sales started flowing in! Not big sales, I won't be selling the 5D yet, or quitting my daytime job yet, but it's fun to see sales coming in.
I'm using, in order of sales:
Shutterstock
Fotolia
iStock
Dreamstime
123RF
Stockimo
Twenty20 (no sales yet)
Thinking of using Eyeem too...

Weird thing about DT: I have between 100 and 200 on each agency (except Twenty20). But DT used to be my bigtime winner in sales, so I put all my effort in that portfolio, and uploaded about 450 at them. Sales (and views) were coming in regularly (not enough, but fun). So I made an extra effort and pushed my portfolio above 500 (37 now). Since then (2 months now), no sales anymore, and almost no views. Anyone else noticed this strange kind of behavior?
Luckily my iStock, FT and SS portfolios kicked off, so I put my effort there now.
Awesome stuff...  What mobile are you using? I have a one plus 2 and am trying to figure out if it's me are the phone that's causing all the rejections

I use An iPhone 6. Although, I must say that Alot of them are rejected too. Especially if I process them (using enlight).

« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2016, 08:07 »
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Oh, same here, although i guess i dont post process them as much as i would a RAW file from my camera. Need to figure out shooting with a phone from scratch

« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2016, 11:02 »
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Doing pretty well with mobile, in fact my sales at the 'mobile' websites are outperforming microstock nowadays. I'm considering to pull out of microstock and only doing macrostock and mobile for images.
I've kind of had it with all the changes at the (greedy) microstock agencies.

« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2016, 12:43 »
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By mobile websites you mean eyeem and all? O

« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2016, 14:01 »
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Good question! Does eyem and 20twenty and the likes work for you?
I'm also seeing a good increase in mobile stock. But macro stock isn't really working anymore. Which one works well for you? I'm on alamy and used to be on photographersdirect.com


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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2016, 15:08 »
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What about footage? Do agencies accept the quality from a phone?

« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2016, 15:20 »
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Mobile sites like 20twenty and EyeEm but not Snapwire, I don't get them. I have the feeling they don't want any new photographers and always have the same people getting nominated.
Westend61 for macro, they distribute to Offset, Getty, Fotolia and others as well and accepts mobile.
I always find keywording too troublesome at Alamy, my portfolio there is tiny and sales are almost absent. Not sure if they change the keywording procedure at Alamy nowadays.
In order of importance for me at the moment: Westend61, Getty, mobile, microstock agencies with Westend61 getting my best images and microstock my worst.

« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2016, 15:23 »
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What about footage? Do agencies accept the quality from a phone?
Yes they do

« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2016, 15:26 »
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Mobile sites like 20twenty and EyeEm but not Snapwire, I don't get them. I have the feeling they don't want any new photographers and always have the same people getting nominated.
Westend61 for macro, they distribute to Offset, Getty, Fotolia and others as well and accepts mobile.
I always find keywording too troublesome at Alamy, my portfolio there is tiny and sales are almost absent. Not sure if they change the keywording procedure at Alamy nowadays.
In order of importance for me at the moment: Westend61, Getty, mobile, microstock agencies with Westend61 getting my best images and microstock my worst.
Nah...
Key wording for alamy is still a pain... Which is the main cause for my portfolio there being stuck at 900, which I reached about 5 years ago...

« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2016, 15:30 »
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Lol well that's good to know, thanks.

« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2016, 15:31 »
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What about footage? Do agencies accept the quality from a phone?

I'm don't upload too much iphone clips as I love using my professional cam but in some instances mobile clips are great. Must have it in manual mode to stop the aperture from flickering and I also put it in manual focus. One of my best selling clips on Getty was filmed on my old iphone 4s quite a few years ago. Still sells today. As long as you use the equipment to its full advantage the content will sell the clip and do all the hard work for you.

spacedrone808

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« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2016, 09:02 »
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Doing pretty well with mobile, in fact my sales at the 'mobile' websites are outperforming microstock nowadays. I'm considering to pull out of microstock and only doing macrostock and mobile for images.
I've kind of had it with all the changes at the (greedy) microstock agencies.

I can't believe it. Mobile stocks outperform shutterstock and istock? You are kidding...
With what mobile stocks do you work?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2016, 09:25 by spacedrone808 »

« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2016, 09:05 »
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What about footage? Do agencies accept the quality from a phone?

I'm don't upload too much iphone clips as I love using my professional cam but in some instances mobile clips are great. Must have it in manual mode to stop the aperture from flickering and I also put it in manual focus. One of my best selling clips on Getty was filmed on my old iphone 4s quite a few years ago. Still sells today. As long as you use the equipment to its full advantage the content will sell the clip and do all the hard work for you.
Just wondering, what camera software do you use on iPhone for stock?


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« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2016, 07:57 »
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Since I use Pixendr app for Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.pixendr uploading directly from mobile is more fun and easy and earnings started to fly for me. I currently submit to 10 agencies but Fotolia rejects a lot :(
My best earners for mobile content are by far Shutterstock and Dreamstime.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2016, 10:33 »
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Does Pixendr or any other app add the iPTC directly to the image file or is it just stored in in Pixendr?


 

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