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« Reply #125 on: December 01, 2009, 05:04 »
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Four in my port too.  I've had two downloads .... but NO MONEY.  Not so sure that getting credits for uploading makes a lot of sense.  Turns the site into an "exchange" agency instead of a "sales" agency.  Photographers who need images usually can make their own.  What's the use for all those download credits???    :-\


About the same story here.  One in 15 accepted with a "file sharing" download . . . . .  I am starting to loose interest already, maybe this isn't the site for me.


« Reply #126 on: December 01, 2009, 17:36 »
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uploaded 5 good sellers, 5 rejected...not going to bother - life is short. Plus, go look at their collection - fairly shallow and fairly poor quality....don't get what they're trying to do and too busy to take the time to figure it out.
*steps off soapbox*

WarrenPrice

« Reply #127 on: December 03, 2009, 10:40 »
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SOLD ONE!  And I've had only four accepted.  Still can't figure out what they want but the one that sold was an image of a coal-burning power generating station in Page, Arizona.  1.20 Euro.


« Reply #128 on: December 03, 2009, 10:52 »
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Congratulations! ;D

Just started uploading recently in small batches of 2 and 3. None selected yet but will keep trying until they find something they like. Uploading some previously sent to other agencies and looking for "interesting shots" in my archives and keeping them in mind when I'm out shooting photos and playing around.

« Reply #129 on: December 03, 2009, 13:57 »
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Congrats Warren!  Ah yes I know that power plant Page.  That one does have stock potential for pollution concept shots.

ap

« Reply #130 on: December 03, 2009, 16:42 »
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SOLD ONE!  And I've had only four accepted.  Still can't figure out what they want but the one that sold was an image of a coal-burning power generating station in Page, Arizona.  1.20 Euro.



+1
wow, we seem to be in lock step with each other. 4 photos, one (real) sale, 2 (credit) sales, numerous rejects (for me). congrats, twin!

WarrenPrice

« Reply #131 on: December 03, 2009, 22:43 »
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thanks.  and congrats to you as well.  Hope we get these guys figured out soon.  Have you browsed the uploads from the last few days?   WEIRD! some really strange images.  Would sure love to know who buys from this site.   ??? :-\

ap

« Reply #132 on: December 06, 2009, 02:40 »
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i don't really see them as a stock agency more than an artsy gallery focusing on real photography (rather than the photoshopped to death red bubble) that's moody and experimental. i can definitely see some of the works on music cd covers (for alternative music) and lots of artsy publications that won't be using istock images.

but the sales are good as reported by others. i just got another one for an even bigger size, really makes up for the rejections.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #133 on: December 08, 2009, 14:25 »
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Suffering from rejection dejection here.  After some early success, I can NOT for the life of me get an image accepted.  At one time, I thought I had an idea what to upload.  I was wrong. 

I'm waiting now for my "matching download" with AP.  LOL


« Reply #134 on: December 08, 2009, 15:18 »
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I've uploaded large groups, medium groups, small groups, one at a time, no luck getting any accepted. Don't have a clue what they want. Maybe they want more European style imagery. :-\ Who knows? If you find out, tell me please. :)

« Reply #135 on: December 08, 2009, 17:40 »
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i tried 2 of my best / artistic images...1 at a time with 2 weeks in between...both shot down. Not wasting any more time with them...life's short.

« Reply #136 on: December 11, 2009, 07:37 »
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Finally got one accepted. ;D
Quite an involved finalization process, but I didn't mind. I like the how the site works and enjoy seeing all the interesting photos. A breath of fresh air.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #137 on: December 11, 2009, 13:05 »
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It has gotten to be an obsession.   ::)
I'm starting to submit stuff that should have been trashed long ago.  I've also started asking questions in the forum.  Seems like "Dudebun" is an admin.  Hope he will continue to participate.

Congratulations on the acceptance.  Is it something that is not on another site? 

« Reply #138 on: December 11, 2009, 13:18 »
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It's on other sites, just doesn't sell much, pretty though. Didn't go through the cue like the others, approved in less than a day.

You can see it here:

http://www.photocase.com/en/photodetail.asp?i=186911

I'm going back through photos I took 5-6 years ago before I became "stockmatized."

ap

« Reply #139 on: December 11, 2009, 13:44 »
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congrats and here's to many more!

photocase gets really addictive as it's fun to see which one gets in amongst the thousands you send. it also pushed me to shoot in a more interesting way. funnily enough, the edgier ones i shoot just for pc is being accepted at other stock sites too.


WarrenPrice

« Reply #140 on: December 11, 2009, 14:32 »
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stockmatized Great word.   ;D
Stock is killing the fun on my vacations.  I can't seem to take an image without thinking STOCK!!!   :(

« Reply #141 on: December 11, 2009, 15:41 »
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stockmatized Great word.   ;D
Stock is killing the fun on my vacations.  I can't seem to take an image without thinking STOCK!!!   :(
Killing the fun? Getting loads of new stock images IS the fun, Warren! Just ask my ex partner (it, sadly, wasn't fun for her which is one reason why I say ex). She was quite interested to look at a little roadside chapel on a small Greek island for a few minutes, but after twenty minutes of me hunting for the best angles/lighting etc, tended to get a bit bored). And then, of course, BigStock reject them as "snapshot image" ;) It takes a special talent to spend that long achieving something that looks like I just clicked the button and walked on! Regards, David ("thinking stock" for 35 years now).

WarrenPrice

« Reply #142 on: December 11, 2009, 17:42 »
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stockmatized Great word.   ;D
Stock is killing the fun on my vacations.  I can't seem to take an image without thinking STOCK!!!   :(
Killing the fun? Getting loads of new stock images IS the fun, Warren! Just ask my ex partner (it, sadly, wasn't fun for her which is one reason why I say ex). She was quite interested to look at a little roadside chapel on a small Greek island for a few minutes, but after twenty minutes of me hunting for the best angles/lighting etc, tended to get a bit bored). And then, of course, BigStock reject them as "snapshot image" ;) It takes a special talent to spend that long achieving something that looks like I just clicked the button and walked on! Regards, David ("thinking stock" for 35 years now).

I'm pretty sure angles and light are inherent to any kind of photography, David, especially landscapes and nature.  I even look for the best angles for my editorial stuff (motorsports action.)  BUT ... those don't seem to be the things that sell on stock sites.  Maybe it's just me?   :P

« Reply #143 on: December 11, 2009, 18:30 »
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Here's some tips from steffne from the Photocase forum:

1. Photos should be "complete," i.e., what you upload is the picture as you prefer it (in contrast to saying that downloaders have all the possibilities to edit the image). Crop the photo to get the composition you feel is best. Ideally, you'll do that before shooting (in your photo, composition and focus are not convincing).

2. Photos should be easy to read. Concentrate on your motive and leave out anything else (in your photo, the background [branches] distracts the eye from the motive, thus, is uneasy). Do not forget that a good motive is mood/emotion (e.g., nice light).

3. You do not want to exaggerate use of photoshop filters. Editing is okay but can not replace composition or mood. I think there is room for improvement in yours

4. Try to give it a personal touch. Don't let a photo look like this of anybody. Look for special perspectives etc. Be original! At least, try so.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #144 on: December 14, 2009, 16:20 »
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I got the following from Dudebun:

I wrote this elsewhere, but I think it applies:

"I'm willing to say that the acceptance criteria at Photocase are no different from any other stock catalogue, (composition; style; theme; motif; exposure; minimum resolution; saleability; free from excessive noise, editing and/or artifacting; etc ) we just weigh them differently here. Muffinmaker stated earlier that phone photos generally sell well. Some other sites may say "phone photos sell, accept more phone photos," and may even make it known to their users that they should upload more phone photos. At Photocase we wouldn't do something like that, but rather would continue to accept phone photos that are, in the eyes of our reveiwers, remarkable. This is what users from a microstock background have to understand about Photocase: we're not in a race to have the most, we're only concerned with accepting good-quality, unique, stylish photos. That's our vision. "


To me, that makes it sound as though selling images is not a priority????

« Reply #145 on: December 14, 2009, 16:40 »
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People complain about too many similar sites, isn't it nice to have one that is doing something different?  There are lots of sites that accept all our microstock images and hardly sell anything.  From what people are reporting, photocase do have sales.  Perhaps they are right and some of the other copycat sites are wrong?

ap

« Reply #146 on: December 14, 2009, 17:01 »
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People complain about too many similar sites, isn't it nice to have one that is doing something different?  There are lots of sites that accept all our microstock images and hardly sell anything.  From what people are reporting, photocase do have sales.  Perhaps they are right and some of the other copycat sites are wrong?

i agree. i'm really liking photocase for it's not only allowing me to experiment with my photography but also rewarding it with higher financial returns. i only have 7 photos there since a month ago but the rpi is over a dollar and the rpd is 2.7. i'm also having a lot of fun in the process. at least i don't have to think or ask, 'what will this sell or promote' as i click the camera shutter.

by the way, i think Dudebun favorited one of your photos. teacher's pet.  ;)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2009, 17:04 by ap »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #147 on: December 14, 2009, 17:41 »
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Sorry, that was not intended to be a negative post.  Just expressing my confusion.  Yes it is fun but so was Flickr in the beginning.  I'm just trying to understand the Photocase concept.


« Reply #148 on: December 14, 2009, 22:50 »
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I just checked my photocase account and my vast portfolio (5 images) and it turns out I got a sale last week for 2.16 euro on one of my images.  It's a start.

ap

« Reply #149 on: December 15, 2009, 01:20 »
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hey, i wonder if you guys ever noticed, but there are some really cool statistics tool on photocase. it's a link to the right of your photos called statistics. if you click on it, it's like a whole new world of info, in terms of all the key words used to search for your photo, whether it resulted in a sale or not, and a map of all the countries these visitors came from. wow, we've finally emerged from the middle ages...


 

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