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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2008, 01:17 »
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Hey Jay, Welcome to MSG!
No, not THAT MSG that just for chinese food.

I'm in North County, same as you.
If you ever need someone to show you how to shoot a portfolio of images that don't sell well on Micro, just give me a holler...  ;D

Joseph


« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2008, 06:58 »
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jayreilly, I sent you a personal message

helix7

« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2008, 10:27 »
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...i want o be sensitive to my models and subjects and it would sorry me that an image could cost so little and be used so much...

Hi Jay. I don't know how much help I'll be since I'm not a photog (illustrator only), but I can say that in my limited experience in stock, it definitely takes a somewhat lower expectation of usage control to stomach microstock. Images are sold hundreds (sometimes thousands) of times, and at prices that open up the customer base to everyone from savvy image buyers to ruthless scammers looking to exploit artists. It's bad enough that images are sold far too many times in microstock to realistically track and enforce license terms, and on top of that there is the issue of image theft and misuse. Just a couple of weeks ago i was alerted to someone who purchased 10 of my images and was reselling them on another microstock site. It's a daily occurance in microstock, and while the community is pretty good about policing and spotting theft like that, it still goes on. My point is that I think to be a microstock contributor, you need to be willing to let go of much of the protection and rights found in traditional stock business models. My images get misused, stolen, are used for purposes outside of the license, etc., and while I wish that didn't happen, I can live with it.

FYI, I started out in microstock, and never sold images any other way prior. So maybe my expectations are naturally lower since I don't have a point of reference prior to microstock.

suwanneeredhead

  • O.I.D. Sufferer (Obsessive Illustration Disorder)
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2016, 13:09 »
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 >:(

« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2016, 16:29 »
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ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2016, 17:19 »
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>:(

What was the point of that?

I took it as a comment on the ubiquitous Russian, who had posted several times on many threads before being removed, including in this one.

« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2016, 17:39 »
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>:(

What was the point of that?

He just wanted everyone to know he's constipated, Can't you tell? >:( >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2016, 18:09 »
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"including in this one"

Ah, yes.

« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2016, 19:23 »
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>:(

What was the point of that?

I took it as a comment on the ubiquitous Russian, who had posted several times on many threads before being removed, including in this one.


Yes, everything was spammed, including really old threads that were resurrected, only to be spammed multiple times.  >:(  for sure.

« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2016, 06:32 »
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Hi guys! I'm a newbie. Seems like I registered to a good forum.  Looking forward to learning new things here. :)

« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2016, 08:00 »
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Hi guys! I'm a newbie. Seems like I registered to a good forum.  Looking forward to learning new things here. :)

Run away!  Save yourself!  It's too late for the rest of us, but YOU may be able to save your sanity.



 

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