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« on: January 07, 2021, 03:32 »
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Hello Guy, Happy New year to you all.
I am going to be honest with you and shameless.
I have lost my job as Stock Photo reviewer/inspector/editor/curator etc, whatever fancy name you give it, up to you.
Does any one of you know where to find similar jobs?
or any of you senior folk guid me where could I use my years learnt skills? I feel dumped :-(

Kind Regards,
Sanjiv Kumar


« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 05:18 »
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Hello Guy, Happy New year to you all.
I am going to be honest with you and shameless.
I have lost my job as Stock Photo reviewer/inspector/editor/curator etc, whatever fancy name you give it, up to you.
Does any one of you know where to find similar jobs?
or any of you senior folk guid me where could I use my years learnt skills? I feel dumped :-(

Kind Regards,
Sanjiv Kumar

Let me guess it was Shutterstock who dumped you :(

« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 11:30 »
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Nope! it's not SS  8)
They did send some people almost an year ago!

« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 11:45 »
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Hi Sanjiv,

can you tell us some more about the job you did so we can help you?

« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 14:12 »
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Hi Sanjiv,

can you tell us some more about the job you did so we can help you?

yes, something like a CV, the learnt skills, what your previous employer needed, how this job works and so on.

« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 03:47 »
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Hi,

Stock photo reviewer for a mid tier Microstock website.
There is no CV for it :-(

You know when you upload photos on Microstock websites, and you wait till your photos get approved or declined? Sometime you hate us for our decisions? I am one of those faceless guy who probably loves 100s of your photos and admires, everyday.

I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 04:13 »
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On the right of this site is a pretty comprehensive list of stock companies. Thats a starting point. I'd use google and then start enquiring directly to the companies. Think about your skill set and matching to possible other avenues also identify gaps that you could address in your down time.

Good luck

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 19:38 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 02:44 »
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As a former employee of a stock agency you potentially have a great background and inside information on how stock agencies work.
I'm sure a lot of us are very eager to hear you out on your experiences. :)

You might consider expanding your scope of work, and contact professional studio's which need keywording and descriptions for the content they are producing.
Contact them directly, explain your skills and experience. You can also offer your services on fiverr.com (don't know if it's worth it, never tried) and fill the gap with some freelance jobs.





« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 06:54 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.

« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 17:14 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2021, 04:42 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

I'd have to disagree with the 'let the market decide' comment. That's how Shutterstock ended up with 350million+ images and pages and pages of dross, sending buyers to different agencies that had a more comprehensive curation process.

Any artist producing reasonable quality images won't be disadvantaged by LCV rejections.

« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2021, 05:07 »
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  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

Yeah. I have several sets of pics which were refused as haveing no "commercial value" with one agency A and they do sell very good at another agency B.
I often think what a shame I could not place them with agency A since they do sell quite well, even good sales on demand for 50 and 60 Dollars.

So what made the reviewer of agency A think they are of no commercial value.....  ::)

« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2021, 06:31 »
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Microstock has changed so much since I first started in 2010. If images are deemed to be LCV due to having less popular subjects or styles and the agencies now only want hugely popular done to death subjects where will buyers go to find the rest. Just a thought.

« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2021, 07:07 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

No need to have a go at the OP they were asking about job opportunities they were not responsible for any rejections you may have had.


« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2021, 17:13 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

No need to have a go at the OP they were asking about job opportunities they were not responsible for any rejections you may have had.

hoist on his own petard - reviewers  need more than intuition and claims they know the market

« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2021, 17:51 »
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There is no CV for it :-(

CV is something you write yourself. Internet is full of examples and advice how to write one. It's necessary because it tells your next employer what you know and can do.

« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2021, 03:26 »
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I guess at eyeEm many reviewer will leave eyeEm soon, because it is getting frustrating for them now compared with the time before they got a new boss and payment levels.
Reviewer who did not work there before might take it easier. So might be soon you could get a job there?
But the problem is: I guess most reviewer on eyeEm are also the group of owner. But the new boss with stockphoto background might be from Getty, so I would be careful.

I just got an email reply from eyeEm which shows that they are not (allowed) to be that kind anymore. And if there really kind replies in the past were real - and I guess that, because they really took care on their artists - then the new rules for replying might frustrate them and getting depression from it.

« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 03:43 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.



how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

No need to have a go at the OP they were asking about job opportunities they were not responsible for any rejections you may have had.

hoist on his own petard - reviewers  need more than intuition and claims they know the market

I guess that's why he also mentioned experience and company guidelines.

« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2021, 04:53 »
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Not sure I buy this post?? sounds more like feeling us out taking our pulse haha! anyway it was bye bye to reviewers and hello automatic done by software reviewing by SS a couple of years back.
Good luck anyway and hope you find a REAL reviewer job! you might want to try a Production-assistant job at one of the traditional agencies.

« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2021, 05:54 »
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I choose photos of commercial valued and give a proper feed back why photos were declined, if asked.

how do you decide what has commercial value?

It's a skill learnt by experience, guidelines from company, market trend and intuition.


ROFLMAO --  intuition? really??? what qualifies you over the artist?

what sort of testing do you do to PROVE your decisions are correct?  i've always considered LCV the worst reason for rejection - let the market decide

I'd have to disagree with the 'let the market decide' comment. That's how Shutterstock ended up with 350million+ images and pages and pages of dross, sending buyers to different agencies that had a more comprehensive curation process.

Any artist producing reasonable quality images won't be disadvantaged by LCV rejections.

That's how Alamy ended up with 230 million diverse images and creative diversity. Let the buyer decide commercial value only judge by quality of image standards.


 

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