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Semmick Photo

« on: April 07, 2015, 10:23 »
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I just roughly checked my last 1400 photos and Photodune have accepted about 140. I have an acceptance rate of 10% on PD.  :o

Bigstock is 96%
CanStockPhoto is 94%
123RF is 95%
Shutterstock 90%
Fotolia was 60%
Alamy was 100%
Deposit was 95%
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 14:05 by Semmick Photo »


« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 10:27 »
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Ron, would you please add better titles of your threads? The "10%" title doesn't tell much and it's another time when I open your thread without any idea what will I read about... Thanks a lot for understanding! :)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 14:05 »
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Great thread.

« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 15:06 »
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Their approvals/rejections seem pretty random to me too. I don't even bother to attempt to make sense of them anymore.

If they were a big earner I'd be more concerned.

« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 16:20 »
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You submit 1400 files to these guys (who are they? - can't see them on the list to the right).  Guessing they are below low earners and they presume to dump on you, yet you very few on DT who are relatively decent, with reasonably competent reviewers and just gotta earn far more per image. Doesn't add up  ???

« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 16:30 »
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You submit 1400 files to these guys (who are they? - can't see them on the list to the right).  Guessing they are below low earners and they presume to dump on you, yet you very few on DT who are relatively decent, with reasonably competent reviewers and just gotta earn far more per image. Doesn't add up  ???

Photodune = Envato

Semmick Photo

« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 16:53 »
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You submit 1400 files to these guys (who are they? - can't see them on the list to the right).  Guessing they are below low earners and they presume to dump on you, yet you very few on DT who are relatively decent, with reasonably competent reviewers and just gotta earn far more per image. Doesn't add up  ???
photodune one of the fastest submission process. Same as 123. Dreams time submit every photo one by one. Waaay to much work.

« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 02:21 »
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 photodune one of the fastest submission process. Same as 123. Dreams time submit every photo one by one. Waaay to much work.
Except for their peculiar way of attatching model releases.  They are my 7th best earner.

Me


« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 02:57 »
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You submit 1400 files to these guys (who are they? - can't see them on the list to the right).  Guessing they are below low earners and they presume to dump on you, yet you very few on DT who are relatively decent, with reasonably competent reviewers and just gotta earn far more per image. Doesn't add up  ???
photodune one of the fastest submission process. Same as 123. Dreams time submit every photo one by one. Waaay to much work.

What good is fast approval and easy submission when 90% gets rejected?

« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 08:03 »
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PD's core needs have proven to be studio shot, brightly lit stuff. They do not want much in the way of travel, nature. I also have a very high reject rate there because I submit underwater work and nature mostly. I no longer care because I don't make much at PD no how with my studio stuff/nature mixed port.

« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 11:36 »
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Most of my photos get rejected; I have better luck with my illustrations. If I were primarily a photographer I would have stopped uploading to PD altogether by now.

« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 14:37 »
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You submit 1400 files to these guys (who are they? - can't see them on the list to the right).  Guessing they are below low earners and they presume to dump on you, yet you very few on DT who are relatively decent, with reasonably competent reviewers and just gotta earn far more per image. Doesn't add up  ???
photodune one of the fastest submission process. Same as 123. Dreams time submit every photo one by one. Waaay to much work.

What good is fast approval and easy submission when 90% gets rejected?


Took the words right out of my mouth  :)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 14:46 »
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There is literally no work in submitting to PD. Just drag the images in FTP and submit. Thats it. I will get to submitting to DT. I just made an observation and thats it. Dont try to understand it  :P

« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 13:25 »
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Photodune = Envato

So Envato Owns Photodune? Are they are two separate sites or is it the same site with two different domain names? If Envato is a 7 on low earners is Photodune also or are they like SS owning Bigstock in which case Photodune cant even rank on the earning ratings?

Phadrea

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 07:57 »
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I would also say that I get about 90% rejected. I am past caring and ignore thier patronising forum posts suggesting how we can be better photographers to get more work accepted. I just throw enough mud and see what sticks. The sad thing is I get more sales with them than IS and DT.

« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 08:23 »
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However easy the upload process is I stopped submitting 2 months ago due to everything being rejected and sales have increased by 3x!

« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 11:17 »
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Just had pics reviewed by Photodune and zoonar - Zoonar accepted 19/20 and PD 1 out of 20. Guess which one PD accepted. Yep I do mostly travel type stuff so it probably explains it!

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 11:53 »
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Not surprised with PhotoDune. Submitting there, especially as a cartoonist (Graphic River or ENvato(?), was an absolute waste of time. Ridiculous submission process and outrageous rejections.

I just roughly checked my last 1400 photos and Photodune have accepted about 140. I have an acceptance rate of 10% on PD.  :o

Bigstock is 96%
CanStockPhoto is 94%
123RF is 95%
Shutterstock 90%
Fotolia was 60%
Alamy was 100%
Deposit was 95%

Phadrea

    This user is banned.
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2016, 05:36 »
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Even using a full frame camera, good lighting, prime lens and good subject matter = rejections, rejections, rejections, rejections, rejections, rejections, rejections, rejections etc etc etc .................

« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2016, 06:47 »
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They put me on the naughty step and asked me to submit some pics after a month. The trouble is I can see no logical pattern in what they choose to reject often the "border line" pics get rejected and stuff that is accepted everywhere else gets dumped.

Considering my portfolio is small here sales do OK so I might get round to reapplying sometime ...now I have some time freed by veer!!


« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2016, 12:01 »
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Where can one find the rejections? I never know when to check to see if they have been approved or not which is a joke considering nothing gets approved anyway!

« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2016, 18:00 »
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I've given up on PD a long time ago for that same reason - they reject almost everything...

Photodune = Envato

So Envato Owns Photodune? Are they are two separate sites or is it the same site with two different domain names? If Envato is a 7 on low earners is Photodune also or are they like SS owning Bigstock in which case Photodune cant even rank on the earning ratings?

Envato is the company. PhotoDune is their website/marketplace for stock photos/images. They have 6 other marketplaces (for video, for 3d models, for audio, etc...) but author can sell on multiple of their sites with same account and all sales flow into the same earnings balance - similar to having photos, vectors and video on ShutterStock.

« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2016, 09:10 »
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I had not really given PhotoDune a second thought until I saw this thread.  So I submitted a few of my best images to see what happened.  A very high rejection rate considering the amount of payout they offer.  You are better off focusing on SS, IS and for mid-stock Alamy.

Good luck!

« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 12:40 by mcuda »

Mr Nobody

« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2016, 11:19 »
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and Ron was a pretty photographer so they must be very harsh!

« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2016, 04:24 »
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Ok, so I'm not alone.

I just had a 0% approval on a 230 images batch, while on other platforms it was ranging between 70%-90% approval, and some of the images have already been sold.

They're quite clear on the stuff they want, but my previously batches were composed by similar subjects and got a good approval rate, so I was a little bit concerned.

Probably for travel/nature images it's simply not worth

« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 14:56 »
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...and the same day of the big rejection 2 downloads of travel images... >:(

« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2016, 07:06 »
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Ha ha, I got 1 out of 8 accepted, that's 12.5% :)

Ironically, these 8 were the same 8 photos that I submitted as my initial portfolio, which was accepted. Mad.

Anyway, I think I'll adopt the "throw all my mud and see what sticks" approach. Like someone said, it's an easy submission process...

« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2016, 07:21 »
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Ha ha, I got 1 out of 8 accepted, that's 12.5% :)

Ironically, these 8 were the same 8 photos that I submitted as my initial portfolio, which was accepted. Mad.

Anyway, I think I'll adopt the "throw all my mud and see what sticks" approach. Like someone said, it's an easy submission process...
They actually banned be from submitting and asked me to submit some test images. Think I was running at about 16%. I have NO CLUE how they determine whats acceptable. Sales for me on there are actually not bad......its on my list to submit some images for their exam. Trouble is what as they don't like stuff that everyone else does.....(The buyers do though if they sneak through ;-) )

Johnski2015

« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2016, 09:13 »
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Just uploaded 1343 old files today a I kind of forgot about Photodune... currently have 691 items active, so lets see what happens - I expect it to increase to 800 items active LOL

« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 09:44 »
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Let us know how you do...if they accept more than 10 I might reapply ;-)

Johnski2015

« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2016, 06:45 »
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Holy mother of god - 1340 items rejected - you couldn't make this stuff up LOL - I am not even going to waste my time there again... LOL

« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2016, 16:16 »
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Holy mother of god - 1340 items rejected - you couldn't make this stuff up LOL - I am not even going to waste my time there again... LOL
Shocking (unless you are the worst stock photographer ever).

lemonyellow

« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2016, 16:29 »
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Quite normal that they reject everything if you upload so many at once.
If you wish to reach their usual 10% approval rate you must upload no more than 20 images per day.
 ;)

« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2016, 03:35 »
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johsnski, you shoot some really nice work, based on your faa port, but if you submit that kind of imagery to envato they will reject it, they dont like landscapes nor arty stuff, they want highly commercial images, and any content their library is already congested with gets rejected. they try to be like stocksy, but only will pay you a tiny fraction of what stocksy is paying

« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2016, 04:04 »
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johsnski, you shoot some really nice work, based on your faa port, but if you submit that kind of imagery to envato they will reject it, they dont like landscapes nor arty stuff, they want highly commercial images, and any content their library is already congested with gets rejected. they try to be like stocksy, but only will pay you a tiny fraction of what stocksy is paying
to be honest I find their rejections completely random I've got plenty of landscapes and what is probably not very commercial stuff as well as technically "marginal" stuff on there meanwhile my best sellers  on other sites get rejected

« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2016, 09:16 »
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 :o :o :o
I just got notified that of the 123 I submitted a few weeks ago, 73 were accepted!
That's 59%

The usual random rejections though, some accepted that were rejected elsewhere, best-sellers elsewhere rejected here...

My first submission of 10, they rejected 9. Maybe about 100 is the optimum number to submit ;)

Of course, sales are the proof of the pudding, but I might as well submit some more.

Johnski2015

« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2016, 14:09 »
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johsnski, you shoot some really nice work, based on your faa port, but if you submit that kind of imagery to envato they will reject it, they dont like landscapes nor arty stuff, they want highly commercial images, and any content their library is already congested with gets rejected. they try to be like stocksy, but only will pay you a tiny fraction of what stocksy is paying


Thank you! I usually only upload my artsy stuff to FAA and a few other PODS, and the usual stock output goes to SS, FT, iS and others as well as Photodune - sales have alawys been poor there, I will not upload in future if they are going to bulk reject me - thanks again!

Giveme5

« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2016, 14:15 »
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General rule of thumb for PD or FT----  images taken outdoors will not fare well with them.  Images taken in a controlled setting (i.e., Indoor studio) will fare well. 


 

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