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Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« on: September 08, 2012, 05:22 »
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I just had my first photo sale on Pond5 (been selling video there for years), and I gotta tell ya, it felt * good to get $7.50 instead of 27 cents!   :)


« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 08:11 »
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Congrats, csproductions. It feels nice to get paid a fair commission.

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 11:49 »
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I've sold also 5 photos this week for a "at last" fair commission, Pond 5 is simply a perfect agency, I pray for its long life and wish they'll stay fair all along.

« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 20:34 »
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I just had my first photo sale on Pond5 (been selling video there for years), and I gotta tell ya, it felt * good to get $7.50 instead of 27 cents!   :)

does it mean the images was sold as $15?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 04:57 »
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I just had my first photo sale on Pond5 (been selling video there for years), and I gotta tell ya, it felt * good to get $7.50 instead of 27 cents!   :)

does it mean the images was sold as $15?

Yes!

« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 06:21 »
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At What prices are most of you setting your Images?

Most images seem to be set either at 5$ or 10$.

What are your thoughts?

« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 06:39 »
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10$ seems to be a good price for most of the cases, 5$ too low for large file.
Don't forget the high prices buyers give for pictures at Istock, contributors usually only got 15-20% !!!
After all, with Pond 5, you are 100% responsible and you can choose the price higher for some rare pictures, that's simply great! YOU are the seller!
Difference between Pond 5 and other agencies is simply like life and death ( I know, death is also a part of life):)

« Last Edit: September 09, 2012, 06:45 by Smithore »

« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 06:52 »
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"Don't forget the high prices buyers give for pictures at Istock, contributors usually only got 15-20% !!!"

Just to clarify, those royalties are for non-exclusives. Exclusive contributors get 25% - 40% of those high prices.

« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 07:10 »
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10$ seems to be a good price for most of the cases, 5$ too low for large file.
Don't forget the high prices buyers give for pictures at Istock, contributors usually only got 15-20% !!!
After all, with Pond 5, you are 100% responsible and you can choose the price higher for some rare pictures, that's simply great! YOU are the seller!
Difference between Pond 5 and other agencies is simply like life and death ( I know, death is also a part of life):)

Very true.

Now we just need to do our best, that the contributors don't undercut their own prices :)

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 07:11 »
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"Don't forget the high prices buyers give for pictures at Istock, contributors usually only got 15-20% !!!"

Just to clarify, those royalties are for non-exclusives. Exclusive contributors get 25% - 40% of those high prices.
A high of 45% is quoted, so there may be a very few superstars who get that, especially if they didn't spread their media and got RC-shafted when they split them.

« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2012, 07:32 »
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Yes, sorry, for Istock, you have to be sticked as an "exclusive one" to get almost the same royalties, but you can not fix the price, they can do that they want, and they do!

« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 08:05 »
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Just had my first image sale on Pond5 as well!

« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2012, 08:57 »
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How are you guys managing to add 2 model releases to photos. For me it always only accepts the first release i add :/

« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 09:06 »
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How are you guys managing to add 2 model releases to photos. For me it always only accepts the first release i add :/
I've alas just one solution: create a new files with the releases attached...

« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 09:11 »
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How are you guys managing to add 2 model releases to photos. For me it always only accepts the first release i add :/
I've alas just one solution: create a new files with the releases attached...

I just stitch them together in Photoshop and save as new files for each combo, and use the combined file. Same as for iStock.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 04:40 »
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At What prices are most of you setting your Images?

Most images seem to be set either at 5$ or 10$.

What are your thoughts?

I think the market will support a price of $15 for the largest size, and smaller sizes priced proportionately, which the P5 system will do automatically.  That's what I'm pricing my material at, and I've stopped uploading to the other sites, which means my material will be sold at a reasonable and fair price (with a reasonable and fair commission) from now on because it will only be available on P5.

« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2012, 05:08 »
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At What prices are most of you setting your Images?

Most images seem to be set either at 5$ or 10$.

What are your thoughts?

I think the market will support a price of $15 for the largest size, and smaller sizes priced proportionately, which the P5 system will do automatically.  That's what I'm pricing my material at, and I've stopped uploading to the other sites, which means my material will be sold at a reasonable and fair price (with a reasonable and fair commission) from now on because it will only be available on P5.

Yes i agree. I started off pricing my better images at $15 and the rest at $10.

Quite a risk you are taking with only uploading to P5 ;)!

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2012, 13:53 »
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Perhaps, but I don't see it as risky.  I see it as just good business.  If I want to get a certain amount for my photos, it doesn't make sense for me to make them available for less on other sites.  Would you agree?

« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2012, 14:02 »
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I priced all my pictures $18 and so far had two sales. I'll definitely upload the rest of my port.

Roadrunner

  • Roadrunner
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2012, 14:06 »
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HELP!  How does one go about attaching a MR to a photo when uploading?  I can't seem to find a way to upload a release or atach it.  Also, how do we make an image EDITORIAL?

Thanks for your help!!!

« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2012, 17:24 »
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Wow refreshing to hear this! They are a 'leader' in Video sales for me and it seems photos are selling even if fairly new, I'll have a shot upload my most popular images too I guess :)

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2012, 20:01 »
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Perhaps, but I don't see it as risky.  I see it as just good business.  If I want to get a certain amount for my photos, it doesn't make sense for me to make them available for less on other sites.  Would you agree?
In theory, so long as they can pull in enough buyers.
As they already have an existing video buyer base, it could work out well.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 20:15 by ShadySue »

« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 04:19 »
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I wanted to start uploading there too and just noticed I have images there already. Does anyone knows which stocksite hast Pond5 as partner?

« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 04:31 »
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I wanted to start uploading there too and just noticed I have images there already. Does anyone knows which stocksite hast Pond5 as partner?

123RF. Contact them (Pond5), they will disable your 123RF port for you if you want to sell direct.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 05:17 »
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HELP!  How does one go about attaching a MR to a photo when uploading?  I can't seem to find a way to upload a release or atach it.  Also, how do we make an image EDITORIAL?

Thanks for your help!!!

To attach a MR:
If you're looking at your uploads, click on the "releases" link located to the right of the "New Upload" button.  It will open a list of releases that you've uploaded so far, and you can click on the upload link located above and to the right of that list.

After your new release is uploaded, navigate back to the uploads page.  Click on the pull-down box below the list of your uploaded files.  (This pull-down list is labeled "actions:"

From the pull-down list, choose "Attach release," and choose your release from the pop-up list that will appear.

Choose the files to which you wish to attach the release by clicking the box beside each one.  Or if you want to attach the release to all files in your uploads list, click the box above or below the list to choose all of them.  A check mark will then appear beside all of the files in the list.

Click the "execute" button.  A pop-up window will appear indicating the progress of the operation.  After it's complete, you can close this window.

I don't know of any way to designate material as editorial.  I'm not even sure they accept it.


 

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