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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 16:36 »
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He means it's a microstock site... not that it's a tiny site.

So you are suggesting that Pond 5 is a microstock site?

Yes I am.


« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2018, 20:47 »
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He means it's a microstock site... not that it's a tiny site.

So you are suggesting that Pond 5 is a microstock site?
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Yes I am.

Okay then if you say so.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 20:50 by Mantis »

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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2018, 00:20 »
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Don't take my word for it... if we're discussing a site on Micro Stock Group, then chances are that it's a Micro Stock Site. Usually a good rule of thumb.

« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2018, 07:56 »
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Don't take my word for it... if we're discussing a site on Micro Stock Group, then chances are that it's a Micro Stock Site. Usually a good rule of thumb.

Here is a definition of microstock.  Pond5 fits two of the three criteria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microstock_photography

Just because P5 is on here does not make it so.

What defines a company as a microstock photography company is that they (1) source their images almost exclusively via the Internet, (2) do so from a wider range of photographers than the traditional stock agencies (including a willingness to accept images from "amateurs" and hobbyists), and (3) sell their images at a very low rate (from US$0.20 to $10 in the US) for a royalty-free (RF) image.

Based on this alone, they do not fit the criteria of a micro.  Your first comment was right. Micro sales.

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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 07:14 »
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Well there's 20m RF images on Pond5 and 13m of them are available for $10 or less. So 2.65 out of 3 would make it close enough!

« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2018, 08:05 »
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Well there's 20m RF images on Pond5 and 13m of them are available for $10 or less. So 2.65 out of 3 would make it close enough!

That's the choice of the artist, not Pond 5. But I will agree that since most are uploading micro images they are pricing them similarly, thus creating a framework for micro-aligned assets on a "price it yourself" site. 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 08:07 by Mantis »

« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2018, 11:22 »
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Just so I understand the logic...

At Pond5 you can set your own prices, as long as they conform to some standard that they have determined. They want to remain "artist-friendly" by allowing you to set your own prices, but not so friendly that they really support the option to set your own prices.

Fixed pricing or artist-adjustable pricing. Pick one, Pond5. I don't even care which way you go, but giving people grief for using the pricing features you built into your system is dumb.

If it's that big of a problem for you, set fixed prices and be done with it.

« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2018, 14:57 »
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Just so I understand the logic...

At Pond5 you can set your own prices, as long as they conform to some standard that they have determined. They want to remain "artist-friendly" by allowing you to set your own prices, but not so friendly that they really support the option to set your own prices.

Fixed pricing or artist-adjustable pricing. Pick one, Pond5. I don't even care which way you go, but giving people grief for using the pricing features you built into your system is dumb.

If it's that big of a problem for you, set fixed prices and be done with it.

Not dumb at all. Pond5 is the most contributor friendly agency that still remains with Stocksy on the stock panorama. Who are really not very clever. are some people that price their assets higher at Pond5 that the established prices at agencies that pay a fraction of the percentage they get at P5. That sir is really DUMB.

« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 07:04 »
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I don't know if it was caused by this thread or was it just a false alarm.

But I asked them for the prices they would suggest.
They answered HD $79 and 4k $199.
So looks like they wanted me to decrease HD and rise 4k prices.

So maybe a false alarm(no videoblocks pricing), but they shouldent ask people to change their pricing anyway.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 13:51 by Sstr »


 

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