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Crestock.com / Re: Crestok has just filed for bankruptcy
« on: Yesterday at 19:06 »
I had totally forgotten this one and the 221 images I had up there. Just checked today and I have a balance of $75!!! Easy come, easy go...

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Canva / Re: Canva announcement
« on: Yesterday at 09:10 »
The subscription sales for March are now posted

Steve

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I don't see it there, Oscar - is there a new competition that has started over on their blog?

Steve

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It did turn into a quarterly contest in the middle of last year I think. And the contest don't immediately follow each other. How do you know it is cancelled?

Steve

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I just uploaded a couple of files from the App on a newly built Windows 10 machine. No issues for me with any of the sites (although I use Microstock Plus as well for the sites it supports.

Steve

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Canva / Re: Can I sell illustrative editorial?
« on: April 02, 2020, 17:09 »
I don't think they accept editorial images of any type, unless they have changed their policies recently

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: April 02, 2020, 13:25 »
This is amazing! I have filed my taxes now and put in an amount for 123RF.

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: March 2020 Earnings Report
« on: April 01, 2020, 13:14 »
I've written about my results just now - beat the $3000 mark again, which is nice to see!


Here are the details: https://backyardsilver.com/how-much-did-i-earn-from-stock-photos-march-2020/

Steve

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Software / Adobe Creative Cloud site issues?
« on: March 31, 2020, 17:24 »
I don't know if anyone else has this issue. I just rebuilt my PC and loaded the Creative cloud onto it. Everything seemed to be fine. I just opened LR and the first thing that came up after the initial screen was a security alert warning that the certificate for this site had been revoked and the site should not be trusted. Clicking OK on that opened up an Adobe message that something went wrong and it was "probably on their end". WHen I dismiss that, Lightroom also closes. So I can't do anything in Lightroom as a result.

Anyone else see that?

Steve

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:33 »
Thanks Matt - and if anyone is wondering where to find that second number that you need to see or download your 1099, it is your Member ID which is at the bottom of the contributor account page when you are logged into the contributor site.

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: March 20, 2020, 10:00 »
True!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: March 20, 2020, 09:51 »
Hi Angela

I did find that if you go to the 123RF contributor page to the Dashboard and then to Earnings/Payment History and then select Payment history for 2018, this did exactly match the 1099 we got from that tax year. So selecting 2019 there should be the same match for this year's return.

Steve

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It looks like the servers are down at the moment.

Steve

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 10, 2020, 13:32 »
I suspect this is based on the exact amount of sales in the year, rather than what the agency has paid out to you. I think that is an accurate way of reporting earnings.

Steve

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 08, 2020, 09:47 »
Yes, mine is about $30 out (on $5777). I don't recall what the refunds actually were last year, so I can't check that. Where do they appear in the Adobe reports?

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: March 06, 2020, 11:24 »
Here is my final list of 1099-Misc forms received as of 6 March.

Creative Markets - they provide a gross statement that includes their fees
Shutterstock (this includes Bigstock)
Adobe - under the name of Fotolia
Getty/iStock
Zazzle (I finally requested payment of several years of earnings of $219 and got a 1099)
Pixels - this is Fine Art America for $623
Dreamstime
Deposit Photos
Pond5
123RF - still waiting and no response to my email to them

Steve

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I had a go at explaining it in a blog post: https://backyardsilver.com/adobe-illustrative-editorial-stock-images/

I think they will have rejected yours because they are more interested in products and the illustration of those products in interesting ways. It is a very very grey line between what is a product and what is just a protected symbol I guess.

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:06 »
I've emailed them - will report back on the answer...

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: March 02, 2020, 10:49 »
Has anyone got a 1099 form from 123RF or any idea when it might be issued?

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: February 2020 Earnings Report
« on: March 01, 2020, 14:28 »
I've been busy on my results as well this morning. Not too good though! $2275 compared with almost $3000 last February. Most of the agencies were down, although I did get $61 from Canstock!! A new world record...


Full results are here: https://backyardsilver.com/earnings-from-stock-photography-feb-2020/

Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Shutterstock vs Adobe Stock
« on: February 11, 2020, 15:02 »
Quote
i know i shall begin shooting video

from a drone?

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Thanks! Interesting as always! I bought the Mavic 2 Pro and have been very happy so far!

This may be of interest to US readers - I did manage to pass my FAA drone pilots test after about a month of study and wrote about my experiences of that and my early learning with a drone over on the Dreamstime Blog: https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/first-commercial-steps-drone-53380

I've no idea how other countries manage this, but overall I found that exam harder than I expected although (and never forget this if you take this exam) the answers to quite a number of questions are in the legend at the front of the chart book they supply when you take the test itself.

Steve

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy Sold
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:37 »
James West, co-founder of Alamy, said:

PA Media Group is a natural home for Alamy. As well as having one of the UKs most comprehensive photo archives, PA shares our ethos of integrity and quality, and has an excellent reputation built over 150 years.

Alamy can look forward to a fantastic future as part of the PA Media Group.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Taxes 2020
« on: February 10, 2020, 14:05 »
Yes, 123RF caused me to have to submit an amended return. Extra hassle and cost. I can't see why they can't get this right!

Steve

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Selling Stock Direct / Re: more than a dollar
« on: February 06, 2020, 11:05 »
To my mind, it depends if you are more interested in the satisfaction of a higher income per download or in the higher monthly income...

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