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Messages - Deyan Georgiev Photography

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Can't edit my uploads
« on: June 05, 2020, 14:10 »
I'm not surprised as I stopped uploading in Dreamstime due uploading problems, especially importing problems on their servers (some files imported others not). I asked the support two times and they replied something like "it's all fine here, the problem is on your side" then I quit them.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 03, 2020, 11:57 »
My last great earnings report just was calculated...the next will be just report.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 30, 2020, 03:45 »
I saw a lot of comments, but I still can't understand how this will work. I understood that Shutterstock change the commissions from fixed amount to percentage, would someone explain % of what? As to calculate percent you need reference amount.
In Elements for example you get 50% of the pool and divided bonus from the unused amount. No matter in this case if it is fair or not in each particular agency, but let it be clear.

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I have positive experience with Elements on income basis and with the team communication. On average the monthly income from one contributed image in Elements is times higher than on the other big agencies.
I know the MSG became place for negative comments on all aspects, but in this case my experience is positive and for sure I can recommend Elements.

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This boat is sinking not because of breakdown, but it's overloaded. So the key is to not be picked up too many new passengers and meanwhile some of the oldest to continue jumping.

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Canva / Re: Canva announcement
« on: April 16, 2020, 23:51 »
Extra payment by the 10th to the 15th of May for April earnings which are at least x2 compared to March.

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Canva / Re: Canva announcement
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:39 »
At least they share  the risk with us for 6 months with this move, they enter with money to show us that they believe in this change, I like to be positive, maybe Canva will reach positive move in long term for the contributors not just for them, I hope.

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seems right now the solution by some reviewers at shutterstock is to reject 100% of items. total laziness.

the reasons have no bearing on the video footage. its actually a complete waste of time right now to even bother submitting.

I'd recommend everyone else here for the time being don't submit to shutterstock, unless you want to re-do your work later.

Sorry, no one from us like rejections, but to me this sounds like good news from Shutterstock, the better news can be to start removing some existing crap.

There are black clouds coming over this business after COVID-19, and if this is true and they apply rigorous review this will improve the revenue per photo accepted.

The old experienced contributors knows very well the value of acceptance, this is not a routine process.

P.S. I don't mention your rejections or someone's particular, I focus my thoughts as a whole about the collection.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Coronavirus ?
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:55 »
I know personaly a lot of spanish photographers from years, I have at least 100 000 km travel in Spain, I passed so many villages and cities and I love this country like my second home. Great people, be strong!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Coronavirus ?
« on: March 18, 2020, 23:23 »
empty streets,closed borders...

If that had happened two months ago we would be much more safe today, but as always the money and the economy is on top priority for the politics and for the strongest men, they are just too late, The UK do the maximum to delay even more all measures, so stupid...

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Canva / Re: Canva Subscriptions
« on: March 09, 2020, 23:44 »
Why do I only get $0.35 for a $20 sale?



This is another currency("a $20 sale") not USD, we explained this a lot of times in the forum, the question is why is this not fixed already one year.

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Off Topic / Re: Kodak warning airport scanners
« on: February 02, 2020, 02:36 »
Film, I miss you so much! You will always have a special place in my heart.

P.S. In my collection too :)

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The secret for success of Getting Started in Stock Photography 2020:

Just wait the big part of the stock photographers to follow this logic:
"Chapter I Don't do it
Chapter II How to get a good job at McDonald's"

and this:
"1. Build a time machine and go back to 2005
2. Buy a winning lottery ticket instead ;-)."

also this:
"Why bother"

and this:
"Don't Do It!"

also:
"Epilogue: Quit while you are ahead!
Prologue: I told you so!"






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Canva / Re: Canva Subscriptions
« on: December 04, 2019, 08:11 »

Edging upwards but nowhere near sufficient to offset the drop in credit sales.

With that rates looks like will do it within six months to a year from now.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Any sales at Picfair?
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:13 »
Better to get one image accepted and one rejected in Adobe with one sale instead two accepted with no sales in Picfair. I like the site, but we are here to make a business.
i agree with you but on the other hand, look at the ss thread what is going on and at the ss forums.many want to quit submit images cause of rejections and the moronic rejection reason.and also that sale you say its 24 p or 37 p compare to 20 pounds or dollars or 10 pounds now this guy said that he earned
and i said ITS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE.i am not saying quit adobe and ss and post in picfair only

I'm not sure if it's an alternative this days anymore by my experience. My last sale there was 2 years ago. I had sales at 10 GBP prices and now have no sales on 3 GBP price. I always look for a new alternatives, but my standard on this is: The agency to report at least one sale per month per 1000 images on sale. My images will remain there as I don't see any problem with Picfair except the sales, maybe one day they will change the strategy and the things will change.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Any sales at Picfair?
« on: November 30, 2019, 03:02 »
Better to get one image accepted and one rejected in Adobe with one sale instead two accepted with no sales in Picfair. I like the site, but we are here to make a business.

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As far as I see there is only paid upload

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Royalty stats out.
« on: November 26, 2019, 01:02 »
About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

I hope it was 18 years old :)

Limited edition Game of Thrones, NAS. But it's good. House Greyjoy Talisker Select Reserve Limited Edition. I buy limited edition scotch and sip some, then put the bottle in the collection. Oldest is 1988 unopened sherry cask, most expensive is some Ardbeg Supernova 2010.

Awesome  ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Royalty stats out.
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:51 »
About average over here.

My favourite sale in oct'19 was $0.0006, the customer payed $0.00441 - its a kind of magic, when you can buy an image for <1cent ;-)

Don't spend it all in one place!

I got the payment for this year, got a bottle of Talisker, and yes I did spend it all in one place.  8)

I hope it was 18 years old :)

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That's all I have to say, people here are giving them lots of credit, but I'm going to say it.
Pond5, Shutterstock and Videohive are far better performers for me personally.

Not sure why or how you guys are doing it there? (I'm using the same keywords from Shutterstock / Video / P5)

In Adobe the order is the most important factor. Try to use in first 5-7 places the most relevant and important keywords.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Good news from Creative Market
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:49 »
Stop selling there and don't put up with this money grab. Their prices are terrible anyway.

You say it's "money grab" when they give you 60% commission, waw

About the prices, you place your prices. I'm not sure you've been ever seen the CMs website.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Good news from Creative Market
« on: November 21, 2019, 23:35 »
Effective December 10th, Creative Market's Commission will increase from 30% to 40%, and Certified products will no longer have a different Commission from non-Certified products.

Enjoy!

I enjoy it. The bigger part of my income there is from Certified images and in this case I'll have positive balance from the change.I think the clients likes "Certified", I had a case when a client forced me to certify an image in order to buy EL, I tried to explain that Certified or not this is the same quality image, but no, she insisted to be Certified lol

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Royalty stats out.
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:47 »
Really notable increase of RPD, more Premium sales. I'll expect with interest the November report.

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New Sites - General / Re: Is PressFoto dead or alive?
« on: November 18, 2019, 08:44 »

It seems that they are done with this platform and work on the next project, according to the details in the e-mail, called  Everypixel. At the moment only Beta version available, seems to be 'super-search-engine' over 18 agencies.
https://www.everypixel.com/microstock

If this become successful it will force the agencies to lower the prices in order to be competitive. This on one hand, on the other hand will force the contributors to exclude some agencies from support (but as we know this is difficult to happened).
Also this can bring the personal portfolios (websites) in the game of prices and here we'll win always lol.
And overall we talk again about one more factor for lowering the prices.

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It was better when they show us the Lifetime and Weekly positions on the same page.

Yes, that's a simple thing, also to me there are some other things that could be improved for us.

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