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Messages - gunnar3000

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Hi Everyone,

I have not logged into my fotolia account for years now. I just noticed that fotilia is now adobe stock.  ;D
Therefore, I tried to synchronize my fotolia account with adobe-stock. However, after providing my fotolia log-in data I just get a message saying that I should contact support. (The error message in german language: "Wenden Sie sich ber dieses Formular an das Team unseres Kundendiensts, um Untersttzung zu erhalten.")
Does anybody else have a similar problem? How do I contact adobe stock support without having an adobe id? Any ideas how to proceed?  :(

Thanks for your help  ;)
Gunnar

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Adobe Stock / How to upload a font at fotolia?
« on: August 25, 2009, 15:34 »

During the last weeks I uploaded 2 different fonts at FT and both times they rejected about the half of the alphabet (font) and accepted the other half.
Are they kidding? 
I think its ok if they reject all images of the font or if they accept all images, but why only 50 %? This makes absolutely no sense to me.
The letter A has same quality than the letter Y for example.

Do you have similar experiences????
May be I should put them into a collection???!!!

Well at least its funny  ;D ;D :( :( :( :'( :'(

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: 5 Days!!
« on: June 30, 2009, 03:14 »
yes, I have a similar problem. my last sale was on 23 of june, but my portfolio at IS is small.
In the first part of the month I had looooots of sales...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: IS CV Server down...
« on: May 21, 2009, 15:29 »
yes, I have the same problem...  ::) :'(

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Hi,

I am interested in the ration between your microstock-returns and the amount of money you spend for microstock-shootings.

I try to reinvest about 15% of my microstock earning. Camera, lenses and other equipment is financed by this 15 %.

The problem is: I am not sure whether 15 % is a good amount or not.

From an economic point of view is there an optimal level of investment? Which investment quota maximizes the earnings over the time?

Solow (a famous economist) would say the optimal level of investment is at the point where investment equals amortization, but I think this is not practicable for this issue.

I guess it depends on many variables.

Thanks a lot
Gunnar

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StockXpert.com / Re: 0 views on new images - still
« on: May 14, 2009, 05:04 »
Try a common search at StockXpert with the popularity search and go to the LAST page of the search results.
At the LAST pages of the popularity search you will find all the new images.
From this point of view: this might be the reason why there are no views on new images at StockXpert.

gunnar

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Cameras / Lenses / Re: what macro-lense should I choose?
« on: March 27, 2009, 05:09 »
Any time you go from a zoom to a fixed lens you are getting an improvement in quality, so you should notice a difference. 

even if the fixed lens has no  aspherical adjustment ???
but now I am convinced to buy the 50 mm  :) :) :)

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Cameras / Lenses / Re: what macro-lense should I choose?
« on: March 27, 2009, 03:22 »
Thanks to all of you.

Since I do lots of studio shootings the 50 mm lens will be the better choice.


But I have an other question: aside from macro do you think that the 50 mm lens is also a good lens for still life and outdoor shootings (no macro)?
The problem is, that this lens has no aspherical adjustment (I dont know whether this is the right English word or not I am sorry for my english).
Will there be an improvement compared to my current 18-55 mm nikon d40 zoom lens in this kind of photography (outdoor, still life no macro).

thanks
Gunnar

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I got 24 of these yesterday.... to bad that we are not talking about ELs  ;D

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Cameras / Lenses / what macro-lense should I choose?
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:42 »
I am going to buy a sigma macro lense these days... but I am not sure about the focal length.
what would you prefere.. 50 mm or 105mm? and why? I am not sure about the advantages and disadvantages...

I think that I will have more deepth of feeld with the 50 mm version, but what are the advantages of the 105 mm version?

thanks

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS rejections explosion!!!
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:35 »
do you feel that there is an improvement in the rejection rate?
I still get lots of images rejected...

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Off Topic / Re: How do you stay motivated
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:29 »
the mix of money, hobby and the chellange   ;) ;)

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Shortcut on DT
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:26 »
thanks for this tip...  :)

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General - Stock Video / Re: fotolia footage?
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:24 »
I have no experiance with footage until now, but  I am curious about the sales of footage at fotolia.
is it worth the effort?

thanks
gunnar

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Shutterstock.com / Re: uptick in ELs
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:19 »
usualy I have one EL in a month, but this month I already have 3 ELs... but may be its just a coincidence  ;)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS Search Acceptance Rate?
« on: March 26, 2009, 18:18 »
I dont think so, but I am not sure.


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somebody already reached his goal?   ;D ;D ;D

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Sharpening an image..
« on: March 26, 2009, 16:50 »
I never sharpend an image... even if I use my crappy zoom-lense  ;D

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Less keywords - more exposure?
« on: March 26, 2009, 16:47 »
Good morning,

After actively submitting to seven agencies for several months (been IS exclusive before), I noticed a strange pattern on almost all of them:
My files with 5-10 keywords usually get ten times more views than files with 30-40 keywords. Especially on DT and FT. Don't know about SS, cause they don't provide view counts, but still my best sellers there have a relatively small amount of keywords.

Do keywords have more weight if their number is small?
Any thoughts?

Thank you :)

Interesting question... anybody else experianced this phenomena?
I usualy try to finde about 30 or 40 keywords... may be I should try less keyword with my series

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Interesting question... post-processing I usualy do with GIMP.  ;)

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Image Download Density Factor
« on: March 26, 2009, 16:35 »
I guess you are right.
I was just curious about this factor...

thanks to both of you  :)

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interesting statistics... thank you leaf!!!!
I like those numbers  :)

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verry slow... hope there will be an improvement soon  ;)

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