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Shutterstock.com / Re: New submission editor page
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:36 »
The new submission is a nightmare. If you have plenty of models and model releases uploaded it is a terrible pain now to attach the right one. Terrible non ergonomic UI design. If SS tries to copy Adobe please copy it totally. The Adobe submission looks very similar but it is USER FRIENDLY. This one is near as terrible as the one Getty has. Huge step bachwards.

Payoneer is the best. I asked SS years ago and several times to please involve Payoneer. They didn't. I asked Payoneer to contact SS and try to negotiate out a deal... nothing happened. So yes we should keep trying but I do not have high hopes.

General Stock Discussion / GETTY IMAGEEEEEES
« on: December 12, 2016, 12:50 »
WOW, I have found the perfect use for 'GETTY IMAGES'!  This is the ultimate word to make your models smile. 'CHEEEEEESE' is the past ask them to say: 'GETTY IMAGEEEEEES'.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:09 »
I am sure he is doing well, better than us. His Peopleimages is the best site on the market at the moment and he has a lot of wholly owned content there. Beside that he has a top spot in the Getty search...
He just leveled up and he already reached the top of the contributors community so why would he advertise himself here anymore?

1. They keep a "small" portion of the licence price in order to have the best possible marketing.
2. They spend a lot to work with the very best marketing professionals.
3. But they want us to earn more.
4. And they want us to know this is what they want.
5. So very best marketing professionals suggest cut the contributor's royalty in order to clearly communicate them the message.

Ok, it seems I don't understand marketing.

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Shutterstock Followers
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:31 »
This was a good feature I do not know why have they disabled it. The whole site is a huge mess now with too many pictures. Features like follow helped customers to focus on what they need.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 25, 2016, 15:47 »

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 25, 2016, 15:35 »
Member since: March 2006
How to delete account? Does anyone know? It's time to do it.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 25, 2016, 15:20 »
There were times when iStock gave me about 40% of my income. Now they give me 5% of it. My income at IS decreased by 90% during the years. I can EASILY disregard this 5% so I am going to their website and I will try to delete my account. NOW. Why not, it doesn't really matter. No one can be so stupid to sell images for a 15% royalty. Follow me guys!

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 25, 2016, 15:13 »
They changed the rules a few months ago so people can't easily delete their portfolio anymore and now they decreased the royalty to 15% (as an exciting news :) :) :).  This is so funny:) And do you know why is this funny for me and why do I laugh? Because I do not upload my stuff since years now. So good luck for selling my outdated old images. New images? No way for them to get any of it.  19% or 15% I really do not care.
Regarding to Getty there is only one thing I care now: which song will I sing when they will be closed. They are a pathetic robber company. You know I dam not worry to insult them cuz what can they do: close my account? Ok, just do it! As soon as possible! :)

Yes, with 27k images I have the same ratio between these two agencies.

General - Top Sites / Re: Anyone here take these pictures?
« on: September 17, 2016, 07:26 »
These are/were good photos (icons). I can't see the point why should we laugh on them now.  As time goes the trend is changing.

New Sites - General / There is no watermark on 500px???
« on: September 02, 2016, 11:43 »
here is no watermark on 500px???
Is that possible? I just joined... not to sell photos, no way, just for the community life. But as I checked there are no official watermarks on the images and people also do not add their own. Am I wrong?
In what size should I upload my photos then? Do people upload full size 20+Mix images just as they would do on a stock site?

This is exactly where the agencies should act  - and do something for their 60-85% share. But they usually don't.
This kind of sites are very bad for our industry. I already lost 2-3 good models cuz of these stupid meme sites.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutter Stock Sales Drop
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:27 »
This is definitely an unfair behavior what should be punished and the images removed by SS. It is 100% clear the contributor tries to fool the customers by this little dirty trick. Disgusting.

I noticed something today which is either the entrepreneurial spirit in full bloom, or the sad abdication of any long term care over their library by Shutterstock: A vector contributor has started adding "Good Vector", "Best Vector Ever", "Best Seller", and "Exeptional Vector" icons to the uploaded work. And that's the contributor's spelling, not my typo.

It seems to me completely unfair to customers that they have to remove this trash from their vectors prior to using them. It's not much work, admittedly, but it's still rude behavior and I don't think SS should permit this type of stuff.

Not to mention labeling many vectors in your portfolio "Best Vector Ever" suggests you don't really understand what you've written.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Income lose 2013 to 2016
« on: June 03, 2016, 09:45 »
You are very lucky Photostocker! My income lose is much much higher. Down to ONLY 50% from 2013 to 2015? Sounds like a dream for me!

Photo Critique / Re: Stocksy rejection-need your opinion
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:04 »
The answer is simple: your images are too good for them.  These are correctly exposed, correctly lighted, nice images. Really nice images!
Good images are boring for them. They already have some... so now they need trendy, surprising, spontaneously taken images. Different looking images. Much worse images then yours. Buy an iphone  and forget about lighting and composition and they will let you in. At least this is my impression while I am browsing Stocksy.

This is the first time I am sorry that I don't have my portfolio uploaded there. I would be so excited to delete it right now to show them what I think. It would be like 30k images - what is not that much but still, a good number.

I see this as a good opportunity for photographers to stand up for themselfs. It is hard to quit from a significant agency when they make such a move. But 500px is NOT a significant agency and nobody will lose too much by leaving them. Except them. This is the right moment to protest! Unfortunately I can not delete my portfolio now, but I am sure I'll never upload anything ever.

Yes we need a DIFFERENT agency but we do not need another 30% agency. I was planning to join 500px. I am not planning anymore. Simple like that.

And they have quite good images not just the very amateurish stuff. Who is that stupid who contrubites there???? No copyright credit so I can't see.

I am using the Toshiba Flashair since they released it. Swithed from EyeFi - what had too many problems. I like the Toshiba, it is not perfect but better than than anything else I tried so far. I pair it with iPads (yes more than one device can download the shots at the same time). I take the shots to two cards simultaneously: RAW files go to the CF card and the minimum size JPGs are going to the Toshiba. Transfer is still slow but acceptable.
Check the application named ShutterSnitch.

General - Top Sites / Re: What . happened with SS sales????
« on: November 02, 2015, 16:43 »
Hmmm... I am a long time contributor to SS and have a quite a big portfolio with pretty good sales. I usually can see the trends and seasonal fluctuations. What happens now is sudden drastic and was unexpected and it seems it is not general to all of us. Maybe I am the victim of a search engine reshuffle. I am still very worried. SS is the last ship I could have a trust in. The rest of the agencies are not more than just floating little lifeboats.

General - Top Sites / What . happened with SS sales????
« on: November 02, 2015, 14:48 »
During the years all big agencies gone down except SS. In the last few month SS is also falling badly. October was my worst month of the last 5 years while october is usually the strongest month of the year. Last week sales were down to 50% of the usual. WHAT THE ..... IS HAPPENING? I am getting worried.

General - Top Sites / Re: Yuri Arcurs comments on Adobe Stock
« on: October 14, 2015, 20:01 »
- To be honest he has some fair points.
- I don't know why is he evaluating an agency he can't join as an IS exclusive.
- We don't know how well his plan works with Getty, we have no insider info but I am sure he got a very special deal to make it profitable.
- He switched to exclusive just before things turned to bad everywhere so I think he knows where to go.
- I am sure he earns a lot of money with peopleimages. It is far the best stock site I ever saw - in content, technology and ergonomy. If I were a buyer I would choose them. Since I am a stock photographer I hate them for grabbing the buyers. :)

Interesting. I may give it a try.

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