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Dreamstime.com / Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:12 »
my first post for two and a half years....I'm here for the Dreamstime announcement

interesting post - reminds me of why I used to come here more often

Shutterstock.com / Re: New algorithm change on Shutterstock
« on: January 11, 2018, 17:11 »
Having taken a beating for the past three months I'm happy to see things being shaken up. Might even be able to afford hot food and new socks this month.

Nah.....I'll stick with my Ricoh GR

Picked up $40 worth of SOD downloads on SS yesterday at $2.05 each - almost felt like 2014 for 24 hours

A modified DeLorean DMC-12

Off Topic / Re: Brexit
« on: March 17, 2017, 05:57 »
Voted remain and would do so again.

I've no doubt the British people will make the best of it - but there are tough times ahead both for the economy and society as a whole.

Would be better if we had a fearsome and efficient political opposition to counter extremes -  but at present the UK Labour party is headed up by a beard.

Only broken this past week for me - but given earnings have gone down the crapper since 2015.....

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock - New earning table design
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:22 »
Pearls on a pig

Shutterstock.com / Re: down the toilet
« on: January 15, 2017, 10:34 »
I've discovered I can laugh and cry at the same time

Off Topic / Re: In memoriam Leonard Cohen - I'm ready, my lord
« on: November 12, 2016, 07:35 »
Cohen a member of that rare group of songwriters who invented themselves, were not manufactured by the business or following a popular formula - Bowie,Dylan,Reed,Joplin a few others

Hard to find unique individuals in the current music scene - the most recent innovators (for me personally) came out of the rap/hip-hop era....not much since then.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Goodbye Shutterstock
« on: October 10, 2016, 14:57 »
Personally I still produce work but not so much now I've moved on to other forms of income.

A photographer I like very much is Kevin Russ* - he latched on to Instagram early on, developed a style (iphone photography in his case) built up a huge following on Facebook and other social media by offering something different, by standing out from the crowd. In his case driving around the US and living on the road.

Just an example, but I think unless you can produce like a factory, you really have to start using your noggin and look beyond the old business model....

* Forgot to add, Kevin has a port on Stocksy

Shutterstock.com / Re: Adobe plug-in for SS Collection
« on: September 12, 2016, 05:06 »
So much for supporting Fotolia, I mean Adobe Stock.

My first thought. As long as it drives sales I'm happy - would like to see some communication from Adobe however.

Shutterstock.com / Adobe plug-in for SS Collection
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:48 »
"Access the largest, freshest image collection without leaving the Adobe Photoshop application.
Design smarter with the new Shutterstock plugin"


Shutterstock.com / Re: SS contributor login problem
« on: August 22, 2016, 05:30 »
Brilliant. First promising Monday morning sales I've had in weeks and the site goes down.

I think I'll just have a bong and be done with.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock earnings in July....
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:13 »
Diabolical - 50% down on July 2015 - worst month for about three years

On the plus side it has given me the boot up the arse I needed to get cracking on other business outside of microstock

I get first dibs on his ping pong bat

Someone who can take decent pictures

Sunday sales on a Tuesday for me.....Of course both SS and BS are down AGAIN in the UK  "site can't be reached".

Get it sorted SS and stop wasting money on hippy stuff like yogurt vending machines and "collaborative work spaces where the essence of powering connectivity is interwoven into the design approach......"

July my worst month since about 2013 - Granted I have been seeing a gradual decline since mid 2015 - but this is an abyssal drop in the order of 40% off where I should be....even in this new era.

Time to put the cat on half rations...

Off Topic / Re: snipers shoot dead police officers in Dallas
« on: July 15, 2016, 05:10 »
People kill people because they like it - and they have a gun handy to make it easier to kill more than one.

I carried today when I went out with my entire family to dinner, had pizza and a shake, no one died!

I don't feel the need to carry anything other than a phone and a wallet when I go out with my family.

Off Topic / Re: snipers shoot dead police officers in Dallas
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:27 »
People kill people because they like it - and they have a gun handy to make it easier to kill more than one.

Ghastly June and July looks even worse - but I can't check because the bloody site is down AGAIN!!

Adobe Stock / Re: June sales
« on: July 01, 2016, 09:54 »
About 33% down on average. Probably due to the demise of the Dollar Photo Club. Not good.

(2554 images in my port)

Along with others I can only think of those editorial images where I have London,England in the place and then London again in the actual description sentence e.g. Fleet Street, London

Anyway, I wrote back asking for clarification. Have to say the e-mail read like it was written by some keyboard mashing oik in the lower echelons with poor communication skills....but probably came from the higher ups.

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