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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Fake Portfolio
« on: May 21, 2021, 07:00 »
Looks all the images in this port are stolen other's people works  >:( >:( >:(


Try: https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/eyupzengin

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Is istock exclusive contributor worth it?
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:15 »
Unfortunately, iStock also has a long and sad history of unilaterally changing contacts, moving goals posts and screwing contributors over.

iStock exclusive's download targets are unreachable due to coronavirus slowdown.
Many exclusives will lose their current royalty level this year.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: July stats disappeared?
« on: August 23, 2020, 12:48 »
Another fairly average unexciting month for me
Same here

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: May's numbers are out.
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:54 »
Realistically it is no longer financially sensible to create content as an Exclusive because of the majority of tiny value sales.

The bitter truth is this is not a viable business and anyone who invests to create content solely for this agency is subsidising the owners and buyers.

The only photographers for whom it will be worthwhile uploading will be those who create content incidentally.

The cynical moving of the royalty targets will quite quickly make the higher levels that many people have been receiving for years unattainable.

I'm assuming that the business doesn't really want many Exclusive artists, just a few to use as a marketing tool.

It's like being a lobster in a pan of slowly warming water.

If it is no longer financially sensible to create content as an Exclusive what about Independent?
Almost all the sales this month where in 0.01 - 0.05 range  >:(
Only video sales made some sense.
In my opinion video is the only content worth the effort in 2019.

yes...and that's why most of factory and top notch producer are shifting to video, so in probably a  year video will be heavily saturated and soon   there will be free video sites like unsplash. it's not feasible to invest money in micro stock that's the sad truth. sure there will be till a bunch of years with some potential but then ? doubt there will be a lot who could make a living out of this, and i mean  good living...sure if you live in some poor island of thailand maybe 1000 dollar make you a living.

Not sure about most factory shifting to video, but totally agree with you that soon video will be heavily saturated.
As of 2019 video still worth the effort IMHO.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: May's numbers are out.
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:59 »
Realistically it is no longer financially sensible to create content as an Exclusive because of the majority of tiny value sales.

The bitter truth is this is not a viable business and anyone who invests to create content solely for this agency is subsidising the owners and buyers.

The only photographers for whom it will be worthwhile uploading will be those who create content incidentally.

The cynical moving of the royalty targets will quite quickly make the higher levels that many people have been receiving for years unattainable.

I'm assuming that the business doesn't really want many Exclusive artists, just a few to use as a marketing tool.

It's like being a lobster in a pan of slowly warming water.

If it is no longer financially sensible to create content as an Exclusive what about Independent?
Almost all the sales this month where in 0.01 - 0.05 range  >:(
Only video sales made some sense.
In my opinion video is the only content worth the effort in 2019.

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Adobe already closed him down. Still up and running on SS though.

Shame SS! This should be shut down immediately!  >:(

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Thank you Franky

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iStockPhoto.com / iStock Exclusive 2018 download targets question
« on: November 23, 2018, 12:44 »
Have achieved higher royalty rates during 2018?
Will you start 2019 at the same royalty rate as in 2018?
Or will you move down?

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General Stock Discussion / Iranian contributors
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:27 »
Today US unleashed its "toughest ever" sanctions against Iran.
What will happen now to Iranian contributors?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Moving to Shutterstock and Adobe
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:43 »
I have about 8k pictures on sale with 8 different agencies, If istuck exclusivity can not reach the result I expected, re uploading the portfolio to the other 7 sites will be a great torture.

So now that you have your port on 8 agencies. Did you reach the result you expected?
What part of your total income comes from iStock?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Moving to Shutterstock and Adobe
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:18 »
I ve tried that with reversed :D

I ve tried to get in exclusive to Isuck almost one year before, my revenue down 40% almost, so if you give up isuck exclusivity, your income seems to increase by around 50% I think.

So your income increased by 50% since you left exclusivity?

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Microstock News / Re: Visual China Group Acquires 500px
« on: February 26, 2018, 23:36 »
What is the connection between China Visual Group and GettyImages?

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Perhaps you want to add some additional choice to your poll like:

 - I cancelled my Exclusivity with iStock
 - I closed my Getty account and pulled all of my images off of iStock

Thanks for your suggestion!
The poll has been updated.

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iStockPhoto.com / iStock Exclusive 2017 download targets question
« on: December 28, 2017, 14:34 »
Have achieved higher royalty rates during 2017?
Will you start 2018 at the same royalty rate as in 2017?
Or will you move down?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP September royalty statement available
« on: October 22, 2017, 05:07 »
Less than 100 dollars with 4200 files, but i havent been uploading.

One video for 10 dollars, the other one, a 4k...for 68 cents....

Really depressing.

How is your experience on SS and Fotolia?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Are new images selling?
« on: August 17, 2017, 00:25 »
NO, new images are NOT selling.
Same here. Images are not selling. Only videos are selling.

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I'm not sure how other people are feeling, but I definitely feel the whole party winding down.
Sames here. Only videos are selling on my port.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: JULY SALES
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:12 »
The rest: there is a rest?

iStock?

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Always, always pursue infringements if you are certain your work has been used commercially without license. Most of my work is RM and I chase every infringer with the threat of legal action. I make a significant income from infringers each year - plus, it teaches them a valuable lesson and deters them from illegally using images in the future.
If we all simply shrug our shoulders when people use our work without permission then there is no incentive for these people to buy licenses.
Totally agree!

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Image Sleuth / Re: Thief on iStock
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:25 »
Looks like the thief gone...

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Off Topic / Re: Stop Complaining
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:32 »

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Image Sleuth / Re: Thief on iStock
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:30 »
http://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/laxer28?excludenudity=false&sort=best
check for yours.


Why iStock allows such thing?  >:( >:(
Thanks for finding this thief! Did you report it to iStock / Getty?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Copyright Infringement by "Mohitchoudhary"
« on: December 19, 2016, 14:02 »
Mohitchoudhary seems to have had his/her port removed...
When I clicked on the links, I got a 404 not found.

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