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Got a 34c today for video. Makes the 60c one look good!


It's your own fault for leaving them online at SS while you already know for weeks they're selling for peanuts, so why complain here when you can also simply remove them?

I was just pointing it out. I know what SS are doing.  I do not upload footage anymore and will remove my portfolio in January. Not sure its my fault. People on this site are very quick to blame others and be negative to others. One of the reasons I don't really follow this forum as much as I did years ago. No doubt I will get negative quotes back. Seems the way of the world now online.

Got a 34c today for video. Makes the 60c one look good!


Curious to know what people are getting paid for on demand sales.
Yesterday I got two, $2.75 and $3.28. I am level 4.
I was not expecting that much to be honest, but apart from that it is a disaster...

Just got 10c on demand. The same as the subs. I should feel lucky that I also got 50c demand. Wow.


I haven't deleted as I have invested so much time uploading content in SS. I am a wildlife photographer and my sales are pretty low compared to general stock contributors. My content has a more limited market.  Some of the content has cost me 700+ in trips to produce. I will not be adding any content to SS but will allow my portfolio to sell in the hope of covering some of my costs. I find in takes a few years to earn the cost of the trip back. I will be uploading new content elsewhere.

When I started uploading my photos some 8 years ago, I had 11 sites. This has reduced over the years. Some didn't sell well and some treated their contributors badly. I now have 3 sites I upload to. I don't see it improving.

I got my first 10c today on a 500+ trip. Stock in not an option for me to make money any more let alone cover my costs.


Pond5 / Re: Trying to sign up for exclusivity
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:38 »
You have to create two different accounts with different names. It is not possible as now to have both accounts under the same umbrella-name. What I did is to use the same name but with a "_exclusive" added so any potential client could guess that I had another non exclusive account there.

Thats what i did when they first brought it in. It seemed the obvious thing.

6 / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:24 »
Im in the UK and have had enough with what's going on in the real world with Covid19. I can not explain how angry this has made me.

Too angry and sad to say anymore..

7 / Re: Alamy Sold
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:45 »
 What next. DailyMail and News UK (i.e. News Corp) to be charged 5c for High Res multi use Photos. 

Newbie Discussion / Re: Shutter stock rejections arrgghh
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:58 »
I has some wildlife photos rejected for lens dust. if they looked carefully they would see they were flies! No point worrying though. Life's too short. Move on and download next lot.

And the next lot were not rejected for the flies. (lens dust).

Newbie Discussion / Re: Shutter stock rejections arrgghh
« on: January 14, 2020, 05:46 »
I had some wildlife photos rejected for lens dust. if they looked carefully they would see they were flies! No point worrying though. Life's too short. Move on and download next lot.

General - Stock Video / Re: Sound in videos acceptations
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:09 »
I have never had a problem, as long as the sound is relevant to the clip. They say they prefer no sound.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:09 »
I'm having a real hard time trusting the email I received today from Adobe.

Low resolution HTML email, with a click tracking link from

The email is sent from:
Once clicked it forwards to:
And finally resolves to Adobe's actual website.

I get that Adobe have several websites and want to track clicks, but I'm really not keen on following this one through until I have someone say this is legit.

It looks the same as the email I got. The code redeemed.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: September 12, 2019, 13:29 »
I got my apps code today.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: August 29, 2019, 06:20 »
Has anyone got a code yet?

Is your monitor calibrated? If not that could be the difference.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Pond5 "Good News"!
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:35 »
This is the new Pond5 terms.

If you do not enroll in the Exclusivity Program, notwithstanding section 3.b. above, you shall not set the price for an item of video Content that is higher than the lowest price for which the same (or substantially the same) Content item is offered by or on any Other Marketplace, and if we discover that the Content item is offered at a lower price by or on any Other Marketplace, we may change the price of your content in our marketplace.

What do you think that price is. SS has $1.50 clips now? What price is P5 looking to implement. They just did the trial (without any prior warning) of dropping prices. Do you think they have a price in mind? Do you think they will drop all nonexclusive clips drop in price overnight?

Pond5 / Pond 5 Possible Hack
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:15 »
I just received this email from Pond5. Please be aware.

Dear Pond5 User,
In light of recent media reports of malicious attempts to access online user accounts, Pond5 periodically monitors our website for higher than normal levels of account activity or other unusual behavior. We have discovered an unusually high number of login attempts to Pond5 user accounts this week. While many of these login attempts we believe to be valid, there is the possibility that some of these logins may be malicious attempts to gain access to your account by preying on weak passwords or other publicly leaked account information available online. To be clear, we do not believe that Pond5 itself has experienced a security breach.
While we have no reason to believe your account was successfully accessed by any malicious source, we are taking proactive measures as a precaution.  Since your account has been identified as being accessed during this period of higher than normal activity, we are requiring you to update your password before you can access your Pond5 account again.
When you update your password, we urge you to use a new and strong password, following the password guidelines set forth below. Obviously, if you did not access your Pond5 user account this week, the importance of doing so is especially crucial. In that case, you should also carefully review your account information (name, address, email address, and payment info) to make sure it has not been changed. Further, we strongly suggest you change the password on any other internet accounts where you have used the same password.

General - Stock Video / Re: Pond5 removing 4k pricing
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:12 »
Ditto. I have had footage prices change. It's not right. Has there been any communication from P5 on this?

I had over a year to redeem it. It just started straight away.

' 'straight away' after you redeemed it?

Yes. Don't get your point. As I said I thought it would continue afterwards not in parallel.

I got a code. I read the FAQs and thought it would just start at the end of my current one year photo plan. I had over a year to redeem it. It just started straight away. I have tried contacting customer services to see if they give me a new code or change the expiry date but they don't seem to care. I don't think they even understand about this offer. They just kept sending me irrelevant links.  They have just closed my case and are ignoring me now. Very disappointed. I basically now get 4 months free instead of the 12.

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

20 / Re: New videos not showing up
« on: March 27, 2018, 17:14 »
I am very disappointed that after I discovered this and contacted the support team, who were unable to clarify if this would happen to any future pending footage, that they continued to approve all my content waiting approval and which is now approved but no longer available. You would assume they would halt all approvals until they had rectified the issue.

 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

21 / Re: New videos not showing up
« on: March 27, 2018, 08:14 »
Has happened to me as well. Has anyone had anyone footage go through since. SS say they have not been advised to tell us to to stop uploads.  I am going to wait until i know it is working ok.

123RF / Re: 123rf reducing commissions
« on: March 13, 2018, 15:22 »
I am so glad I left a few months ago.

23 / Re: single photo sell today US$6,352.80
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:19 »
Got a reading of over 20 trillion dollars sale the other day on a Microstock app. There were so many zeros I lost count. I refreshed a few times waiting for it to disappear whilst working out how long my personal cruise liner was going to be, what colour Bugatti's to have and where shall I keep my private plane. Funny enough the figure disappeared sometime later and I didn't even have a sale at all. Love technology.  :o

24 / Re: 33 Video Downloads Today... Scam ???
« on: March 25, 2017, 16:08 »
 :) :) :) :) :)

Apparently according to SS everything is fine. Best day ever........

25 / Re: 33 Video Downloads Today... Scam ???
« on: March 23, 2017, 07:00 »
I do wildlife. Some are the same species which is what i would have expected but there is no obvious connection other than wildlife. A big variety though.

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