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New Sites - General / Re: Stockerwill new site
« on: April 29, 2021, 07:57 »
They have "occult" hippos.  Interesting.

DepositPhotos / Re: Yayimages contributor on Depositphotos
« on: April 29, 2021, 07:51 »
I'm not sure what to make of that portfolio.  It certainly looks wrong.

Which ones are yours?


"We would also like to inform you that www.carstickers.com is not an affiliates/partners of Shutterstock."

If that's true, I'm surprised that Shutterstock seems to have no problem with them openly using the company name to sell stickers.

Affiliate sales can take some time to show up in your account.  By "some time", I mean up to 90 days.

I think they are an affiliate, because the images all have the artist's name on them. 

Shutterstock probably has every intention of paying you... eventually.

A little more detail would help.  Where did you see this contributor?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Silly story of rejection
« on: March 13, 2021, 09:00 »
I'm guessing colourbox. 

General Stock Discussion / Re: Canstock files not uploading.
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:16 »
If they don't go in a few hours, I delete and try again.

I'm feeling slighted.  I said Jon wouldn't know good photography if it jumped up and bit him in the ass, and didn't get a warning.  *pout*

Now this dude seems to be hauling gear ranging from macro to telephoto primes, shooting everything from peacocks to dump trucks. Remarkably versatile, it seems.

I see nothing remarkable about this low quality portfolio.  Thieves usually pick better work to steal.

Just because someone gets around doesn't mean they are cheating.  Take a look at my portfolio, and see if you can guess what gear I use, and how much I travel.  https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/86133/Darla%20Hallmark

You had me worried there for a moment.

Using simple tools that came with your program will produce the same image that others using the same tool produce.

Parallel development happens all the time.  Put more thought into your graphics, and that won't happen.

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: February 11, 2021, 09:53 »
Just a note.  Corporate Art has been around since the 1960's.  Elevator lobbies have been decorated with it almost from the beginning of elevator lobbies.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Idea, don't make fun
« on: February 11, 2021, 09:50 »
I don't understand the enthusiasm for bitcoin.

I would not want it as payment.

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: February 09, 2021, 09:49 »
Zazzle has nightshirts.  I think they call them dorm shirts, or shirt dresses.

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: February 06, 2021, 09:58 »
I sell on Society 6.  Sales are moderate.  Uploading is a freaking pain.

I took a closer look at icon0.  They do have a large section of free downloads. I notice they are using contributor numbers instead of names, though.

Check to see if the number attached to your image matches your account number.

Send a message to support at your agency, and ask them if icon0 is an affiliate. 

It's probably legit, but looks sketchy.  My impression is that they are a "new approach" site that is failing.

I know vecteezy is an affiliate.  I'm not familiar with icon0.

You can tell a site is an affiliate if they show your name in the information about the image, and also have most of your portfolio. A thief will never put your name on anything.

There are also sites that appear to offer images for sale, but really just have thumbnails and comps that they have copied.  It's annoying, but legal. The watermarks of the sites thumbnails are from will still be on the images. 

Dreamstime.com / Re: Uploading New Files
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:12 »
I just upload, then check back the next day.  The images are there by then.

General - Stock Video / Re: How bad is it for the rest of you?
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:11 »
I just dropped Bigstock, leaving me only five agencies for now. (one of which is Canstock, which hardly counts)  I'm currently making more from POD than from microstock.

I'll keep making and uploading new work because... well... it's what I do.   

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:53 »

How do you balance creating for work/money and creating for personal fulfillment? I sometimes feel guilty when I take time away from building up my portfolios.

I never feel guilty for personal creations.  I just add them to my t-shirt shop and call it business.  Sometimes, they sell!

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:31 »
My favorite subjects don't overlap well with what sells.   Erotica and mythological creatures.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Someone Knows www.artpal.com ?
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:47 »
I like them.

Uploading is easy, pay is decent, image security is good.

I also like how the galleries look.

You will have to do promotion of your own to get good sales, though.  Their SEO is a little weak.

Here's what one of my ArtPal shops looks like.


New Sites - General / Re: New stock site
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:35 »
We're a tough crowd.   ;D

Illustration - General / Re: Illustrators Chat
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:26 »
I do old school spot illustration with black outlines.  I mostly don't use gradients, so I can make vector files that translate to the widest possible number of editing programs.

Once in a while, I'll break out into something more artistic.

New Sites - General / Re: New stock site
« on: January 10, 2021, 09:40 »
Your plan is to have AI keyword everything?


General Stock Discussion / Re: Stupid Question?
« on: January 04, 2021, 08:57 »
I stopped uploading to Bigstock when I left Shutterstock.  I left Shutterstock back when whole portfolios of stolen or public domain images were appearing.  (whack-a-mole accounts)  I didn't want my work associated with such unscrupulous behavior.

I haven't removed my work from Bigstock, but I'm leery of what the owners might do when they are done destroying Shutterstock. 

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