MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - ignard

Pages: [1] 2 3
1 / Re: Sales on Shutter
« on: July 01, 2014, 16:37 »
Lesson to be learned.... Don't shoot common subjects and don't copy others

2 / Re: You would think...
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:18 »
It is up again

General Stock Discussion / Re: Are we getting outsourced?
« on: March 11, 2014, 21:49 »
Yep and the photo in the tweet for free can be sold by twitter or facebook for good money towards a newspaper, tv station or news blog. Read the Conditions of FB and twitter and we all know where the money will be going

4 / Re: Is iStock website down?
« on: March 04, 2014, 15:16 »
Are the glitch monsters the only ones working at IS?


I agree with you to a certain point and that is Proper Explaination of each individual failure by the one who caused the mess.

Just curious how Yuri is doing now and if he will make a next step.

they deleted my post concerning the feb (jan sold) PP too.

Smells like hell.

 No uploading from my side for the next couple of months anymore

8 / Re: iScrooge
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:38 »
Taxes, I grew up with and get used to ( though not really, more of a kind). It is more the ' how' and 'how long' it took to calculate without a guarantee it won't happen again. And where does iS need an CEO for? Where is he?

9 / iScrooge
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:27 »
What a mess

There is money in the bank for dec pp sales probably Getty360. Though my nov pp sales were increased by 0.75 USD without notification without anything. Scary!!!!!!. Don't even know where the money is coming from PP, getty, getty360 or iS direct sales. Could even be Santa, though Getty has not the name.... not even close.

When you leave IS and after that sales at IS increases

When after hundreds of rejections of your test photos from 63 main stock agencies you finally received an approval email from a new stock agency '' in Republic of Kiribati.

Is Kiribati in the Vancouver area????? More specific Calgary

When Lobo feels sorry for you

Veer / Re: review time
« on: January 16, 2014, 17:12 »
Hardly any sales anymore.

Are they still in business one could ask????

Review times are way too long. I stopped uploading. Too much effort and to little revenue

15 / Re: How are sales going?- Shutterstock
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:08 »
up she goes compared to 2013

I only check volume because that is in my hands.

Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia Launches Dollar Photo Club?
« on: January 15, 2014, 19:20 »
Ft probably made a typo..... they mean elusive


Common marketing sense tells that the big ones and the small ones( in a niche) will survive. The middle of the road has to find something else or continue for the samurai feeling.

Post production PS is already done in the far east for a few dollarcents a picture.

I go for niche

18 / Re: CanStockPhoto is going DT
« on: January 13, 2014, 05:38 »
I do recognize that behaviour with DT and sometimes FT and CS do the same. All 3 of them are important to me. FT makes more sales and is my no. 2 at the moment behaing SS. DT might become the nr, 3 if IS keeps on messing around

If I'm correct informed.... Moody's downgraded Getty Images recently.

It is so utterly unprofessional that one might think iS does it on purpose. One might even think... is there a strategy behind the performance of iS?

Reminds me of a John Cleese film.... How to iritate people

If my account goes into the negative because of this, I'm closing my account on the spot. I wonder how they will feel about losing money already paid out? Hopefully not too good.

All of a sudden an ' account closing' glitch will show up till their lawyers have found a way to screw you and suck the last dime out of ya

iS has position nr 3 in my personal earnings ranking right now.

Wonder if Dreamstime will end up on position nr 3 and iS on nr 4 or 5.

Which will bring them in my 'upload' danger zone.

The competition couldn't have a better start of the Year.

Without any effort  (except doing their job right). SS, FT and DT will grow in numbers due to the incompetence of the iS board and her shareholders.

All you can do is wait until Getty buckles under their massive debt and they will be declared bankrupt. Once the cancer is removed from the patient, we will see a healthy growth in royalties again.

Cancer removed!!!

Operation succesfull,

Patient died (.... small issues do happen)

iStock is underestimating the importance of good communication and the way the communication towards contributors should be.

The main reason for that is the fact that many ( and I mean many) contributors are somehow working as a grahic designer or in touch with graphic designers. The whole situation at iS is backfiring.

I dpn't know if IS already knows that you can't fool anybody except yourself any more thats one of the advantages of the internet.

Some experience from my side (happened to me twice in The Netherlands),

Write a polite letter to the publisher of the poster and explain that you are the copyright owner concerning the material they use.

kindly ask them to help you out with some data, like:

- where they bought the license
- what they paid for it
- what license they bought
- end so on.

Explain them you might be mistaken and that you might have overlooked some information.

If they do not show a reaction, call them and ask for the responsible person for information

If you are shouted about, you know the case smells like swiss cheese and look for help.

give them a chance to buy the proper license (and put some time limits and proof for the reaction)

or let them remove all copies.

Going to court is allways an option and can be done whenever you think you are not taken serious. Don't forget it is expensive

Don't forget they are a copyrightowner themselfes and hate  bootlegs and illegal bluerays, dvd's and

Pages: [1] 2 3


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results