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Messages - couchpotato

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I say I'm going to quit exclusivity every month around the 20th  ;D

Same boat, keep adding new work, income keeps dropping now making under a 1/4 from my personal peak in 2010.

I'm uploading via Q-hero, after you upload a batch you can download the batch with the Meta Deta attached to the files, ready to upload elsewhere when the time comes.


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This guy travels and makes money from his photography/video work, some on stock, he gives regular break downs on what he makes, he has several sources for his income, youtube, his blog, stock photographs etc -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df2tiqH3n_4




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same for me. 6000+ images, exclusive - 7 days this month with 0 sales.

With the current level of decline if I'm still exclusive this time next year, I will be homeless  :o

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: IS august sales
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:06 »
Things are incredibly bad for me this month. Exclusive with close to 5000 images. 0 sales Monday, second week day in two weeks with 0 sales, half way through the sales day today 0 sales. Used the easily clear $100 most week days, now $50 is a good day.

I can't sustain this, not sure how I can afford to quit exclusivity, but I'm not seeing any other option at the moment.


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I mess around with many of them.
I have the VSCO films 1-5 for lightroom, though for stock I don't find them that useful.
For bright vivid landscapes I would recommend film pack 4. The Slide film pack.
I have the Nik software Pack but don't use it much, I think because I was using Rad Lab
http://www.gettotallyrad.com/radlab/breakdown/ first and got used to using that.
Then I purchased, http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/index.aspx
which I now use the most, I find this one the best, personally for me.
Both the rad lab and alien skin exposure both have free trials, I'd recommend giving them a go, especially Alien skin Exposure.

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Stocksy / Re: Changes At Stocksy
« on: April 07, 2014, 14:18 »
Hmmm, that's very curious. Stacey was a very active participant in the Stocksy community. I'm quite surprised she left without explanation. Anyone know why...?


Maybe because she joined offset ?
http://www.offset.com/artist/Stacey+Newman

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Stocksy / Re: Stocksy - Are you in or out ? Experiences.
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:14 »
From what I have been told, Stocksy require image exclusivity, hence all their content will only be available on Stocksy.

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