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Dot on shadysue. Fall is here. Forest bare. Harsh mornings :) 50 degrees centigrade in my home town. Breaking the century s record.

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In india you would be very poor if you had USD 500 a month. You'd want to die if you had a family. Two old folks can live on that much though. If you don't pay rent and eat only flat bread and pulses that you cook. If you fall sick, relatives and children would take care. They dont want you to die, not really :). Indians are sentimental that way ! I am aware that the govt poverty line is much much lower. Don't believe them, all lies and fabrication. They just want the votes BTW, those of you who think indian salaries are low, lemme tell you wages of indian programmers are quite a bit higher than the US average salary. I know both. I have lived and worked both in usa and india

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Buying and then selling back again
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:52 »

Cudos for at least asking first.  That's more than I can say about a lot of other artists.
What you are implying is horrible. Let's hope all such artists are booted out ASAP. And that canva thing ? They give a perpetual license to an artist for a measly sum, right ? Won't that artist also sell the digital photo. He shouldn't be allowed to, right ? Only print selling should be allowed. I hope canva makes that quite clear. BTW, I think I am making a lot of people very angry by saying weird things here on MSG. Really sorry about that.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Can iStock Turn Midstock Sales Around?
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:27 »
I am a newbie. Heard Yuri's name once too often here on MSG. Just saw his photos on IS. Can't believe this guy made a million. What's so special about his photos ? Everybody's shots are like that. I think I just don't get it(I am stupid) and I just hurt a lot of people's feelings(sorry). Goofy, good you got a 41MP cell. I have 46 images on SS. 2 of them from my Nokia Pureview. My cell photos sold (three times) more than my D4 photos. So, it isn't the camera I just found out. It's the subject that's important and the best camera is the one that's always in your pocket :) Or maybe you were just kidding, sorry then ! BTW, Nikon 1 S1 on sale for $199 at BHphotovideo/amazon. Should I buy ? That's OT though.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Buying and then selling back again
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:06 »
Whew. THANKS SO MUCH GUYS. Gee, you saved me over there :) So I will use only my own shots. Thanks so much once again. You guys sure saved me over here !

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Newbie Discussion / Buying and then selling back again
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:15 »
Hi folks
 If I buy a photo from SS. Isolate subjects from it, put it in my own photos. Can I sell it back on SS ? While browsing I have noticed that the most popular photos are designer photos not "real"/natural photos. It's not too difficult to make simple fake photos and they'd sell much better than my own. Of course, there may be some laws against that. These designers who sell photos on SS, do they shoot themselves ? Just asking because people like photoshop designers more than actual photographers which means that the main buying public is not designers, it is normal people. Designers just take advantage of our cheap photos. They spend no money on equipment or travel, only time on computer and make something which sells better than our photos. I am so JEALOUS :)
Thanks for your advice
dgaurh

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:51 »
Thanks everybody, for all your helpful suggestions. I will upload the gyps on IS. On another note, I just wrote pied cuckoo on SS. HA, gotcha ! My shot is a 100 times better than the lone one on SS :) Though I don't think it's gonna sell a lot :) Not like there is a huge demand for pied cuckoos :)

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:17 »
Sciencesource is good but very low alexa ranking. What is the best place for wildlife shots, besides Getty. Any wildlife photographers still reading the thread ? Shadysue you are exclusive to IS with your wildlife stock ?

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 23:48 »
Folks, when I was 10 years old and I looked up in the sky I could see a thousand of these vulture in any direction. This photo of 2007 was acquired after a train journey, 3 bus journeys and then a boat. It's the passenger pigeon story all over again.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:24 »
That's right its probably so that place can do a better photoshop and have full control.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:17 »
We dont have bbc but i'm a big fan of their library, most of it is on netflix. Amazing videos.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:15 »
Colour is strictly not allowed. I know I know. I've seen nat geo pics and i've seen those same birds a thousand times. If they aren't photoshopped i'll eat my shirt :)

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:14 »
I do dust, levels and colour

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:12 »
All of my birds are wild and...... photoshopped im sorry but without photoshop my mom won't buy it :)

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 06:25 »
BTW, I have decided I will put it on pond5 if they will have it. IS has subscriptions now. Alamy has better pics. Getty won't accept me. I hope pond5 starts an EL scheme and becomes bigger than SS. Those are the things it lacks. Then I will become exclusive on pond5

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 06:21 »
Shadysue the only money he gets is probably from being a speaker ;) he he . And this is only a hen harrier, whew. He should have tried the critically endangered birds for that effort. Atleast something for people to remember them by. Hen harrier can wait.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 06:08 »
IS will accept the pic and sell it for a penny :)

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 05:47 »
Bird photo business is dismal, isn't it :(  everyone says people shots sell far more often. I don't like people. Its shooting remember, not photography :)

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 05:42 »
If the photo is cc probably no point quoting a high price. But on another note I sold spotted owlet for credit at IS. There would be even more of those cc on flickr if I am not wrong. Sorry can't take amazing shots of 100 critically endangered species. The thought makes me faint with joy and grief. It would take ten years and a bank robbery per my analysis :)

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Newbie Discussion / Rare Bird Photo. Where to sell ?
« on: June 02, 2014, 04:58 »
Hello
 I have till now a small port, 50 files. However, I have two critically endangered species of birds. Gyps Indicus photos aren't really available at any microstock site. This is the Indian Vulture or Long billed vulture, IUCN red listed. Unfortunately, this old photo is from a Nikon D50 at ISO 800. After denoise, it is soft. I sharpened it and looks much better. These photos are at Alamy/Getty. Getty has only 7, all are pathetic photos. Gosh, if only my photo were sharper but theirs seems just as bad to me. Probably there isn't a market for vulture photos, right ? I want to now put it on sale but SS won't accept (I won't even try :). Do you think Pond5 will accept if I write a note about the rarity of the bird ? Alamy has better photos of this bird than Getty, MUCH better so no use trying there !
My initial plan is to sell on Pond5 for $15-20, don't think I will get a buyer. Probably after 10 years when the bird is extinct !
What are your thoughts ?
Regards
dgaurh

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Adobe Stock / Re: Joining fotolia ?
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:40 »
You can't choose to be on DPC but not be on Fotolia.

Just for information, since I quit Fotolia my wallet has felt a few score dollars lighter each month, but that's nothing compared with the weight off my shoulders from not feeling frustrated and angry about the way they treated me.
Thanks Baldricks. I will keep this in mind. I wonder how you folks put up with such people. Heard here that there used to be good times long back when stock sold for $500. Now all of them sell it for a buck :(. I've been doing photos since 1997 with film and was so attached to my photos (even crappy iso 1600 D50 photos) that I never uploaded them anywhere for a long, long, long time. And now I'm here when there is a race to the bottom. You folks should do something about it. Like a worldwide trade union or something. We can't sell our photos for a buck, sorry. Well, I sold my best Eurasian wryneck photo twice ,at SS, for a dollar anyway... Just hoping that someday within 5-10 years I will be making a grand a month. Problem is, if you buy food from that money you can't buy glass :) Hard choice ! I'm a programmer and they have pretty early retirement ages !!

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Adobe Stock / Re: Joining fotolia ?
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:25 »
I'm not sure I can stomach $2 out of $230. That sounds horrible. BTW, will they accept sub-par pics for DPC (unlike SS, IS & DT)

Your image still go through the regular inspection process at Fotolia. So no easier.
Too bad then. I thought I'd make USD 25K overnight from 50K photos in my trash bin :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Joining fotolia ?
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:16 »
I'm not sure I can stomach $2 out of $230. That sounds horrible. BTW, will they accept sub-par pics for DPC (unlike SS, IS & DT)

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Adobe Stock / Joining fotolia ?
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:32 »
Hello
 In keeping with the sentiments on this group I haven't joined fotolia. I just started microstock 2 months back. 50 images online at SS & DT, 8 at IS (44 in pipeline). Do you think I should join fotolia or are they just low balling us ? Don't want to do something bad or promote bad people :). So far 6 sales at SS, 1 at IS (credit though).  I have bird, insect and couple of flower shots. I guess fotolia doesn't even like such images if what I've heard is true. So there's no point anyway.
Probably I should just stick to SS IS DT. I wanted to send some of my poorer shots in low res to them but people say their standards are higher than DT. Not funny for someone who owns DPC ! Perhaps I can send such shots to other low tier sites e.g. sell them for a buck EL at Pond5 (123rf ?).
Thanks for your advice
dgaurh

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General Stock Discussion / Re: How Long In Microstock ?
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:56 »
2 months.

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