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iStockPhoto.com / Re: istock Stats in Jan -- a bit lower
« on: February 18, 2020, 19:10 »
More revenue, more downloads and higher RPD than in December, good month, better than SS. 

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Not to open a new thread, did anyone receive January payment yet?
Yes, hit my bank on 6th Feb.

Hmm still nothing here. Are you using Paypal or bank direct?
Direct to bank

Thanks, it just passed today to Paypal form me.

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Not to open a new thread, did anyone receive January payment yet?
Yes, hit my bank on 6th Feb.

Hmm still nothing here. Are you using Paypal or bank direct?

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Not to open a new thread, did anyone receive January payment yet?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Shutterstock vs Adobe Stock
« on: February 09, 2020, 11:08 »
I have a bit smaller port on Adobe and I get more downloads and at worst two times more RPD. Also new files get traction, while on SS I hardly sell anything new, I doubled my port and it did nothing, just same old bestsellers mostly.

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Absolutely not, I'm not into funding corrupt and incompetent government's new Audis. It's not even regulated or enforced by law.
Strongly depends where you live.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Coronavirus and downloads?
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:43 »
Oh man, my brain didn't work properly, time to dive into modelling 3D virus images and photo sessions with people in masks.

As you mention it, I don't remember ever having a download from China.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: January 2020 Earnings Report
« on: January 31, 2020, 18:50 »
Do you maybe have a clue as to how Eyeem sales report works? Do they report it some days after iStock/Getty reports, or they report in realtime or something else?
I can't seem to understand it, seems totally random, I received reported sales like two weeks ago and today again.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Is this January especially low for you?
« on: January 28, 2020, 15:27 »
It was kinda low until, predictably, they (SS and/or buyers) went into rush mode to top up my standard monthly quota as the month is coming to it's end. So same as any month for years.
I only hope that bumping up my numbers will also bump up the quota. So far no luck, I might need to be faster than time (SS assets rise). 

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Off Topic / Re: have I been in the wrong industry for years?
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:02 »
I'm no expert but I suppose making a theme requires at least a handful of coding and if I wanted to do coding in my life making themes would be the last thing I want code on my list, long below mobile apps and games in this moment.

believe me dude, website coding is much more easy from game or software coding.

That's what I wrote, if I was gonna code a line of theme I might as well go on and learn something more advanced.

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Off Topic / Re: have I been in the wrong industry for years?
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:19 »
I am stock photo contributor for about 10 years, as everyone know, the microstock industry grown up every year but small contributor earnings decrease day by day because of the microstock sale sites are in the race of selling our efforts a little more price than free.. while we complain that our earnings are getting closer to zero, something else is happening somewhere.

https://themeforest.net/item/avada-responsive-multipurpose-theme/2833226?s_rank=1

check that link and you see how strange it is, one wordpress template has sold more than $25 million in 8 years.  :o
when I think to myself, it seems like it is not possible to understand this.

I'm no expert but I suppose making a theme requires at least a handful of coding and if I wanted to do coding in my life making themes would be the last thing I want code on my list, long below mobile apps and games in this moment.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Shutter stock rejections arrgghh
« on: January 07, 2020, 16:13 »
They can't reject as much as I can resubmit.

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Off Topic / Re: What is your dream car?
« on: January 03, 2020, 07:46 »
Alfa Romeo 4c.

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Adobe Stock / Re: How is your December
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:15 »
Suprisengly normal month.

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What number of downloads are we talking about?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: December Earnings Report
« on: December 25, 2019, 09:08 »
It all looks rather sad or even catastrophic, 123RF wins here - 4000+ images = 4$, there are worse but with worse or no expectations at all.
Overall, it all looks like a lot of work and time just by looking at the number of agencies submitted to with rather low return.

Looking at it and comparing it (totally unscientific) to me I get a little feeling of hope given that I have a significantly smaller ports (and less time devoted) but not as smaller returns, thou it could be a sheer illusion on my part.

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Photography Equipment / Re: Aerial photos without a drone
« on: December 25, 2019, 08:50 »
Politely asking janitors to let you use top of the buildings, finding someone who will let you use their terrace,  I think I recently seen somewhere someone using a balloon, climbing on a tree if you feel young enough, putting a rope around tall tree branch... Just a couple of ideas.

Last year I was filming something in forest thou and needed a top down shot, well I climbed a tree and used fully extended tripod as in improvised crane, I found out I was not that young and fit anymore but I was amazed by the shot, it looked so "expensive" and people asked if I owned a drone or a crane. 

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 22, 2019, 15:54 »
Actually very strong month, forgot that total gets ripped by tax.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 21, 2019, 17:09 »
Monday they say...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 20, 2019, 15:12 »
Got the money.
So it must be some IT screwup, not accounting, this time around.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 20, 2019, 14:19 »
I just got money to my PayPal acc.

Got the email invoice, nothing in PayPal yet. Not the very nice month by the looks of it.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 20, 2019, 05:39 »
We are back to October again, It was a good month, I'll check it again  :D

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General - Top Sites / Re: Least Favorite Site to Upload to?
« on: December 18, 2019, 16:53 »
IS was by far the most annoying. not anymore. Now it is probably Alamy. The DT automatic categories helps there a lot.

Odd, I find Alamy a piece of cake. I upload photos, with embedded data, they approve, I select all, if it's a series or set, and hit some stars... done. Anyone who is still trying to please discoverability is driving themselves nuts. Put in what belongs, star some top words for extra weight, and be done.

Not




Least favorite is Getty

Yes, to the point that I've stopped uploading there. When I don't earn that bottle of expensive single malt, every year, for doing nothing, maybe I'll wake up and leave their party.


True, the whole process is dead easy and quick, and the site is quite responsive and bug free compared to AS and SS, the only downside being that clicking the next photo adds to selection without holding CTRL.
And I may add that I had maybe max two rejections in my time with them and reviews are quite fast.

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General - Top Sites / Re: Shutterstock portfolio interface change
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:04 »
I don't suppose anyone goes to my portfolio checking what's new in it besides me.
I did have a few good uses for it, one being checking what was uploaded and approved so I don't upload it again by accident, especially with splitting photo sessions into multiple upload times, it gets confusing to track what was uploaded and what not. Fresh really helped with that.

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I have a Canon 5D IV.  It has dual card slots, and before every photo session, I format both cards.
After last Maternity session, my Sandisk 64Gb failed, but no panic, I just took the CF card and copied all photos to my hard disk.


No problem ... but what if I did NOT have two cards - it would have been quite a panic.
So I thought : let's take the defective card and act as if I really needed to recover the photos.
Mind you, I do not even know if the photos were recorded on this card, because possibly it got defective right after formatting.


I googled on "recovery software", found "Recuva", did a "deep scan" ... and :  nothing!  Though the reviews said it could recover photos even after formatting (so in theory, it should at leastt find the photos of the PREVIOUS photo session).


Interesting note :  this is the very reason why I won't be buying the EOS R or any other great new camera with only 1 slot!

I'm keeping this card, just for testing.  Did any of you ever recover photos with a defective card, without going to a professional recovery company?  If so, which software did the trick?

TBH the last card that got corrupted on me was 64MB noname I bought in Turkey because I filled up the one I got, that was around 2003. I have two slots and I never use backup feature.

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