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2 sales in October (Photos)

General Stock Discussion / Re: Best number of downloads
« on: November 05, 2017, 11:39 »
What's a very little portfolio? How many images?


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it's a good result, indeed

New Sites - General / Re: Storyblocks approved images
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:28 »
I have not sold any clips there yet.

When do you get a sale, do you receive an email?

I do for video sales. Haven't had photo sales yet

I was talking about first photo sales

New Sites - General / Re: Storyblocks approved images
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:26 »
First couple of sales rolling in after 1 month.
After all 3.84$ are more than most of the sales on ather platforms

5 / Re: What is happening to SS?
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:38 »
October looks awfol even for the low standards I'm used to.

Shutterstock has been very regular in the last 6 months, with month to month oscillations always below 10% (the famous "cap"?) but in the first 12 days of October I made only 1/10th of the usual monthly avarage (in terms of revenue and DLs).

In general things are really quieter than usual on all the other agencies, too.

Unless some big changes next weeks, this will be my WME: I earned more on August 2016, after two month since I started, with 200 items on 4 agencies, than what I'll probably do this month with 1600 items on 14 agencies.

Not really encouraging...

...and 70$/month from 800 pics is not that bad, these days... especially for new photos that seem to be penalized in SS in the latest months

Pond5 / Re: woooow my first sale on POND5
« on: September 29, 2017, 08:40 »
looking at the artist resources you will see that sometimes very "normal" pictures sell for hundreds of dollars, so if an image sale on Pond5 is very rare, at least let it be very big ;-) 

Pond5 / Re: woooow my first sale on POND5
« on: September 29, 2017, 08:03 »
after a year of nothingness  ;D.
It made me 2.50 $.
I have 100 photos and 13 videos, so its a very very very small port. glad I could finaly see that happy email :)

Pond5 pays 50% and the artist is free to decide the item's price.

As per their policy minimum price for videos should be 25, but even if it was an image 5 is quite low

Anyway...the artist decides...

General Stock Discussion / Re: Graphicstock is now Storyblocks
« on: September 18, 2017, 16:56 »
I can see my pics there now.
Images can be sorted, among others, by "Highest rated" and "Trending now", whatever that may mean.
If I sort by any of those all my images come up on top. Is anyone else experiencing the same?

me too. I think that for some keywords there is currently not too much images

General Stock Discussion / Re: Graphicstock is now Storyblocks
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:09 »
Has anybody started to see sales from the newly launched Marketplace?

General - Stock Video / Re: Free Program For Converting Time Lapse?
« on: September 01, 2017, 00:54 »
Coming back to the free software for Time Lapse, I think that it could be done with DaVinci Resolve

Thank you all.
It was mainly curiosity, I couldn't find it and yes, I already tried to update the info but nothing changed.

Anyway, I don't think it's worth to lose any more time with istock: I stopped uploading many months ago and I can just wait for the 20th of the month.

Am I the only one that cannot find this famous counter on ESP Profile page?
Where exactly should it be? On the same page what other infos are displayed?
All I can see is personal information and the button to update them

Here is the link:

You will need to login to see it though. Look at Downloads Year To Date once you log in.

thank you very much, but I still can see only personal information and no counter

Am I the only one that cannot find this famous counter on ESP Profile page?
Where exactly should it be? On the same page what other infos are displayed?
All I can see is personal information and the button to update them

I stopped uploading 10 months ago and they're not trying to make me change opinion...

6 DLs for a whopping 0.62 $ total  >:(

Photography Equipment / Re: Is Ebay a Waste of Time?
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:48 »
I had more than 100 transactions (both sell & buy) over some years and never had a problem

General Stock Discussion / Re: JULY SALES
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:47 »

Account Management is top right of the page and Profile is one of the tabs near the top on the left.

It's where I was looking for... all I can see are personal information (Name, Address and so on..)

Off Topic / Re: Videofolio Critics
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:03 »
I'm not a great expert bu the first thing that I notice is that many shots would benefit some stabilization.

Image quality is good but some not very fluid movements are distracting

General Stock Discussion / Re: JULY SALES
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:00 »
The rest: there is a rest?


Karen, iStock sales for July* are not available now, as I know ;)

*see thread title

Download numbers are available, but not money earned.


Account management > Profile.

It is literally 'downloads year to date', but I've been recording them, so I know how many I've made this month.
After the bump earlier in the month, I understand it's now as accurate as any iS/Getty recording is likely to be.

On which website? I can't find it on ESP (and can't login to istock from workplace)

Pond5 / Re: POND5 Vintage Collection 1864 Abe Lincoln Film
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:17 »
They've already been using 16:9 crop format  ???

General Stock Discussion / Re: Market research
« on: July 27, 2017, 03:39 »
Well....not many agancies share these informations...

anyway the ones I know are:

Picniche  : gives you a rating for a specific search string
Alamy measures : deep analysis, but limited to Alamy, of course
Dreamstime used to publish number of downloads for each image, I'm not sure if it still does (i can't check now)
Photodune publish these data for each image, but limited to Photodune and it means that nowadays, with many ports removed, it's quite useless
Pond5 artist resources publish a weekly/monthly list of most searched keywords and best selling items

I don't think many people in Europe get a month off either. Maybe only teachers?

Teachers got 2 months (more or less)

And if they are reviewing 4/5/6K a week, then it's highly unlikely they have just one person reviewing, not sure where you heard that one from.

if we consider an average of 20" per clip, 6k clips cover 33 hours of footage per week

there could be just one reviewer, indeed...

I've been in Brazil in 2011 and never experienced something like that, neither in Rio, Brasilia or Manaus. Maybe I was simply lucky. Anyway...half of my microstock sales comes from pictures taken during that trip: Brasil images are selling much more than Argentina, Turkey, Namibia, Nepal,Italy,...probably there is just less competition

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Good start to the month of Thursday and Friday. I had a terrible day on Saturday though, but there was a double shadow-transit of Jupiter from Io and Ganymede... so that would explain it. Things seem to be back to normal now.

Sure...but this have an impact only on space related media  ::)

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