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Adobe Stock / Adobe Free Collection $5 Payments Are Back
« on: May 25, 2023, 07:56 »
Check your dashboard for info.

The second paragraph has nothing to do with the first.

AI Generated Imagery, Is It OK To Sell It?
You can't sell them. This is copyright infringement. You can not take someone else's work and redo it without the permission of the author. And even more so you can not sell this work later as your own.

Tell us you dont understand AI imagery without telling us.

I go to vecteezy to find free clip art for personal projects.  I ignore any paid advertising placement completely.

Why isn't the original model release valid? Model releases don't expire.


Theres no need at all for a new release.

Pond5 / Re: Dataset earnings - opt out
« on: April 13, 2023, 07:38 »
Me and my $22 are out.  Jerks.

Almost full time (still do some commission work). Stock earnings rolling months from February 2022 to 2023 (last completely reported month) $162,000 down from a $168,500 high rolling to April 2022.

That's your gross, right?  What's the net, after expenses...

General Stock Discussion / Re: This month's sales
« on: April 02, 2023, 16:34 »
Wow.  March was the worst month on Shutterstock since the very first month I started, Jan 2014.

Firefly has been fun to play with, and it's amazing that conceptually it gets the prompt to image pretty correct, but the actual results are atrocious in most cases.  Just on basic stock things.  Distorted balls, the extra or missing fingers we all love, garbled looking money, odd geometric snowflakes, etc.

Everything generated with firefly can be used safely and uploaded as ai content. That is fantastic!!

But not during beta.

Cant wait to hear the compensation model.  UBI is a good way to look at it.  Technology that displaces workers/creatives should help to fund those displaced so they can continue to provide alternatives.

If the IRS thinks you didnt pay taxes on a 1099, they will be sending you a letter. Not sure why you think otherwise.

Income isnt in any way reported per agency with 1099s.  Its all just income.  Its 8 agencies, its assignment work.  Its headshots.  Its just a big pot of income.  None of the agencies could send you a 1099 and it wouldnt matter as long as you report what you received.

I do my taxes by the cash method.  Its what comes into my account during the year.  I dont really care what any of the agencies report.

The IRS will care. If an agency reports something that you don't report, they're going to be asking you some questions.

No, they wont.

I do my taxes by the cash method.  Its what comes into my account during the year.  I dont really care what any of the agencies report.

Anyone know when this is going to be fixed? I need to file my taxes.

Dont you record the payments you receive?  You dont actually need a 1099 in hand.

also - most likely they are 'chemtrails' (not contrails). depends on altitude and length, and whether it dissipates into a cloud (in which case its a chemtrail).
the ones spraying chemicals in the sky are most likely military, although sometimes they go in aircraft that looks like regular aircraft.

Oh honey, we gots a live one here!  Lol.

To the OP, youre likely fine as you probably cant identify the aircraft or company.

Canva / Glad Im Not On Canva Anymore
« on: January 29, 2023, 20:48 »

17 / Re: Race to level 2
« on: January 19, 2023, 09:53 »
Level 5 with 5113 video downloads...

If thats real, impressive.


Anyone have a good discount code?

I've got 6800 video pack sales in the last week. About $0,25 each


Nothing unusual here :(

20 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: December 19, 2022, 09:47 »
Ive got $3.  Woo-hoo!

Pond5 / Re: What do you get paid?
« on: December 13, 2022, 18:32 »
I had two videos sell, which I priced at $50 and $179.

4K: Movie Tickets Spin To Stop On Single Ticket   HD   $4.79   GPP   $4.79   $1.92
clock: time moving fast causing spinning hands   HD   $5.99   GPP   $5.99   $2.40


Adobe Stock / Re: This year CC Bonus codes program?
« on: December 12, 2022, 10:26 »
So, I guess no bonus free subscription program this year?

General Stock Discussion / Re: 3D renders on stock sites
« on: December 11, 2022, 09:54 »
Can you share your experience, what sells and what doesn't?

Nope, lol.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe profits more than double in latest quarter
« on: November 14, 2022, 19:02 »
I want to be able to critique agencies without fear of being banned (like happened to Sean and Jo Ann).
And what happened to them there? Are there a lot of snitches on the forum?

It wasnt really for being critical.  It was due to an overzealous and confused leadership.

I do mostly Disney stuff on there, but today I made a photo related video for fun.

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