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Microstock Services / Re: anyone using lookstat.com?
« on: October 31, 2008, 09:39 »
It looks interesting, but I am in agreement with you with regards to the password security.

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StockXpert.com / Re: Help required for StockXpert submission
« on: July 15, 2008, 10:22 »
I would say this one is is good. These city night are decent sellers and thay are rarely done as well as yours - nice color and composition

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-2752851-river-city-lights-on-freeway.html

Give this one a go as well

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-13853809-man-waits-at-table.html

Don't forget to show a good vaiety of work.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Photoshelter
« on: June 24, 2008, 11:34 »
Clean images technically, The big killer there is noise. Slice of life images play well there especially if they are geared for contemporary - they seem to like rock band stuff a lot. No micro images policy.

I think on the first submission you need to submit 4 or 5. They don't play the Shutterstock game though. In one case that I know of, they bounced two and just told the submitter to send 2 more.

Again at PSC, there is no telling what they will accept or reject on any given day. A lot of the girlies there whine about flowers being rejected - yet all of mine are accepted and a lot were editor's choices. Just don;t send 4 on your first submission - show a variety of your best work.

See their Blog for Buyer Needs article, and browse the collection on subjects you like to shoot.


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Adelaide,

I really appreciate your following up on my questions and you make some excellent points.  There really is a lot here to think about...so I guess I have some thinking to do.  It would just make so much sense to have the rules more formally defined so that different people aren't playing by different rules in the same game.

Howard

Howard,

If you visited the links I supplied, you will see that PhotoShelter has already defined their position - no micro. From PhotoShelter:

"Cross-listing live PhotoShelter Collection images with microstock sites is now prohibited.
We will no longer allow photographers to sell images via The PhotoShelter Collection if the same image is currently listed for sale at a microstock site. We consider 'microstock' to be any image provider offering licenses for less than $50."


Always know the restrictions and limitations of Terms where you submit, whether it be micro or macro.

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There are two sides of PhotoSHelter. One is the Collection, which is where the stock sales happen. The other is the Archive, where they charge a fee for storage. You can sell photos out of the Archive via your own licensing. The Archive has been around for awhile. THe Collection for stock sales is fairly new.

For submitting stock to the Collection, there are no fees. Keep in mind that no micro licensed images can be submitted there.

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Dude, you just got in this and seem like you hate it. Why do you still do it?

Patient: "Hey Doctor, it hurts when I go like this!"

Doctor: "Well then don't go like that anymore!"

 :)

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Cutcaster / Re: Cutcaster
« on: June 19, 2008, 16:35 »
Cutcaster Update:

"Something hit the site at 1:20 PM today and I am looking into why it went down. I will have it back up as soon as I can. I'm getting in contact with our hosting provider and also checking our servers and will let you know. Thanks.

Update. The site is down due to database issues...Ugh... We had a few issues with the tables in our database and we ran out of room on our hard drive space on the server which we are fixing so it is back offline now and will get it back up as soon as we can. I will continue to keep you posted.

John"

Remember, the site is still in Beta ;-) JUst some growing pains.

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Crestock.com / Re: Enough is enough
« on: June 19, 2008, 15:04 »

 Take the time to process a few images well, than 500 en masse.

All the best,

Josh
The Crestock Team

Josh, the best advice you coukd give. And it holds truth even though many are in denial. Sometimes less is more.

Get rid of the childish Judge Ross thing and I may consider submitting one day.

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Cutcaster / Re: Cutcaster
« on: June 19, 2008, 15:01 »
I just saw this thread - still new here - and wanted to take a look....I got a 404 error - is cutcaster already gone?

Still alive and well as far as I know, but they have been doing some major server work there. Give it a try at a later time.

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StockXpert.com / Re: Cannot work this mob out
« on: June 18, 2008, 22:51 »
May I be so rude to inquirer; What is an SS-er?

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

A Shutterstocker

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Crestock.com / Re: Enough is enough
« on: June 18, 2008, 15:21 »
It seems to me you spend more time whining here about rejected images than making positive efforts to create saleable pics. Why is this even important to you? Just don't submit there, or learn to create images that they want.

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New Sites - General / Re: Stock photo spot
« on: June 18, 2008, 11:44 »
I woulld approach with some trepidation.

Question for you - Is there not an area on this site that has asked you to put in your PP info (email address) for payment? If you have already input the info on your profille on the site, I would tell whoever is writing you to get the info off the site.

BTW, just search Stockphotospot Scam on Goog and you will find tons of stuff.

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Vector sales at Dreamstime
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:59 »
Thanks for the information guys.

A few weeks for the EPS file? Hmm.. that might be a problem, but if the sales is somewhere near Stockxpert then I might give it a go. Thanks!

But do people buy the raster? Or do most people buy the vector?

The last time I uploaded vectors, the EPS files took 23 days to get approved. Vector vs Raster - about 3 to 1 sales ratio for me, vectors of course being more popular. When waiting for the EPS files to be approved I usually mark the Description as EPS File Pending, then when it is approved just delete that phrase in te description. Whether this helps or not, I don't really know, but I do it anyway in hopes someone will mark the image. Most of my vectors are credit sales not subs. In fact, I get very few subs overal at DT.

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Featurepics.com / Re: No sale in 4 months!
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:51 »
When I was on FP, even my views seemed to stop dead. So in March I think I dumped this dog.

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SnapVillage.com / Re: In or Out for Subs on SV?
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:49 »
Well since there were no Fotolia-like comments, I opted in for the time being. This will be one of those "upload when I can" places" for now.

Thanks to thse who took the time to reply. Your comments are all worthwhile.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Keyword Stuffing
« on: June 16, 2008, 19:17 »
LOL! I just did a search on Parsley, the herb, at Fotolia, and came up with this on the first page

http://us.fotolia.com/id/3928523

I just wanted to see what was out there as far as parsley shots because I have some here to shoot. Wanted to do mine differently.

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SnapVillage.com / In or Out for Subs on SV?
« on: June 16, 2008, 12:04 »
Well even though I said I wouldn't sign with another new stock, I registered with Snap Village last nite based on Dolgchov's request to test the registration process.

Really don't know too much about the workings there. Is it advisable to opt In or Out for subscriptions on this service?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Keyword Stuffing
« on: June 16, 2008, 01:23 »
And of course nude teenage girl, and breasts.

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Just joined successfully a few minutes ago. No errors. Even uploaded 2 images and sent them for review.

I registered using Pentium Dual Core Dell Laptop using IE Ver 6. This machine is not on a network of any kind, and I don't run any virus software on it (since it is really only used for file uploads,email, and travel).

Sorry you are having problems.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Keyword Stuffing
« on: June 16, 2008, 00:47 »
You forgot "business handshake".

yeah no kidding ;-)

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I think I know this guy...

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Keyword Stuffing
« on: June 15, 2008, 21:43 »
If you keeop repeating Plum, Shutterstock will leave one appearance and strip the rest as repetitive. I would consier this case slight overuse.

Plum, fruit, red, juicy, ripe, seasonal, single one

Then Stem if it has one, and Leaves if there are any.

would work fine

Some people get stupid and add words like pit, because there is a pit inside, and tree because it came from a tree. That is spamming.

I once searched the word Party expecting balloons etc, and got a sofa. I guess the submitter figured people wpould sit on it during a party. That's the kind of stuff that alienates buyers.

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123RF / Re: 123rf First 10 submission
« on: June 14, 2008, 23:55 »
Question about this as well.

I submitted ten images weeks ago, probably almost a month. Is this a normal time to wait or should I be contacting support or something?



I would drop a quick note. Mine took only 1 day at beginning of April. And even lately my images are usually reviewed overnite. Stockxpert is the one that took about 12 days I think. I know it took awhile.

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AND they could choose the portfolio site they preferred, IS, SS, DT etc etc..

Dear Fotolia,

I would like to join your site. Please see my portfolio at Dreamstime...

Sincerely,
blah blah blah

Sorry but I just can't stop laughing at this  :) :) Dreamstime accepts some real crap, and I suspect the submitters with the trash are friends with some of the reviewers. The garbage is not prolific, but it's in there, and some of it very new. And a portfolio review of images slightly larger than thumbnails, at any of these sites, is no indicator of the technical quality of the work.


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