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iStockPhoto.com / 0% Royalty!
« on: January 18, 2011, 06:09 »
Sunday January 16, 2011, 02:23 PM XSmall  Regular 0.00

I guess this is why my balance is not updating.

iStockPhoto.com / Royalty variation: Same image, same size
« on: January 06, 2011, 07:46 »
I've noticed that royalties can vary. Two downloads of the same image, the same size, same type, both Pay-as-you-go, even on the same day can earn two different royalities.

Does anyone know why?

General Stock Discussion / When does it pick up again?
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:03 »
When are you expecting to get back to an average days downloads?

iStockPhoto.com / iStock iPhone App Users
« on: December 14, 2010, 07:55 »
I use the iPhone app daily. One thing I wish it has was push notifications when I make a sale. I also wish it was possible to review sales at image level. Do you you use it and what would features would you find useful?

iStockPhoto.com / My Uploads Lag
« on: December 12, 2010, 16:37 »
I've had a few downloads (which is great) this weekend but none have appeared in my uploads when I order by Last DL. I can't see what has been downloaded. Has anyone experienced this?

iStockPhoto.com / Fast-track approval
« on: September 29, 2010, 12:54 »
Recently one of my images was fast-tracked for approval ahead of others that had been uploaded a few days before it. Do iStock ever cherry pick images in the approval queue?

If you in London between now and 16th January 2011 make sure you visit the Eadweard Muybridge exhibition at the Tate Britain. I had a preview last night and its very good.


Since starting out I've found that one of my images accounts for over 50% of my total earnings. Do you find a similar trend?

Shutterstock.com / Feeding the beast
« on: August 19, 2010, 08:40 »
When "The Beast" is hungry how long will it feed off my fresh meat before hunting for a new carcass? ??? For example, if I upload a batch of 10 and get downloads on the day it is accepted, the following day and the next.... how many days is it before the downloads from new search results goes?

I hear that this beast doesnt seem to like carrion.

Adobe Stock / Fotolia offline/slow approvals
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:51 »
1. Fotolia seems to have been offline since last night - does anyone know whats going on?

2. I have had uploads waiting for approval for a week and a half now (its normally same day or the day after) - has anyone had experience of this in the past? By my own admission they are particularly good images and I am keen to see them accepted or rejected. Has anyone had to prompt Fotolia to review an image in the past?

Lighting / Which Alienbees Flashunit?
« on: April 02, 2010, 11:25 »
I am considering getting a lighting setup as I live in a very dingy flat with minimum natural light. I've been experimenting with a daylight bulb in a desktop lamp but I don't achieve the results I want - natural light with no shadows. If I go for some flash units (I'm considering renting a US mailbox and getting Alienbees forwarded to the UK):
  • What is the difference between "the B400, the B800 and the B1600"? I guess its the amount of light its capable of creating.
  • Do I need two flash units - or could I use one combined with the daylight bulb in a desktop lamp?

What would you do?

iStockPhoto.com / Shorter review times
« on: March 09, 2010, 18:03 »
Anyone noticed that its less than the usual weeks wait right now - more like 3 days..

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