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Shutterstock.com / SS strict rejection policy
« on: May 04, 2022, 00:11 »
So, Shutterstock reviewers are rejecting photos left and right, and often with mistakes.
For example, they reject the whole series that I have done, multiple times, because the shirt that the model is wearing, had some material that reminds of some protected Burberry shirt. It is similar, but the colors are not the same, so, it's not protected.
They often confuse a bird in the distance, or snow, with the specs on a sensor. Also had a problem, when the photos got rejected for a reason I cannot remember now, but it was just some mist in the photo.
Not to mention strict policy on sharpness and while other agencies are not that strict, those photos are generating income, for me, and for the agency.
So, people who are reviewing our images, be aware that we invest money, time, and a lot of effort in these images, that you reject, and for your mistake, we are loosing time, and money both.

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As a contributor, my experience is really really BAD! My income fluctuates, it is going up and down. First, you have 120$ then without being paid suddenly you have 90$, then 1200$ and I really never know how much I have earned, which easily makes me think are they really stealing my work and you can never know. When wanted to be paid out, they always make an excuse and not fulfill the basic principle of trust. I give you my work, you pay me. They don't follow that principle and really make me believe they are a scam of business and really not a trustworthy company. I've read here on this forum that they started by stealing some illustrations from artists and then started giving it for free to gain customers. Website is always having problems and that's it. I know that a lot of people buy images from them, since they sell at such small rates, but believe me, they are not paying contributors for their work. It takes a lot of effort money and time to put in these photos, and to have an excuse, ''We are having some problems and we are not able to pay you'' for the fourth time in a row. Yes, I haven't been able to get my money for 4 months now with the lame excuses all the time. I am not some competition to write this bad review so that people won't use that website I am just a man that knows what trust means, and they are NOT professional or trustworthy!

So can someone tell me what to do with cases like this? Is there some higher authority I can address with this problem. I know I sound ridiculous, but I had a similar experience with some website earlier and PayPal literally made them send me my money back.

Anything will help, thanks.


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General Stock Discussion / Which agencies are DEAD?!
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:06 »
So I know that there is A LOT of stock agencies, but which ones for you are dead with no very low or no sales at all and are there any new ones that are worthy?

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Adobe Stock / How to find out my acceptance rate?
« on: August 29, 2019, 05:15 »
Well, my Creative Cloud Photography Plan that I've got last year for uploading to Adobe Stock is about to expire, so I've found out that this can be prolonged this year also, but you will have to have more then 300 photos online in this year only I think, and your acceptance rate have to be more than 50%. So how do I find my acceptance rate on Adobe Stock, does anybody knows?

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Hi everybody, I'm having a problem with SS. I requested my payment through PP for the first time, but during that process I haven't activated my new card in my bank and got a reply from SS that I need it activated so they can send me my earnings. They said also that if i get back to them in 30 days I will receive my payment on July 15.
Ive done all that, the card is activated, Ive responded to them FOUR TIMES already and haven't god a SINGLE response from their service. So you guess that I'm a little agitated now! Waiting more then a month for my earnings and not hearing from them either. Payments are not on SS, they are not on PP and I'm just sitting, waiting and biting my nails off, so please advise me what to do. Is there a number I can call, should I wait for them to be unprofessional?
Thanks in advance, Marko.

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