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Pond5 / Pond 5 Possible Hack
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:15 »
I just received this email from Pond5. Please be aware.

Dear Pond5 User,
In light of recent media reports of malicious attempts to access online user accounts, Pond5 periodically monitors our website for higher than normal levels of account activity or other unusual behavior. We have discovered an unusually high number of login attempts to Pond5 user accounts this week. While many of these login attempts we believe to be valid, there is the possibility that some of these logins may be malicious attempts to gain access to your account by preying on weak passwords or other publicly leaked account information available online. To be clear, we do not believe that Pond5 itself has experienced a security breach.
While we have no reason to believe your account was successfully accessed by any malicious source, we are taking proactive measures as a precaution.  Since your account has been identified as being accessed during this period of higher than normal activity, we are requiring you to update your password before you can access your Pond5 account again.
When you update your password, we urge you to use a new and strong password, following the password guidelines set forth below. Obviously, if you did not access your Pond5 user account this week, the importance of doing so is especially crucial. In that case, you should also carefully review your account information (name, address, email address, and payment info) to make sure it has not been changed. Further, we strongly suggest you change the password on any other internet accounts where you have used the same password.

Shutterstock.com / 33 Video Downloads Today... Scam ???
« on: March 23, 2017, 06:52 »
I usually sell 5-10 videos a month. Today I had 33 sales for $15 each from clip packs. It is very unusual and I have reported it. Has this happened to anyone else today.

General Stock Discussion / Lightroom 4.4 Update
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:00 »
In case you didn't get the automatic update in Lightroom there is an new upgrade.

Adobe says "This update includes bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 23 new cameras. This release also includes improved support for the X-Trans image sensor in FujiFilm cameras, such as the X-Pro1."

When I download pictures via Filezilla I have to open each site one at a time and wait for one site to upload before manually going onto another and doing the uploading process again. Can the process be automated. Downloading to many sites is a pain.  I have been searching the net and this site but found no solution.

If Filezilla can't do this can anyone recommend something that does.


Pond5 / Pond5 - average review time?
« on: March 27, 2013, 07:01 »
I joined Pond5 over 2 weeks ago and have yet to have any files reviewed. I have emailed them  but have had no reply. I know they have just merged and may be a bit busy, but what is the average review time for this site?

Newbie Discussion / UK Camera Insurance - Who do you use?
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:10 »
Went to renew my home insurance  and they now won't insure my camera equipment like last year.  I was wondering what insurance,  people use in the UK. This is my second job and I have just started microstock.  Home insurance companies don't seem to allow camera protection, if you earn any money from it as they class you as a business. I have been researching the dedicated insurers but do not know much about them.

I was wondering how long it took you to get on Shutterstock. Last three times I have been unsuccessful.

1. 5 Accepted.
2. 4 Accepted, resubmitted original 5 accepted plus 5 new. Only 3 of 5 originals  accepted plus 1 new.
3. 3 Accepted, resubmitted 4 that passed last time plus 6 new. only 1 from last time accepted plus 2 new.

Overall have had 9 files approved but never at the same time. 1 file passed all 3 submissions. Seem to fail for composition. The approval seems very subjective. Hope to have more luck next time.

Alamy.com / Alamy Rejections
« on: November 21, 2012, 11:16 »
Interestingly after the new price announcement, I have had 3 batches and 61 photos rejected. Different themes. My acceptance rate was excellent (95%+) and some (and all) of the photos have been accepted on various other sites. Coincidence! Has this happened to others? A change in direction?

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