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Hey uh ... what ya testing there?

General Stock Discussion / This poor guy.
« on: April 15, 2020, 13:07 »
I'm sure everyone in the U.S. has seen this image by now. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/concept-of-sars-cov-2-or-2019-ncov-coronavirus-royalty-free-image/1208953647

What's funny is that there's never a photo credit or attribution attached. So I thought I'd do some digging. The first use was Hungarian, from Getty images. The funny thing is though, when you go to that page on getty it doesn't appear that we can license it in the U.S and a local radio station JUST used it this morning.

So, what are you guys doing with your quarantine time? lol.

General Stock Discussion / The race to the bottom
« on: March 18, 2019, 21:07 »
I think I might just move everything to Adobe Stock. Has anyone gone exclusive FT/AS? I haven't contributed work since ... well since whenever I realized that SS royalties were only 12.5 cents and I've got a hell of alot better things to do than sorting and uploading all of these for pennies. I like the quarters rolling in though ... and like the way that they're doing it (as a contributor AND a buyer). Even the subscription price seems more legitimate than the pricing model at other places.

I'm listening to this Seth Godin thing he said something like "The problem with the race to the bottom, is you might actually win"

I get like ... 2 payouts a year, like why . do I care. The self hosted site paid for itself and let me have at least the freedom of what to do ... I'm about sick of this crap.

Off Topic / 9/11 - New Model
« on: September 12, 2018, 23:12 »
I may have a tiny model :)
I can't find my card reader ... just going through mails (all the topics are lame while I was away).
Theodore James Price
7lbs eleven oz.

and his little butt has to stay in the hospital another day for some testing tomorrow :( Just checking out his heart or something. I had to come home ... hospital was driving me batty and they didn't serve beer and frowned on smoking.

Adobe Stock / Fotolia site gone?
« on: August 20, 2018, 15:05 »
So, it seems fotolia has entirely transitioned into Adobe Stock now? Pretty sure I still had credits to use at Fotolia :| What's the deal here?

General Stock Discussion / Finally, the story is revealed.
« on: August 11, 2018, 17:23 »
Funny, and related. The whole story about the distracted boyfriend photos.


This would/should have gone in a self-hosting sub forum but, there isn't one.

For the past few months we've been setting up our server to provide web hosting services and the like. We provide free SSL, some great WordPress options and .... etc.

I wanted to post it here because I know some are still self-hosting using symbiostock, woo, or easy digital downloads ... etc. Our prices are very competitive, it's an empty server so the speed is great. We just need some people to get the ball rolling. I've written a little mission statement if it matters much.

"We believe in helping everyone get the best website and hosting service that they can afford. Were here for the little guy, the small businesses, those that need reliable and affordable service to help their dreams get off the ground. We offer design, development, hosting, SEO and maintenance services."

Anyway, sorry for the lame promo message but, I'd love to get some of you guys on board. Thanks for reading.

Off Topic / ugh ... end of the year ... accounting.
« on: December 31, 2017, 20:28 »
So ... third year freelancing and now SP. Do you guys that do Micro alongside other business activities count the micro accounts as accounts payable (EDIT: receivable)? I rarely have sales and have only had a couple payouts, so it definitely wouldn't be a "current" asset but, an asset nonetheless. I so far haven't added or tracked the microstock accounts at all ... since I've counted payouts as business profits I should count them as receivables though I'd imagine.

In the past, I've done everything on spreadsheets and such which has been fine but, it's getting more confusing as clients grow and receivables are starting to get overlooked so as the year starts I'm thinking I should invest in some bookkeeping software or I'm kind of toying with GNUcash ... it seems a bit confusing though, and adding everything seems like a real pain.

General Photography Discussion / Eclipse (2017)
« on: August 16, 2017, 17:20 »
Anyone ever do this before? Sounds like a fun way to burn out my retinas or melt my camera.

Off Topic / lol. Facebook callout.
« on: July 27, 2017, 17:03 »
I just called out someone for posting for their business with clearly stolen images ... He replied to call him, and then deleted the post.

You're welcome.

General Stock Discussion / In Search of ...
« on: January 18, 2017, 21:29 »
I'm trying to find this Scott Maxwell feller that makes these little gold guys.


I had found them posted on a blog or something last year, tried to email him about cost on a custom one and never heard back. We've used it for our local newspaper annual contest thing for years and tonight I can't find a 2017 one anywhere. At this point it's branded the contest pretty heavily :/

General Stock Discussion / Advice please, don't burn me too hard.
« on: November 09, 2016, 23:53 »
Hey guys, I know I'll probably get run out of here crying when I visit this tomorrow but, I've been getting some increasing business for product photographs ... where I was mostly just shooting family/friend portraits and scenery ... So I invested in a couple lights (new 55000k office bulbs as well) and one of those little pop up light tents.

As far as stock goes, I'll probably just randomly shoot whatever I find around to be interesting that day/week/month I shot these single solar cells a week or so ago, and thought you guys might have some advice or something ...

edit: guess I should link it. https://us.fotolia.com/id/125340483

Shutterstock.com / Someone should do something
« on: May 21, 2016, 13:16 »
I've been getting quite a bit of photo editing work through Fiverr recently but, it's about ... once a day or so that I run in to something like this and can't find a simple way to report it (the intellectual property support thing asks a bunch of questions about, copyright and trademark). Where this is not only unethical, immoral and against the ToS of all parties involved. It's also illegal in most countries, seems like there should just be a simple way to have an admin take one second of their day to look at it. Maybe someone up there in the chain of supporty type things can find a solution.

123RF / Uhh ...
« on: March 08, 2016, 07:19 »
So like ... not that I needed a real reason to delete my portfolio or anything but, you're going to let the contributors bear all of the weight of poor reviews over a copyright issue? I'm not entirely sure who this company is (though I think I've seen that on soy sauce before) ... your agency, reviewers and other employees need to bear as much of the weight of this as any single person. That's ridiculous.

Dear Contributors,

In light of the above, 123RF would like to inform all our Contributors to not submit any content containing or pertaining to Kikkoman products and design.

Content comprised of or containing Kikkoman Bottle and Cap Design, the wording KIKKOMAN, the Hexagon and Kanji Design, and other registered elements used in connection with Kikkomans products, should not be submitted, and be removed if previously submitted without any delay. Also note that full responsibility will be beared by the Contributor should any of their content are still available, displayed and available for licensing on 123RF after this notification should Kikkoman decides to take further legal action.

Further details of Kikkoman Brand's Trademark and Patent can be found here:

US Registration Number:   3236076 (Click Here For more Information)
Description of Mark:   The mark consists of a three-dimensional bottle and cap design featuring a bell shape which gradually tapers up to the neck and which then flares out to the top of the bottle and the cap. The cap features small protruding knobs on either side.
Design Search Code(s):   19.09.01 - Bottles, jars or flasks of conical or triangular shape; Jars with conical or triangular shape; Jars with conical or triangular shape; Flasks with conical or triangular shape

US Registration Number:   3385372 (Click Here For more Information)
Description of Mark:   The mark consists in part of a three-dimensional bottle and cap design featuring a bell shape which gradually tapers up to the neck and which then flares out to the top of the bottle and the cap. The cap is colored red and is outwardly flared and features small protruding knobs on either side. The color yellow-orange appears in the wording "Kikkoman", in the hexagon design and the Chinese character "man"; the color black appears in the interior of the bottle.
Design Search Code(s):   19.09.01 - Bottles, jars or flasks of conical or triangular shape; Flasks with conical or triangular shape; Jars with conical or triangular shape; Jars with conical or triangular shape
26.15.01 - Polygons as carriers or as single or multiple line borders
28.01.03 - Asian characters; Chinese characters; Japanese characters

US Registration Number:   1045670 (Click Here For more Information)
Design Search Code(s):   19.09.02 - Bottles, jars or flasks with bulging, protruding or rounded sides; Jars with bulging or protruding sides; Flasks with bulging or protruding sides

US Registration Number:   1045671 (Click Here For more Information)
Design Search Code(s):   19.09.02 - Bottles, jars or flasks with bulging, protruding or rounded sides; Jars with bulging or protruding sides; Flasks with bulging or protruding sides

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General Photography Discussion / tree identification?
« on: September 11, 2015, 17:59 »
Anyone have a good resource for identifying trees? I have this odd tree growing in the back yard ...

Newbie Discussion / Things are moving slow and ....
« on: May 28, 2015, 04:09 »
I suppose some of the people here that I talk to already know but, I have never really planned on selling photography. I'm a designer, I just ... don't intend to be a photographer but, I've been getting a bit of attention because I have a little herd of models. Is this sort of thing worth any money? I mean ... some of the location oriented spots and others (clothing and things) would need to be editorial but ... I guess I've all but given up on stock so it really doesn't matter much ... I've just been grooving on shooting the kids. lol.


Imma just copy and past this crap from facebook. What a bitch imho.

Karen Kemmis Poulson
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Hey FB friends...I'm needing a graphic artist to redraw this picture for me in just black outline and also as a solid green (not gradient colors) ASAP....anyone available? Price?
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Erica Biada Low I can do it. How much were you thinking?
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Mike Terry Can you modify if on an app?
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Karen Kemmis Poulson I'll msg you Erica!
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Erica Biada Low Ok great!
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Terri Poulson Chynoweth Umm... Our cousin Tony Poulson
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Terri, I never even thought about Tony! But Erica did an awesome job!
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Karen Kemmis Poulson My dear friend Gary gave it his best shot too...I love it!
Karen Kemmis Poulson's photo.
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Erica Biada Low No charge.
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Gary B Vaughan Gotta admit, the price was right;) LOL
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Absolutely Gary! I'm really torn as to which one I should use???? smile emoticon
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Darla Scott Biederman Kellie Jane Lindgren
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Brenda E. Kemmis Wilson Easy to recolor on computer
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Lori Griggs Roberts Dallas Price
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Dallas Price Who owns the original?
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Easy for some people Brenda! Remember who you're talking to...ha!
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Dallas, I do smile emoticon Purchased rights anyway...
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Brinnley Poulson Um ... Tanner?
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Don't have the right program Brinnley. But all is good...Erica did it for me smile emoticon
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CandyRaul Arguellez I was going to tell you I could have had Raul do it he is such an artist I have him draw something when I need it/ Candy lol
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Brenda E. Kemmis Wilson Just send me the picture. It will take two seconds!
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Dallas Price It'd take minutes ... but, I think I'm okay.

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Dallas Price Great job ...
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Karen Kemmis Poulson Dallas, this pic is all over the internet...on my websites, products, etc. smile emoticon
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Dallas Price What license did you purchase wink emoticon
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Dallas Price
ugh ... I don't mean to be a downer ... I sell silly illustrations and stuff like this so, I get a bit ... defensive. The original artist is a fellow member of quite a few groups and sites that I contribute to ...

and even though my own files are all ...See More
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Karen Kemmis Poulson The image was purchased from Vector Stock by my graphic designer and is licensed to use, royalty free. She is a professional and follows the rules!
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Dallas Price
Cool ...

for how many distributions? (most purchases are like 2,000) lol ......See More
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Dallas Price And I'm sure the original artist would be fine with your usage and development also (I'm alway super excited to see the way my stuff is being used) I just don't even want to be in that plagiarism chair ... Even if it is ... partially legitimate ...
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Karen Kemmis Poulson
I'm not sure what you're trying to get at Dallas. When an artist sells their image to a stock photo company then anyone can buy the rights to that photo. When you purchase an image you agree to their TOS which in this case is for unlimited usage: AN...See More
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Dallas Price
It isn't Karen,

in fact ... it seems that you copy and pasted that from a standard royalty free agreement ......See More
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Karen Kemmis Poulson
Actually Dallas, No this is not my logo. My logo is a word. This is just a pic that is purchased and used under license without limitation and incorporated into merchandise as artwork. Nothing illegal, or unethical about it! Yes, the original artist still maintains all intellectual rights of the image but once he sells a pic the purchaser has right to use that pic in any way outlined in the TOS. Yes, I was only giving an example of a standard TOS...which is pretty much the same across the board. But regardless, I have the legal right to use this picture as a purchaser of the stock photo. That is why artists sell their photos in the first place! Good night and thanks for hijacking my post!
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Dallas Price Thank you Karen.
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We drove out for some family photos this evening for some shots. I got a few good ones but, tons of grain in some. Thinking I still want a new (or new to me) camera in a month or so. Anyone selling their old equipment or have suggestions for working with my crap camera.


Off Topic / - Insert Title Here -
« on: January 11, 2015, 16:42 »

To sum up 2014 in one word interesting. Designers never really stop working Even when we entirely disconnect ourselves its always a subconscious process Some designers do fairly well with letting go of past projects and disconnecting themselves with current work. While others, myself included, can dwell on them until we are literally sick.

Read More:http://drpgraphicdesign.com/insert-title/

Photography Equipment / SLR window shopping
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:23 »
I was just kind of window shopping some SLR cameras on Ebay and noticed that the T3i and D3200 cameras have dropped pretty significantly in price since the last time I got curious.

I doubt I would be shooting much for microstock but, more for my own collection, family,friends and the like ... Is there any reason not to jump on say http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D3200-Camera-Kit-w-AF-S-VR-DX-18-55mm-lens-L-/291345854093?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item43d590ee8d or one of the others that include a lens? 

Shutterstock.com / Gifs on shutter?
« on: December 17, 2014, 14:05 »
Just got an e-mail promoting .gifs from SS. I didn't ever realize that "footage" meant .gifs and little animations. How has your experience been selling these? is it worth the effort?

Off Topic / 20 Epic Advertisement Designs
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:24 »
20 Epic Advertisement Designs

I thought Id do something a little bit different this week and share with you some advertisements that I think are really cool. It takes a lot of work to become a brand that can pull these off, and the ad agencies that do them communicate the message clearly, and in some cases with only art and a logo. Its pretty incredible.

General Stock Discussion / Stolen Turkey!
« on: November 18, 2014, 13:44 »
Anyone know how to contact Djart? http://www.clipartof.com/portfolio/djart/illustration/wild-thanksgiving-turkey-wearing-pilgrim-hat-5184.html

Every week my daughters teacher sends out a newsletter with illustrations on them, seems his turkey is featured on a number of free clipart sites.

Shutterstock.com / Is Shuttertweet broken?
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:19 »
I finally got accepted at Shutterstock! Couple sales from Wednesday to now with only 7 files up, I'm super stoked and hopefully it'll give me some motivation.

Anyhow, I've found twitter to be a decent way to attract traffic and "followers" however, the shuttertweet thing seems to be broken and I can't sign up. I haven't contacted support yet because, I figured someone here would have a reasonable answer or solution.

General Photography Discussion / Isolating photos, the right way
« on: October 18, 2014, 10:58 »
I've been favoring the pen tool. What process do you guys use?

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