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General - Stock Video / Which video licence?
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:17 »
Which licence would be needed for: worldwide all media, in perpetuity

At Pond5 or Shutterstock?

General - Stock Video / Tags for VR video
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:29 »
Which tags would you use for 360 VR videos?

Adobe Stock / April video sales
« on: April 22, 2020, 03:08 »
This has been the worst month form the start of Adobe with videos.

Photo sales are ok, but videos just dropped like a rock.

What are your statistics showing?

Adobe Stock / How is your December
« on: December 31, 2019, 05:57 »
Is it just me, or do you have similar graphs?

Pond5 / How much is your Pond5 down?
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:03 »
How much are your downloads down in the last 4 months regarding 2018?

General - Top Sites / Sites worth uploading - Photos
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:21 »
Which sites are worth uploading for photos? That they have a decent amount of sales?

I have a good amount of sales with 6000 portfolio at:

- SS
- Adobe
- iStock

Some at:

- Depositphotos

Envato / Envato market for video
« on: August 22, 2019, 03:07 »
How is your revenue compared to other video stock sites at Envato market? Is it worth uploading?

The one which is not a subscription model.

What are these sales, where can I read more about them?

Is this a subscription model like with Storyblocks?
What is Partner portal?

I only found this page


General - Stock Video / Storyblocks - Member library
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:05 »
Those who contribute to Member library, are you aware that you offer unlimited downloads to clients for 16.6$ per month?

They are advertising doubled income to contributors, but reality is a lot different.
You may earn more short term, but you offer your clips for cents.

10 / Deleted videos
« on: December 21, 2018, 12:58 »
iStock deleted all of my videos which had point of view of driving, showing the steering wheel of the car. Without any notice or message.


I am contributing photos to SS, Adobe and iStock.
I have constant sales in that order and thinking to extend to other agencies.

Which one is worth trying?

12 / iStock editorial video
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:41 »
Does iStock accept editorial videos?

If I am correct, they accept photos?

13 / iStock statistics
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:59 »
Is it possible to somehow see number of video and photo downloads and income before the 20th of the month for the previous month?

DepositPhotos / Photo sales compared to Shutterstock
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:06 »
Is here anyone that has the same portfolio on Shutterstock and Deposit photos?

How do you compare sales? And how much do you get per sale at Deposit?

I upload to Shutterstock and I am thinking to start uploading to Depositphotos.


Are there any good ones worth to hire?

Since the big changes were made to uploading on iStock, I can't find the best and fastest way to keyword my videos. This manual selection of not recognisable  keywords is driving me nuts.

Is there any fast way to upload your metadata automatically to ESP and to avoid manual selection of the keywords which are circled?

17 / Partially uploaded videos
« on: February 19, 2017, 13:12 »
I am getting at random partially uploaded clips. I can notice this after the files are accepted. Anyone came across this issue?
I would really like to find out where the problem is. At my FTP upload or when files are processed online...

18 / Tax form update
« on: December 13, 2016, 07:21 »
I need to update my tax form. I changed my account from personal to my company. I have a company in Europe/Slovenia registered as D.O.O. - Limited-liability company.

Which form do I need to send out?


General Stock Discussion / National parks and filming permits
« on: October 22, 2016, 22:43 »
Do you apply for filming permits to film stock video in National parks around the world?

After reading some regulations, US parks already have a topic for stock video and photography.

Regulations for commercial filming are quite strict and fees pretty high.

General Stock Discussion / Traveling to USA to shoot some stock
« on: September 16, 2016, 16:11 »
To be 100% legal...

Would I need a working Visa to shoot some stock footage/photos in the USA while on travel? Does shooting stock counts as work before you start selling it? I have a company outside US and I sell stock trough that company.

General - Stock Video / Motion Elements
« on: July 23, 2016, 17:16 »
Did sales drop for all the contributors?

When they started, I had some sales every month. But now in 2016, almost no sales.

What is your situation?

123RF / Video on 123RF
« on: June 01, 2016, 17:49 »
Are there any good sales on video? I have good video sales on other sites.

I am thinking trying to upload to 123

General - Stock Video / Agencies worth uploading nowdays?
« on: June 01, 2016, 17:40 »
Is there any Poll like the one on the right only for video?

I am looking if there is any agency worth uploading where I am not yet a contributor.

At the moment I have at least 30 downloads per month at following agencies:


0-5 dowloads:

General Stock Discussion / Tax Withheld
« on: April 05, 2016, 08:03 »
Due to some changes on my account I forgot to send renewed W-8 tax form at iStock. Now they charged me 30% on US and 28% on NON-US sales.

Is there a chance I can claim back this tax for 2015?

I also had the same issue last month at Shutterstock with the same situation.

Thanks for the help

25 / Getty video contributor
« on: March 17, 2016, 17:57 »
Is there any way to become Getty video contributor if you upload to other agencies and have iStock non-exclusive account?

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