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Shutterstock.com / Regional sales
« on: November 04, 2020, 12:24 »
I the recent months I've seen a high number of regional sales, I have a feeling that they did something to algorithms to cause this, like to show buyers from a certain region images from contributors from the same region. Does that make sense? Anyone else notice it? And I'm not talking about region specific images. It could be a sheer luck but still I find it strange. 

Pond5 / Photo prices
« on: October 09, 2020, 08:22 »
So I was wondering what prices did you set at P5 for photos?

Also, I've seen lots of photos priced at around 500$, what's up with that, are they just fishing in the dark or there is some logic behind it?

General - Top Sites / Shutterstock portfolio interface change
« on: December 05, 2019, 16:03 »
What in the God's name happened to portfolio, there is no more "fresh" option...?

iStockPhoto.com / ESP down?
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:24 »
I can't access ESP since yesterday, anyone else?

Pond5 / Editorial use only - dashboard popup
« on: August 12, 2019, 14:52 »
So when in dashboard - uploads, when I hoover over a clip the preview comes up and a text under it saying "Editorial use only - no model release provided..." even thou I did attach releases. When I actually click on a clip and it takes me to buyer side preview under it in description it actually does say that it contains releases.
Is this just some dashboard bug or should I be concerned?

General Stock Discussion / Deceased model
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:50 »
How is one supposed to go about in case of deceased model featured in photos in multiple agencies?
I'm thinking both legally, ethically and emotionally as the person in question was very close to me.

My line of thought being that I should send requests to agencies to delete all photos containing a certain model release.

What are your thoughts?


How would you submit realistic 3D renders (not the interiors that need to be submitted in a specific way but, for instance, say a cup of coffee on a table)?
My logic being, if submitted as photo it would get a wider exposure since a particular buyer might be looking for photos and assume illustrations might be more of a vector designs and similar.
Or would you call that cheating, in a way?
How do you submit realistic 3D renders?

Alamy.com / Profimedia
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:31 »
So a friend of mine stumbled across my photos in an article in a nationwide newspaper website. There were two my photos with source credited to "Profimedia" - a Czech company that also has local Balkans portals.
And there is my portfolio, credited to my name and Alamy as their supplier.
Thing is, I have a tiny port on Alamy and zero sales.
Would anyone know if this Profimedia is legit and why ain't those sales showing up on Alamy?   

Also, prices are really meaty, 360 euros for full resolution for instance.

Adobe Stock / Oups
« on: February 08, 2018, 14:49 »
Well this is embarrassing...  ;D
No way to change it but to delete the image?

iStockPhoto.com / ESP views/interactions
« on: February 06, 2018, 05:03 »
Haven't been there for a while, are we now getting "live" views data? Is that what it's supposed to be this Views section?
What about Interactions?
"The number of times an asset has been added to a board on Getty Images or iStock by a registered user."
What board are they talking about?

Shutterstock.com / 0.4-something sales
« on: August 27, 2017, 03:53 »
Anyone know what are these 0.45 and 0.49 sales I've been seeing lately?

General Stock Discussion / Photos VS Final designs
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:20 »
I was wondering, do you deliver only raw photos (clean, retouched photos) or you create final designs with other graphic or text elements that complete the story? Speaking of conceptual photos obviously.
What could possibly sell better, or to put it in other words, do you think there are more designers looking for raw photos as elements or just customers looking for final products?

iStockPhoto.com / Interesting model release rejections
« on: January 27, 2017, 04:16 »
So after waiting a month for files to be inspected I got 80% of them accepted while 20% from the same shoot with the same model and the same release (Yuri's) got rejected for model release, stating I need shoot date (provided at least in two places) and model birthday (full color ID on the release as a reference). Not sure if I should just resubmit with the same release... 

I can't seem to find much info or the video quality guidelines on the agencies I submit photos to. I've found general guidelines but they don't talk much about this as they do about codecs and camera shake.
Are the quality standards the same for video as they are for photos (tack sharp, zero noise etc)?
Or if anyone can point me out to some guide about this on SS/FT/P5?

Also, what would be the codec that works best across agencies, considering a decent file size since I have a mediocre upload speed?

General - Top Sites / Fotolia no sales
« on: August 03, 2016, 05:25 »
Hi, I started recently, got some 50-80 files on FT, IS and SS. While with IS and SS I started having downloads right after uploading some 20 files, FT has zero movement for me, some views and that's all. While I understand that my portfolio is still tiny, I was expecting at least a fraction of what is happening for me at IS and SS to get me going.

I was wondering if the country selection on FT maybe has any impact? Or FT is simply a lower performer and need bigger amount of files to get thing going?

New Sites - General / Stockafe email
« on: June 19, 2016, 09:29 »
Hi, I was wondering, today I got an email from Stockafe stating that some pros over there stumbled upon my photos and they decided to contact me to join them if I want.
Now since it looks pretty generic and spam and I just started out with stock it obvious that they didn't see my photos, but I was wondering if anyone else got this email and where could the address be leaking from...? I'm registered to IS, 123RF, FT, Alamy, 500px, DT and P5 but at the moment only got photos on 500px and IS.

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