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Dreamstime.com / Re: Dreamstime account hacked :(
« on: December 12, 2015, 13:04 »
The downloading still continue without nothing I can do.... very very frustrating  :-[


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Dreamstime.com / Re: Dreamstime account hacked :(
« on: December 12, 2015, 12:17 »
I personally hope they refund me.... but the question is: What they will do to prevent this to happen again???

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Dreamstime.com / Dreamstime account hacked :(
« on: December 12, 2015, 11:46 »
   Today when I checked my earnings on DT I found that all my current earnings ($87) were converted in credits. When i was still on my account somebody started to buy images from the site using my acount/credits. I imideately changed the password ... but nothing... the ''Shopping match'' did not cease (probally he didn't log out ).
   I had contacted DT using the phone number but nothing... the phone operations are closed until monday, eventually i send them a mail... but that can take weeks to get an answer.

THERE IS ANOTHER WAY to contact DT. faster??? or what to do?

PS after this incident i changed all my paswords on every stock site including mail.

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :-\ :-\
   

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Did SS change the search again??
« on: May 31, 2015, 14:51 »
I believe SS changed their ''search engine'' 5 monts ago in my case when earnings started to fall drastically  :(

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In 90% of my photos (for stock) I use two lenses : Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM and Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM L, despite the fact that i have other quality lenses.

Personally I will chose a fixed focal lens for stock photography.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Increase of ELs
« on: May 20, 2015, 05:22 »

    Quote to the topic title: Increase of ELs

Where?

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia views climbing rapidly
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:57 »
Maybe related to Adobe customers checking out FT?
And after that moving to buy on SS  ;D

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General Stock Discussion / Re: April Sales
« on: April 19, 2015, 02:45 »
sales are dying almost across the board for me ( with the exception of DT and DP where the sales are increasing constantly )

SS - very low sales in the last 5 months
FT - disaster ( it used to be my second earner before the adobe deal)
DT - increasing
DP- increasing
123RF - constant
CAN stock - very slow
Alamy- slow

Considering that SS and FT (the most affected sites)  combined used to make 70% of the revenue......  ??? ??? ???

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I believe the next move from SS is the introduction of some sort of Bigstock level structure for contributors, cutting even more from that .38 that pay us.

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I joined SS in 01.11.2011, from then on I haven't have a day witout sales on SS  8) , but i cane close several times ( 1 download)

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Work From Home Vector & Illustration Image Reviewer (Europe)
http://www.shutterstock.com/jobs/listings/2709-work-from-home-vector-illustration-image-reviewer-europe-

so, despite making billions of $ they can't even afford to provide you a cubicle in an office, you're also expected to use your own computer, work during weekend, and pay for your own fast 25Mb+ line ... no mention about salary but you can guess it's on par with grilling burgers at mcdonalds.

this is a new low for photography, skills like image reviewing or  photo editing are basically considered worthless even by the top tier photo agencies like SS.



Until we know the revenues it's a little bit early to judge them....  ;)

....who knows they ask for alot but MAYBE they offer according.... MAYBE the only one scrwed there are us, contributors.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: March 2015 earnings
« on: April 02, 2015, 02:24 »
SS - disappointing   :(  -30% compared with march 2014) but an increase compared with jan. and feb.

DT - good, I see a steady increase there in the last 4 months and on the 1st April I earned $52 in a single day a record for me there  ;D

FT - disappointing  :(  (3rd month in row with low sales) and FT falls under DT regarding my second earner after SS for the 3rd month in row.

Canstock - very good - steady increase there

123RF - average

Overall a good month due to the revenue made on Alamy past sales  ;)

DP - average

Alamy - good steady increase

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General Stock Discussion / Re: February 2015 sales
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:23 »
With the exception of DT ..... disaster across the board, especially SS  :(

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If the photoshoped person can recognize himself, the answer is yes. But very likely the agencies will reject the file because you don't provided a signed MR, only the illustrations made from scratch can pass but not 100%

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Since Vincent at Shutterstock locked this thread on their forum. I have decide this discussion needs to be moved to Microstock.


A raise....  ;D  light years away..... they lock the tread even when is mentioned by contributors on theyr forum.

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Strange surge in $2.00 royalty subscriptions
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:42 »
same here an considerable amount of $2.00 subscription sales yestoday... most of the images are low sellers on DT

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Gone down to half in 5 weeks.  what just happened there?  Pond5 is accelerating instead during that time.

Everything is going down on SS not just video....  :-\

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No... But despite disastrous sales on FT and SS (my first two earners)in the last two months DT and ALamy sales were very good but not even close to catch the loses.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock sales is sinking deeply...
« on: February 09, 2015, 15:46 »
My sales on SS were horribe in Jan.... worst month since February 2012... I read most of the post regarding the ''SS problem''; I concluded that accelerated dillution combined with aggressive promotion of low quality but ''profitable'' (meaning .25 , .33 contributors) images in search engine.... SS is the winer and majority of professional contributors the loosers...

P.S.  At the end you must satisfy the shareholders with constant growth in revenue regardless the metod.

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Alamy.com / Re: Hybrid RF/RM licensing
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:57 »
I've noticed that to... very smart move from Alamy.

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123RF / Re: Low Low sales compare portfolio 123RF :(
« on: February 03, 2015, 15:44 »
$40/month in average for me with 2200+ images online... You are doing good there. :-)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: No more resubmission form
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:57 »
Sorry guys I don't fallow... (english is not my native language) please HELP

If i want to say something to the reviewer ( and I don't mean illustrations made or not on tablet) I must send first a message to submit@shutterstock.com explaining there what I have to say , than go back to the image, select ''se the folowing case number for specific information about this submission'' insert the ticket number (sended initialy via submit@shutterstock.com) and after all that send the image for review ???:P :-\


...or where I send the comment to the specific image to optain a ticket number?


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General Macrostock / Re: $28,000 for a single image
« on: January 29, 2015, 15:43 »
my best is $122 on Alamy... >:( >:( >:(

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock sales is sinking deeply...
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:30 »
"Soon Shutterstock will only have artists from poorer countries, as the rest of us can't live on the income we receive, and will be forced to use our talents elsewhere."

+1000

they have been Farming those countries for a few years.


Poorer countries? I am from the Balkans and I can tell you that food/clothing prices are the same or higher than in the US. Yes, we have a crap but cheap healthcare system and housing/renting is much cheaper but the prices of the main commodities are getting more and more similar across the globe. The main difference is in wages.


Yep!
100$ In Balkans countries worth like 50$ in US! Proved!
http://online.konzum.hr/#!/offers?show=all&sort_field=name&sort=nameAsc&page=1&per_page=24
1$=6,6 kn (Croatian Kuna)



:) :) ... regarding ''3rd world countries'' or ''cheap countries'' how about this (in my case) : House mortgage + all utilities/month 350  euros ( around $420)  ;) only SS in a disastrous month produce more than that, and I'm talking about an European Union Country that I believe is not a 3rd world country  ;) ..... what i trying to say is that in some countries in this world prices are exaggerated.

Ok... back on topic.....

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock sales is sinking deeply...
« on: January 26, 2015, 13:38 »
Last year (2014) my January sales were just fantastic. Much better than Nov., Dec., and Feb. around. In 2015 it's tragic.

Same here.... jan 2015 disastrous for me.... it will be the worst month in years.  :(  :-\ :-\ :-\

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