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General Stock Discussion / Re: What is your most selling image?
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:42 »
Not even a very good technical shot but around 300 sales

So here's where I am with all of this: I have contacted the three sites that sell this image and have gotten emails back from both SS & GL assuring me that no EL have been sold (on that topic, the customer service was great at both of these sites....).If the third site confirms I will consult with a lawyer who specializes in these things (I have one line up already). To answer a previous question, I'll be popping $100.00 up front for the consultation (this is why I want to make absolutely certain I didnt sell an EL of the image).  I also photo-documented the image for sale at Bed Bath and Beyond and I even (and I cant believe I did this) purchased one, just so I had more evidence (I've clearly watched too many Law and Order reruns). Interested in doing something that makes you sick? Pay $100 to purchase your own image! I'll keep everyone updated. Oh and on another note, the local Bed Bath and Beyond TV commercial welcoming students back to the university sowed my image!

Thanks everyone. I failed to mention in my original post that after looking through my sales history for this image, there were no extended licenses purchased. I will be talking to BB & B in the next couple of days and I'll report what happens.

I would Leo, but they're going for 100 bucks!

I will certainly be in touch with someone (likely the local buyer since its a local image) from Bed Bath & Beyond, but this seems like it could be an opportunity...since the image is being sold (presumably illegally...) at a big box store, perhaps going after the company distributing it could have more teeth. Just thinking out loud here...I know many of our images get used beyond what we're paid for and it would just be nice to really nail someone for it. This of course is assuming there isn't some kind of provision in this thing in the license.

I'll take as much help on this as anyone is willing to give me. Here's the deal: The other day I walked into the Bed Bath and Beyond (BBB) in Madison, WI (no eye rolls please...we really needed a shower curtain). And there hanging on the wall as a canvas wrap for sale were several copies of my HDR stock image of the state capital building here in Madison. I looked back through the sites I sell images on and saw that the particular capital image had been sold on SS, Deposit Photos, and Graphic Leftovers. I have read through the license agreements at these sites and as best as I can tell, direct reproduction for resale is a no-no. Not to take myself too seriously but that particular image has been a money maker for me as a fine art piece here in town- the university purchases several signed prints every semester for graduating medicine fellows. I only mention that because it seems like the draw of a piece from a local artist could be effected by the same image for sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Anyway, first of all I'm happy to report that my wife and I did in fact find the perfect shower curtain but now I'm wondering how to proceed. I think I need to first find out who is selling the images to BBB but then what? Any suggestions would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance! Andy

Off Topic / Re: Copy Cats (and creativity) Throughout History
« on: February 20, 2012, 14:34 »
What a great set of videos...jammed full of info and SERIOUSLY fun to watch. Thanks for the post.

DepositPhotos / Re: Depositphotos reaches 6 million images!
« on: February 15, 2012, 13:32 »
Congrats and thanks for all the hard work...it's paying off!

I especially agree about the ability to sort by most recent.

For what it's worth...

Uploaded about 25 of my better selling images yesterday just to check it out. Had money (from one sale) in my PayPal account this morning.

Lighting / Re: portable generator for location alien bee
« on: August 17, 2011, 21:00 »
We power our Bees in the field with the Vagabond

Lighting / Re: Why do you use Alien Bees?
« on: August 17, 2011, 20:43 »
We have 6 Alien Bees and keep going back to them for two main reasons (besides being affordable): (1) They are workhorses- incredibly tough (we take them into the field often) and (2) The customer service is the best I've ever seen. The folks at Paul Buff really stand behind these things.

Combine a Bee with a pocket wizard and you have the most durable setup ever.

DepositPhotos / Re: Who has had sales at DepositPhotos?
« on: April 26, 2010, 11:42 »
First of all, thanks for the kind words about my underwater images. Second, the payout point is valid. Having a bunch of images on sites that will likely take forever to reach the payout amount isn't worth your time. I'm slowly closing accounts at low earning sites and sticking with the ones that make me more money. That being said, I'm still waiting on 2 sites to make the payout amount before I delete my account.


DepositPhotos / Re: Who has had sales at DepositPhotos?
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:09 »
I have a total of 9 sales with a total $$ of $2.56. 375 images online

Veer / Question about property releases
« on: April 21, 2010, 20:08 »
This has likely been covered a zillion times so my apologies up front. But my question about property releases is this: If I have a property release for a residential home and the owners sell the house, do I lose rights to sell the image? Seems like I would...

thanks in advance

Veer / Re: 1st 10 Rejected at Veer
« on: April 21, 2010, 20:05 »
I've had pretty good luck with acceptance from Veer but a lot of my stuff is a bit outside of the norm (I shoot primarily underwater and HDR). That being said, Veer is BY FAR my worst earner (and I'm not kidding....something like $2.80 in 6 months!!) With hindsight, I should have never taken the time to upload. It's funny how my attitude has changed with all of this. At first, I basically carpet bombed as many agencies as I could with images, thinking it was a good choice because if I earned a little on each site it would add up. Now my entire focus is what was mentioned in an earlier post: Create the best portfolio I can and scrap the low earners with a goal of going exclusive with  single site. And Veer will be the first to go. Good Luck!   

One of my underwater shark images showed up on the United Nations environmental page:


Also, just saw one of my HDR Madison, Wisconsin skyline images on a local car dealership's commercial this morning  :)


DepositPhotos / Re: Who has had sales at DepositPhotos?
« on: March 14, 2010, 13:16 »
I'm up to three sales on Depositis...Now I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to spend it on a Range Rover or a new sailboat.  :)

Adobe Stock / Re: Sales this month at Fotolia
« on: March 08, 2010, 17:14 »
I'm having a similar month at Fotolia...it's out earning SS & IS by 2:1.


Just got my payment today. It took a couple of weeks.


Veer / Re: Any word on Veer?
« on: March 08, 2010, 15:37 »
My last set of image uploads is coming up on three weeks for review time...
Congrats on the EL though! Those kind of posts give me some hope.


Veer / Re: Any word on Veer?
« on: March 08, 2010, 14:35 »
Thanks Leaf!

Veer / Re: Any word on Veer?
« on: March 06, 2010, 16:02 »
Whoops! Sorry to post in the wrong place. I'll re-post this


Veer / Any word on Veer?
« on: March 06, 2010, 15:33 »
I'd initially heard a lot of information about Veer being a promising up and coming. I've experienced REALLY long review times (I've had a batch pending for over two weeks). Views are flat as well. I was just curious if anyone had heard anything more about the company. Thanks in advance


DepositPhotos / Re: All good things come to an end ! :(
« on: March 06, 2010, 15:26 »
I had that same thought...I need about 200 more images to get my second payment of $50.00. Maybe I'll spend the afternoon at the zoo  :)

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