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Adobe Stock / Re: questions for mat/adobestock
« on: March 04, 2019, 19:27 »
I'd like to see ability to cut and paste button once approved.  A couple of mine got approved by accident because they already had automated category and keywords which were totally wrong.  Also occasionally use a period instead of comma between keywords and then it is a real pain to correct.

Adobe Stock / ~
« on: January 30, 2019, 21:08 »
Fotolia!  I have been trying to delete some photos uploaded but not submitted.  Deleted keywords etc like they said--- nothing.  Only thing I do like about AS presentation is bigger images.   The rest is not user friendly.

123RF / Re: Down!
« on: January 02, 2019, 14:26 »
Sales might be better if they actually reviewed submissions.  Been waiting about 3 months to have last batch reviewed.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: November stats in
« on: December 21, 2018, 00:06 »
Nov Sales are pathetic.
Getting increasing amount of super cheap $0.03-$0.18 sales
Not worth the effort.
Getting paid more from middle tier agencies.
Probably going to drop them Jan 1st.

I had same thing.  So far sales have stuck. 

Has anyone else had this issue.

I started using the Adobe Stock interface the past few days.  Previously I used Fotolia.
Once an image uploads, I am often getting thrown to this page which talks about submission guidelines.

The problem is that my images do not have the problems they identify on that page.  I do not get it.   
1. No identical files-- if the main subject matter same, I am careful to make sure they are different.  If an animal-- animal doing something different/different place.  If food, different food state or process.  Etc etc
2.  Not copied.  I never bother to look at other photographer's work.  I even went to check to see what other files were available on AS for a certain subject after getting this message-- none!
3.  Not public domain -- my own work.
4.  NOT  infringing, illegal, or pornographic content
No issues with keywording because site takes me to that page before I even keyword.  Image itself not grabbed at end.  Not a matter of size or image type either. No need for model or property release (again, not grabbed before I could attach one anyhow).

I notice that the automatic keywording often misidentifies the subject even if it gets category right so I am wondering if that is an issue.  Food photos often include similar things as in dishware or flatware even when different food itself/different composition.  Wondering if that triggers the move to this page.

Anyhow, is anyone else having this issue?  I am frustrated.  One new image I never got to upload-- SS sales immediately.  Would be nicer to get higher commission on AS.  If there is something wrong, I cannot figure it out.  Never had this issue with FT uploading.

Shutterstock.com / Uploading bug?
« on: November 17, 2018, 23:55 »
Anyone having issues tonight uploading images to SS?  I keep getting message that image did not load/transfer.  Nothing wrong from my side.

Newbie Discussion / Re: What do u think about FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER?
« on: November 17, 2018, 23:51 »
It is not something I have ever thought about.  Women photographers have been part of the history of photography from the very beginning-- Anna Atkins, Julia Margaret Cameron, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark.....

Do women have a different "voice" or eye?  Maybe.  Sometimes.
Do women photograph different subjects?  Maybe.  Sometimes.

I am not aware of any specific challenges.  However, I do like contests and exhibits limited to women photographers.

Adobe Stock / Re: New design is confusing and awkward.
« on: November 14, 2018, 15:02 »
I prefer old Fotolia interface as well. 
Only thing I do like is images not tiny thumbnails I cannot see.  And being able to edit and correct typos.
I liked the subcategories on Fotolia as well as all else. 

I think it depends on your portfolio.  Each agency has a different clientele.  My best sellers on one sometimes are never sold with the other. 

At the moment, AS is doing better for me than SS but sometimes it is the other way around too.

Shutterstock.com / Shutterstock contributor side down?
« on: October 13, 2018, 23:53 »
Anyone else unable to download Shutterstock contributor URL?  Buyer side seems to be working.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Is image spamming much of a problem on DT?
« on: October 09, 2018, 23:41 »
Almost of them reject similars, even if differences--- depends on reviewers.  Sometimes FT reviewer chooses a different reason officially like exposure but since exposure same on accepted one, not the real reason. 

General - Top Sites / Re: inspection time on shutterstock
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:24 »
Very slow now.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: August Numbers
« on: September 21, 2018, 15:06 »
I do not have August statement but I just got paid.

Very slow. 

General Stock Discussion / Re: Bad july.. How was yours?
« on: August 01, 2018, 14:27 »
better than June.

 Photos on social media are stolen and copied.

I used to get lots of SODs.  Now, a few months ago there was a sudden drop to 0.
Just when I am so close to actually reaching a raise in commission.  Also a sudden drop in subscription sales though less drastic.

I have made more the last 3 months with agencies that others consider dead.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Dead dead and dead
« on: June 12, 2018, 18:18 »
My sales on DT on increase and keep getting better. 

Same and photos never show up

Those cheap chest/shoulder tripods are nice! 

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Upload not working well
« on: April 12, 2018, 19:54 »
No issue uploading images.  Happening to me after submit button.

Nice sales.

I actually have a gorillapod somewhere. 
My cell phone camera is junk-- never used it. 

Subject will be moving and indoors.  One time event I cannot reshoot.

Might work if I heal fast and can get one in time.  Any recommendations?

I also have an issue in terms of raising and then lowering my arm as well as holding weight. 

I fell hard down a flight of stairs or weekend. Fortunately nothing broken and rotator cuff ok according to dr.  Feet and leg better but my right arm and shoulder are in excruciating pain.  Cannot hold medium-heavy things. Range of motion not much though slowly improving. 

Any ideas how to hold and use camera?  Tripod head with camera too heavy to control now.  Having my husband play assistant would not be fun.   

Only need something temporary so do not want to spend a lot of money.  Need to photograph something Monday.

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