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Newbie Discussion / Shutter stock rejections arrgghh
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:09 »
So submitted two photos of Lake Louise, same shutter speed, aperture, iso, focal length. Taken a few seconds apart and from slightly different angles. One photo gets approved and one gets rejected because of noise. Uh. I get it if both photos are rejected, prefer both are approved. But what gives with the review process?

Sorry rant over.

General Stock Discussion / Asset Removed
« on: October 08, 2019, 16:43 »
Just checking my images on iStock to find that my most viewed and sold image has been removed. No notification what so ever.

Anybody else had this issue before? I have sent an email and waiting for a response.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: August 08, 2019, 15:31 »
That's great news, thank you Matt and Adobe

Newbie Discussion / Re: How much time?
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:55 »
Think I may have introduced the '9 seconds per image' comment...

Mindstorm, Had a quick look at your web site, great photos, lots and lots of travel. Now the one country that you missing is my home town of New Zealand (Middle Earth), got to add NZ to your bucket list. Fantastic scenery, amazing people, unique wildlife, vineyards to die for and a warm generous welcome for all visitors (unless you are the England cricket team).. get down there.

Newbie Discussion / Re: Alamy Payments
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:54 »
Many thanks Jo Ann

Newbie Discussion / Re: Alamy Payments
« on: August 04, 2019, 05:50 »
Many thanks ShadySue, these are my first sales on Alamy so super, better than the .25c per sale on SS

Newbie Discussion / Re: How much time?
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:50 »
Hi Mindstorm, do you fancy sharing a link to your blog? We have been travelling for 4+ years now and very interested to see what you have been up to.

Now I know you are offering a guide, but 15 minutes to title 100 photos, seems very quick, 9 seconds per photo. Going to guess that you do batch titling and some minor adjustments to differentiate certain photos


Newbie Discussion / Alamy Payments
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:42 »
Just woken up this and got super excited to find a couple of photos sold on Alamy for $300, then I realised that Alamy shows the full purchase price before they remove 60%, doh... Well at least it's still 40%...but then I read the part that says buyers can take between 45 - 90 days to pay WHAT!!!!

In your experience how many customers don't pay and cancel the purchase on Alamy?

Newbie Discussion / Re: How much time?
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:39 »
Thanks for the replies ladies and gents

Newbie Discussion / How much time?
« on: July 31, 2019, 01:51 »
Hi everybody, as a newbie in these parts I was wondering how long does it take you to title and keyword and then submit.

Lets say 10 images across three options
1. 10 very different images, different subjects etc.
2. 10 photos of similar subjects but slightly different
3. 10 photos of the same subject just different angles

Then submit to the likes of SS, Adobe, iStock.

I feel its taking me far to long to do option a, maybe 2 hours once Ive got the photos looking the way I want them which itself can take a couple of hours.


How do I do that when there is no indication of what is wrong with the file? File in question is 5ca5f11a0bae911704a2f664

Thanks, Dmitry, the images have been uploaded to the agency and when i manually change to submitted the status doesn't change

Hi Dmitry, I am trying to change the status of some photos that are showing as 'File not ready' for Shutterstock. I'm changing the status to submitted and it changes in my list of agencies but when I log out and back in it's showing as 'File not ready' image example would be item 5ca5f11a0bae911704a2f664


Alamy.com / Re: Images have 'poor visibiity'
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:15 »
I've just spent bloody hours adding super tags, locations, categories etc.. to find that most of the changes have not been saved by the web site. Thanks Alamy

Hi Gavin, sounds like a wonderful project. Be very interested innfollwiing your progress.

The solution you have of browsing portfolios and then contacted individuals directly sounds a win win for everybody apart from the agency. As a newbie its clear to me that agencies are not concerned about contributors so we have to work with the opportunities that present them selves.

Small but growing portfolio and would be keen to work with you. Also happy to try and shoot to order if you have gaps in your requirements.

Hi Marthamarks, do you believe that iMovie is an ok starting point for a newbie? All I do is trim any movies down to 10 seconds, lose the audio and maybe a slight colour balance check, then export in 1080p.. What would Final Cut or Premiere offer that iMovie can't for very simple edits

General Stock Discussion / Rejections...
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:26 »
Fairly new to MicroStock, if I had hair I would be pulling it out at the various rejections and the inconsistency from the various agencies.

The latest was an editorial photo of a misspelt sign in Cambodia. Food stall selling crabs had a handwritten sign with the price and the word "Crap'

Rejected by SS for poor grammar in the image. Yes, I did put in the description that the sign was misspelt, doh

General Stock Discussion / Urgent Review
« on: June 05, 2019, 09:22 »
Hi everybody, is there a way to editorial content reviewed urgently. I'm hoping to shoot some news worthy images and want to get them uploaded and accepted while the news or event is still fresh.
I'm posting to the normal suspects SS, DT, iStock etc.


Hi Mat, as a Creative Cloud user and Adobe Stock contributor this is a great offer. Is there anything we need to do to qualify once we have met the 300 submissions or $500 of earnings threshold?

The giveaway was last year, but hopefully they will do the same this year.

Doh what a muppet, from now on I will read the dates of the post..hopefully it gave you all a chuckle, if so, I'm glad to be of service  ;)

Hi Mat, as a Creative Cloud user and Adobe Stock contributor this is a great offer. Is there anything we need to do to qualify once we have met the 300 submissions or $500 of earnings threshold?


Newbie Discussion / Universal Model Releases
« on: May 22, 2019, 02:56 »
Hi everybody, fairly new to microstock. Is there a model release from any of the top 10 agencies (based on earnings rating) that are accepted across all agencies? Don't want to get releases signed and find that for example the Shutterstock release is not accepted by Adobe.

Look forward to your feedback

Have a similar issue, photos show as submitted on MS+ but have been sitting in pending on the 123rf site for 10 days now. I have just emailed 123rf to see if they have an issue.

Newbie Discussion / Re: Workflow & Tools
« on: March 11, 2019, 09:36 »
Thanks, Steve very useful.

Uncle Pete you mentioned about embedding the title of the photo, how do you go about doing that? When you export from LR do you use a title as a custom file name?


Newbie Discussion / Re: Workflow & Tools
« on: March 08, 2019, 17:34 »
Thanks, Uncle Pete

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