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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock "Losing" Model Releases?
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:57 »
I haven't had that happen but they are saying all of a sudden a model release is "invalid" which is frustrating.

Yes, and of course they won't tell you what is "invalid" about it so you can't address or contest the issue.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock "Losing" Model Releases?
« on: April 02, 2020, 21:31 »
I have seen both on different files: claiming a model release isn't there when I know I uploaded one, and that a model release is invalid....what is going on there ?!?!?

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Shutterstock.com / Shutterstock "Losing" Model Releases?
« on: April 02, 2020, 17:06 »
I have had a number of submissions where I know I attached a model release and SS is claiming I did not....have other's seen that?

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SS has become by far the most frustrating agency to contribute to....unfounded rejections galore.

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 15:31 »
Thanks so much!! In a time when most sites are giving relatively less and less to contributors year over year, this is very much appreciated!!

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Adobe Stock / Videos XYZ/POND5 on Adobestock?
« on: March 28, 2020, 14:24 »
Just happened to notice on adobestock that there are a bunch of videos where the artist is "XYZ/Pond5" where XYZ can be many different names. Is this some agreement between Adobe and POND5?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Shutterstock vs Adobe Stock
« on: March 20, 2020, 21:32 »
I think we should start a petition for Adobe to start accepting editorial material. Now I think would be a great time for the that to happen. If a number of us express interest in supplying them with that type of material we might be able to get them to consider it more seriously.

Any thoughts?

I'm surprised they haven't already. Editorials present relatively minimal regulatory risks to agencies vs commercial.

They now accept illustrative editorial which is a good start.

I have to wonder if they don't accept editorial from "regular contributors" because of deals they have with editorial suppliers

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Feb stats are in
« on: March 18, 2020, 09:26 »
Royalties dropped significantly more than downloads year over year.  :(

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Shutterstock.com / $1.50 for a video clip???
« on: March 10, 2020, 17:38 »
I got a $1.50 for a video clip download....how is that possible???

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:13 »
There is nothing to be gain by uploading new work to Shutterstock, for me at least. It's as if your work is hidden from customers after approval. Now who does the approval? hmm

Adobe is better but the very low volume in sales doesn't make them much better.

I think the bigger problem is not visibility, but the ridiculously small amounts of money paid per download.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: March 05, 2020, 15:43 »
^ It is that type of rejection that sure sounds like it is a machine interpretation. I'm guessing the reviewers have tools to give them "hints" on why an image may or may not be rejected. I am guessing some reviewers take the "hints" as the final ruling to keep their review rate as high as possible.

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SS has added a Chief Product Officer (package and price content to appeal to buyers) and a Chief Revenue Officer (managing sales)

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shutterstock-hires-chief-product-officer-and-chief-revenue-officer-to-join-leadership-team-301015329.html

With all these changes, I guess they were pretty unhappy with the way things were going.

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Anyone know how to set up an email campaign on Fine Art America (premium members). They talk about it on the  site, but it is not clear how to set up and email campaign?

Were you looking at this page?

https://fineartamerica.com/tour/create-email-campaigns

Yes, but when you click through the links, all it does is take you to a page to sign up FAA membership, even though I was already logged in. I sent two help requests to FAA about this a number of days ago, but so far no response. I am beginning to think they don't offer that anymore and haven't updated the site to reflect that.

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Anyone know how to set up an email campaign on Fine Art America (premium members). They talk about it on the  site, but it is not clear how to set up and email campaign?

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Actually, could be a good thing if contributors are uploading less. The agencies may change their tune if they see that the quantity and quality of new images is decreasing...they know that will ultimately affect their (the agencies) bottom line and they may feel they can't keep giving contributors less and less.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Say Bye to Opting-Out
« on: February 25, 2020, 11:14 »
Seems like iStock doesn't have built in specific non-use provisions.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Say Bye to Opting-Out
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:56 »
Which of the other major sites have similar opt outs...does Adobe?

So no other sites have sensitive use opt-outs?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Say Bye to Opting-Out
« on: February 24, 2020, 22:32 »
Which of the other major sites have similar opt outs...does Adobe?

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iStockPhoto.com / Next Payout?
« on: February 24, 2020, 09:28 »
When is the next iStock payout?

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Maybe SS could do better by charging its' customer's a bit more for strong selling images.....and pay equivalently more to the contributors of said images. To this day, I can't understand why no micro-agency doesn't use the concept of charging more for images that demonstrate strong sales....most products in high demand can sell at a higher price point. I'm not talking about special collections, but any image which has proven to be in demand by strong sales.

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Adobe Stock / Want to see only my editorial images
« on: February 15, 2020, 14:56 »
Is there a way for me to see only my editorial images in my portfolio?

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Had shots from ISO 200 to almost 4000 i think

Sent from my HD1901 using Tapatalk

Shouldn't have a problem with noise as long as you are not pushing it in post....especially for the lower ISOs

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Well that's a catch all reason, doesn't mean all of them apply... and if you're shooting on an A7 III, outputting at 100Mbps, and you're not using extreme colour correction/grading... then the most likely culprit will be noise. Are these low light shots or shots with a lot of dark colours? You might need to add some kind of noise reduction... Premiere and After Effects have them but they're not all that good (make the image looks super soft), but you can get third party plugins that work well. Neat Video and Denoiser III.
Some are night shots, others are daylight shots. How do you denoise in premiere with no plugins? Maybe that will cure this problem

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What ISO are you typically shooting at?

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Pond5 / Re: What is your download/views ratio on Pond5?
« on: February 04, 2020, 13:24 »
November...

May i ask where do you see views on pond5?

Look at UPLOADS page an click on "Sales Data"

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Interesting side note regarding video meta-data and Lightroom. Maybe this is common knowledge, but I discovered by accident that LR will read and display video metadata from a video, but of course cannot write metadata to a video file.

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