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123RF / Re: How to disable/ remove an image from 123RF?
« on: September 28, 2014, 18:21 »
i'm not sure it's overly "easy". I open a page with my port and search for the image using a keyword, then copy the image #. Open another tab and go to your history, or your port's "accepted images" and view the whole lot, then paste in the # and you'll get to a screen that lets you delete it.   Is there a better way?

Stocksy / Re: Apply for stocksy
« on: September 28, 2014, 18:12 »
OMG, I'm sorry, what's wrong with you? Sean is a Stock God, and 1) you seem to be unaware of that and 2) you continue to insult him. Although he may not do approvals he is our conduit between contributors and admin. I'd say your chances of getting in to Stocksy are as promising as Australia winning the World Cup.

Stocksy / Re: YES! I got accepted to Stocksy...
« on: September 28, 2014, 17:50 »
I'm glad it's finally out there: part of your acceptance into Stocksy is based on your behaviour. Those who have been mouthing off here are showing that they aren't going to be good on the Stocksy team. I'm not sure why it needed to be said.  You know Sean is here, and I've spotted a few other eds, and a few contributors (some keep it quiet), and you've no idea what influence they have at Stocksy, why would you mouth off if you wanted to get in?

129 / Re: Istock's back
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:26 »
why not have launched this in a slower month, instead of ruining the only few good month(s) of the year?

130 / Re: Istock's back
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:17 »
surely from here on in we'll only see XL sales? why bother with sizing at all?  as a buyer of course i'd always choose the largest size possible. could any of us be bothered resizing images for iStock down to something a bit more modest, and keeping larger sizes on other sites?

Stocksy / Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:32 »

No, I need a towel for my tears :)
And many thanks to everyone for birthday congratulations!

Its not a big deal, as foregoing downfall for me in micro-stock I have tried out to sell some prints with traditional framing, and after all this endless seeming digital world, images on paper feels so good. I recommend to everyone to try out this too, believe me, for a change this activity have a nice touch and feels enjoyable, and by the way, for me selling some framed set I earned quite much more than during whole year in stock.

Have a nice weekend,


sorry to hear that, I love your port. Do you only do b&w? 

132 / Re: PP Sales July started!
« on: August 09, 2014, 03:36 »
oh it's not particularly good this month, and this is the first month we are free of the clawbacks, right?

133 / Re: Dreamstime - Horrible Sales
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:51 »
yes, i'm also seeing no sales.

Stocksy / Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:32 »
well I recognise your flag/banner image from yesterday's curated feed, so, congratulations!!

Umm actually not yet! Maybe you were looking at my Flickr faves? I faved a flag image by cat macbride yesterday which was on the curated feed! Wish it WAS mine! Thanks anyway. Will keep you posted!!!
oh sorry, I must have looked at your flickr feed. good luck.
and yes to those who wonder, new members having been coming on board, so they are accepting people.

interesting, but the cost of a chopper flight (heck, 5 chopper flights to get good weather) is far, far less. I know he says "right place, right time" but still... $35000?  has that been converted to US$? that's a lot of money for a South African. good luck to him.

Stocksy / Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
« on: July 29, 2014, 19:15 »
well I recognise your flag/banner image from yesterday's curated feed, so, congratulations!!

Stocksy / Re: Apply for stocksy
« on: July 29, 2014, 19:12 »
those images look a lot like the portfolio I had when i came out of photography college. technically great but missing some heart. keep going, you'll find your stride.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
« on: July 16, 2014, 19:33 »
looks like it's contagious. about 6 weeks ago I had a large US delivery company ask to use one of pics, that she referred to a "more of a snapshot" then went on to compliment the rest of my work and cried poor and offered to credit my name. I emailed her back saying she was welcome to licence the photo for a fee or else she could go and "snap" one of her own.... never heard back.

they do also look at your other portfolio links, this is why the process can take so long. good luck.

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy application... was declined
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:36 »
I'm sorry to hear that, don't give up, getting into Stocksy is worth the wait.

this could be a different question for us girls, as we tend to carry a handbag wherever we go, so my d700+50mm is a good combo.

Newbie Discussion / Re: Minor or Adult model release
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:57 »
I would err on the side of caution with this one. at time of shooting that model could not have approved those images, it's an interesting question: do they now have adult control over their past images? will my own children, upon turning 18, demand all <18yo images of them at various sites be removed? if they can sign for their junior self then surely they can also question the signed release?

I would say they can't sign for their <18 self. but if you got away with it, and you think there's no drama in the future, then go for it.

Newbie Discussion / Re: need help with 123RF
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:53 »
well not just yet of course, you've got to reach payout...  :-[  It's been a slow month at 123. officially WMY, in fact worst month for well over a year.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Fox Images Agency
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:54 »
well you can keep eating your caged chicken eggs all you like, but I prefer my hens to enjoy freeranging.

I couldn't possibly vote, this in my 3rd year and i'm increasing port constantly, so how can I know?  I will say, December is usually good for me.

Off Topic / Re: Why are we losing so many members?
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:48 »
I would also say that in the early days I loved the knowledge here, and as a newbie I know this place brought me up to speed very quickly. However, I was still a successful person in my own life (in another realm) but that counted for nought. Still does. I come here now to catch up with the latest developments. For positivity I go elsewhere. It's a shame that this can't also be a place to discuss new trends and encourage/support each other, but it's not. It's actually a bit toxic.

Frankly, if 80% don't like what I say then I know i'm still on the right track - I live with the 20%.

I have a real answer:  I live in the whitest place on the planet!  (I do have a couple models but not what you are looking for though.)  I moved to central Canada from Toronto and the lack-of-diversity was shocking!
I'm sorry, I find this odd. If I went to Kenya and lamented on the lack of Whiteys and Asians wouldn't you think I was nuts? frankly, only whiteys are crazy enough to live in such cold climes :)  And I might also challenge you with where I live as being the whitest place on the planet (apart from Ireland, and much of Scandinavia of course). The most "different" kids in my daughter's class at school are the 3 red heads!!

I wonder if there's fewer sexy red heads in stock (not women!)? anyone want to lament that?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Fox Images Agency
« on: June 15, 2014, 02:58 »
I boycott anything that glamourises foxes, for they are nasty creatures that like to prey on smaller, weaker but far more beautiful and useful creatures than themselves.

General Stock Discussion / Re: May 2014 earning results
« on: June 15, 2014, 02:55 »

there is no way i could pay model in my country and earn some money, no way!
I see your comment and raise you: australia!

it's going to be increasingly more difficult for those us from the so-called "successful" countries, where coffee is $4 and hourly rates are $22+ (lol, unless you're a plumber, then it's $80/hr) and a house costs x10 your annual salary. Luckily I don't do this as a full-time income source, but I can report:
Stocksy BME :D
SS BMY and nearly BME
others were very ordinary.
Not quite enough to pay the plumber and electrician's bill... if only they were better looking I could try using them as models.

meh, do the categories even matter?

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