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General Stock Discussion / Usage of NASA photos
« on: December 04, 2010, 13:23 »
To what extend is it legal to use NASA photos as a part of your image?

Computer Hardware / Re: Dead macbook
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:32 »
The problem was apparently very quickly identified as being a fault with the hardware - even after 2 1/2 years - more specifically the Nvidia video card (if there is such a thing). Apparently it happens quite a lot with my specific kind of 17" Macbook Pro from that time period. Luckily I live close to an Apple Store, so it didn't take long to drop my laptop off.
So if any of you experience the same symptoms you might be eligible for a free repair :-)

Computer Hardware / Re: Dead macbook
« on: November 22, 2010, 13:49 »
Sorry if I posted it in the wrong category.

Ive had some great news today. Even though my macbook is 2 1/2 years old it is going to be fixed free of charge due to a known failure in the hardware of my macbook. I just saved 350 pounds - thanks guys :-)

Computer Hardware / Re: Dead macbook
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:14 »
Thanks guys,
Yes I do everything on my Macbook, all the post work, uploading etc. and I have been stupid enough not to do regular backups, so I might have to beg Shutterstock to let me download my portfolio, if my HD can't be rescued although I think you're right with the logic board thing. I booked an appointment with the Apple store in London today.

Stuff like this makes you realise how dependent we are on a few people who know how computers work.
I have asked around and have been told stories of costs up to 600 pounds for a repair, but I'll try to stay calm
and let the genius apple guys tell me what has to be done..

CClapper: The symptoms you are describing fits perfectly with my laptop situation..

Thanks for your support :)

Computer Hardware / Dead macbook
« on: November 21, 2010, 04:25 »
My mac all of a sudden wouldnt turn on yesterday.
It starts up with sounds but with a black screen for 3 seconds and the it turns off.
It's not a battery issue. I'm f**cked! Any suggestions?

Shutterstock.com / Re: Are my income projections correct?
« on: November 19, 2010, 12:54 »
As long as you focus on quality, you won't see as big a decline in your sales.

General Stock Discussion / Go Alamy or not, is that the question?
« on: November 19, 2010, 12:51 »
Is it?
With 5000 photos it might seem like a big task.. What are you guys doing? and what are your thoughts on missing out on sale platforms?

My portfolio is about 3000 photos, but I've got 3 months to shoot now, so I hope to create a good bunch of new quality photos, although I do realise it is alot of work. Plus they might feet in to the summer slowdown so I might not see a huge rise in my income.

Double your portfolio = double your income?

Yes or no?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Summer slowdown
« on: June 15, 2010, 03:37 »
Alright guys, thank you for your input

General Stock Discussion / Summer slowdown
« on: June 14, 2010, 11:15 »
When do you reckon the summer slowdown starts and for how long in your experience, approximately?
Cheers :)

General Stock Discussion / Re: Give me strength
« on: June 10, 2010, 09:26 »
Haha, that's a good one, FD :)

General Stock Discussion / Re: Give me strength
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:10 »
I know, that's what keep me going  ;)

General Stock Discussion / Give me strength
« on: June 10, 2010, 04:36 »
Oh lord, give me strength to keyword my 300 new photos..
Any advice to overcome this challenge?
Sorry if this post is a bit too pointless, but as we all know, keywording make you do strange things

 I've got a bit more than 3000 photos in my portfolio. I recently had a look at the bottom part ie. the photos that had only one download - which is where the thought of revising keywords occurred, since the photos weren't bad at all.

But it might not be worth the effort..

Hi guys

I was wondering wether it is worth the effort to revise my keywords in my files on shutterstock?
Do you have any experience with optimizing keywords on already uploadet old files?


Shutterstock.com / SS earnings decreased
« on: February 01, 2010, 13:27 »
My earnings on SS so far this year is a nightmare - I have a portfolio of more than 2500 photos.
Dec 09 was my BME.

Any words of comfort?

Bigstock.com / Re: Tiresome keyword system advice
« on: September 20, 2009, 05:59 »
Also, I am an experienced submitter, with portfolios on all the big 5

Bigstock.com / Re: Tiresome keyword system advice
« on: September 20, 2009, 05:52 »
Sorry, yes I do use the IPTC.

The thing about the uploading is the category selection, the Model Release section etc. It is as if they have tried to make it user friendly with an epic fail. 123RF or StockXpert is much easier!

Bigstock.com / Tiresome keyword system advice
« on: September 19, 2009, 05:41 »
Hi guys,

I have a portfolio of about 1000 pictures and I would like to upload these to Bigstockphoto.com but honestly it is a pain in the ass. The keywording system etc. keeps ennoying me. Also can you only submit 15 a day?
Any advice on the tiresome process at BigStock?

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