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General Stock Discussion / Re: 1 million dollar potato photo
« on: April 28, 2017, 19:52 »
Looks like he is imitating Richard Avedon with some changes in his portraits.

90% of images that they reject from me for that reason sell with other agencies ---- many of them within 24 hrs of posted and keep selling.

I do not resubmit. Perhaps what sells well on one does not sell as well on another.  What sells on Adobe tends to be different than what sells on others. That can be said for every agency.  My best sellers vary for agency to agency.

It is frustrating.  The reason is very subjective and I doubt any reviewer is infallible on that. 

I stopped uploading to them when they announce the commission cut. 
I cannot see that I will ever again.  I do not trust them or the accounting.  The cut was too drastic, I made 1/10th of my monthly income last month. 

I do not think they are being honest about sales -- the whole new system has kind of Enron feel to it. Just not a good feeling about this company ---feel like the lack of transparency is intentional and/or can be too easily manipulated.

Suddenly SS rejected a property release they always accepted -- also was clear it was property of photographer.  At a loss.

105 / Re: Dreamstime down?
« on: March 30, 2017, 18:52 »
I cannot get upload files page to come up no the managment area

106 / Re: iStock February 2017 statement
« on: March 29, 2017, 23:50 »
My total sales are 10-25% of what my monthly totals were in the months before all the changes.

I stopped uploading when they announced the changes.  I won't be uploading more.

And to think I had thought of becoming exclusive before they pulled this because my sales were so much better there.   That is the key----were.  Seeing how they treat contributors, I would never go exclusive now.  I do not trust them.  Too much lack of transparency.  Lots of things.

Not sure if I will close it or not but won't be adding more thanks to above and seeing the 2 cents sales.

107 / Re: "Processing errors"
« on: March 25, 2017, 18:36 »
Are you waiting for QC for something?  It has happened to me when I tried to upload before last batch passed QC.  When it did, no issue. 

108 / Re: similars
« on: March 23, 2017, 20:55 »
and yet they reject some as similars where the main subject is clearly very different unlike these repeats with minor variations.  It makes no sense.

123RF / Re: Processing web uploaded images 123RF fails
« on: March 13, 2017, 15:05 »
Same problem here -- spent hours waiting for only a couple of images to process last nught-- some never did, others duplicated 3 times.

110 / Re: work still bigstock
« on: March 08, 2017, 13:34 »
It works fine for me.

Making manual focus through viewfinder as easy if not better then film cameras.
Making them more ambidextrous.
Less noise.
More able to shoot in low and indoor natural light.

112 / Re: Another Thief
« on: March 01, 2017, 15:27 »
I get: Please search for a valid contributor

113 / Re: Shutterstock contributor page is down
« on: February 27, 2017, 21:43 »
Mine ia working but my unpaid earnings are at 0.00 which is NOT the caae when earlier today they were not and I can still see individual sales. 

But I received an approval email that duplicated items approved when I did not send 2 of same image.

114 / Re: ESP
« on: February 21, 2017, 23:43 »
By poking around I found a page with balance forwarded.   Looking at that and Jan, sales, I am not sure it is worth uploading there anymore.  Doing better at other agencies now.

Before they did all this I was actually thinking about going exclusive because my sales were SO much better there but now the opposite-- just since Nov.

115 / Re: ESP
« on: February 21, 2017, 23:27 »
I finally got access.
Not impressed.   Made a lot more with other agencies during all that time.

116 / Re: ESP
« on: February 20, 2017, 21:58 »
Still no info on royalties.

I have no intentions of uploading anything until I see the $$$ and then I still might not. 

General Stock Discussion / Re: Wood grain
« on: February 14, 2017, 23:05 »
It is sad that some people cannot distinguish between the two types of grain.

At least it made me laugh.... which is a good thing-- have friends in hospital I do appreciate the laugh.

General Stock Discussion / Wood grain
« on: February 14, 2017, 22:57 »
Wood grain is not the same thing as grain noise.

Grain was the tern used in BW film photo, generally from film shot at high ASA.
Digital photos shot with low ISO (200 ISO or below) in lower contrast light with no shadows or dark areas and no PS manipulation other than to remove dust spot -- not noisy.

At least it was a rejection that made me laugh.  Oh well.

what is bothering me the most right now is that
1.  No longer getting emails thanking mt for submitting content
2. Under pending approval, the number is now inaccurate (less than uploaded)

120 / Re: ESP
« on: February 10, 2017, 12:16 »
I wrote them and told them I did not get my invite.

They told me ALL invites has been sent out as of Monday.

I write them back that I had NOT gotten an invite.

Thy sent an invite that said I had to use my unique link to sign in ir else the invite would expire in 30 days.

There is NO link in the email invite.


121 / Re: SS hits new lows in terms of quality
« on: February 08, 2017, 21:59 »
I have actually seen a lot of ads using this kind of thing.

I can't even log into the forum now because I forgot my password and I STILL have not gotten an email back to reset after several requests-- over 48 hours. 

I have not gotten an email with invite to ESP.   Meanwhile they still have my images and of course have no idea how much they owe me.

123 / Re: ESP
« on: February 05, 2017, 22:03 »
No email.
Cannot log in. Cannot upload.
Not  even sure if I  going to upload at this point but have one newsworthy editorial image I want to upload there

Adobe Stock / Re: 23 cent sales in January
« on: January 04, 2017, 22:19 »
Ditto.  My tax forms are fine.  Nothing has changed and FT days they are ok but getting the 23 and 27 cent sales,

125 / Re: Awaiting QC
« on: December 12, 2016, 20:18 »
The more times you pass QC. the faster your work will be reviewed in the future.
After you submit work, you get an email whether you passed or not.  If passed, then you keyword by going to MyAlamy and clicking on Manage images,

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