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iStockPhoto.com / Re: August 2020 data is available ESP
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Yesterday at 11:37 »
How you* know you're failing on iStock: when you are downloading your stats and the pop-up says it could take "up to ten minutes" and your stats download in less than ten seconds.  ;D
Where 'you' = 'me'

In my case they fit on one page, which is another sign.
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Photoshop Discussion / Re: Sky Replacement
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Yesterday at 11:35 »
I am waiting for the face and body replacement

Personally I'd like one of those, I seriously need editing and mine is 73 years old.  ;D


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iStockPhoto.com / Re: August 2020 data is available ESP
« Last post by ShadySue on Yesterday at 11:32 »
How you* know you're failing on iStock: when you are downloading your stats and the pop-up says it could take "up to ten minutes" and your stats download in less than ten seconds.  ;D
Where 'you' = 'me'
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General Stock Discussion / Re: Fine Arts America.
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Yesterday at 11:27 »
I sell Framed Prints.....For a Lot of Money. I want the best I can get. FAA does not do that. If it works for your customers?....Great. I Custom mount and frame My Prints also. I tested many, many Printers. I rated FAA a 4. I use "NASH EDITIONS" Graham Nash from Crosby,Stills and Nash His company is #1. My clients and where I show. demands the Best I can get.. Ya just want a fairly good Print. go to Costco. I need color matched Archival work and I need Proofing.I also do the signed archival matts and build My frames, I've been Printing My work over 50 Years........And BTW.....I just got a Large raise at SS.
Why? Don't know......Don't Care.
And what . does this mean. Microstock is Only one Outlet man. and Im doing stock  a Lot longer than SS has been around and Longer than the Internet.

"Same as on microstock sites and you still decided to sell there."
This Place is getting real Boring.

FAA is not Microstock it's a Print on Demand site, and pixels makes mugs, blankets, shirts, cards and products. I have one of those "cool" canvas prints on my wall, free from Walgreens as a promotion. Nice, entertaining, looks nice, no frame. People like them, while I'm not a fan. But for free I have a nice waterfall photo in the living room.  8)

Nope they aren't color matched archival products, in expensive custom frames, but no one claims they are anything other than print on demand, easy distribution and an available outlet.

I wish I could understand what your point was in that?
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Fantastic to see SS falling behind AS for newer content. Serves them right. Who wants to upload stuff only to see it get (much less than) 15% come January?
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General Stock Discussion / Re: Stock Photography Future
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Yesterday at 11:19 »
Upload a lot more photos.  I remember Lisa Gagne, a well known stock photographer, who said on this site her portfolio was 75,000 photos.

My portfolio is over 10,000 photos and I have close to 122,000 online.   Now I make some real money, but it is not enough to make a living from it.


Just for fun:
IS June 2012


Now: iStock/Getty  Lise Gagne 10,771 Exclusive
http://www.lisegagne.com/

Yuri, I don't know where, but not on SS anymore: Images (27653) Videos (3595) 
https://peopleimages.com/



SS Feb 2012


Dec 2018
#   Author   Portfolio   Added per week   Country   Member since
1   Toluk      1506576   9269   Norway   2011
2   Africa Studio   1311737   16      2007
3   Rawpixel.com   1055601   30      2014
4   s_maria      922458   13322   Russian Federation   2015
5   best_vector   796714   14696   Russian Federation   2017
6   Aha-Soft      792012   0           Russian Federation   2010
7   Artist_R      682271   24008   Andorra   2016
8   Ivan Popovych   642922   25787   Ukraine   2016
9   lineartestpilot   632238   0           United Kingdom   2009
10   Rvector           545087   3291   Russian Federation   2012
11   wavebreakmedia   540112   0   Ireland   2006
12   antishock      537599   6454   Andorra   2008

Africa Studio has two SS accounts.

End of 2018 there were 17,877 SS contributors with over 1,000 images, out of millions of accounts. 2837 had over 10,000 images.

240,881,058 royalty-free stock images on the site at the end of the year.

SS today: 336,117,809 stock photos, vectors, and illustrations

Just pointing out the competition...  :)

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Fine Arts America.
« Last post by rinderart on Yesterday at 11:09 »
I sell Framed Prints.....For a Lot of Money. I want the best I can get. FAA does not do that. If it works for your customers?....Great. I Custom mount and frame My Prints also. I tested many, many Printers. I rated FAA a 4. I use "NASH EDITIONS" Graham Nash from Crosby,Stills and Nash His company is #1. My clients and where I show. demands the Best I can get.. Ya just want a fairly good Print. go to Costco. I need color matched Archival work and I need Proofing.I also do the signed archival matts and build My frames, I've been Printing My work over 50 Years........And BTW.....I just got a Large raise at SS.
Why? Don't know......Don't Care.
And what . does this mean. Microstock is Only one Outlet man. and Im doing stock  a Lot longer than SS has been around and Longer than the Internet.

"Same as on microstock sites and you still decided to sell there."
This Place is getting real Boring.
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Photoshop Discussion / Re: Sky Replacement
« Last post by rinderart on Yesterday at 10:48 »
I am waiting for the face and body replacement

DITTO!!
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General Stock Discussion / Re: Moving to the U.S.; tax questions
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Yesterday at 10:25 »
typically royalties received from your work are reported as self-employment income

Yes, that's what I said.  Thanks.

No, you said they're reported as "regular" income. I consider "regular" income to be wages. When you use Turbotax it separates wages, reported on W-2, from royalties, reported on 1099. Wages and royalties (or self-employment income) are taxed differently.

Youre confusing things.  Our royalties are not royalties as far as tax reporting.  Yes, they are regular income.  No, they are not wages, W-2.

Correct, mine go on the Schedule C - Profit or Loss from business (Photography) Gross Receipts.

Back to the OP, I pay an accountant and she saves me more every year, than what it costs me to have her do all the work and fill out the forms, and she knows the laws and regulations, she's up to date, which means no problems with the IRS. What I'm saying is, very few people can do their own taxes as well as a professional. I've done mine with the software, and always had the calculations show I owed more, than when I eventually had my accountant do them right.

If you want good photos, you should find a trained professional, photographer. If you want your taxes done right, don't do them yourself. That's my advice.  ;D Don't trust an online calculator.

Photo income is taxed at the same rate as everything else.

I'm just asking people who live in the US is that relatively accurate, as these online calculators can be wildly inaccurate.

As was said earlier, you'd be smart to consult a US tax accountant. We don't seem to agree on much around these parts.  ;)

And for good reason, proof is in the answers.  ;)
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Good news! I've had 12 sales on SS in the past month. The bad news is 10 of them were for under $1 and the other two were for $5. My one sale on AS has made me more.
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