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General Stock Discussion / Re: Shutterstock photo collection size
« Last post by Uncle Pete on August 10, 2020, 08:33 »
Jonny is selling more.
https://sec.report/Document/0001179110-20-008739/
He sold 0.5% of his stocks this time. I don't have previous statements archived, but I think he've sold around 2-3% of his assets since March. It is not a big deal, but why now?

85,000 shares at $55 = $4,675,000

What could anyone want with $4.6 million dollars instead of a stock that was trading for $20 less a share in June?  ???

Maybe he's serious about wanting to spread out into new ideas?

He still owns 16,001,327 shares, which is $880 million for a rainy day.

Why not now?  ;D
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Shutterstock.com / Re: Just did my accounts for July...
« Last post by spc on August 10, 2020, 04:54 »
This was the top performer for practically every non exclusive contributor out there no?

For me SS never was the top agency - Adobe always performed better for me.
The reason might be Im quite new, started only two years ago so I never had a high lifetime tier on SS (was only tier 2).

So from my perspective it might have even been fair and good that others would loose their lifetime tiers since I didnt benefit from those myself.
But what really pissed me off was introducing the 10 cent sub sales in june. Thats a no go.

Adobe was quite low for me during the last weeks but it now seems to start again.
But Im quite afraid other agencies will follow SS with ricicolous cheap sub sales soon.

From Shutterstock's perspective it is "fair and good" too keep more money for themselves.
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General Stock Discussion / Re: Shutterstock photo collection size
« Last post by m on August 09, 2020, 18:50 »
Jonny is selling more.
https://sec.report/Document/0001179110-20-008739/
He sold 0.5% of his stocks this time. I don't have previous statements archived, but I think he've sold around 2-3% of his assets since March. It is not a big deal, but why now?
exactly. why now?
here is all the documents on jonny
https://sec.report/CIK/0001559639
plus another one not listed on his id https://sec.report/Document/0001549346-20-000036/
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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Digital downloads on Etsy
« Last post by Sean Locke Photography on August 09, 2020, 18:49 »
I put up about 50 stock images a month ago that I thought would make good backgrounds.  Not a sale.
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Shutterstock.com / Re: We are having some impact
« Last post by Noedelhap on August 09, 2020, 16:22 »
When these companies are our top tier we know the game is over for good... :-X

ScanStockPhoto
YayImages
Crestock
Stockfresh
GLStock
DrawShop
Cutcaster

Some of these have closed already but okay.
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Shutterstock.com / Re: So they do use AI to review then...
« Last post by cascoly on August 09, 2020, 15:52 »
"I'm of the particular opinion that breaking news editorial images take in the heat of the moment shouldn't be rejected for stupid reasons such as noise. I can't take out my tripod in a protest and have a perfect exposure/composition at ISO 100!"

In the old days the big guns would hire 20 models and stage this protest thus perfect professional lighting and ISO 100.  They would have a crew of about 5 people as well.  I bet 99% of the photographers now would never consider doing this especially for a $.10 from SS.

a bigger problem is they expect every editorial to adhere to journalistic practice - no manipulation, blurring, isolation, etc. many times editorials are just images such as crowds where releases are impossible, or a cityscape w trademarks
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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Digital downloads on Etsy
« Last post by cascoly on August 09, 2020, 15:48 »
thanks lark - glad to hear someone here has had a (mostly) good experience on Etsy.  i've been selling collectible comics & maps on ebay & amazon for 20 years, so familiar with online sales. and etsy fees are about half what i pay on those sites. unfortunately neither allows digital downloads.

i don't intend to sell actual prints, but many sell digital images to be printed by the user (which of course is true of any digital DL!)

I plan to offer sets of images at competitive prices
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Shutterstock.com / Re: We are having some impact
« Last post by rinderart on August 09, 2020, 15:28 »
When these companies are our top tier we know the game is over for good... :-X

ScanStockPhoto
YayImages
Crestock
Stockfresh
GLStock
DrawShop
Cutcaster

Sad, but true.

Very True
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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Digital downloads on Etsy
« Last post by rinderart on August 09, 2020, 09:58 »
https://www.annegeddes.com/

very famous Woman Photographer. she sure is the best.
Nice work Anyka. you've been around quite awhile.
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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Digital downloads on Etsy
« Last post by stockastic on August 09, 2020, 08:49 »
With regard to selling prints on Etsy, there are useful threads on the FAA forum.  IMHO it's basically a huge PITA. You have to provide free shipping, handle complaints and returns, and keep detailed tax records.

FAA can be your drop-ship fulillment 'partner' but their shipping charges are wildly unpredictable and can be very high. So to offer free shipping, you have to make a guess about shipping, and could lose a lot of money on a large framed print.

If the print doesn't arrive when expected, or is of poor quality, it's all on you. You have to work through FAA's spotty and slow customer service.
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