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Title: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: luisa99 on March 14, 2014, 09:37
 Does anyone here have any experience as a reviewer for SS?  Specifically how much they pay and the hours. Do they pay by the image reviewed or by the hour? It certainly sounds like an interesting job, but so far I'm very short on details and want to know if its worth pursuing.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: Ron on March 14, 2014, 09:49
They all sign non disclosure agreements. I am not sure if you'll get a response.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: KaetSand on March 14, 2014, 09:55
http://www.shutterstock.com/jobs.mhtml?jvi=oYvrYfwC,Job (http://www.shutterstock.com/jobs.mhtml?jvi=oYvrYfwC,Job)
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: spike on March 14, 2014, 10:42
It certainly sounds like an interesting job
Really?
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: luisa99 on March 14, 2014, 11:49
It certainly sounds like an interesting job
Really?

Why not? It sounds better then waiting tables or flipping burgers at Mickie Ds. 
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: spike on March 14, 2014, 11:56
Why not? It sounds better then waiting tables or flipping burgers at Mickie Ds.

I think flipping burgers might be more profitable and less boring, but I might be wrong.

But I wouldn't call it interesting, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: Rinderart on May 28, 2014, 14:57
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847 (http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847)
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: DF_Studios on May 28, 2014, 15:01
At least flipping burgers or waiting tables you can interact with humans.  Maybe even meet the love of your life. 

My guess is the image reviewers flip through the images on the way to the fridge to get more WOW snacks.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: sweetgirll on May 28, 2014, 15:14
I always wondered about reviewers who work remotely, and guessing that the amount of files they have to go through is probably huge...much more then if they were a contributor....I wonder if they have to review the highest resolution images, larger files, and what this would take in terms of their internet bandwidth consumption...and everything.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: Ron on May 28, 2014, 15:16
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url])


I thought it was Copyright 2006 by Anne Kitzman

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/post-2567896.html (http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/post-2567896.html)

Always knew you were a lady  ;)

Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: luissantos84 on May 28, 2014, 15:28
 :o LOL
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: mlwinphoto on May 28, 2014, 16:10
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url])


No more tree bark for me.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: mimadeo on May 29, 2014, 10:09
And I thought the tree bark was an original idea...   :(
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: max headroom on May 29, 2014, 15:20
They are paid for each rejection ;)
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: BK on May 29, 2014, 15:26
That explains it!
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: OM on May 30, 2014, 18:51
They are paid for each rejection ;)

Least risk option.  ;D And then you get paid again on re-submission....and I'm not being serious!
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: enstoker on May 30, 2014, 23:55
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url])



WOW
And this was in 2006 already.
Title: :)
Post by: mike ledray on July 02, 2014, 08:35
;)

Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: enstoker on July 02, 2014, 10:04
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Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: enstoker on July 02, 2014, 10:08
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url])


Rinder, be so kind and tell me, who wrote this excellent post.
Thank you in advance

IHATELIERS
Title: Re: :)
Post by: mike ledray on July 02, 2014, 13:26
;)

 Quote:

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/post-2567896.html[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/post-2567896.html[/url])


I reviewed images for a popular Stock Photo Agency for a few years.

One day back in 2006, in total frustration, I wrote this rant as a way to rid myself of toxic stress caused by looking at junk images for hours and hours and to try to regain a sense of purpose to what was left of my day.

I allowed Laurin Rinder to post it on one of his forum threads here at Shutterstock. I didn't want to post it myself back then because I was working as a reviewer at the time and didn't want to broadcast it to everyone at the stock forum.

It turns out that my little rant was a popularly re-linked essay over the past 7 years. And now a nice lady named Svetlana Koryakova has requested permission to translate it to Russian so she can share it with her compatriots who do not speak or read English. I have given her permission to do so.

Yes, this is my essay, my rant, my stress-reliever ... whatever you'd like to call it, I wrote it. I confess.

Annie
North Port, Florida
October 2013



A Day in the Life of a Reviewer

Here's a small slice of one day in the life of a reviewer ...

Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: enstoker on July 02, 2014, 14:59
Thnx, Mike,
But I have asked rinder.
Look at his text which I have bolded.

IHATELIERS
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: mike ledray on July 02, 2014, 15:03
Thnx, Mike,
But I have asked rinder.
Look at his text which I have bolded.

IHATELIERS

NO COMMENT
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: gbalex on July 02, 2014, 22:23
Yes, They are paid pennies per Picture. They should be compensated as Professional Curators and they are not. I reviewed for 3+ years. Then I wrote this. A fun Read.

[url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url] ([url]http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10847[/url])


Rinder, be so kind and tell me, who wrote this excellent post.
Thank you in advance

IHATELIERS


And the link Rinder left starts with the following text

"This was sent to me by a very good friend and reviewer of long standing and a great photographer."
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: enstoker on July 03, 2014, 03:40
All clear.
Kind regards.
Title: Re: Are there any Shutterstock reviewers out there?
Post by: stuttershock on April 04, 2015, 16:03
They all sign non disclosure agreements. I am not sure if you'll get a response.

gee, they got it all figured out at SS, huh?