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« on: December 23, 2021, 18:32 »
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 19:03 »
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is this a  last minute christmas joke?

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2021, 20:21 »
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I wish it was a joke


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For Real

« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2021, 20:47 »
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I was going to say play BINGO but with all these numbers you really can play BINGO  8)

« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2021, 00:14 »
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Pisanstock took the numbers game quite seriously

« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2021, 01:53 »
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And they didn't get rejected for being similar.

« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2021, 04:29 »
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OMG 225 pages of numbers why would you?????

« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2021, 04:35 »
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Shareholders need convincing the collection is growing faster than competing agencies. I wonder if they just accept this stuff then bury it from searches. Also wonder if/when shares eventually tank will SS face action  over this stuff (misleading shareholders)?

thijsdegraaf

« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2021, 04:46 »
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Shareholders need convincing the collection is growing faster than competing agencies. I wonder if they just accept this stuff then bury it from searches. Also wonder if/when shares eventually tank will SS face action  over this stuff (misleading shareholders)?

If you search, you will see more similars with him. https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/g/pisanstock?searchterm=flag+of+japanese.+The+rising+sun.&sort=popular   Not bad in quality, but I think if I uploaded them, a fair amount of these images would also be rejected as similar.
So much is uploaded and so much is rejected at Shutterstock, that there must be another reason. The shareholders mainly look at the profit and number of sales.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2021, 04:49 by thijsdegraaf »

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2021, 04:54 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2021, 04:57 »
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Interesting portfolio https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pisanstock?sort=newest

Thank you very much for this impressing source of inspiration!

« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2021, 05:54 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

Looks like my eyesight before I put my lenses in.

« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2021, 06:04 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

Everything I pretend to know about photography turns out to be a lie.




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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2021, 09:32 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

and they probably make more than I do on Shutter  :-[

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2021, 09:34 »
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Beyond the bottom line, none these will make anything, why the heck would SS accept them? I mean the bad background, blurred nothing backgrounds and the numbers?

WHY?

A couple of years ago I would have said, they want to have more images than anyone else so they can claim "we have the most", but now that's old and done. Nothing in these three examples makes any sense for the market.

And they didn't get rejected for being similar.

Well yes, at least there's some truth in that part.  :)

« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2021, 10:07 »
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Beyond the bottom line, none these will make anything, why the heck would SS accept them? I mean the bad background, blurred nothing backgrounds and the numbers?
Are you sure they are not selling?

Popularity score: high
Usage score: frequently used
Trendsetter: we're seeing significant engagement with this asset

Not one. Several.

Now, I know these scores are nonsense, but I've never seen an image listed as frequently used or popularity score high without any sales. At least not with me.
I find similar (and I mean very very similar) images from other contributors with the same rating.

Must be something that I'm missing here...

So yeah. Let me get right on it.
Shooting out of focus plain white abstract backgrounds with some vague bokeh.
An... Let. It. Rain. Gold!  ;D

Next, let me walk around with my smartphone strapped on my backpack in automated shutter mode.
AI engine for descriptions and keywords and upload upload upload!
Few thousands of abstract buildings and in the nature in the greens will do the trick I suppose.

See you all on the flipside, nipping my cocktail brought by a private butler on a beach at Cayman Islands.  8)

Merry Christmas!

« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2021, 13:31 »
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not surprising that "1234" is the most popular 4 digit number, but who knew 4970 and 8529 could be so popular, or maybe they are the only ones that have sold.

I think long ago I tried to upload a few blurry backgrounds like that - all rejected. I clearly missed out on a goldmine. Looks like they are all titled the same, I didn't bother to check the keywords though. I guess SS is getting what they are paying for.


« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2021, 14:06 »
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Pisanstock took the numbers game quite seriously

lol

« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2021, 15:24 »
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if you look at 'similars by other artists' there're many others doing this

« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2021, 18:23 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

 Who would anyone take so many blurred photos and how on earth were they accepted when you get a tiny bit of a normal photo rejected if it's OOF? It's totally unfair to get those accepted.

« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2021, 19:03 »
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Shareholders need convincing the collection is growing faster than competing agencies. I wonder if they just accept this stuff then bury it from searches. Also wonder if/when shares eventually tank will SS face action  over this stuff (misleading shareholders)?

If you search, you will see more similars with him. https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/g/pisanstock?searchterm=flag+of+japanese.+The+rising+sun.&sort=popular   Not bad in quality, but I think if I uploaded them, a fair amount of these images would also be rejected as similar.
So much is uploaded and so much is rejected at Shutterstock, that there must be another reason. The shareholders mainly look at the profit and number of sales.

Omg those stripy patterns hurt my eyes and I'm an ex designer so why would anyone buy those?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2021, 10:46 »
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not surprising that "1234" is the most popular 4 digit number, but who knew 4970 and 8529 could be so popular, or maybe they are the only ones that have sold.

I think long ago I tried to upload a few blurry backgrounds like that - all rejected. I clearly missed out on a goldmine. Looks like they are all titled the same, I didn't bother to check the keywords though. I guess SS is getting what they are paying for.

Same here, years ago, and mine were real blurred backgrounds not out of focus blobs of nothing. I made over 30 of them: 4 DLs for $1.41 maybe I just don't have it for being blurred?  ;D

I took clear, clean images, that I thought would make a good background and blurred them.

Beyond the bottom line, none these will make anything, why the heck would SS accept them? I mean the bad background, blurred nothing backgrounds and the numbers?
Are you sure they are not selling?

Popularity score: high
Usage score: frequently used
Trendsetter: we're seeing significant engagement with this asset

Not one. Several.


You're right, no I'm not sure, but I don't know which group you meant? The numbers, the light blobs, or the out of focus patterns?

Here's one of my shots, new with one download.
"Popularity score
High
Usage score
Frequently used
Trendsetter
We're seeing significant engagement with this asset."

You are correct, some of these actually have at least one download.

I'll say my personal opinion is, I don't see a long term or valuable financial future is many of these.

Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

 Who would anyone take so many blurred photos and how on earth were they accepted when you get a tiny bit of a normal photo rejected if it's OOF? It's totally unfair to get those accepted.

There's a difference between blurred background or intentionally blurred and just out of focus. Please don't ask me to say what that is exactly? Lets just go for, very sharp, pixels, in a blurred image is possibly different from, blurred pixels in a soft image. And even with that, who knows what SS thinks?

Here's one of mine and no it's never been downloaded. I tried to do some backgrounds that are "backgrounds". I guess I missed the target.



Waterfall, woods, copy space? I guess it's time to move up my game and take a GoPro and walk through a woods and upload 1,000 blurred Forrest images. (no not really, just how absurd some of these are.)
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 10:48 by Uncle Pete »

Level6

« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2021, 13:47 »
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not surprising that "1234" is the most popular 4 digit number, but who knew 4970 and 8529 could be so popular, or maybe they are the only ones that have sold.

I think long ago I tried to upload a few blurry backgrounds like that - all rejected. I clearly missed out on a goldmine. Looks like they are all titled the same, I didn't bother to check the keywords though. I guess SS is getting what they are paying for.

Same here, years ago, and mine were real blurred backgrounds not out of focus blobs of nothing. I made over 30 of them: 4 DLs for $1.41 maybe I just don't have it for being blurred?  ;D

I took clear, clean images, that I thought would make a good background and blurred them.

Beyond the bottom line, none these will make anything, why the heck would SS accept them? I mean the bad background, blurred nothing backgrounds and the numbers?
Are you sure they are not selling?

Popularity score: high
Usage score: frequently used
Trendsetter: we're seeing significant engagement with this asset

Not one. Several.


You're right, no I'm not sure, but I don't know which group you meant? The numbers, the light blobs, or the out of focus patterns?

Here's one of my shots, new with one download.
"Popularity score
High
Usage score
Frequently used
Trendsetter
We're seeing significant engagement with this asset."

You are correct, some of these actually have at least one download.

I'll say my personal opinion is, I don't see a long term or valuable financial future is many of these.

Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

 Who would anyone take so many blurred photos and how on earth were they accepted when you get a tiny bit of a normal photo rejected if it's OOF? It's totally unfair to get those accepted.

There's a difference between blurred background or intentionally blurred and just out of focus. Please don't ask me to say what that is exactly? Lets just go for, very sharp, pixels, in a blurred image is possibly different from, blurred pixels in a soft image. And even with that, who knows what SS thinks?

Here's one of mine and no it's never been downloaded. I tried to do some backgrounds that are "backgrounds". I guess I missed the target.



Waterfall, woods, copy space? I guess it's time to move up my game and take a GoPro and walk through a woods and upload 1,000 blurred Forrest images. (no not really, just how absurd some of these are.)

Not upping your game but you might be onto something, funny you mentioned because I was planning on doing just that yesterday but with video, I have the GoPro hero 8 black but I plan on taking it for a walk.

There's so much fine art out there and well shot photos and video and still a place for it but what are the masses shooting and watching these days?, you'll need to install an app called TikTok to find out :)

Level6

« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2021, 13:56 »
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Beyond the bottom line, none these will make anything, why the heck would SS accept them? I mean the bad background, blurred nothing backgrounds and the numbers?
Are you sure they are not selling?

Popularity score: high
Usage score: frequently used
Trendsetter: we're seeing significant engagement with this asset

Not one. Several.

Now, I know these scores are nonsense, but I've never seen an image listed as frequently used or popularity score high without any sales. At least not with me.
I find similar (and I mean very very similar) images from other contributors with the same rating.

Must be something that I'm missing here...

So yeah. Let me get right on it.
Shooting out of focus plain white abstract backgrounds with some vague bokeh.
An... Let. It. Rain. Gold!  ;D

Next, let me walk around with my smartphone strapped on my backpack in automated shutter mode.
AI engine for descriptions and keywords and upload upload upload!
Few thousands of abstract buildings and in the nature in the greens will do the trick I suppose.

See you all on the flipside, nipping my cocktail brought by a private butler on a beach at Cayman Islands.  8)

Merry Christmas!

I think you might be onto something, they might be selling. They are shooting and uploading content like this for a reason.

Still a place for properly shot video and photos but look at what the masses are shooting and watching on TikTik, the hardest part is "dumbing down" to that level when you grew up learning and trying to shoot as perfectly as you can with the equipment you have.

Gonna have to go out with only the cell phone and GoPro and leave everything else at home.

marthamarks

« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2021, 15:34 »
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Looks like a 3 year old got hold of a camera and pressed the shutter button multiple times.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CharoensilpPhotoData?sort=popular&page=10

And this shooter's tag line is: "I Love Nature"

As somebody who really does love and shoot nature, I fail to see the appeal here.


 

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