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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2021, 17:24 »
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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.

Same here and then you go on TikTok and see what the masses are watching these days......

I can't get my head around it either.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2021, 11:04 »
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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

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.

I looked at page 1 of Top Images and only one image has something other than

"Popularity score
None
Usage score
Never used
First Look
This asset has almost never been seen. Make the first move."

I really doubt that this person will make payout in the next year, and should recognize that their Bokeh series is a waste of time.

Anyone who sees these and believes it's some new direction or worth the time, is grasping at straws. Time would be better invested in just taking a dozen real photos that are designed and planned for whatever is current and trending.

I agree, I fail to see any future or appeal in any of these.

« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2021, 16:48 »
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I still wonder why SS wastes money on storing those images.

« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2021, 18:27 »
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I still wonder why SS wastes money on storing those images.
because bits are cheap & there's no way to know what will sell in the future (plus they get to claim a larger # of images online)

Level6

« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2021, 21:24 »
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I still wonder why SS wastes money on storing those images.
because bits are cheap & there's no way to know what will sell in the future (plus they get to claim a larger # of images online)

I've wondered and worried about this when it comes to video, these aren't small files and at some point the  agencies won't be expanding their storage accounts with AWS, we could very well be in the last evolution of that part of the business as well.

I've looked into storage just for 50TB of editorial stock that I have and it's not an option which is also why most of us can't host our own sites/agencies.

« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2021, 05:49 »
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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.

Indeed, I meant the out of focus patterns Pete.

To me it really looks like that contributor didn't actually took all these shots on purpose, and uploaded them manually. It rather looks like AI generated content, or just walking around with a camera on automatic shutter mode snapping random pics. AI keywording (titles and keywords make no sense too) and automated uploading would do the rest. Not much time invested if you ask me. No sane person would put time and effort in manually shooting, keywording and uploading nonsense like that, on that scale (+20.000 images).

I too have my strong doubts about high sales volume for spam profiles like that, but honestly, I don't know for sure. There IS a market for abstract backgrounds, and patterns. It's not my niche at all, the backgrounds or patterns that I shot on purpose (e.g. weathered wood, brick walls, crispy sand, cloudscapes, ... you know the drill) never sold once. But upload 20.000 images like that... you might a few images that take off and start selling on daily basis.

That said, question remains: how the h*ll did they got through and got accepted. All of them. And why is a portfolio like that not deleted right away.

OM

« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2021, 20:02 »
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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

Probably the same contributor (both Thailand). When they get their SS payment for the bingo numbers, they go out and get utterly legless and fill a card with the blurs of the second contributor (same!). remember....you must distinguish yourself as an (p**s)artist!  :o

« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2022, 12:05 »
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In truly ridiculous SS news, apparently calendar images each year are now off the table because they are "too similar".  So, anyone needing 2022 or years forward will just have to use 2018 or something.

"Our policy for accepting similar content has been continuously evolving, although it is a different year indeed, the images are the same that were submitted previously. We aim to meet the needs of our customers who are looking for diverse content and the needs of our contributors who are producing a variety of images in one shoot. Please allow me to clarify the reason for these rejections.
 
I understand that previously some images were being accepted at a higher rate. Still, since we have updated our review policies, many of the new content uploaded might not be accepted as per the updates. To help you navigate this nuanced policy, we have prepared a Similar Content article. Among these updates, its highlighted that many of the rejections reasons now include the Similar Content review policy, which has stricter guidelines compared to the previous one we had in place."

When I pointed out the port in the first post to show how dumb this was, ....
"I understand your frustration. The portfolio you have reported had these images approved before the change in the similar content policy. The rules on what is considered to be content that is too similar to accept into our collection have been tightened to meet the ongoing customer demand for fresh content with variety."

Which is why I spend little to no time on SS.

« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2022, 13:09 »
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In truly ridiculous SS news, apparently calendar images each year are now off the table because they are "too similar".  So, anyone needing 2022 or years forward will just have to use 2018 or something.

"Our policy for accepting similar content has been continuously evolving, although it is a different year indeed, the images are the same that were submitted previously. We aim to meet the needs of our customers who are looking for diverse content and the needs of our contributors who are producing a variety of images in one shoot. Please allow me to clarify the reason for these rejections.
 
I understand that previously some images were being accepted at a higher rate. Still, since we have updated our review policies, many of the new content uploaded might not be accepted as per the updates. To help you navigate this nuanced policy, we have prepared a Similar Content article. Among these updates, its highlighted that many of the rejections reasons now include the Similar Content review policy, which has stricter guidelines compared to the previous one we had in place."

When I pointed out the port in the first post to show how dumb this was, ....
"I understand your frustration. The portfolio you have reported had these images approved before the change in the similar content policy. The rules on what is considered to be content that is too similar to accept into our collection have been tightened to meet the ongoing customer demand for fresh content with variety."

Which is why I spend little to no time on SS.

was that an SS reply, or one of their "valued contributor who doesn't work for SS" front line canned answer support?

« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2022, 15:06 »
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No, that was SS support.  I don't waste time with the "experts".

« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2022, 03:05 »
+1
Interesting portfolio https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pisanstock?sort=newest
I wonder how many of SS's photos are like that, shouldn't have been accepted. Not fair when you get decent colorful & maybe useful images rejected for noise or focus. here is an ex. of a photo rejected on SS. I even put motion blur keyword in but to no avail. https://www.dreamstime.com/people-fairground-night-riding-carousel-time-fair-park-boston-lincs-uk-oct-image233728080
Note: it was accepted on DT so the link is to there because the file was too big to upload here.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 03:19 by vintage age »


 

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