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« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2021, 04:18 »
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Hey I just want chime and wonder if those dudes from the shutter forum that claimed to be swimming in the riches and that we should keep the faith are gonna be around here also?

The Shutterstock forum member who did that the most left the forum a couple of years ago and is in fact a regular poster on this forum.  So you get the chance to swim in his success here...

You mean that one contributor who frequently boosted about being a world known successfull photographer and that he knew the secret to sucess (and would share it for money), but on the other hand complained about poor earnings on microstock...?


DOP

« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2021, 04:20 »
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Hey I just want chime and wonder if those dudes from the shutter forum that claimed to be swimming in the riches and that we should keep the faith are gonna be around here also?

The Shutterstock forum member who did that the most left the forum a couple of years ago and is in fact a regular poster on this forum.  So you get the chance to swim in his success here...

You mean that one contributor who frequently boosted about being a world known successfull photographer and that he knew the secret to sucess (and would share it for money), but on the other hand complained about poor earnings on microstock...?

Nope.  The one who is actually exceptionally talented and often showed his earnings to prove it  :)

« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2021, 04:29 »
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Hey I just want chime and wonder if those dudes from the shutter forum that claimed to be swimming in the riches and that we should keep the faith are gonna be around here also?

The Shutterstock forum member who did that the most left the forum a couple of years ago and is in fact a regular poster on this forum.  So you get the chance to swim in his success here...

You mean that one contributor who frequently boosted about being a world known successfull photographer and that he knew the secret to sucess (and would share it for money), but on the other hand complained about poor earnings on microstock...?

Nope.  The one who is actually exceptionally talented and often showed his earnings to prove it  :)
Ah, then I either don't know who you are talking about or it was before my time.

« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2021, 05:53 »
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I'm pitching my tent here where they can't get me.

 8)

Still trying to figure out what was meant by when one door shuts, another one opens, because there is no open door at ss.. :o
So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

« Reply #79 on: October 06, 2021, 05:54 »
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Hey I just want chime and wonder if those dudes from the shutter forum that claimed to be swimming in the riches and that we should keep the faith are gonna be around here also?

The Shutterstock forum member who did that the most left the forum a couple of years ago and is in fact a regular poster on this forum.  So you get the chance to swim in his success here...

You mean that one contributor who frequently boosted about being a world known successfull photographer and that he knew the secret to sucess (and would share it for money), but on the other hand complained about poor earnings on microstock...?

Nope.  The one who is actually exceptionally talented and often showed his earnings to prove it  :)

Yes, was a big inspiration to me starting out but wouldn't of known it cos I wasn't posting at the time, just lurking. Beautiful content in a photography niche that I'm most interested in.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2021, 08:44 »
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I'm pitching my tent here where they can't get me.

 8)

Still trying to figure out what was meant by when one door shuts, another one opens, because there is no open door at ss.. :o
So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

When the door shuts at SS the door opens at Adobe? That's what I see.

I think they did the right thing killing that useless forum. Oh and it's their own fault it became useless. No moderation, no blocking spam, no encouraging people to actually discuss real issues, like the dime downloads.

Someone else said it first, if it costs money, instead of making money, why have a forum. That and I see the negative outweighing anything positive, how members who expose the truth about stolen images, or people who pointed out negatives of being a contributor, were banned.

Euthanasia is fine when the animal needs to be put out of it's pain and misery.



Bye Bye SS forum

« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2021, 01:13 »
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I also consider if closing the forum is a measure of disarming the collective voice and discontent of contributors to soon thereafter, announce another restructuring of the payments structure and further contributor commission cuts. Keeping true to my newly enlightened favourable perspective of the agency and their management team, this move would be the logical next step in generating profits for the company and its shareholders while reducing the potential for bad publicity. It would be a highly effective and profitable business strategy going forward.

DOP

« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2021, 02:31 »
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I also consider if closing the forum is a measure of disarming the collective voice and discontent of contributors to soon thereafter, announce another restructuring of the payments structure and further contributor commission cuts. Keeping true to my newly enlightened favourable perspective of the agency and their management team, this move would be the logical next step in generating profits for the company and its shareholders while reducing the potential for bad publicity. It would be a highly effective and profitable business strategy going forward.

Oh good, something to look forward to at last  8)

« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2021, 15:24 »
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I quit the Shutterstock forum almost two years ago.
I admit it, I never missed it.
Now, I want to make clear I like uploading to Shutterstock.
I like their system, I like their many, many, more sales than any other stock agency.
For me at least.
For most stock photography Shutterstock is the agency to work with.

I never, not from day one liked the forum. Way too many attack dogs with nothing to say.
Lousy moderators who took care of their friends. I hope they are out looking for work in the
fast food industry.
Since then I have backed away from forums and concentrate on my photography and stock biz.
I started on the SS forum with the declaration that I would have over 10,000 images plus video before the year is out.
Since I started early in January I thought that was a reasonable goal.
The attacks from then on never stopped.
Yep I attained my goal. Took me about 11 months.
I'm glad I did it. I learned a lot and made some money on the way.
I still have the same advice I gave  way back on January 2019.
Upload, upload, upload. Constantly, unceasingly. Never stop.
However you also need to constantly evaluate your results, photograph more of what sells
and drop the stuff that does not.
Good luck and happy sales.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 15:28 by Bigbird »

KeremGo3D

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« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2021, 18:27 »
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Hello! I'm from the SunSetting Forum too ^_^

« Reply #85 on: October 08, 2021, 04:09 »
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I quit the Shutterstock forum almost two years ago.
I admit it, I never missed it.
Now, I want to make clear I like uploading to Shutterstock.
I like their system, I like their many, many, more sales than any other stock agency.
For me at least.
For most stock photography Shutterstock is the agency to work with.

I never, not from day one liked the forum. Way too many attack dogs with nothing to say.
Lousy moderators who took care of their friends. I hope they are out looking for work in the
fast food industry.
Since then I have backed away from forums and concentrate on my photography and stock biz.
I started on the SS forum with the declaration that I would have over 10,000 images plus video before the year is out.
Since I started early in January I thought that was a reasonable goal.
The attacks from then on never stopped.
Yep I attained my goal. Took me about 11 months.
I'm glad I did it. I learned a lot and made some money on the way.
I still have the same advice I gave  way back on January 2019.
Upload, upload, upload. Constantly, unceasingly. Never stop.
However you also need to constantly evaluate your results, photograph more of what sells
and drop the stuff that does not.
Good luck and happy sales.

I was just on the forum at the time. I was only surprised then as I wrote in the other topic that you had no rejections because of similars.
They are now even stricter. If I upload some photos at the same time, I'm sure that one of the two will be rejected for that reason. But I don't take pictures of people, maybe there is less problems.
There were plenty of people who liked your goal.
New members, who ask why they sell little, still get the advice of uploading, uploading (And pay attention to quality, see what customers need, ensure visibility through the right keywords).
I didn't realize then that you were so annoyed by criticism.
Nice to see you here again.

« Reply #86 on: October 08, 2021, 04:42 »
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Not a surprise. They have not listened or responded to the contributers for a long time. They were regarded as a pain, who might want to challenge their perceived wisdom. Who wants to listen to the truth when you are trying to rule the world. It's comparable to a country banning independent media.

« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2021, 05:12 »
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New members, who ask why they sell little, still get the advice of uploading, uploading (And pay attention to quality, see what customers need, ensure visibility through the right keywords).
I didn't realize then that you were so annoyed by criticism.
Nice to see you here again.

Yep, that is how I remember it. The matter of similars. I have changed my thinking on that and agree with Shutterstock reviewers.
A little can be a good thing, so I try hard not to do similars. I've actually come to appreciate the reviewers, for the most part they do a good job.
I hope you are doing well.

« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2021, 07:05 »
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Not a surprise. They have not listened or responded to the contributers for a long time. They were regarded as a pain, who might want to challenge their perceived wisdom. Who wants to listen to the truth when you are trying to rule the world. It's comparable to a country banning independent media.

They have a plan, believe me.  Contributors will see 5 cent royalties, then penny royalties and fraction royalties replacing the 10 cent royalties that used to be 38 cent royalties. I'm not talking about the one-offs that happen now. I am stating outright that the volume downloads, like we used to see with the 38 cent ones will evolve into fractions of a penny.  This last major move was only step one.  They will let the dust settle, then drop another bomb.

 

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« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2021, 14:47 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

« Reply #90 on: October 08, 2021, 15:29 »
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Hey Alexandre - Thanks!
Hope you are doing well. I enjoy your newsletters.
Very interesting.

Joe Grossinger

« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2021, 16:19 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

Good to see you here Alexandre


wds

« Reply #92 on: October 08, 2021, 17:31 »
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Not a surprise. They have not listened or responded to the contributers for a long time. They were regarded as a pain, who might want to challenge their perceived wisdom. Who wants to listen to the truth when you are trying to rule the world. It's comparable to a country banning independent media.

They have a plan, believe me.  Contributors will see 5 cent royalties, then penny royalties and fraction royalties replacing the 10 cent royalties that used to be 38 cent royalties. I'm not talking about the one-offs that happen now. I am stating outright that the volume downloads, like we used to see with the 38 cent ones will evolve into fractions of a penny.  This last major move was only step one.  They will let the dust settle, then drop another bomb.

Yes, from their viewpoint there is no reason not to keep reducing payouts :(

« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2021, 18:19 »
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from their viewpoint there is no reason not to keep reducing payouts :(
Technically SS already have all photos they need. Why would they need a few more photos of sunset or sunrise? I bet they survive even they stop all news uploads.

« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2021, 21:12 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

Alexandre, Repelsteeltjece, great to see you here guys!
« Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 21:16 by Ackab »

« Reply #95 on: October 09, 2021, 03:03 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

Alexandre, Repelsteeltjece, great to see you here guys!


Are we MSG old-timers living through the "Invasion of the Shutterstockers"?  ???

DOP

« Reply #96 on: October 09, 2021, 03:36 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

Alexandre, Repelsteeltjece, great to see you here guys!


Are we MSG old-timers living through the "Invasion of the Shutterstockers"?  ???

You are indeed  8)

Thanks to 'Leaf'. Incidentally, does 'Leaf' post on the forum?

« Reply #97 on: October 09, 2021, 08:33 »
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Are we MSG old-timers living through the "Invasion of the Shutterstockers"?  ???
I don't think there will be an invasion as most old "Shutterstockers" are MSG old-timers too, usually under another name.

« Reply #98 on: October 09, 2021, 09:29 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

Alexandre, Repelsteeltjece, great to see you here guys!


Are we MSG old-timers living through the "Invasion of the Shutterstockers"?  ???

You are indeed  8)

Thanks to 'Leaf'. Incidentally, does 'Leaf' post on the forum?

When 'Leaf' has something to say, 'Leaf' does indeed post on the forum.

DOP

« Reply #99 on: October 09, 2021, 09:45 »
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Welcome, new SS forum refugees!

So, I am joining the refugees and hopefully we can stay connected here (and have fun ofcourse !  ;D

Alexandre, Repelsteeltjece, great to see you here guys!


Are we MSG old-timers living through the "Invasion of the Shutterstockers"?  ???

You are indeed  8)

Thanks to 'Leaf'. Incidentally, does 'Leaf' post on the forum?

When 'Leaf' has something to say, 'Leaf' does indeed post on the forum.

Thanks Martha.  I just found him via the search facility.
I have been reading his (assumption there, 'he' could be a 'she') posts.
Interesting ... a lot of foresight was required I think to have set up this forum so long ago ...


 

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