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Is there any meaning to continue the action? Will you participate?

YES
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Total Members Voted: 92

Voting closed: August 01, 2020, 03:45

Author Topic: Shutterstock blackout, 4th phase: JUL 8 - JUL 31?  (Read 10845 times)

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farbled

« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2020, 19:21 »
0

anyway, i learned a new word. 

Farbled means to "pass gas underwater" :)

(I guess I should have checked way back in the day when I registered my domain)


« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2020, 00:43 »
+2

For what it's worth, the keywording is as bad as the images. For one of the scrumpled pieces of paper we have:

abstract backdrop background blank card computer design document empty grunge grungy image letter note notebook office page paper pen rough scrapbook sheet space stained surface texture wallpaper web website white

The upside down maple leaves use the keyword flag. The plastic bottle has healthy lifestyle & fitness. The speed limit sign has car, business, automobile, green. I could go on but you get the idea.


That's what you get when IA keyworders talk to AI reviewers. The only thing those images need are AI buyers.

As far as quality goes, don't forget these stock garbage trucks like Wirestock are also dumping these images on other agencies, and I know a few who'll definitely accept (talking to you DT and P5)

« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2020, 00:49 »
+1
Kudos to the ones like Farbled who decided to step out.
Now if I could make Shutterstock delete my account after repeated requests. I have no photos left online with them, so i don't know why they won't....

And not really a kudos thing, but thank you. I am more tired of the uphill battle for smaller returns than anything else. At least with my own website I can tinker and play. So the timing is perfect.

You could also decide to stop uploading, but leave your images online and take whatever they are earning without looking back and investing any more second in it. Brave and idealistic move. I wish you luck and all the best.

csm

« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2020, 04:34 »
+3
For those continuing to upload to Shutterstock, take a look at the new uploads they're accepting. This is a screenshot from a few minutes ago of new work from one of the aggregators, WireStock.

This is by no means the only example of pages and pages of filler, the bulk of which should have been rejected. It has no sales potential and lots of it is poorly lit, poorly composed with no concept. It doesn't do the contributors any favors to accept this rubbish and buyers aren't going tolerate this for long either.

Even if you keep your old work with Shutterstock for now, for heavens sake, put your new work somewhere better.

For what it's worth, the keywording is as bad as the images. For one of the scrumpled pieces of paper we have:

abstract backdrop background blank card computer design document empty grunge grungy image letter note notebook office page paper pen rough scrapbook sheet space stained surface texture wallpaper web website white

The upside down maple leaves use the keyword flag. The plastic bottle has healthy lifestyle & fitness. The speed limit sign has car, business, automobile, green. I could go on but you get the idea.

Numbers look like they are going up again, but generally the images are diabolical.
Keep them coming.
But I for one, having spent 20 years shooting stock, most of that shooting RM, don't want my images side by side with most of these.

« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2020, 05:25 »
0
the images are diabolical

)))))) neat

« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2020, 07:21 »
+7
SHUTTERSTOCK IN ONE SECOND

Whatever your efforts, they will always return you to the starting point in just one second
it's a HAMSTER GAME

« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2020, 10:31 »
+1

Sales aren't really picking up at other places

It's starting to feel recessionary, isn't it?

starting?




 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/09/us-officially-in-a-recession-but-its-different-than-2008.html

The present and future looks very difficult in all aspect of life. I see in all my sales are down in microstock. And well, i'm not anymore in Shutterstock. I live in a third world Venezuela, and everyday is worst tahn before.

Shelma1

« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2020, 11:36 »
+3
I've been talking to many photographers lately and none of them stopped uploading. I honestly expected the contrary. What I want to say is that this forum is not reflection of reality at all. It is occupied by contributors who promorte boycott and agressive measures and the majority that still uploads is silent. The more realistic reflection of reality would make this forum much more useful for all of us. I blame promoters lf boycott for this, they (we) are too hursh on the ones who have different opinion. Let them talk and let not be even worse than SS itself by not listening or caring about others opinion.

Yet more people disable or delete their Shutterstock ports and more join the coalition every day. Well hit 5,500 members today or tomorrow.

« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2020, 14:06 »
0
Previously rejected works begin to emerge at adobe stock.
Guess what's next? :)

« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2020, 14:48 »
0
Previously rejected works begin to emerge at adobe stock.
Guess what's next? :)

Do you mean SS? Or do you really mean adobe? Adobe is doing that too?

« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2020, 14:56 »
0
SHUTTERSTOCK IN ONE SECOND

Whatever your efforts, they will always return you to the starting point in just one second
it's a HAMSTER GAME

can I use that graphic in a tweet?

« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2020, 15:20 »
0
Previously rejected works begin to emerge at adobe stock.
Guess what's next? :)

Do you mean SS? Or do you really mean adobe? Adobe is doing that too?

I mean adobe dashboard of contributor.
I don't have twitter.

« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2020, 17:06 »
+1

abstract backdrop background blank card computer design document empty grunge grungy image letter note notebook office page paper pen rough scrapbook sheet space stained surface texture wallpaper web website white

The upside down maple leaves use the keyword flag. The plastic bottle has healthy lifestyle & fitness. The speed limit sign has car, business, automobile, green. I could go on but you get the idea.

Good grief.

« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2020, 22:23 »
+1
Guys, this is my last message on the forum.
Wish you all maximum luck & not to run into greedy people!
Chaching!!

« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2020, 00:35 »
+2
I'm not sure it needed this to quit and realize SS is a gonner anyway. Takings are so down and so bad its uncanny. Somebody I know with 45000 files earnt himself a staggering $3 yesterday so in pure disgust he is beginning to deactivate/delete files today!
Good grief whats happened to this joint?

« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2020, 07:49 »
0
I see 2 options at this point, either go with Wirestock to get better commission on SS, or go istock exclusive...
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 07:56 by Not Today »

Chichikov

« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2020, 10:23 »
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I see 2 options at this point, either go with Wirestock to get better commission on SS, or go istock exclusive...

Through Wirestock you can go Adobe exclusive.
But it is limited to some categories of subjects.
https://wirestock.io/exclusive


« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2020, 10:29 »
+2
Guys, this is my last message on the forum.
Wish you all maximum luck & not to run into greedy people!
Chaching!!
Please, don't go!

Les

« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2020, 11:20 »
+2
I'm not sure it needed this to quit and realize SS is a gonner anyway. Takings are so down and so bad its uncanny. Somebody I know with 45000 files earnt himself a staggering $3 yesterday so in pure disgust he is beginning to deactivate/delete files today!
Good grief whats happened to this joint?

Could be that some buyers are gradually switching to other agencies.

« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2020, 13:01 »
+1
I'm not sure it needed this to quit and realize SS is a gonner anyway. Takings are so down and so bad its uncanny. Somebody I know with 45000 files earnt himself a staggering $3 yesterday so in pure disgust he is beginning to deactivate/delete files today!
Good grief whats happened to this joint?

Could be that some buyers are gradually switching to other agencies.

Which would be a very sweet development, wouldn't it?  :)

« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2020, 13:58 »
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you are wrong.
They are the team, and they were the founders of pressfoto, but that project was not of a great success, I belive.
And they have excellent images, follow all the trends, shoot videos (more than 53 000 of clips in the portfolio)

It's port of russian stock pressfoto.
Casual pics nothing more, lot's of them [it is only my opinion].

But it looks like i am getting that you are saying about uselessness of boycott.

« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2020, 04:40 »
0
SHUTTERSTOCK IN ONE SECOND

Whatever your efforts, they will always return you to the starting point in just one second
it's a HAMSTER GAME

can I use that graphic in a tweet?
[/quote]Yes Sure

« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2020, 13:26 »
0
SHUTTERSTOCK IN ONE SECOND

Whatever your efforts, they will always return you to the starting point in just one second
it's a HAMSTER GAME

can I use that graphic in a tweet?
Yes Sure
[/quote]

Sorry. Just noticed a freepik tagline in lower left. Nope.

m

« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2020, 15:30 »
+1
« Last Edit: July 11, 2020, 15:52 by m »

« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2020, 20:39 »
+1
Jon keeps selling
Insider trading? Cashing out before it goes to $16 a share? looks like he's staying under a specific amount per trade.
https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2020/07/09/insider-selling-shutterstock-inc-nysesstk-director-sells-703102-32-in-stock.html

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1549346/000117911020008054/xslF345X03/edgar.xml[/url]


and
Thomas R. Evans
https://sec.report/Document/0001179110-20-007083/

Insider People sell shares for many different reasons, buy a cottage, boat,etc
But Insider people only buy for ONE reason
Thats what I would be looking at
Not what stock options they get as part of a bonus or salary, but if they are willing to put down their personal funds to buy more into the company


 

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