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« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2014, 08:50 »
Being Photographer #426 (I joined Before Rinder, Yuri and many of the others) I have always said and still say Shutterstock Rocks!
When I started we earned .20 cents per image across the board.
We were glad to be able to sell any of our images and had great fun with finding our images in use.
Having a gallery now of 12298 (and still growing) and now earning from . 38 cents through $120.00+ per download I am THRILLED and more motivated then ever before.
My SS income helped me to Pay off my House in 10 years! (SS was a big part of the Extra Income I put on the principle each month) along with other things to numerous to mention.
I have become an Expert Photographer with the help of SS and my Real Time Friends I have made through SS.
I have since started a Second Photography related business that Rocks, have done Product Photography, Pet Portraits, Studio Photography, Head Shots, Engagement Photos, and more along with my Stock Photography.

Anyway Thank You to Jon, Scott, and All the good folks at Shutterstock.
Shutterstock ROCKS!

Mike Ledray
Shutterstock Photographer #426

PS. I am Also a Owner of Shutterstock Stock (purchased on Opening Day) Thank You!
Just saying...
« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 08:57 by mike ledray »

« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2014, 11:29 »
Hi Gbalex,

Thanks.  You're absolutely right.  Actions *do* speak louder than words.  And the fact is, our team is one of the few teams out there right now in external forums, in international forums, traveling to different countries to speak to contributors, sponsoring big events, nurturing international communities and encouraging connectivity between artists, creating grant programs, and bringing contributors in for product research to hear their opinions and act on them.  We're making more investments in contributor education and community than ever before. 

There has been very little active moderation in the Shutterstock forums over the years and it's reasonable to moderate forums.  Leaf does it here. We're going to do it in our own forums.  There are plenty of threads where people have expressed their opinions and thoughts in a constructive way.   



Lets call a spade a spade you have decided to censor the forums because long time contributors who helped make shutterstock what it is today are not happy with the way you are treating them.

I have been a contributor at shutterstock for over 10 years and for the last 6 years no one with your company has ever contacted me. When I and my fellow contributors have real problems you ignore them and leave us to deal with your indifference; simple as that.

When you made the change to the search my income dropped substantially and so did the incomes of many of the people I have come to call friends at shutterstock. We have been here much longer than most of the people who now work at shutterstock and we meet and talk to each other on a regular basis.

At the same time you introduced your new search you also disabled the Top 50 Images This Week. Those of us who work on the back end of web sites know for certain this was no accident.

If you cared about contributors you would fix the problems that plague them, instead of ignoring our problems for years.

If you notice, most people will not speak out for fear of repercussions. However the responses to your platitudes say it all. In the past when Jon actually responded to our problems and popped in to give us much needed raises the response by his tiny band contributors was many pages long. The lack of response by your 66,000 contributor base says it all. We are not buying it.

« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2014, 12:16 »
Im interested what is the deal between Shutterstock and Depositphotos , cause for me it seems like its the same agency, 


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