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  2. Peter Corbett

    No sales for last 10 days

    Diverse, graded, punchy images work for me.
  3. Alexandre Rotenberg

    No sales for last 10 days

    Well, since you've asked I'll have a go! I can see you're trying to capture concepts, as well as practical walk-around editorials. The main issue I feel is the lack of technical expertise and there's no excuse since there's plenty of free material out there. Most of your shots are cropped too tight, shot at bad lighting and just strange composition (including constant tilted horizons). Why not keep it simple? Vibrant colours, lots of copy space (breathing room) and most importantly one simple to understand concept. For instance, this one: Less is more. Good luck Brutally honest guy www.brutallyhonestmicrostock.com
  4. Alexander Image

    SHOW your latest download

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/african-american-businessman-traveling-working-new-322087076
  5. HodagMedia

    The generic milestone thread...

    One of my best selling images somewhere else, just came through on the App as "first time sold" on SS. 🙂 I guess there is something to what sells at different agencies? Maybe that was an error? But also fun was looking at Top Performers, starting at the last page and going through all the sold one time files. Seriously, it's good fun. https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings/top-performers?page=1&date_range=0&sort_direction=desc&per_page=100&language=en Sold one time 2010 25c and I never figured out why it was accepted?
  6. AndreLimaSa

    Gear upgrade

    Ok, thanks. More tips besides exposure?
  7. Alexander Image

    DEMAND for Indian IMAGES around the world ?

    I have some Indian models. Buyers who bought their images mostly came from India or Middle East. I think that Asia and Middle East are big markets for stock images... Good Luck!
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  9. Yes I guess I need to ask compared to when also, I didn't get much from SODs and don't recall them regularly paying more than ELs? I guess I missed that time. When was that? Maybe back to what content and who? I didn't go look but if your SODs were much higher and now they have dropped, I'd believe you. In my case I'm getting more SO, less EL and, yes, they are lower than ELs. I looked back 4-5 years, most of my SOs are $3.62, some approached ELs, and I see one for 33 cents in 2014 🙁 I did find one higher than $28. Once again, maybe it's that your work lends itself better to SOs and higher rates than my portfolio. SO was introduced in 2011 which is when I was adding more Editorial. I'd have to go through every month from then till now to see what got the downloads, but a superficial look indicates it is NOT my Editorial.
  10. Wendy Townrow

    The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    Patrick I cant help you on your video stuff.
  11. Wendy Townrow

    The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    The thing with Camera RAW is that each version seems to only recognise current model cameras as of that time. This means that older cameras are no longer recognised and newer cameras will not be recognised. This is where the DNG conversion is useful. The batch conversion does not take too long thank goodness and it makes all the images accessible. Like Sheila I have CS6 and I got that because it was the last stand alone version before the subscription model. The problem I see with a subscription based software is that it assumes that everyone has disposable income or that the only people using it are those who are earning substantial amounts from the use of the software. I understand that the Camera RAW on CS6 is at its last update compatible with the program so any newer camera will need to be converted to DNG. The subscription model has a few pros and cons ... the pros are that you will always have the latest version of the program. The cons for me. The continual bleeding from the wallet of my limited cash resources. The software is on your own computer but it "phones home" for verification every month. Adobe has told me that it will keep working for about 2 or 3 months if that verification process fails. Where this falls down for me is that it assumes that everyone is connected to the internet. If I decide to travel Australia I could be months without an internet connection ....if I cant connect to the internet and I am still paying I expect to be able to use the software.
  12. Andie_Alpion

    No sales for last 10 days

    Perhaps you could give me a destructive criticism too. My downloads are horrible little.
  13. EdgeOfReason

    4K footage not showing in search with HD filter choosed

    @Alex Shutterstock Update please.
  14. Alexander Oganezov

    The generic milestone thread...

    Crossed 2k accepted images today.
  15. Paul Daniels

    The iOS contributor app has a new look!

    +1 I remember that Photoshop went to a dark interface because it's better to view most photos against a dark background. and the font could be a couple of points bigger, so I can actually read it. 🤓
  16. Tathoms

    ODDs of August 2018

  17. Heide Pinkall

    Using my own Stock photos to promote myself on Instagram

    I always add watermarks when I publish photos on social media.
  18. Alexander Image

    ODDs of August 2018

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/senior-man-woman-shopping-fruit-couple-187276862
  19. ElenaGwynne

    The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    I asked the same question about PS Elements elsewhere and found out something else. It is possible to download updates to it after the fact as well. Granted, that will only take you so far, but Elements 11 now recognizes the NEF files from my camera, though apparently it won't from cameras a year or two newer than mine.
  20. Laurin Rinder

    Gear upgrade

    Noise is NOT a camera related Issue. this is not 2003 anymore. Noise is a exposure issue. a Better Lens is where I would start. The 5200 is a very capable Camera in the right hands. your glass is letting you down and also.....Glass has nothing to do with Noise either.. But, If ya want a nicer "necklace" go spend the Money. but first read again what My colleagues have said. learn the craft. a new,cooler camera has nothing to do with it.. But, what do I know. here 13.5 years,doing pro stock since 1968 and shooting for 62 Years and teaching 11 years with 3 Published books...LOL Footnote...I have a Internet student for about 8 Years. who has a P&S and wanted to be a Pro worse than anyone I ever talked to. I drilled it into her head to learn exposure,Light and composition. she did and is now winning awards for her street work........................She still uses that camera. Nuff Said. It ain't the camera. I have a Nikon 850 and a 80MP Phaseone system that was $40,000 and a ton Of lenses ,A bigger ton of studio lighting and props. why? i shoot for clients That demand it. shooting stock Nowdays? especially Nowdays?????...... Gimmie my Phone,some remote stuff and a few apps.....Seriously. You have a lot More to deal with than noise By Looking at your Port. Most is pretty underexposed and should not have been approved. sorry. trying to fix that is going to cause Noise in the best cameras. I looked at your port. a $100 50 1.8D is all you need to do what your doing. Great cheap,Fast lens. you want closer?....walk! One of the best that ever lived Covered the world telling stories with one lens..... a 35. be a Photographer first, then a consumer. you Have time and a ways to go. Light is all we have. if ya don't learn to see it. a Million dollar camera is worthless.
  21. It seems to be a couple of random people in Montreal. The video channel that Jason posted also have a video interview with one of the founders. He mentions needing to figure out a way to monetize it and suggests the photographers would like some money too.
  22. A brilliant post, Jason! This kind of vanity - you call it "polishing an ego" - is the reason for Mark Zuckerberg being one of the richest individuals on this planet. Anything that people share on one of his platforms is free for him and helps to increase his prosperity. And they enthusiastically all fead this machine to present themselves in the brightest light. And maybe complain afterwards how it is possible that some people are incredibly rich while others become poorer and poorer. I will never understand that! Bathing in fame, enjoying the popularity wile spending the night under the bridge? Is this the future? But, besides of that fact - back to the topic: Does anyone of us have "a real contract" with shutterstock? Does anyone of us know anything about agreements between shutterstock and purchasers? Do we know what they are negotiating? Do we know what purchasers are allowed to do with an SOD image bought for 1 US$? No! So maybe special purchasers might pay only a tiny amount for images that used to bring reasonable money years ago. I don't know. But I face the problem too. Too few ODs, ELs and SODs compared to the past.
  23. Yes. I believe the individual in the blog referenced a couple mentions per 3 thousand downloads. Yet, unless they are lying, seem happy about the experience.
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