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  2. Pixel_ace_photography I just noticed your request for advice. Given the number of your accepted images, I find it a almost amusing that you would be asking this question. My first recommendation "to move forward and get more and more numbers of downloads" is to upload a few thousands more images. You have ten images of very common plants and birds. The competition for similar images in huge. Second recommendation: photograph something different! You will need to upload unique images, to which no one else has access. Without them, it won't matter where you share your profile (portfolio?). The key technique to getting recognized here is to have a portfolio of unique, commercially relevant photos. Photograph something advertisers, bloggers, and people in general are looking for. It's Shutterstock's job to market your photographs, it's your job to create a portfolio people like and need for the sale of their product or idea..
  3. SS could wipe out 90% of image and video theft portfolios if they blocked contributions from 2 countries.
  4. @Merrillie Redden you have very nice photos. Have you made any video sales the past four months?
  5. Oct Sales - 46 images for 17.10 (as of 22 Oct) Sept Sales - 46 images for 7.77 Aug Sales - 57 images for 66.17 July Sales - 66 images for 16.40 All over the shop but predominately 10 cent sales which pisses me off no end. Lets see I have probably made enough from Shutterstock over the past 4 months to buy a battery for my camera or 1 month of my internet bill and that is with over 6000 photos in my portfolio.
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  7. I can't really complain. Thanks to a large SO, an EL and a number of ODs, this month is looking pretty good (especially given the new fee structure). My RPD so far this month is 1.27 and since the Shutterstock money grab started in June, I've maintained an RPD of just over $1.00. That's better than I expected when this all started but I still have no plans on uploading any more images here. If the big payments continue I may change my mind in this regard but I hate to support SS decision to make their profit by cheating the contributor.
  8. Yep mine is following a very similar pattern.
  9. After a low September, October has put me back on an upwards trend.
  10. Not best of all time, but best in the last couple of months, including 4 dl today!
  11. JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA at least the title is his/her.
  12. Some of these thieves are so poetic... https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/walking-through-life-boring-prefer-sprint-1720345537
  13. https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/old-barn-on-farm-land-agricultural-425222059
  14. You hit the nail on the head. The long term effects are seriously scary and no one is talking about it. Hence the lack of awareness. This virus has been with us for such a short time that we are only just now beginning to learn of the side effects of the disease. I know of people who got it in May and then had to go to hospital months later for lung and liver ailments, people with no history of lung or liver ailments before covid and with no comorbidities. A famous Indian singer died a couple of weeks ago. He had contracted Covid in August and died more than 45 days later of lung ailments. So yeah, I don't know what the world is going to do but I'm going to err on the side of caution even if it might make me seriously lonely and alienated.
  15. Wow and numbers are dropping, noticed the same thing, more sales but hard to reach a payout.
  16. See my monthly earnings. They used to be always more than hundred dollars a month. From June they are always under a hundred dollars. And on level 4! In January I will start again from level 1. Shutterstock: give me an honest answer about this. But Shutterstock never replies.... silence. So rude!
  17. They are documentary editorial. Illustrative editorial images are staged in some way. Your examples are not staged. Theses articles should help you: https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/submitting-editorial-content-part-1-illustrative-editorial https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/submitting-editorial-content-part-2-documentary-editorial
  18. https://www.shutterstock.com/cs/image-illustration/gold-card-abstract-background-103907759
  19. https://www.shutterstock.com/search/similar/1101771029 Or ten people with the identical image, most I checked had under one page of photos. 😲 Two of them are just mirrored left to right. But 11 identical al images? Can anyone beat that?
  20. Yepp. It was an animation at that, and just the basic graphic image to create it took quite a bit longer to make than just shooting a video clip (of something) would have taken.
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