Jump to content

Filip Fuxa

Members
  • Content Count

    143
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Filip Fuxa

  1. Good point. 700 sub package and only 100 downloaded would be 1,99 for an image and we would get 10c. That is 1,89 for Shutterstock. That is 5% not 35%. Easy game. And we would never find out. Simple. Clean. Brutal
  2. Question for the admin: I am a level 5 contributor now according to your new system. How much will do I get for a subscription download??? Will I get something similar to 38c or my subs income will allways be lower since June?
  3. Yes, it happened again. Waiting for images to appear...
  4. Same here, approved files did not appear in my port even 24hours after the approval...
  5. You might be right. But Shutterstock used to promote creativity and I think this shot is out of the box without Photoshop filters. As of the other site. It pleased me, but due to not so many customers the benefit of "feature" was 3 downloads :-) I want to adapt on Shutterstock. I see my travel pictures are not liked by the reviewers anymore. This troubles me as Shutterstock sells well.
  6. Ok, thanks for your opinion. This was actually my idea. To make something different. I used 5 minutes exposure to create this effect, no photoshopping here. But, ok reviewer might have had this idea
  7. I agree but in this case I think the stone is sharp - not the water, but the stone. Anyway, I would like to know your opinion. Or do I have to include more crops?
  8. Ah, sorry, I forgot to describe the shot. It is a granite boulder shaped by erosion in the sea of Seychelles. I took the photo with a very long exposure to blur the water to increase the contrast between the edges of the stone and the water. The small frame is a 100% crop
  9. Hi guys, I am really unhappy. I think I have good images. I have experience 7 years here. But Shutterstock refused 100% of my images 3 times in a row. My equipment is much better, my shots are better than they used to be. For the example this picture I attach was featured on one of the different sites. Here it was rejected for Overuse--Image has excessive noise reduction and/or excessive sharpening effects applied. Focus--Subject is blurry, too soft, or out of focus when viewed at full resolution. No noise reduction or sharpening (my D810 is sharp by itself), just raw conversion and usage of neutral gray filters to blur the water. I think it is a perfect shot with good focus, perhaps you can tell me I am wrong?
  10. Hi, can anyone who has any experience with check payment to Europe help me? I have allways been paid via Paypal or Moneybookers so far. Now I am planning a trip to USA and I will need US dollars. It seems crazy to loose 2% during Paypal conversion from USD to my local currency and than another 2% from my currency to USD to get dollars for my USA trip. Check mailed to my address and than cashed for US dollars in my local bank seems to me as a good solution. However, is it safe? I am afraid checks could be lost on the way or something... How long does it take usually to Europe? Thanks
  11. Welcome to the club... I have already written email to the contributor support, no response so far. Many images get rejected randomly with many reasons, none of which is justified. I used to have noise rejections with my Nikon D80 some years ago. Yes, those images had noise even with ISO 100. Shutterstock was right. Now I have Nikon D810. I shoot ISO 100, images tack sharp, no noise. I have rejections: noise, out of focus, etc. with every single image. Another batch with similar images is 100% accepted. Is Shutterstock right? No. I may have few images OOF, some even with poor composition. But whole batch where every image has 3 beginner-rated photographer issues? Come on... I takes time to process images, create them...
  12. Yup, the process of review is very random nowdays. With my camera Nikon D810 I get nearly whole batch taken with ISO 100-200 rejected for noise, soft focus, poor lightning. All these rejections for every image in nearly whole batch. With my 8 years experience in stock images and high quality camera, with tripod to avoid shakes I know big part of these rejections are nonsene. It is a shame. Shutterstock used to be a paragon of reviewing. But now??
  13. Nope, no recovery. I am on 50% of my last year average so far. Very few SODs, ODDs and ELs as well. But from my experience it gets better after the 15th. So let's hope for the next week.
  14. Fair to say after complaining: everything is ok! :-)
  15. No, no payment e-mail from Shutterstock for the first time since it is being sent... But the earnings counter has been cleared. I have now no proof of my earnings - just the daily earnings of the last month :-(
  16. Filip Fuxa

    Poor lighting

    No... A good dramatic picture of Detifoss waterfall - I have similar ones in my port but from the other side :-). You can include 100% crop, but anyway if you are not lucky you can get this kind of rejections here. It happens that a first week 100% of similar pictures of mine are accepted. The other week batch with pictures of a same quality, shot with my Nikon D810 at ISO 100 etc., are 90% rejections with focus, noise, lightning, all of witch is a random nonsense :-( .
  17. I would love to see Windows Phone app...
  18. For me a lot of sales despite the short month but lack of more expensive licenses. ELs and more expensive SODs nearly disappeared resulting in a less profitable month compared to last February despite much higher download numbers...
  19. Same here. Last week I had many "Noise reduction overuse" and of course did not use any such software. I do not have time to resubmit so that upload was a waste of my time :-(
  20. Very slow month indeed. About 50% of May for the same period of time. Hope, it gets better in the second half...
  21. Seems strange to me. Two subs sites and a one owner? This looks to me like a way to a merger. And if the new BS scheme was adopted here, I would loose 5 cents per download. Scary... Instead of a long awaited raise brutal cut... I hope not :-(
  22. The only advice I can give is to learn how to Lightroom features. You are too much concerned about using Lightroom to do the same things you did with ACR but it is a different software with much more features than just "displays thumbs much quicker". I use it for my entire workflow and I rarely have to use Photoshop. Lightroom even uploads the files directly from your hard drive to stock agencies. Well, I make tonnes of heavy Photoshop editing, so close synthesis of Photoshop + any other program is a must for me. I know Lightroom supports folders but poorly from my point of view. I do not want the program for my editing, just as a perfect file management tool, library, catalogue... Lightroom works preety close to Photoshop. When you need to edit something in Photoshop, you just need to right click it on Lightroom and choose Edit in > Photoshop. Your file will then be opened in Photoshop, with all the adjustments you made in Lightroom. Once you save your file, it comes back to Lightroom with all the editings you have made to it in Photoshop. If the files are done to upload, just select them and click File > Export and choose the upload preset you saved earlier. Repeat this export stuff to each agency. Folders are there in Lightroom, but now that you have it you must learn that manually moving files from folder to folder is not the way LR was designed to be used and in fact you don't need to do it anymore. You must learn how to use collections and the various classifications you can add to your images: stars, colors, flag/rejections. I hope you now see that you just need to learn it. Once you get used to it, you just can't live without it. Well, I never said I gave up trying :-) Thanks...
  23. The only advice I can give is to learn how to Lightroom features. You are too much concerned about using Lightroom to do the same things you did with ACR but it is a different software with much more features than just "displays thumbs much quicker". I use it for my entire workflow and I rarely have to use Photoshop. Lightroom even uploads the files directly from your hard drive to stock agencies. Well, I make tonnes of heavy Photoshop editing, so close synthesis of Photoshop + any other program is a must for me. I know Lightroom supports folders but poorly from my point of view. I do not want the program for my editing, just as a perfect file management tool, library, catalogue...
  24. Well, some 2 months ago I upgraded to PS CS6 and bought Lightroom 4 along. I am using PS+Bridge for some 6 years for stock, created own system of folders, labeling of folders and moving master files between the folders as processed/uploaded to stock sites. For some time I was thinking of upgrading to Lightroom because I was told it displays thumbs much quicker - in Bridge this takes ages. But when I started Lightroom Im so unhappy and disappointed! Firstly, Lightroom did not include all the images from my library to its list, so I am missing many images and syncing does not help - visible in Bridge but not in Lightroom. Secondly, it has terrible folder management. Where are my lables?? Folder lables are not supported! :-( Thirdly, thumbs are not so fast as I thought. Fourthly, I am used to standard ACR interface, but when I open in Photoshop (so slow to find this option in the list compared to Bridge) there is no ACR dialogue, just standard editing. Also, moving master files from folders to folders is so slow. I do not want to learn and convert my system to collections but without them the program seems useless :-( Does anyone have any clues or hints how to overcome these problems or I bought program which is not suited for me...? Thanks
×
×
  • Create New...