Linda Bestwick

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  1. Pick your favorite image from the person above you

    Interesting artwork
  2. It never ends...

    I'm so sorry Phil, lifes obviously hard enough without loosing your Max too. What a lovely looking boy, you can see the kindness in his eyes. You must be heartbroken
  3. Don't shoot flowers unless...

    Haha, yes I know that feeling!
  4. Pick your favorite image from the person above you

    Sorry, Lennystan, cross posted. This is a very beautiful place
  5. Is it possible to earn only $ 5 per month?

    You really need to work on your titles and keywords. I see a lot of short none descriptive titles, spelling mistakes, and irrelevent words, and missing words. Remember that to buy an image a buyer has to find it first!
  6. This is a saturated market so you have to supply what the buyers want, or they get what they want elsewhere. If you keep uploading the same things you are just diluting your own port, if you don't work out what sells for you you could be uploading pointlessly, if your best selling subject becomes less wanted it will sell less, and so on and so on. I don't think there is anything going on that you can't change with research and applying that to a new approach. You're probably just flooding your own market, try changing things up a bit. I don't believe you can just hit on something that works and then sit back. Fashions, trends, and buyers needs are constantly in flux so we need to be too. Just a few thoughts from me. No one knows all the answers. I have good and bad days like everyone, but the general trend is still one of growth for me. Next month, next year, who knows?! What I find hard to believe is that SS have caps on sales or ports or whatever, that wouldn't make buisness sense at all IMO. Their algorithums must be intended to generate more sales overall, the effect on contributors could be good or bad as individuals, but overall more sales for SS means more sales for contributors too.
  7. Pick your favorite image from the person above you

    This one really messes with the eyes!
  8. The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    Fantastic video Sari, I really enjoyed watching that. You have great wildlife there. And looks like you have the knack for placing the camera too. My sales are still ticking along, down on ODDs and SODs this month, and a bit of a roller coaster on subs but sounds like I shouldn't be complaining. Hope things pick up for us all.
  9. 8mm Footage

    It's not something I've ever done, but I would presume so. Alternatively a property release from the copyright owner giving you permission to use it should be OK too. I've done this for photos I've used as reference material for artwork. But then I wasn't using the original material so I'm not entirely sure on that. However you do it you will need to have permission to use the copyrighted material and SS will want to see the proof. Either way make sure it is the actual copyright owner giving permission and not just someone else who owns the reels.
  10. 8mm Footage

    Requirements are the same as for any other footage. They are probably editorial because they can't get releases for either people or property in them. No you can't upload footage you bought unless you bought the copyright along with it. Just owning the footage does not mean you own the copyright.
  11. Pick your favorite image from the person above you

    Copy the image address, not the address in the browser bar (right click on image). Then paste it in the post, it should just show up.
  12. Pick your favorite image from the person above you

    All those flowers! Love the stripe effect and the scale shown with the man and mountains
  13. When sensor dust is not sensor dust

    It does look like there are sensor spots. A group of them near the arch. They are round, unlike the rest of the snow that shows movement. No idea if it's snow or sensor spots, but I would bet that is the cause of the rejection.

    OK, will do, thanks Ali