Paul Richard Jones

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  1. Unable to license

    Question for other contributors: I submitted images of William R. Hearst's Roman pool and received this reply: Non-Licensable Content -- Due to legal compliance restrictions, we cannot license this content in our collection. Why are there images on SS of the same pool by other contributors as early as August of 2017 while my submissions are rejected? Have any other Contributors received the same rejection notice and still find images on SS just like your rejected images and did you get any resolution to this contradictory acceptance/rejection issue?

    I raised the issue of not being able to upload files larger than 40MB using FILEZILLA. After reading many 'up-beat' posts by SHUTTERSTOCK staff, I gave it another try. One lot of 10-images made it through to SHUTTERSTOCK and I was overjoyed with the ability to upload these images. My joy was short-lived. Two more tries resulting in nothing in the 'pending file' at SHUTTERSTOCK even though FILEZILLA said the 10-images had been successfully transferred to SHUTTERSTOCK. That tells me SHUTTERSTOCK has the problem still...this has been going on for 30-days. Any estimates when the ability to upload from FILEZILLA images that are 40-MG or large will be fixed? Sincerely, Flo and Paul Jones

    I have used FILEZILLA to upload images larger than 40MB TIFF (NEF) to be sent to SHUTTERSTOCK. FILEZILLA no longer appears to work...any other means of uploading images larger than 40MB TIFF (NEF) images? Paul Jones
  4. RESOLVED - Site Issues

    Thank you for this info. Question: I have used FILEZILLA to upload images larger than 40MB in TIFF (NEF) and stopped when you changed upload format. Is there another means of uploading images larger than 40MB in TIFF (NEF) to replace FILEZILLA? Paul Jones
  5. My 10 image for first submission in shutter stock

    First of all, welcome to Shutterstock. Secondly, the image appears to be focused but the boat is 'exiting' the scene Third, you will need releases from the people in the boat if you submit the images as 'commercial.' Or, submit as editorial. Fourth, what market are you aiming for? Why will the buy select this image? Again, welcome to Shutterstock. Hope this helps. Paul
  6. Upload to both SS and BS?

    Sorry. What does BS in the original question stand-for? I assume SS stands for Shutterstock. For those of us who are not familiar with all of the acronyms including acronym used in replies, this question is gibberish. Thanks. Paul
  7. In scrolling through your portfolio, I see more images of food than any other is a tough category in my opinion. If you scroll through Shutterstock by calling up 'food' and see what your competition is doing may help you to narrow your food images to a particular type of food such as Italian or German or Barbeque and stay with those images to build up your numbers for that food category. If your chosen category of food is huge, that makes your work among many...find food images that are few and add your images until you are a large percentage of the total number of images. Big supplier in a small selection is better than being a small supplier in a large selection. Hope this helps. Paul
  8. First of all, welcome to Shutterstock. Secondly, congratulations on your first sale. You are now an internationally published may never know where your image will be seen but that first sale will always remain your most favorite. No one can take that very moment away from you. That feeling of a 'job well done' will last a lifetime. And, there will be more sales. Occasionally, you will make a sale for more than $0.25 and those are great as well. Again, congratulations.
  9. Your opinions on my photos

    First of all, welcome to Shutterstock. Secondly, your portfolio offers too few images to make any meaningful comments Third, is there a niche that your images are aiming-for? Lastly, suggest you scroll through SS and see what others have posted that are similar to your images...are your images among many or just a few. If your images are among many, competition will be fierce and sales may be low. If your images are among few, then competition is low and sales may be higher with all other things being equal ie. focus, composition, uniqueness of the image. Again, welcome to Shutterstock
  10. 20170917_154421.jpg

    Both pictures have 'vignette' in the upper corners...are these a cell phone pictures?
  11. Help me improve my sales

    Dear Keen Sight, first of all, welcome to SHUTTERSTOCK. Secondly, I suggest you find the 'keyword' section when you are down-loading images to help improve 'keywords' for buyers to find your work. Third, suggest you scroll through SS calling up images similar to what you have to review what your competition is using for keywords and the type of image will help you to determine if your work is among a few or thousands...few is better. As for 'volume of sales,' perhaps looking for a 'niche' for your work will give you better odds with buyers...that is, look to find the niche where your images are well represented versus your competition. For example, if your niche has 50 of 100 images with SS, you have a 50-50 change of the buyer selecting your image over our competition all other things being equal...composition, lighting, and the image is marketable for the subject, etc. Again, welcome to SS.
  12. Waves Crashing

    Waves crashing...not enough waves crashing. This is too passive to be described as 'waves crashing' in my opinion.
  13. P1000226.JPG

    What are you going to use for 'keywords' so the buyer can find the image?
  14. Fighter Jets

    You will know for sure shortly if you give it another shot. Cheers, Paul
  15. Fighter Jets

    Did you submit these images as Commercial? If you did, suggest submitting one image under Editorial and see what happens.