Leonard Whistler

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  1. TIP OF THE DAY Focus on the eyes - and everything else will fall into place.
  2. My guess is that you receive a vector (EPS). The JPG's are for display on Shutterstock.
  3. RE: price/ quality/ weight Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM EDIT: Check out London Drugs for a manager special on that lens.
  4. But not all images are Supersized - only a select few.
  5. Here is an example: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/view-kelowna-british-columbia-okanagan-lake-349594406?src=Nt3bO24GrvzLMeBgY91s1Q-1-15 The image has been Supersized (XL) to 8422px x 5600px Up-resed beyond the cameras resolution. Why does Shutterstock Supersize (XL) some images and not others?
  6. Yes ...... But not all images less than 15mp are Supersized (XL) . It appears to be the decision of Shutterstock when to Supersize an image.
  7. Why not design them yourself?
  8. The odd case of piracy doesn't affect the Music Industry, Hollywood, or Photographers.
  9. Upload more of what was selling. My guess of the 18 sales most have been the cityscape images.
  10. I notice lots of images that are Supersize (XL). How does Shutterstock determine which images will be interpolated to a larger size? https://www.shutterstock.com/support/article/Images-resolution-DPI-and-sizes "Supersize (XL) is an interpolated upsize and is suitable for very large prints such as billboards or bus wraps. This option is available with select images."
  11. Do you have a link to forum guidelines or a post by one of the moderators that states that?
  12. I wonder which individual contributor has the most sales? I don't think Shutterstock lists the top selling contributors.
  13. Re: The Cold Hard Truth About Low Sales Low Shutterstock sales is a myth. Sales are very robust. There is more money to be made now than ever before. Shoot cityscape images. They sell like hotcakes.
  14. I have a LG 22" HD IPS LED Monitor - less than $200. Color correct by numbers - you do not need a calibrated monitor. Auto levels will do 99% of the time.
  15. earning

    I would start with the minimum payout - $35.00 per month. The Shutterstock average download is 1.5 downloads per year for each image (2016 annual report). $35.00 per month = 140 downloads per month 140 x 12 months / 1.5 = 1120 images You need 1120 images in your portfolio to earn $35.00 per month. When you reach the higher pay scale for downloads that could be considered a bonus. EDIT: After 4 months I am below the yearly average download of 1.5 images for each image in my portfolio.