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Philippe Clement

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  1. When I see those sales dropping in, I delete my video port immediately ..... as you did. I already deleted my images.
  2. And that - ladies and gentlemen - is how you support the downward spiral.
  3. Well ..... the harm is done, isn't it ...... for the WHOLE photography business, not just MS agencies.
  4. What do you expect for 0.10 $ 😉 Really, you expect me to devote much of my time for ....... 0.10 $. Are you serious ...??? B.t.w. being professional or amateur has nothing to do with it. Being happy with 1/100th of the normal price has. Did they point a gun to your heads and forced you all to join MS? I don't think so. You all volunteered to work for a peanut in times when agencies worked on a 50/50% basis and prices for magazine publications in the range of 50-150$ were standard. If nobody supported microstock in the first place, we wouldn't be in this mess. Honestly, you don't feel exploited, squeezed like a lemon, when you see a picture of yours on the cover of a magazine and you were paid less than a dollar while such a license is worth at least $ 250? Do microstockers have no pride? You're as much respected as poor sods that roam the streets in search for empty bottles. What's the current price for empties? That's what has become of photographers thanks to microstockers.
  5. I guess that's what you get when you contribute to ruining the photography market. So really, you shouldn't moan. Microstockers have COMPLETELY ruined the photography business by working for less than 1/100th of the normal price. You get now what you bloody well deserved. For crying out loud, a correct price for a magazine cover should be 250$ but you short-term-thinking idiots were perfectly happy with 0.25$ and now - o horror - you all panic because you gonna loose half a peanut. What's the saying in English? "One must lie in the bed one has made". I'm with SS mainly for video footage and I run a little experiment with images so I know what I'm talking about when I criticize those who are responsible for this "carnage". PS: I'm a fulltime pro photographer (started in 2002) who lives solely from stock and I do NOT need MS for doing so. 98% of my images are RM.
  6. Hahahahaha .... the reactions have been disabled on Youtube 😄 Why would that be? Hahahahhaha 😄
  7. Alrighty. Thank you, Firn. Much appreciated. Cheers, Philippe
  8. How on earth do you upload isolated subjects of "artwork" or other "Intellectual property"? If I upload them as Editorial, I get the rejection reason: Altered Editorial: Editorial content with post-production alterations, such as adding or removing objects from a scene, cannot be accepted. If I upload them as Commercial, I get the rejection reason: Missing Artwork Property Release: An artwork property release is required for this submission but was not provided. Content containing works of art, such as paintings and drawings, require a property release from the artist of the work. Please advice. Thanks, Philippe
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