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Travers Lewis

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  1. Worst month in terms of revenue so far. The number of downloads are ok but the amount of $0.10 subs is shocking.
  2. 15 sales so far this year on SS. Nothing on AL or P5.
  3. Honest answer from someone who has only been doing it as a "hobby/side income" for just over a year. I'm negative £££ after cost of camera/travel cost/time is taken into consideration. I was going to buy the camera anyway, so in theory I could take that off but will leave it in. The rate of pay per hour will obviously be better for those who have been doing it for years, as the work has already been done for a majority of the portfolio. I think most newcomers like me will be negative income for the first couple of years until it starts to become profitable.
  4. There was a post on the fb group about someone getting a warning and upload restrictions because of posting about earnings. Seems like SS is clamping down on the rules in time for the new year.
  5. I did have 2 rejected yesterday for noise, AI or reviewer had confused rain for grain. Submitted again and approved straight away. Other than that it's been pretty good for me, or I've just been lucky.
  6. Sorry that quoted email was from DM. I should've put that in the post. I'm still waiting to hear from SS.
  7. It could be SS. I suppose I'll never know unless they inform me of what they've found. All of this for a few cents 😂, but I followed it through for the principle of it more than anything.
  8. So yesterday I asked DM to provide me with evidence that they purchased it from SS, either screenshot of download page or some sort of order number (with price and personal info blurred out if they wished). I checked the app a couple of times this morning, the second time I saw that the offending image had just been downloaded as a SOD. Literally around 10 minutes later this email from DM drops into my inbox. "As discussed previously, this is a dispute between you and a third party at this stage. We respectfully note that the image has been published and so is available on
  9. Iv'e just received an update from Shutterstock saying "There is no record of anyone downloading this image, including a comp". I replied asking how to go forward as that's literally all the email said and didn't seem remotely interested that the image may have been stolen.
  10. UPDATE: I've just received an email response from the Daily Mail. "Thank you for your email. It may help to know that we have an account with Rex Shutterstcok for images used. I'm afraid we are unable to comment on any arrangement you may have with them regarding payment - they are not a part of our publishing group. We respectfully suggest that you take up this issue directly with them, as you advise you are doing." Still nothing heard from Shutterstock yet. @Kate Shutterstock Can you look into this please?
  11. Only on Alamy but not sold there. It's not on any of my social media either.
  12. It could've but the image hasn't sold, at least from what I can see from my contributor dashboard.
  13. Thanks. I have emailed the Daily Mail to get their response as it looks like the article originated from there. Now it's just a waiting game to see who responds first, SS or the Mail. I've found that too with an image I sold of a theatre, it keeps appearing on "The Stage" website multiple times, Ironically on stories about performance artists rights.
  14. I didn't realise other sites were using it as well. Thanks for the info. I've been through my earnings summery on the website just now, month by month and that image definitely hasn't sold. I also have it on alamy as can be seen by the google reverse search but it hasn't sold there either. Plus its credited shutterstock on all of the sites, if it is indeed stolen, why would they credit who they stole it from? I have emailed infringementclaims@shutterstock.com with my findings and waiting for a reply.
  15. So I just decided to google my name to see if anything came up and came across one of my pictures on the Daily Mail website. The funny thing is I haven't sold that picture but they have credited myself and Shutterstock. Could this be one of SS's free images or has it indeed been stolen? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8803317/Up-350-000-London-motorists-facing-12-50-DAY-charge-Ultra-Low-Emission-Zone-expanded.html
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