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David Calvert

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    Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

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  1. Out of curiosity, do you have to submit a tax form every year, or if your circumstances haven't changed, can you carry on using the same form that has been approved by SS?
  2. I've just gone into Level 3 with a portfolio of 570 images.
  3. After a pretty dismal month, I've woken up to find that I've sold 5 images at $137... each! Great start to the day!!
  4. April has been rubbish for me. I'm way down on last month. On the plus side, I've managed to get to level 3 with less than 600 images in my port, which I think is quite good. Pond 5 has been bad too. Not a single download for a month.
  5. Please forgive my ignorance, but what is RPD?
  6. This month I made 88 sales on a portfolio of 561 (not sure if that's any good or not for a port that size..?), compared to 83 sales in Feb, but revenue this month is massively down from last month - less than half. Sales in the last couple of days have ground to a halt.
  7. Welcome to the wonderful world of Shutterstock’s review system! As you will discover, your images will often be rejected for unjustifiable and nonsensical reasons. As an example, I recently had a photo of a tree rejected because it was apparently, out of focus, when it clearly wasn’t. This forum is littered with posts from frustrated contributors with identical stories of rejections for reasons that don’t exist. As for your question, try just resubmitting the photo and see what happens. Often it will get accepted on the second or third time, without you having to rework the shot.
  8. Thanks for your comments, y'all. In the times I've submitted between Saturday-Monday, it's always been pretty quick.
  9. When I submit editorial shots for review they normally take about 2 hours to be accepted/rejected. My current batch of shots were submitted 2 days ago and still haven’t been reviewed. Anyone else experiencing any delays?
  10. Pardon my ignorance, but where do you see this rating? I can't seem to find any on my shots. Perhaps they are so bad they are unrateable...🤥
  11. I've been on Etsy for a couple of years now. I have a fine art print page (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CalvertFineArt) and a page where you can download background textures (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CalvertDigital ). On the print page I've made a pitiful 3 sales, and the textures 19 sales. I think the reason why the print page hasn't been successful is because I sell prints from around £40 upwards. Some are priced £110 upwards. Perhaps folk don't like my work, but I think the real reason is that most visitors to Etsy aren't prepared to pay those prices. I was previously on Fine Art America for 3
  12. If I wanted to submit a photo showing an official document / info pack with someone's name/address on it as an editorial submission, am I permitted to either blur out the name/address, or replace those details with a fictitious name - such as 'John Doe'?
  13. I got a $69 photo sale the other day (I'm on level 2). The highest amount I've earnt from a single image sale on SS. It made a pleasant change from the countless 10 cent sales...
  14. Thanks for your comments y'all. The shots were of the puppet character Flat Eric (who appeared in the Levis ads) in various poses and submitted as editorial. They all got rejected because they were 'non-licenceable content' apparently - although one with Eric wearing a face mask did get accepted.
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