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  1. The more I read this forum, the more I start thinking that they probably feel that they have enough photos and now it's the time to start making huge amounts of money with those without caring the owners of the photos. I guess they are now little bit more focused on the stock side of their service... pun intended.
  2. You have really beautiful panorama images and landscapes. Hard to say which is the best, because there is so many absolutely amazing photos, but this one catches into my eyes.
  3. It looks like that most of their images are free. Hard to say where they get those? From some public domain sites? I've seen sometimes that some services have created an "account" for me with my profile picture and all, with my name and then there is my images... Of course I cannot join into "my account" or remove it. What are they offering you for the images?
  4. I think the squirrel took some of my water at morning, but no idea if it came back. I heart and wake up when it was climping on the walls of this house.
  5. I actually don't own TV at all and I rarely watch any movies or sports even from my PC.
  6. I mean, I think individually the sales can be gone down, but then overall they still can stay the same. I don't know how SS work or how much accounts there are etc, therefore this is completely theoretical thinking. So the true reason can be something completely different, but I'll try to simplify of what I meant in my previous message. In this example we have a service that has only 1000 accounts of which everyone have only 1 photo of a dog for sale. Out of that 1000, there are 100 accounts of which everyone were selling 10 times / day their dog photos and rest of the accounts, all of t
  7. Yeah, I also watched some videos about the storm. And some trees fell also in Oulu. I am not so much into soccer, so I guess I am not going to follow it.
  8. None of them have found my little water place yet, but I bet at night and morning they will come, just like always. Some rainwater sounds cool idea also here, if possible
  9. I did put some water to my balcony for the squirrels. Just had to report this important information here.
  10. Are we sure that the sales are gone down? I mean, I've been here only very little time and I never saw the "good days", but instead the desertification of this forum. For me it's really hard to believe that SS would do something that reduces their piece of this sales cake. What I actually think is that millions of photos are still being sold, just like before, but the photos just are different ones than before. Shutterstock has something around 400 million images. If they are changing their system in a way that all of those images are sold equally, I think it would mean that one single co
  11. I learned that the nearby pond I have here, is kind of an insect paradise. There literally was hundreds of dragonflys flying around and they started becoming way too "friendly" to be anymore confortable when I was taking photos of them. Landing on my hands etc. I was kind of ok when some of them landed first, but when the mating dragonflys also landed on my hand, I decided that it's not ok anymore, they should find some better room for that. And I cannot even take photos that close with my lens.
  12. I've learned that I would probably earn better by collecting bottles from street. So far I've sold 6 images during this whole time in SS, so now I have 0,60 $. That means that I would earn the same by returning 3 empty bottles to shop recycling center... I try to not complain, but I was actually quite disappointed of how this thing is going on. I still have maybe hundreds of photos that I could upload here, but I don't know is it worth it. Maybe I just keep doing it, cause I have not much else to do. 😕
  13. Yeah, the submit page also is broken. I guess the webmaster is doing something.
  14. I am sure most would not notice if a face like that was somewhere. It needs some closer analysis to detect the fake. But is there for real a growing market for this kind of single headshots of random folks? At this moment you either need to photoshop those faces somewhere and you need to try to change the lighting manually, or use some other ai tool for that. Or, these are probably already being used in some sort of an internet scams, for which those are "perfect". But if you need 2 photos of the same "person", or smiling version, or even side profile, as far I can tell, there is no way to
  15. I am thinking, that why would they do so? Nowadays you can generate music also, but the old music stock sites have not joined that culture. Instead we have some ai music sites that generate, typically very souless elevator music. If you are willing to take hours of your time to find one good song from all the bad ones, then you can use the ai music. That's at least my experience, but maybe I am picky? https://www.aiva.ai/ If the ai will become so powerful that you can generate literally any image from scratch based on just what the user wants it to be, then you probably also can buy the a
  16. Yeah, I agree. And there is something very worrying in this idea you came up with. If we compare the Shutterstock model to Adobe model. Out of all the millions of photos, what precent of those assets is doing the "heavy lifting"? And what's the purpose of all the "other photos"? There is small portion of those photos where you have the paid model to do the acting for the image. The photographer have done some investments to get top tier good gear, they made sure that they have the model release done properly -and all that. There is no question, that those photos should be visible, beca
  17. I know this is unpopular opinion among contributors, but they might have "killed" some images, because the images become too popular. It doesn't look good for anyone, if veryone buys the same images and then we have thousands of exactly similar websites, book covers, magazines and articles. Also the clients probably feel of being cheated if they find out that they actually cannot very easily find original content. Being someone who was buying these, I for real would have wanted to avoid buying something that everyone else already bought thousands of times.
  18. When I was designing websites, it was a big joke in our office that so many websites are having the same images. When seeing all kind of company websites, I started recognizing some stock photos constantly being used. For example, if it was some sort of a helpdesk website, it always had that same lady with headphones etc. I am sure the person who took that photo, was really happy about the situation, but yeah... So, we for sure tried to find images that were at least little less repetitive to not fall into that category of "conveyor belt" design. Of course for some microstock creators th
  19. Yeah, the clients really need to put some very specific search words to be able to find some images. I was able to find your image with bulldog in bee suit with keywords "Bulldog bee". Tho. I am not sure if anyone would be searching anything that specific. They are probably just using keyword "bulldog", which will give so much content that they will probably never find your image if it's not happened to be in the first page or of some topic that has only very little photos.
  20. You might be completely right and you sertainly have more experience of this. I actually am thinking of that algorithm thing also. AS seem to weight more on the top 5 tags, which probably is making the diversity smaller in search queries. If I've not understood it wrong, Shutterstock makes all the tags equal in all images? It would mean, that you can find one image with some quite irrelevant tag and be surpriced. I think clients quite rarely are finding something really specific, so they might select just something that feels good and fits the mood. I've now been on both sides of this thing
  21. Yeah, I don't have any "big data" to back up my opinions, so take it with grain of salt. I've done only very little sales in these websites after I started uploading not very long ago my photos into these services. Anyways, I will share my small background, to reveal little of how it's going on in this end of the cables. In Shutterstock I've done in my whole life time only 4 sales... That means 0,40 $ in my Shutterstock balance. In Adobe Stock I've sold 19 times, from which I have in my Adobe stock balance $18,53 Now, I've probably been lucky enough to make few better sales in Adobe
  22. Hi! Your designs are really nice. What I think might be the problem, is that maybe most of the shutterstock clients overall maybe are not looking for t-shirt designs. If I was you, I would maybe try to put these into some t-shirt websites, such spreadshirt, which are working in a similar way as for example shutterstock works. That being said, I am not either doing much sales here, so I am not an expert by any means.
  23. I like to analyze this kind of things. What will this do: It can make Adobe stock bigger, because people come after free content and stay for quality. That allows Adobe to market their (your) commercial photos for the potential customers who are downloading the free photos. In fact, this is exactly what shutterstock has been doing for years. If you go to Pixabay or some similar free photos service, you see everywhere Shutterstock ads. If you search in Pixabay "tree", you will get Shutterstock photos of trees, that often are better quality than those you see in Pixabay with the same s
  24. I found out that they are asking only photos. Not graphical designs or renders. I didn't go into it, because I think it was smarter to stay of from that free collection at this moment. But I see that there is all the time growing "market" for free photos. I am thinking that Adobe is trying to get customers from Pixabay -kind of places with this trick.
  25. That is a very beautiful castle. I like castles overall always, but this one is overgrown, which makes it even better.
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