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So funny life sometimes...I wanted to sell my beloved Nikon D7100 and try to buy something better...maybe lenses...to improve and earn more :))) Although looking at the last weeks sales are constantly decreasing I was thinking that stock will never be the same ... I never had enough money to buy expensive gear but i did my best with what I had...Reaching a level of earnings and hearing that everything will change overnight it is not fair at all...BUT thanks SS for making my decisions easier to take!

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In an email that is going out today, we are announcing that we will be updating the earnings structure that determines how much you get paid when customers license your work. We are making this adjust

This space will be updated to address frequently asked questions.  My email shows different counts for videos than are shown above. Which is correct? Apologies. The email to video contributo

Just when you think Shutterstock couldn't completely and utterly screw the contributors and more you've gone and done it. Effectively with a January reset everybody gets a cut of 20% or more of e

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5 minutes ago, LongJon said:

that's why i decide to give a try and see my level of sales til end of year....there is simply no way pond5 and adobe will sell enough even with the new level of royalty in ss...adobe is completely dead in the last 2 weeks for example. pond5 sold nothing for me...im not video producer but the few video sales i had are all in ss...

P5 is not for photographers. I only sold 2 photos so far. I am waiting an answer from Adobe to the decision of SS. Adobe has many advantages because people who is buying photos also using photoshop. There is an integration module in Photoshop. Adobe is a giant company with its programs. 

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personally after reflecting and reading some post i think every body chill out and wait june month royalty to see exactly what % of subs plan are out there....i repeat if they are mostly 50 10 packs, we will get more for subs than now...if they are 750 350 we will lose tons of money....level % is not super important for still but more for video shooters who att he moment still sells more on demand or single..

i repeat level is not very important, everybody is focusing on this but all depends on subs plan sold by ss. so it must be seen cause at the moment we receive a fixed amount for every sub be 750 plan or 10 plan, so actually we don't know how much income we will get.

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10 minutes ago, LongJon said:

my main income and main photography is not micro , i0m fine art and i spent many years shooting in ukraine even during the 2014 revolution....i come again after and nothing has changed....money went from a group to another and people got nothing.. that's what will happen.

you don't know what you're talking about. so why speaking? goal of revolution wasn't economical prosperity

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Yeah, I won't be associated with Shutterstock after this. The pay cut for contributors will be astronomical. I feel for those who have made a living from selling here previously. This is a wanton act of greed at a time when the contributors are in a situation where they are least likely to walk away from an exploitative deal.

The icing on the cake is the "Happy New Year! Here's your yearly pay drop!"

Not a kind prospect for the loyal artists who've been here for years. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the board meetings that got them to this decision. It would be interesting to see the level of contempt they have for the very people who's work allows them to even have a business.

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1 hour ago, Stock eMotion said:

In their email they say "help to create fair opportunities for all our contributors"

These guys got humor....

If I leave my clips I'll get 15-20% comission on my clips, and they'll get 80-85%!

Thiefs...

I'm deleting my clips.

My training, experience, talent and hard work is not worth a few cents...

no they meant it, but it was written by their Accounting department. for them the Contributors are the Shareholders.... we are only human capital, totally disposable 

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1 minute ago, Polozov arts said:

more like goodbye to a cheating bf )))))

Я б сказала, що старий друг з'їхав з глузду.. Знаєте, як деменція вражає мозок... Бо те що вони роблять, це не просто обман чи обкрадання, - це самогубство. Я гружу на багато різних стоків, але перетала на Айсток грузити, бо час, витрачений на загрузку не вартий того, що там отримуєш взамін.. Якщо шаттер піде цією дорогою, то він буде пасти задніх зі старим контентом.

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Many here refer to poor countries, as if poor countries must necessarily live poorly. In poor countries it’s worth living well, it’s more expensive than living in a rich country for the poor. Having an apartment and a car in a good area in India or Ukraine is as difficult as buying in England. Understand a good area in a poor country is equivalent to a province in England. Why do you think that in a poor country everyone wants to live poorly and does not want a good apartment and a good car. If you are jealous, maybe you yourself will move to India or Ukraine?

Enough to divide the community of authors, we need to unite.

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