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22 minutes ago, geogif said:

What hole did you crawl out of?
Never read or seen anything by you, and as soon as the SS worsens the conditions, you troll in the forum like a dancing dervish. 
And with a PF, which makes you doubt the good in mankind.
And now you also have to squeal, although there is already an excuse?
So, what hole?

unfortunately you are wasting your time :(

 

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28 minutes ago, geogif said:

What hole did you crawl out of?
Never read or seen anything by you, and as soon as the SS worsens the conditions, you troll in the forum like a dancing dervish. 
And with a PF, which makes you doubt the good in mankind.
And now you also have to squeal, although there is already an excuse?
So, what hole? 

I use to mainly downvote Aaron of L.A. photography... Now I found someone with similar qualities 😂

 

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10 minutes ago, stockphotofan1 said:

 

Saved comments for upcoming blog article. Cheers :)

 

Justin

 

 

 

If your creativity and ability in writing is as great as in fotographing, you will have lots of impressed readers.

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Perhaps you've heard Rev.com took a roughly 30% pay cut in November, after they took a 50% pay cut about 3-4 years ago.  And yet there are more desperate people vying to do that gig than ever.  Rev.com jobs don't even pay minimum wage half the time. 

So looking forward, I expect SS will be paying 5 cents in a few years, and then 2 cents by the end of the decade.

As for the SS library shrinking, it seems that's what they wanted to happen.  It's no coincidence that they've increased rejections this month.  Personally, I think it's a dumb choice because even very crappy photos sometimes sell, and even one subscription sale is a huge markup for SS.  But they've apparently decided they have plenty to work with and don't need anymore. 

-cynical voice of the powerless masses in 2020

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1 hour ago, Dan Campbell said:

As for the SS library shrinking, it seems that's what they wanted to happen.  It's no coincidence that they've increased rejections this month.  Personally, I think it's a dumb choice because even very crappy photos sometimes sell,

Dan - I don't think it's the ones with crappy images who are leaving ...? On the contrary.

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6 hours ago, oleschwander said:

Dan - I don't think it's the ones with crappy images who are leaving ...? On the contrary.

I was referring to rejected uploads.

My point is, this has happened before in the gig economy.

Many people made a stink 5 years ago when Rev.com cut pay by almost 50%.  Many of them were ostracised by coworkers who peddled a free-market mantra, ignorant of the concept of bargaining.  Maybe 10% of the workforce quit.  But they were quickly forgotten and replace by a never ending stream of workers from around the world, some from low-income countries who will accept anything.  And again last year their pay got cut.  

Same pattern playing out on SS.  I see many here would rather take 10 cents than nothing, not understanding that they'll be getting 5 cents in a few years.

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On 6/11/2020 at 5:01 PM, Gtranquillity said:

This is the full list as it was showing on SS landingspage

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 5    Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly
 
June 6    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly
 
June 7    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 8    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 9    Over 324.236.117 royalty-free images with 1.062.475 new stock images added weekly
 
June 10    Over 324.236.117 royalty-free images with 1.062.475 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 11    Over 324.111.510 royalty-free images with 1.031.537 new stock images added weekly.

 

June 17 Over 320 193 487 royalty-free images with 953 029 new stock images added weekly.

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On 6/5/2020 at 4:43 PM, Gtranquillity said:

I kept track of the totals from the day the change was announced. As you can see, it did not update several times but this is the list as published on the landing page.
Obviously, I have no idea how accurate the numbers are, I'm just copying what shows on SS

 

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 5   Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly.
 

One month later: 326,835,078

So much for collective action...

 

To be fair I'm just waiting for my next payout and then I'm done, at least until compensation increases

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On 6/5/2020 at 12:12 AM, beti.art said:

Shutterstock probably thinks that like with all change, what they did will cause a little protest but then contributor will get used to it, accept it, and quiet down. I have disabled my image port, and will keep it like that until they (and if) offer normal pricing. I am not a lawyer, but they wasted a lot of my time for uploading to get to the next level, misleading me that I will be getting paid a higher rate, which I did but for a very short time before they pushed us all under water. 

I doubt they will get that lucky.  Even with COVID still cutting across my assignment work I just can't bring myself to shoot and upload something for SS when I know I could see as little as 10 cents for a photo and as little as 43 cents for a video.  The rates were a joke before, now I can't see anyone being foolish enough to believe they can make any money at all here.

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