Push for Gold

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PaulaConnelly
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:13AM
It's interesting reading people's thoughts and experiences on going indie, because I've given it a little thought recently.  Not much thought, I have to say, but some.  I keep coming back to  the same conclusion though, that I really don't need all the extra hassle.  Like Jonathan, I have found that February has started to pick up (until yesterday, which was dismal) although nothing like last February.  I'm hanging on to the belief that what goes around comes around, and things will pick up again eventually.  iStock earnings are part of my income, not just pocket money, so I couldn't afford to take the hit of going indie anyway.  I think the crunch for me though would come if I didn't make silver again this year.  So far I'm falling quite a bit short on predicted RCs
SimplyCreativePhotography
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55AM

?^ditti for me for Gold RC's  for people who are trying to stick it out, iStock might need to reconsider their RC targets for this year. 
susandaniels
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:22AM

thanks for the link Pink and Jean i hear you, ideas have started flowing and i been practising some new processing skills....... i sincerely hope you all reach your RCs i am so relieved that i dont have to stress the RCs again. I like stability even if i am at the bottom. 


Hey Jean i did try out the Big Stopper and the hard grad 0.6 ND filter on my trip, got that nice misty water thing going, only had an hour to fiddle, and i had to count the seconds in my head, wont make stock but at long last i tried it out.
jeangill
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:29AM

Good for you, susan. I've definitely made use of the grads but have yet to use my screw-on Big Stopper - haven't been to the river/waterfall. When I've had the camera it's been to shoot snow/dog in panorama ... Al isn't the only one who shoots his dog When the snow melted it was incredibly muddy and this field STINKS! (so does the car now)


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BreatheFitness
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:43PM

I hardly ever put images forward for vetta but thought I had a chance with these two that resulted in rejettas


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MilamPhotos
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:46PM
I think I'm renaming this month Pantsuary.  It's been miserable.  I did back up all the pictures in my port that I wanted, by downloading them from here.  While doing that I noticed the site likes to kick you off downloads every so often.  I don't if it does that for buyers as well, but it was a huge PITA.
Alphotographic
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:38PM
Posted By jeangill:

Good for you, susan. I've definitely made use of the grads but have yet to use my screw-on Big Stopper - haven't been to the river/waterfall. When I've had the camera it's been to shoot snow/dog in panorama ... Al isn't the only one who shoots his dog smile When the snow melted it was incredibly muddy and this field STINKS! (so does the car now)





 






  Just to clarify, I haven't shot my dog! He may occasional look like he is in front of a firing squad but he is still alive and just spent the last 2 hours asleep on my knee.


 


(Edited on 2013-02-16 15:40:03 by Alphotographic)
crazychristina
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:26PM

I'll have another datapoint for you re exc/indie in a few weeks. For me it's just business - 10/12 of my latest uploads were rejected and I think I have a better chance elsewhere. You can't sell what the buyers can't see.


About the issue of good sellers being rejected elsewhere, it is also possible that files that were rejected here may be accepted elsewhere so don't just upload files that were accepted by istock.

(Edited on 2013-02-16 17:28:28 by crazychristina)
brittak
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:30PM
Ant, those are beautiful!
jeangill
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:49PM

I've read that shallow DOF is not appreciated elsewhere - or as my husband says, 'You want those blurry bits?'


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Beano5
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:32AM
I just uploaded a video of the cat in rem sleep this week.  Its been sitting there since 2011 waiting for uploading.  The DOF is very shallow, since it is a closeup of her face twitching away and eyes rolling about.  They may not like the DOF.
PaulaConnelly
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:09AM
Nice work Ant.  I love those.  Very chiaroscuro! 
Empato
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:21AM
Posted By susandaniels:

thanks for the link Pink and Jean i hear you, ideas have started flowing and i been practising some new processing skills....... i sincerely hope you all reach your RCs i am so relieved that i dont have to stress the RCs again. I like stability smile even if i am at the bottom. 


Hey Jean i did try out the Big Stopper and the hard grad 0.6 ND filter on my trip, got that nice misty water thing going, only had an hour to fiddle, and i had to count the seconds in my head, wont make stock but at long last i tried it out.

Take a look at the top lcd on your 5d mk2 Susan.  When in bulb mode, it should count the seconds for you.
susandaniels
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:44AM

thanks Tommy, didnt know that, good tip


 
jeangill
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:35PM

2 hrs to go with the free kindle and I need 4 UK readers to make 500 new UK readers - it'll be close! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Dawn-Provence-Troubadours-ebook/dp/B005ZCEH2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361169075&sr=8-1


And then I'll work the numbers out and stop advertising!
AlasdairJames
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:08AM
I've already downloaded my copy last week Jean, but good luck!
dcdp
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:58AM
I missed out on the freebie but will enjoy the read no doubt. 
jeangill
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:05AM

You're all superstars - thank you! Hope you enjoy the book!


It's been fun watching the DLs and has gone way beyond my expectations. I gained 2345 new readers and the breakdown for the different amazons is interesting - 2 short of 500 on UK, and didn't crack Brazil but am very very pleased with the experiment. I stayed high in the historical fiction chart for .com and .uk for all 5 days, getting up to 8 on .com and 6 on.uk but amazon has changed the system so that free books have a separate chart, then go back to wherever they were on the paid chart - no benefits from free DLs. This makes it more difficult to break into the charts.


Now I'll get back to my research and my photos, and wait for people to read the book they've downloaded! These days, many readers collect free books but don't get round to reading them.


I know you all like stats so here's the breadown by different amazons. I had a huge 1st day on .com and .uk but the European amazons only kicked in on day 3 and Germany was just getting into it when the free days finished


 .com 1764


UK 498


De 34


Fr 21


Es 7


It 2


Jp 1


Ca 18


Br 0


Tot =2345 
PaulaConnelly
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:11AM
Congratulations Jean!  Interesting to see the breakdown.  Is the .com purely from sales in the US?
jeangill
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:16AM

That would include Oz too but I don't know how Canada fits in - whether people in Canada buy from .com rather than .ca. If not, then Canadian sales are poor Dan must've been too busy on his house


I'm really proud of my 1 DL in Japan  
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