RACE TO BRONZE!! (Top 25 Finalized)

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hereswendy
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:12AM

Neil please stay in touch. Love the ponies.


Todd have added you and hopefully I think got you added on FB, it might need your personal registration to get added if it wont accept your page registration.


I have not added in the FB pages or the personal web sites yet ... we will see how it grows.


Tom sorry to hear about your loss of Goose.


Gorgeous view Simon.


Great shot Rob.


I am away so not uploading at the moment. All recent dls seem to be S or XS .... still tossing the coin on my future movements ...
jonathansloane
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:43AM
Sara, maybe they are making a calendar. A really big one, a step at a time.
RobMattingley
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:17AM
Instant downloads still happens it appears - this image was added to my portfolio today and then downloaded today as well!

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I have to get my butt in gear and upload more from this series if new material is being found!!
grebcha
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:45PM
i am seriously dissapointed with istock sad I'm glad that i droped the crown, ironicaly my last sale is...


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hereswendy
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:26PM

Sara that is god that you are getting those dls ... all I am getting lately are XS  ... but a sale is a sale ....


Cool on  the quick dl Rob. I cant do anything about uploads at the moment, I dont trust the laptop monitor ...


Appropriate dl Guntars. 
sara_winter
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:16AM
Posted By hereswendy:

Sara that is god that you are getting those dls ... all I am getting lately are XS  ... but a sale is a sale ....

^ Yeah I am very happy with them, but it also makes me realise how crappy things would be if I didn't get them. DL's are down 30% on last year, royalties only 7% thanks to XXXL Vetta's... Scary times.


Meanwhile I'm still editing landscape photos to keep me calm, a work in progress gallery here . For the time being I'm not uploading them to iStock, which is a shame as originally it was my plan to get at least a few dozen of images from this trip in my portfolio here...
Clicknique
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:31AM

Beautiful pics Sara!! as usual


Does anyone know of anyone who has dropped their crown and who now does better than they were dong before dropping the crown. If so, do you know how long it took them to get back to their best earnings or more?
simonmasters
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:52AM

Incredible Sara! I could look at those all day long.


Hope everyones doing ok, troubling times at the moment I had two new Vettas over the wkd and yet I find myself worrying over where they may end up! Surely this is not what its all about. C'mon Istock pull your socks up.


 
hereswendy
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:54AM

Sara I am glad that your earnings ar eonly a little down but it is a shame what has happened. As usual your images are awe inspiring!


Monique, I only know of one that dropped hois crown, came back and has now dropped it again. I think it would take a while to get back to exclusive earnings.
susandaniels
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:57AM
Posted By Clicknique:

Beautiful pics Sara!! as usual smile


Does anyone know of anyone who has dropped their crown and who now does better than they were dong before dropping the crown. If so, do you know how long it took them to get back to their best earnings or more?


i am wondering the same thing, scary times


going to check your link now Sara, have been looking forward to seeing your new work
RyersonClark
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:54AM

Excellent Sara!  


I'm not sure if this helps Monique, but in a closed and private forum I just read that one of the diamonds that went indie in 2010 just now has reached the imcome from exclusive here.  That seems reasonable to me when you figure how much you are giving up.  If you go indie, I suspect it has to be with an open mind that you will loose in the short term for sure, and maybe in the longer one too.  Take the emotion out if you can and decide like this is your business.  Get all the info you can on the whole industry, is there a down swing there as well (I don't know).
susandaniels
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:44AM

Sara, very soothing to watch beautiful images 


 
sara_winter
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:50AM
Thank you guys
hereswendy
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:55AM
Posted By RyersonClark:

Excellent Sara!  


I'm not sure if this helps Monique, but in a closed and private forum I just read that one of the diamonds that went indie in 2010 just now has reached the imcome from exclusive here.  That seems reasonable to me when you figure how much you are giving up.  If you go indie, I suspect it has to be with an open mind that you will loose in the short term for sure, and maybe in the longer one too.  Take the emotion out if you can and decide like this is your business.  Get all the info you can on the whole industry, is there a down swing there as well (I don't know).

Good advice Rye!
lucop
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:14AM

Great shots Sara!!! some landscapes are like a scene of a fairy tale!


@Monique: I'm looking forward to find out the same information as you but I don't have much time to read forums. For the moment, I read about contributors having a long way to reach to the same level of income as they used to have here. But we need to think in the future right? if istock continues in the move of giving images for free then in the long term you won't sell here at that level either. Topic aside is if we want to work for a company that gives copyright images of their contributors for free without asking them first ....


I'm personally thinking on drop my crown on Feb 2nd if nothing new (and good) happens. I have to be sure my images don't end in PP either.
RyersonClark
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14AM
The only way your images won't go to PP is to close your account.  Once you drop the crown, everything goes to PP.
Willowpix
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:39AM
Ref: PP - I believe "everything...except editorial" Right, Rye?
RyersonClark
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:43AM

Right Ted.


 
nkbimages
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:02AM

I didn't know the editorial thing.  So we can have a straight editorial non-exclusive portfolio and it will only be on istock?  Does anyone know about video?  Is non-exclusive video on think stock?  I was thinking of trying video for awhile instead of photography and trying it on different sites.


I also want to see my numbers for January.  I would expect my income to go down as an indie but it looks like my income will be down about 60-70% from November of 2012 and will be down about 30-40% from January 2012 for this month here.  So if my indie income was 50% of what I used to make here it would be about the same.


I just don't know that I have the time or desire to start uploading to multiple sites.


Googledrive is up to 12000 images.  If Getty continues to let google give away high quality stock images the other micorstock sites will suffer as well.  Income is going to go down no matter where our images are.  There is enough variety among the free images to satisfy most small time buyers.
simonmasters
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17AM

Googledrive is up to 12000 images.  If Getty continues to let google give away high quality stock images the other micorstock sites will suffer as well.  Income is going to go down no matter where our images are.  There is enough variety among the free images to satisfy most small time buyers.

Gd point.
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