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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:16 pm 
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I don't know if this is for "Going Pro" section or not, I posted it here because there is big chance that it will get more views, if not feel free to move it to different section.
Just out of curiosity, does any of you sell pictures on microstock websites and which website do you use? I spent some time today looking at photostreams on Flickr of many CL members, and many of you have stock-like material. Not gonna name anybody but who has it will know. :wink:

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I don't sell my photos and I don't intend to either, not any time soon.

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:35 pm 
one of the popular sites for selling pictures is istockphoto.com...personally, i havent used it, but ive heard good things about it in photography magazines


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You might want to watch some YouTube videos from the world's best selling stock photographer, Yuri ... (keep forgetting his name). Search for crestock (the channel).

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im a member of getty images (http://www.gettyimages.com/) where i send pics in every now and again...They do have a tight entry and selection process, but no harm all the same to pay the bills with a photo now and again..

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:45 pm 
Orsan Kart wrote:
im a member of getty images (http://www.gettyimages.com/) where i send pics in every now and again...They do have a tight entry and selection process, but no harm all the same to pay the bills with a photo now and again..


Do you need to pay when joining with them & how much you get from them :?:


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Do you need to pay when joining with them & how much you get from them


The ones that I know are free to join and all of them have different way of paying for your downloads.

I joined to Istockphoto, and Shutterstock. I still didn't apply since I don't have any suitable material for stock. But the reason that I joined is because they send me ideas each week to my mail and also they have some training about stock photography and requirenments.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:17 am 
some of the regulations are harsh...

iStockphoto - Stock Photographer Training Manual
8.0 - Prohibited Use:
Our Content License Agreement includes several restrictions. You may not do anything with the Content that is not expressly permitted. You may not provide a copy of the Content, or any portions thereof, to anyone or allow anyone to gain access to the Content, or any portion thereof, except as permitted above. For greater certainty, you may not:

use the Content in design template applications for resale, including, without limitation, website templates, flash templates, and brochure design templates;

display the Content on websites designed to induce sales of "print on demand" products, including postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items (this includes custom designed websites as well as sites such as Cafe Press (i.e. www.cafepress.com));

use the Content in any posters (printed on paper, canvas or other mediums) or other items for resale;

use the Content or any part thereof as part of a trade-mark, design-mark, trade-name, business name, service mark, or logo;

incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution of the Content (such as electronic greeting card web sites);

use the Content in a fashion that is considered by iStockphoto LP (acting reasonably) as pornographic, obscene, defamatory or libelous in nature;
use any image in the Content that depicts a person to endorse a business, product or service;
use any image in the Content that depicts a person in a potentially sensitive subject matter, including, but not limited to mental and physical health issues, social issues, contraband or crime;

to the extent that source code is contained within the Content or accompanying materials (if applicable), reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of such source code;

remove any notice of copyright, trade-mark or other proprietary right from any place where it appears on or in the Content or its accompanying materials;

sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, or otherwise distribute the Content;
post a copy of the Content on a network server or web server for use by other users; or

transfer the rights to the Content or accompanying materials (if applicable), except as specifically provided for elsewhere in this Agreement.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:18 pm 
I'm a contributor on istockphoto.com , it sounded amazing at the beginning , the idea that I can sell my photos for money :) ! ,I didn't upload anything until I got accepted last February ,it was very difficult to get accepted , I had hard times figuring out what's suitable for stock and getting a rejection after another , at last I got accepted but that was just the start , I had some harder times trying to get my first file accepted , but here comes the hardest part , most of the rejections are for technical issues .
(of course after months of getting rejections you'll know exactly what they mean by "suitable for stock")

Just to give you an idea about the technical issues you might get rejections for , I'll copy here some of the rejections' emails I got :

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Dear ARGINVENTOR,

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Brown human eye ( http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbv ... an-eye.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

We found this file over filtered from its original appearance/quality.

For more information about iStock Standards, please visit:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_1.0_account.php

This file contains artifacting when viewed at full size. This technical issue is commonly created by the quality settings in-camera, in post-processing or in RAWsettings. Artifacting may be the result of other factors such as excessive level adjustments.

For more information about iStock Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.3_noise.php



If you need more information please visit the pages (if any) listed next to the above issue(s).

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please contact Scout via Support link: http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php.

The iStockphoto forums may also contain valuable educational information, however, forum posts regarding specific declined files will be removed at the discretion of the administrator.

Thank you for your continued interest in iStockphoto.com


Sincerely,

The iStockphoto Administration Team.

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Dear ARGINVENTOR,

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Manual film camera ( http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbv ... camera.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

This file contains artifacting when viewed at full size. This technical issue is commonly created by the quality settings in-camera, in post-processing or in RAWsettings. Artifacting may be the result of other factors such as excessive level adjustments.

For more information about iStock Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.3_noise.php




Once the above issue(s) with this image have been rectified, we will be happy to review it again for addition to our library. Please be sure to address ALL of the above issues prior to resubmission.
Go to: http://www.istockphoto.com/resubmit_rej ... ID=8443147 to resubmit.

If you need more information please visit the pages (if any) listed next to the above issue(s).

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please contact Scout via Support link: http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php.

The iStockphoto forums may also contain valuable educational information, however, forum posts regarding specific declined files will be removed at the discretion of the administrator.

Thank you for your continued interest in iStockphoto.com


Sincerely,

The iStockphoto Administration Team.
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Dear ARGINVENTOR,

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Counting money isolated on white ( http://www2.istockphoto.com/file_thumbv ... -white.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

The execution of isolation contains stray areas that are either too feathered or rough.

For more information about iStock Isolation Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.6_isolation.php

Related Articles:

Isolating Objects & Creating Clipping Paths
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=89




Once the above issue(s) with this image have been rectified, we will be happy to review it again for addition to our library. Please be sure to address ALL of the above issues prior to resubmission.
Go to: http://www.istockphoto.com/resubmit_rej ... ID=9733654 to resubmit.

If you need more information please visit the pages (if any) listed next to the above issue(s).

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please contact Scout via Support link: http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php.

The iStockphoto forums may also contain valuable educational information, however, forum posts regarding specific declined files will be removed at the discretion of the administrator.

Thank you for your continued interest in iStockphoto.com


Sincerely,

The iStockphoto Administration Team.
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Dear ARGINVENTOR,

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled roll of 100 dollars as an SLR lens ( http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbv ... r-lens.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

sorry this should have been flagged before....


ET product name.

The items that are the predominant aspect of this file have a distinctive logo or trade dress that is likely proprietary to the manufacturer. Certain uses of this file may represent infringement of those rights and with regret we cannot therefore include the file in the iStockphoto library.

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please forward this message and your questions to Client Relations (help@istockphoto.com)

iStock Property Release:
http://www.istockphoto.com/docs/propertyrelease.pdf


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Once the above issue(s) with this image have been rectified, we will be happy to review it again for addition to our library. Please be sure to address ALL of the above issues prior to resubmission.
Go to: http://www.istockphoto.com/resubmit_rej ... ID=9343525 to resubmit.

If you need more information please visit the pages (if any) listed next to the above issue(s).

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please contact Scout via Support link: http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php.

The iStockphoto forums may also contain valuable educational information, however, forum posts regarding specific declined files will be removed at the discretion of the administrator.

Thank you for your continued interest in iStockphoto.com


Sincerely,

The iStockphoto Administration Team.
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Dear ARGINVENTOR,

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Cash in envelope ( http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbv ... velope.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Technical aspects that can affect the overall quality of lighting are: flat/dull colors, blown-out highlights, harsh reflection, shadows or lens flares. These can all limit the usefulness of a file.

For more information on iStock Lighting Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.2_lighting.php

Related Articles:

Lighting & Shadows
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=46



If you need more information please visit the pages (if any) listed next to the above issue(s).

If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please contact Scout via Support link: http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php.

The iStockphoto forums may also contain valuable educational information, however, forum posts regarding specific declined files will be removed at the discretion of the administrator.

Thank you for your continued interest in iStockphoto.com


Sincerely,

The iStockphoto Administration Team.

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And the list continues , not to mention that the downloads are very low to be honest , I don't want to change your mind , but you should be patient and never give up , someday you'll get a reward for your hard work.

Good Luck :)


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