How many stock photo agency you upload


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airforce1

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Do you submit your submission photograph to as many stock agency for exposure? Or stick to one major player?
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I submit to a total of 5 stock sites. Different stock sites have different customers, with vastly different interests. what does not sell at one site sometimes does pretty well on the other.
 

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Hey , thanks for the links. A great insight into stock photography. Where all the pro with more stock images? Your feedback is importants advise.
 

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i submit to two only. what was mention about different sales is different. however as much as i want to cater to the market needs i cant due to limitations like lack of studio equipment blah blah, can rent yes but i've got no income so i got to make use of whatever abstracts or street shots that i can pluck whenever i go shooting and make full use of them as stock photos.

in fact my last trip to sentosa for a street shoot including sunrise my day's shot all of them was submitted to Dreamstime and all were approved. now just hoping they can sell, of which 1 or 2 has made their first sales.
 

airforce1

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Congrats for your sale. I am still looking at which agency to park my photo.
 

airforce1

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Thanks altjira and sprintist
I will do it.
 

HVB88

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istockphoto very difficult to get their approval... shutterstock is much easier... imho.
 

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istockphoto very difficult to get their approval... shutterstock is much easier... imho.
i think its totally the other way round. i got rejected by shutterstock thrice...and each time u fail got to wait 30 days..lol

i have istock and dreamstime :)
my dreamstime can be found at my signature, be under my referral programme :)
 

airforce1

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my ID bounced three times , they want the interntional passport id. Now taking photo of the passport for submission to shutterstock.
shutter stock quite strict in submission of photo.
 

HVB88

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Easy or hard depending on which inspector you have.

An image can be accepted by one but rejected by the other one.
Yup. Agree!

After a while, I just resend the same photo and.... it was approved! :bsmilie:
 

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Easy or hard depending on which inspector you have.

An image can be accepted by one but rejected by the other one.
this is true, but 3 times is enough for me haha i just stay to the others except shutterstock.
sometimes i resend the same photo without even editing and they accept again.
 

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On Microsites also, a photographer earns way more than one would make on a traditional stock agency.

My friends make about 80% of their income from microsites and mind you, i'ts bloody more than what i earn!

Grumbles!
One of the best known microstock photographers is hidesy from Queensland Australia.

She is an exclusive photographer with istockphoto in which she has 9,017 images with 31,1936 downloads!
 

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