Shutterstock 2017 March number of sales rise but income is worse

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In the last post about “Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower” we mentioned that number of sales are rising, but our income not that much. We blamed our newly uploaded photo media which are most likely stealing

Not uploading to Videoblocks because of Dissolve forced high priced stock footage

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About a year ago we planned to try Videoblocks stock agency nevertheless the HD pricing tier is way bellow industry standards. Some contributors reported good income and because there is no agency share, the contributor receives 99% of the income.

Undervaluing your 4K stock footage on iStockphoto / Getty images ?

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Working for iStockphoto / Getty images is like working for exploitative employer. They don’t appreciate your work neither with attitude or payment. Not to mention dumping stock video market price. And this stock agency is doing exactly what we mentioned. Underselling 4K

Shutterstock stock footage rejection double standards: Release Not Needed

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After long years in stock footage industry, we’ve received hundreds of different rejection reasons. Some were actually our mistake because we didn’t notice glitches, missing blurs of logos or forgot to attach release forms. But none of them is such

Challenges when making stock footage

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You might think, that making stock footage is simple and you’ll be making hundred new files every day? Well, after many thousands of processed files you can find a suited workflow that could work if you make hundred of new

Can stock video GIF animation with text be used for promotion?

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Using stock video GIF animation with text as a way of making fun statements from some things is a real business today. But what if any company would use it for their promotion of business? That would be a great way

Contributors leaving iStockphoto/Getty Images is for the best of stock industry

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We are not exactly very old stock video production (starting in 2011), that is why we never had any benefits of iStockphoto. While many that were first starting with iStockPhoto/Getty Images, are probably still near their flow of income. Why

Does domestic pet stock video require model release information?

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We had an interesting question regarding model releases; “Does domestic pet stock video require model release?” . Because pets are part of family, you could easily think that they might need to give you permission for using them in commercial

Short URL watermark inside stock video gif animation

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Sharing video will surely impact on your views, but sharing stock video gif animations is more fun any easier. Just posting a video without any message and background music could be boring. Not to mention it doesn’t really get in to