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Coming along nicely under the light in the cellar 🙂
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The first to flower is a Purple Jalapeno
first-flower-purple-jalapeno.jpg

And here is the YouTube video

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Time for a brief stock update…
Fotolia

I’ve been reading up on exclusive images at Fotolia and Dreamstime lately and decided that I’m going to start submitting exclusive images to DT & FT…
I’m going to try filter off a few from each batch of stock images to be exclusive at DT and FT and have another bunch of files that will just be uploaded everywhere as they usually would be.
FT especially it looks a good deal and with the ‘exclusive to fotolia’ box ticked you get to increase the base selling price from 1 to 2 which should double the earnings on an accepted and selling image *fingers crossed eh!* 😉
So as long as some images that I submit get through the inspection process it should be much better than going exclusive-only to just one stock site and limiting distribution of my images at differing price points and credit structures.

The Exclusive info on FT says the following: (I’m currently at Bronze level) (there is a bit of the following tables cropped off in the page, sorry about that, but the main info is still there).

Number of Files Downloaded Symbol Level
Less than 100 White
Between 100 and 1000 Bronze
Between 1000 and 5000 Silver
Between 5000 and 10000 Gold
Between 10000 and 50000 Emerald
Between 50000 and 100000 Sapphire
Between 100000 and 500000 Rubis
Above 500000 Diamond

Exclusive

  Maximum Sales Price
Contributor Ranking[ ? ] Contributor Commission % XS Standard S Standard M Standard L Standard XL Standard XXL Standard XXXL Standard Vectors Extended
  Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images
White 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 20
Bronze 52 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 14 50
Silver 54 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 21 100
Gold 56 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 150
Emerald 58 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 35 200
Sapphire 60 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 42 200
Rubis 62 7 14 21 28 35 42 49 49 200
Diamond 64 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 70 200

Non exclusive

  Maximum Sales Price
Contributor Ranking[ ? ] Contributor Commission % XS Standard S Standard M Standard L Standard XL Standard XXL Standard XXXL Standard Vector Extended
  Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free Images Royalty Free vectors Royalty Free Images
White 33 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 20
Bronze 35 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 50
Silver 37 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 100
Gold 39 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 150
Emerald 41 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 14 200
Sapphire 43 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 21 200
Rubis 45 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 200
Diamond 47 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 35 200


Dreamstime says the following, which in my opinion is a little harder to follow:

Level Version Earnings from Registered Users Downloads
Non-Exclusive Exclusive
Level 1 Small size $0.50 per image $0.60 per image
Medium size $1.00 per image $1.20 per image
Large size $1.50 per image $1.80 per image
Maximum size $2.00 per image $2.40 per image
 
Level 2 Small size $1.00 per image $1.20 per image
Medium size $1.50 per image $1.80 per image
Large size $2.00 per image $2.40 per image
Maximum size $2.50 per image $3.00 per image
 
Level 3 Small size $1.50 per image $1.80 per image
Medium size $2.00 per image $2.40 per image
Large size $2.50 per image $3.00 per image
Maximum size $3.00 per image $3.60 per image
 
Level 4 Small size $2.00 per image $2.40 per image
Medium size $2.50 per image $3.00 per image
Large size $3.00 per image $3.60 per image
Maximum size $3.50 per image $4.20 per image
 
Level 5 Small size $2.50 per image $3.00 per image
Medium size $3.00 per image $3.60 per image
Large size $3.50 per image $4.20 per image
Maximum size $4.00 per image $4.80 per image

Royalties rely more on the actual image sales and the level of a particular image, so this doesn’t sound as good an option as FT… An interesting experiment all the same.
Fotolia is always going to be my best referral site with its earnings equal to that of my image sales. Dreamstime is a slow burner with referrals but can come up trumps now and again when a referral buys a credits package.

On another note, I’m pretty much decided that I will no longer upload new images to BSP or CSP as their earnings are tiny and payouts infrequent, I’ll leave my images online all the same. No point wasting the time it takes to upload and categorise my images.

I’ve been playing with colour swatches for a while off and on, but recently I’ve been comparing Adobe’s Kuler and the ColourLOVERS site.

Kuler is a pretty cool interface and seems to pick the better colours from an uploaded image first crack.
kuler.jpg

ColourLOVERS is a fun little site with some cool features that let you save your swatches in different formats for use in different software, a feature that Adobe’s Kuler lacks.
colourlovers.jpg

Either way both of these sites are very nice for getting some fresh and interesting colour pallets for your design work. Maybe I’ll upload some swatches here… Kuler Swatches .zip (you must rename the file extension to .zip from .doc)

My first few submissions to JPG magazine, go vote for me 😉

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This is the first time I have actually found one of my images being used, purchased from istockphoto and its nice that they credited me too 🙂
website.jpg

The Original shot can be found here…
ship.jpg

Also available at other stock sites:
http://www.canstockphoto.com/Tall-Ship-in-dock-0663912.php?r=16050
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/photo/view/1634463?refid=jqNKkUDsgl
http://en.fotolia.com/p/47653/partner/47653 – search for image 3275105
http://www.dreamstime.com/tall-ship-in-dock-rimage2442693-resi131585
http://www.luckyoliver.com/photo/5162567/tall-ship-in-dock?loaf=pdtnc

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action, amsterdam, back, dutch, flag, istockphoto, netherlands, photography, rear, rigging, royalty free, scheepvaartmuseum, ship, stern, tall


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