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Staying exclusive or not?

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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 02:33:26 AM by AGLphotoproductions
A conclusion after 2 days ???

This is not your grave !!!! and another point, my most sold files here on dt don´t works on all agencies also.

Kind regards

Alis


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Twindesign
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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 02:49:06 AM by Twindesign
I know... just 2 days but on other sites they say that they get sales the first days they uploaded content. But I know I have to be more patience. I am just having a bad feeling about it but I know I have to give it some weeks.
Nikon D7000 and 7100.

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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 03:01:35 AM by AGLphotoproductions
Yes, it´s a new situation for you. everything is uncertain

My first month after leaving exclusivity was terrible, but now. I love it !!! can´t imagine to go exclusive. I get so many mails now like " Congratulations " " one of your pictures has just been sold " ;-)



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Twindesign
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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 03:13:47 AM by Twindesign
That is great to hear!!! That keeps my hopes up! Thanks!!! :)
Nikon D7000 and 7100.

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Gianliguori
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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 07:54:14 AM by Gianliguori
Hi Twindesign,

From what people use to post in forums, there is not a rule. While some portfolios sell very well in some sites, others sell better in others microstocks. I think you did a right move doing this test. Even if you change your mind in the future.

Thanks for keeping us up to date :)

Cheers!


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Message posted at 07/24/2012, 10:35:34 AM by Davesfreelancephotos
What prevents you from keeping your exclusivity and uploading other images...(Ones not uploaded to DT) to other agencies?
Canon EOS 1D X Canon EOS 1D Mk3 Canon EOS 7D Canon 70-200...

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Gianliguori
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Message posted at 07/25/2012, 03:05:50 AM by Gianliguori
Good question. I guess there is no restrictions on that. But I never read the DT exclusivity contract.


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Twindesign
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Message posted at 07/25/2012, 03:27:08 AM by Twindesign
Not treu. Exclusive is total exclusive. You are not allowed to upload ANY images to other agency's. You can put some images on exclusive if you are not full exclusive and if they don't get accepted at other agency's. But if you are 100% exclusive you cannot.
Nikon D7000 and 7100.

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Gianliguori
25 posts
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Message posted at 07/25/2012, 04:02:28 AM by Gianliguori
Thanks for the info!


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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 07/25/2012, 07:20:18 AM by Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Davesfreelancephotos:
Quoted Message: What prevents you from keeping your exclusivity and uploading other images...(Ones not uploaded to DT) to other agencies?


You can keep individual images as exclusive on DT and still upload elsewhere, but you cannot be an exclusive photographer (whole portfolio) on DT and do the same. The difference, however, is the you only get a 10% boost in royalty, not the 60% if you just have exclusive images. Still - a good choice for shots that sell really well here, or ones you can't get accepted elsewhere.
Olympus OM-D EM-1: 12-40mm f/2.8, 75mm f1.8, 25mm f1.4, 50-2...

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Neillockhart
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Message posted at 08/03/2012, 13:57:34 PM by Neillockhart
Good read, looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. Thanks!
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Mudplucker
469 posts
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Message posted at 08/03/2012, 14:11:31 PM by Mudplucker
My 2 cents worth: I started as a buyer and just started selling a couple months ago. DT has been very patient with me while i am learning. I like the people here and for me it isn't about money, even though i don't have any money :) ..... so I will never sell anywhere else. If money is your primary goal, the more people you have out selling for you, the more money you outta make. If it is really just for fun, stay with DT
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 F4 L I...

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Calyx22
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Message posted at 08/04/2012, 12:18:47 PM by Calyx22
Please keep us updated with how everything works out for you! :)

I'm exclusive because it is a hobby for me and it's just too much effort to spend time sorting and editing with more than one agency. If I ever stopped being exclusive it would be because I wanted to get into the RM field. I just don't have the time.

Best wishes to you!
Nikon D80, Nikon D300s

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Lostarts
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 10:28:56 AM by Lostarts
It can take up to six months for your images to fully integrate and circulate in other agency databases. You need lots of patience.
Canon bodies and lenses.

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Yellowind
449 posts
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 11:02:26 AM by Yellowind - member is an admin

Originally posted by Twindesign:
Quoted Message: Its been 2 days since I am not exclusive anymore and I got many of my best selling files online at other agencies. But I am already missing exclusivity since I still get many credit sales on Dreamstime and not any sale yet on the other sites. And my credit earnings have dropt bij 50%. I have to be patience but I am having the feeling already that I might return to exclusivity in a few weeks. Maybe I have to be more patience... I will keep you up to date.


Hello,

could you tell me please, how fast you can stop exclusivity? I've heard that a few month must pass, only then you can stop beiing exclusive..

Thanks, Darius
Pentax K5 and lens: Pentax, Tamron macro, Samyang 85mm

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Debramillet
268 posts
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 11:59:12 AM by Debramillet
Darius you contact them requesting to become non-exclusive, they reply and then it takes 30 days :)


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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 12:19:31 PM by Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Debramillet:
Quoted Message: Darius you contact them requesting to become non-exclusive, they reply and then it takes 30 days :)


Be careful, if you break before being exclusive for 6 months they can (will?) Recover the upload bonus and additional earnings...
Olympus OM-D EM-1: 12-40mm f/2.8, 75mm f1.8, 25mm f1.4, 50-2...

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Yellowind
449 posts
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 13:00:17 PM by Yellowind - member is an admin

Originally posted by Debramillet:
Quoted Message: Darius you contact them requesting to become non-exclusive, they reply and then it takes 30 days :)


Thanks for advice,
one more question for you - how do you know my name? :)
Pentax K5 and lens: Pentax, Tamron macro, Samyang 85mm

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Debramillet
268 posts
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 13:38:38 PM by Debramillet

Originally posted by Yellowind:
Quoted Message: Thanks for advice,one more question for you - how do you know my name? :)
Im psychic haha, you signed it after your question :)
Brad's right , I forgot about the 6 month part.


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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/05/2012, 19:59:58 PM by Mudplucker
I dream of becoming the type of photo submitter that every stock agency dreams about having but then they can't have me because I'll be exclusive to DT, simply because they had lots of patience with me when my photos were among the worst ever submitted by anyone, and also because they are really great, friendly people and i like them !
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