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123RF advises to talk to plants while in confinement

Hello all. So only a few hours after Shutterstock’s letter to the community with regards to coronavirus, 123RF- Inmagine Group decided to speak up as well. It was about time, given that the group’s HQ is in Malaysia where lots of cases are spawning. 
Shutterstock and 123RF chose different approaches. While SSTK’s letter was signed by the COO, 123 had Stephanie Sitt sign their email. Stephanie is now the CEO but she’s also the wife of the company’s founder, Andy Sitt, and has always been extremely involved in high decisions. 123RF went for a less professional and more friendly style in its email to the contributors and clients. They also showed a very cute illustration of suggested activities we can do while we’re stuck at home. I particularly like the ‘talk to your plants’ recommendation as it is something I’ve been doing even before the epidemic. 

Here is the full letter:

Dear friends and customers,

In light of the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the past few months, INMAGINE Group has stepped up measures to safeguard our staff at our offices around the world, while simultaneously ensuring that our products and services continue to be delivered efficiently to you.

At 123RF, we prioritize the safety of both our employees and clients. With that said, we wish you, your colleagues, family, and friends well during this crisis, and ask that you take extra precautions to be safe and stay healthy. By doing so, we can help minimize the spread together!

If you’re practising social distancing and working from home (like us) here are some suggestions of what you can do at home from our colleagues at Designs.AI.

 

We’re still here when you need us!

As the virus continues to ravage economies and communities, all of us have to change the way we work and socialize, just to be safe and stave off the threat. Amidst these challenging times, please rest assured that we will continue to deliver the highest level of quality service to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your relevant, dedicated Account Manager. You may also reach out to us on our support pages or Live Chat or email us at info@123rf.com. If you’d like to call instead, here’s our complete toll free and local number directory for your convenience.

As always, we value your presence and look forward to continuously supporting you in making your business successful.

Together we shall prevail, be safe out there!

Stephanie Sitt
Group Chief Executive Officer
Inmagine Group

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Shutterstock reassures contributors with this letter

Hello all,

I just wanted to share this email I just received from Shutterstock.

Seems like the cool attitude the U.S. had towards COVID-19 is changing drastically. Anyhow, I find it nice that Shutterstock thought of sending us this letter. So far, I haven’t received anything from Adobe Stock or 123RF….

(If you want to join Shutterstock, just click here )

Dear Shutterstock Community,

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, all of our lives will undoubtedly be affected. Families, communities, and businesses are navigating a truly unprecedented global event. In this time of crisis, we know our role is to not only help you continue to operate, but also to help you adapt to your changing reality.

I’m reaching out with an update from the Shutterstock team to reassure you that we are working tirelessly to keep our employee and contributor community safe while at the same time continuing to serve you.

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community, beginning with our employees. Following the recommendations of governments and public health experts, we have restricted travel and transitioned to fully remote work in every one of our global offices so that our staff can work safely from their homes and continue to support you without disruption.

We are also encouraging safe practices for our contributors. This community of over 1 million artists around the world remains the heartbeat of our organization. We want each and every one of them to stay safe, follow the latest guidance from global and national health organizations and remember that no content is worth putting themselves or others at risk.

Businesses all over the world will have to evolve to accommodate this fluid situation. We have already seen some industries grind to a halt, while others will be forever altered. We understand that budgets, timelines, and projects will be revised as you pivot strategy, and we want to reassure you that we will continue to support each of you as your needs change.

As people everywhere seek to understand this changing landscape, we are committed to providing tools and resources to help our customers and contributors navigate this challenge. Here are a few ways we are already doing that:
• For those who might be expanding their business online in these uncertain times, we’re offering this curated image collection free of charge
• For those who are telling the story of the outbreak as it unfolds, our Editorial collection is being updated constantly with high-quality images
• For anyone who is creating or licensing content from Shutterstock, we’re continuing to share helpful guidelines about how to best represent this unprecedented situation

We value your support as we all face these challenges together. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@shutterstock.com. Additionally, if you are aware of other ways in which we can help others with our technology, please let us know.

Stay healthy and safe,

Stan Pavlovsky
President and COO of Shutterstock

If you want to join Shutterstock, just click here 

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Stock Photography Agency Employee: “It’s a gym for beginners!”

Hi, I am a stock photographer. Actually, that is how my passion for photography started all together and  throughout the years lead me to become a visual artist and a stock photography agency employee. In fact, I am a marketing specialist for 123RF.

Stock photography is often criticised by the so called ‘real photographers’. Yet, I find such criticisms rather snobbish. Before becoming an artistic photographer, everyone needs practice. There are lots of things to learn: technical abilities, artistic skills, the creative market’ functioning and so on.

Money is also relevant. We don’t all know since the start that we want to take photography seriously or if we are able to. You can make some passive income by uploading your digital pictures to stock photography websites. Every time an image of yours is downloaded you earn a commission.

As a visual artist and a marketing expert for a stock photography agency, I strongly believe stock photography is a gym for beginners.

It enables you to draw some income to purchase your first gear, understand what the market is looking for, analyse what are the subjects you shoot best, keep high quality and technical standards and more.

It is also an excellent way to master technical abilities. Stock photography requires perfection. Contrasting the fine art world where rules are made to broken, if your picture is a little bit noisy or slightly out of focus, it will not be sellable as stock. This a good discipline for beginners who still have to learn how to respect rules before going onto the next level and learn how to break the rules.

There are numerous stock photography sites that need your photos. Numerous people, organizations, associations, sites and print distributions are in consistent need of a wide assortment of value photos for their sites, direct mail advertisements, handouts, magazines, recordings and daily papers. These substances consistently swing to stock photography sites to purchase the photos that they require.

Stock photography agencies will pay you a rate for each one of your photos that gets downloaded, each time it is downloaded. Your photos can be downloaded a boundless number of times.

You can present your computerized photos to sites Shutterstock and the agency for whom i work, 123RF. You don’t need to be an expert picture taker. You simply require a computerized camera (with additional memory cards) and web get to. Agreeing to accept these sites is free. Each time one of your photos is downloaded you’ll get paid a level of the cost of the photo, which for the most part comes to twenty-five pennies to a few dollars.

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Pretty much any sort of computerized picture is acknowledged as long as it is of high caliber. Your photos should be in JPG/JPEG and for most stock sites they ought to be 1600 x 1200 pixels or bigger. New picture takers for Shutterstock need to submit photos that are 4.0 Megapixels or Million Pixels (MP). You can ascertain the quantity of pixels in a photo by increasing the width by the stature. A photo that is 1600×1200 is 1.92 million pixels.

In photos that portray a minor, or where an identifiable human face is unmistakable, you should send a model discharge with the photo to the site. You have to submit unique work and ensure that you do exclude copyrighted material or logos in your pictures. Try not to submit photos that have been expanded in estimate from their unique document measure. You should read the accommodation rules from every site before you begin posting your photos.

When you have transferred a photo to a stock photography site, it remains there for whatever length of time that you like (notwithstanding for quite a long time). Each time it gets downloaded you win cash. You can transfer your photos to a few unique sites as long as the sites permit the accommodation of non-restrictive photos.

You can take ten pictures every day and transfer every one to ten diverse stock photography sites. In only three months you’ll have around 900 photos transferred 9,000 times. What is extremely cool about this is before your photos are transferred they keep on making cash for you with no extra work on your part. In the event that you constantly transfer pictures to the stock sites you can win considerably more.

TIP: As a stock photography agency employee, I know that the first real milestone income-wise is having 1000 photos on sale. From that turning point, you will see a major change in your revenue. 

Yet, you don’t need to reach that amount to have some good surprises. When I had around 500 images on Shutterstock, I sold one for 44$ of commission in one sale… I was astounded! But this sort of unexpected surprises happens often and the more pics you have online, the more frequently you’ll get surprised.

The majority of the stock sites pay you once every month through PayPal, MoneyBookers, paper check or direct store.

Start by taking pictures in your general vicinity, or travel anyplace and bring home the bacon by taking stock photos. The more pictures you upload the all the more procuring potential you have. You can profit from this “employment” from pretty much anyplace on the planet.

Want me to refer you as a contributor and increase your chances to sell? Just follow this link: https://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=3756818

Learn more about the World Stock Photography Market 2019 by viewing the new report on the industry here.

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Selected as a Leader in Contemporary Art 2020: an immense privilege!

Capsules Book, a known Australian publisher just issued its new art book: ‘Curatorial Volume 2: Leaders in Contemporary Art 2020’. The book is a captivating documentation of today’s leading contemporary artists showcasing current artwork…
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Turning 25 in confinement

Yesterday, 29th of April, I turned 25 years old.  It was a bit bugging to spend the day alone working at home but hey... it's quarantine time. So, I could not find a cake here on Martinique island where supply as easy to acquire as…
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It's been a year... Let's not forget

It's been a year since that dreadful evening in Paris. On the 15th of April 2019, a symbol of Christianity and of France was about to succumb: Notre-Dame Cathedral was on fire. Despite the bad times we are currently experiencing, let us not…
,

My latest work

Hello all! Thanks for all the comments and emails you sent me. I really appreciate it, especially in these hard times. If you would like to see my most recent work, just follow me on Instagram! My profile is victoria_schaal and your…
,

123RF advises to talk to plants while in confinement

Hello all. So only a few hours after Shutterstock's letter to the community with regards to coronavirus, 123RF- Inmagine Group decided to speak up as well. It was about time, given that the group's HQ is in Malaysia where lots of cases are spawning.  Shutterstock…
,

Shutterstock reassures contributors with this letter

Hello all, I just wanted to share this email I just received from Shutterstock. Seems like the cool attitude the U.S. had towards COVID-19 is changing drastically. Anyhow, I find it nice that Shutterstock thought of sending us this letter.…

Related Images:

,

123RF advises to talk to plants while in confinement

Hello all. So only a few hours after Shutterstock’s letter to the community with regards to coronavirus, 123RF- Inmagine Group decided to speak up as well. It was about time, given that the group’s HQ is in Malaysia where lots of cases are spawning. 
Shutterstock and 123RF chose different approaches. While SSTK’s letter was signed by the COO, 123 had Stephanie Sitt sign their email. Stephanie is now the CEO but she’s also the wife of the company’s founder, Andy Sitt, and has always been extremely involved in high decisions. 123RF went for a less professional and more friendly style in its email to the contributors and clients. They also showed a very cute illustration of suggested activities we can do while we’re stuck at home. I particularly like the ‘talk to your plants’ recommendation as it is something I’ve been doing even before the epidemic. 

Here is the full letter:

Dear friends and customers,

In light of the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the past few months, INMAGINE Group has stepped up measures to safeguard our staff at our offices around the world, while simultaneously ensuring that our products and services continue to be delivered efficiently to you.

At 123RF, we prioritize the safety of both our employees and clients. With that said, we wish you, your colleagues, family, and friends well during this crisis, and ask that you take extra precautions to be safe and stay healthy. By doing so, we can help minimize the spread together!

If you’re practising social distancing and working from home (like us) here are some suggestions of what you can do at home from our colleagues at Designs.AI.

 

We’re still here when you need us!

As the virus continues to ravage economies and communities, all of us have to change the way we work and socialize, just to be safe and stave off the threat. Amidst these challenging times, please rest assured that we will continue to deliver the highest level of quality service to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your relevant, dedicated Account Manager. You may also reach out to us on our support pages or Live Chat or email us at info@123rf.com. If you’d like to call instead, here’s our complete toll free and local number directory for your convenience.

As always, we value your presence and look forward to continuously supporting you in making your business successful.

Together we shall prevail, be safe out there!

Stephanie Sitt
Group Chief Executive Officer
Inmagine Group

Related Images:

,

Shutterstock reassures contributors with this letter

Hello all,

I just wanted to share this email I just received from Shutterstock.

Seems like the cool attitude the U.S. had towards COVID-19 is changing drastically. Anyhow, I find it nice that Shutterstock thought of sending us this letter. So far, I haven’t received anything from Adobe Stock or 123RF….

(If you want to join Shutterstock, just click here )

Dear Shutterstock Community,

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, all of our lives will undoubtedly be affected. Families, communities, and businesses are navigating a truly unprecedented global event. In this time of crisis, we know our role is to not only help you continue to operate, but also to help you adapt to your changing reality.

I’m reaching out with an update from the Shutterstock team to reassure you that we are working tirelessly to keep our employee and contributor community safe while at the same time continuing to serve you.

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community, beginning with our employees. Following the recommendations of governments and public health experts, we have restricted travel and transitioned to fully remote work in every one of our global offices so that our staff can work safely from their homes and continue to support you without disruption.

We are also encouraging safe practices for our contributors. This community of over 1 million artists around the world remains the heartbeat of our organization. We want each and every one of them to stay safe, follow the latest guidance from global and national health organizations and remember that no content is worth putting themselves or others at risk.

Businesses all over the world will have to evolve to accommodate this fluid situation. We have already seen some industries grind to a halt, while others will be forever altered. We understand that budgets, timelines, and projects will be revised as you pivot strategy, and we want to reassure you that we will continue to support each of you as your needs change.

As people everywhere seek to understand this changing landscape, we are committed to providing tools and resources to help our customers and contributors navigate this challenge. Here are a few ways we are already doing that:
• For those who might be expanding their business online in these uncertain times, we’re offering this curated image collection free of charge
• For those who are telling the story of the outbreak as it unfolds, our Editorial collection is being updated constantly with high-quality images
• For anyone who is creating or licensing content from Shutterstock, we’re continuing to share helpful guidelines about how to best represent this unprecedented situation

We value your support as we all face these challenges together. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@shutterstock.com. Additionally, if you are aware of other ways in which we can help others with our technology, please let us know.

Stay healthy and safe,

Stan Pavlovsky
President and COO of Shutterstock

If you want to join Shutterstock, just click here 

Related Images:

, ,

Stock Photography Agency Employee: “It’s a gym for beginners!”

Hi, I am a stock photographer. Actually, that is how my passion for photography started all together and  throughout the years lead me to become a visual artist and a stock photography agency employee. In fact, I am a marketing specialist for 123RF.

Stock photography is often criticised by the so called ‘real photographers’. Yet, I find such criticisms rather snobbish. Before becoming an artistic photographer, everyone needs practice. There are lots of things to learn: technical abilities, artistic skills, the creative market’ functioning and so on.

Money is also relevant. We don’t all know since the start that we want to take photography seriously or if we are able to. You can make some passive income by uploading your digital pictures to stock photography websites. Every time an image of yours is downloaded you earn a commission.

As a visual artist and a marketing expert for a stock photography agency, I strongly believe stock photography is a gym for beginners.

It enables you to draw some income to purchase your first gear, understand what the market is looking for, analyse what are the subjects you shoot best, keep high quality and technical standards and more.

It is also an excellent way to master technical abilities. Stock photography requires perfection. Contrasting the fine art world where rules are made to broken, if your picture is a little bit noisy or slightly out of focus, it will not be sellable as stock. This a good discipline for beginners who still have to learn how to respect rules before going onto the next level and learn how to break the rules.

There are numerous stock photography sites that need your photos. Numerous people, organizations, associations, sites and print distributions are in consistent need of a wide assortment of value photos for their sites, direct mail advertisements, handouts, magazines, recordings and daily papers. These substances consistently swing to stock photography sites to purchase the photos that they require.

Stock photography agencies will pay you a rate for each one of your photos that gets downloaded, each time it is downloaded. Your photos can be downloaded a boundless number of times.

You can present your computerized photos to sites Shutterstock and the agency for whom i work, 123RF. You don’t need to be an expert picture taker. You simply require a computerized camera (with additional memory cards) and web get to. Agreeing to accept these sites is free. Each time one of your photos is downloaded you’ll get paid a level of the cost of the photo, which for the most part comes to twenty-five pennies to a few dollars.

Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.
1

Pretty much any sort of computerized picture is acknowledged as long as it is of high caliber. Your photos should be in JPG/JPEG and for most stock sites they ought to be 1600 x 1200 pixels or bigger. New picture takers for Shutterstock need to submit photos that are 4.0 Megapixels or Million Pixels (MP). You can ascertain the quantity of pixels in a photo by increasing the width by the stature. A photo that is 1600×1200 is 1.92 million pixels.

In photos that portray a minor, or where an identifiable human face is unmistakable, you should send a model discharge with the photo to the site. You have to submit unique work and ensure that you do exclude copyrighted material or logos in your pictures. Try not to submit photos that have been expanded in estimate from their unique document measure. You should read the accommodation rules from every site before you begin posting your photos.

When you have transferred a photo to a stock photography site, it remains there for whatever length of time that you like (notwithstanding for quite a long time). Each time it gets downloaded you win cash. You can transfer your photos to a few unique sites as long as the sites permit the accommodation of non-restrictive photos.

You can take ten pictures every day and transfer every one to ten diverse stock photography sites. In only three months you’ll have around 900 photos transferred 9,000 times. What is extremely cool about this is before your photos are transferred they keep on making cash for you with no extra work on your part. In the event that you constantly transfer pictures to the stock sites you can win considerably more.

TIP: As a stock photography agency employee, I know that the first real milestone income-wise is having 1000 photos on sale. From that turning point, you will see a major change in your revenue. 

Yet, you don’t need to reach that amount to have some good surprises. When I had around 500 images on Shutterstock, I sold one for 44$ of commission in one sale… I was astounded! But this sort of unexpected surprises happens often and the more pics you have online, the more frequently you’ll get surprised.

The majority of the stock sites pay you once every month through PayPal, MoneyBookers, paper check or direct store.

Start by taking pictures in your general vicinity, or travel anyplace and bring home the bacon by taking stock photos. The more pictures you upload the all the more procuring potential you have. You can profit from this “employment” from pretty much anyplace on the planet.

Want me to refer you as a contributor and increase your chances to sell? Just follow this link: https://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=3756818

Learn more about the World Stock Photography Market 2019 by viewing the new report on the industry here.

, , ,

Selected as a Leader in Contemporary Art 2020: an immense privilege!

Capsules Book, a known Australian publisher just issued its new art book: ‘Curatorial Volume 2: Leaders in Contemporary Art 2020’. The book is a captivating documentation of today’s leading contemporary artists showcasing current artwork…
dsc_9258
,

Turning 25 in confinement

Yesterday, 29th of April, I turned 25 years old.  It was a bit bugging to spend the day alone working at home but hey... it's quarantine time. So, I could not find a cake here on Martinique island where supply as easy to acquire as…
, ,

It's been a year... Let's not forget

It's been a year since that dreadful evening in Paris. On the 15th of April 2019, a symbol of Christianity and of France was about to succumb: Notre-Dame Cathedral was on fire. Despite the bad times we are currently experiencing, let us not…
,

My latest work

Hello all! Thanks for all the comments and emails you sent me. I really appreciate it, especially in these hard times. If you would like to see my most recent work, just follow me on Instagram! My profile is victoria_schaal and your…
,

123RF advises to talk to plants while in confinement

Hello all. So only a few hours after Shutterstock's letter to the community with regards to coronavirus, 123RF- Inmagine Group decided to speak up as well. It was about time, given that the group's HQ is in Malaysia where lots of cases are spawning.  Shutterstock…
,

Shutterstock reassures contributors with this letter

Hello all, I just wanted to share this email I just received from Shutterstock. Seems like the cool attitude the U.S. had towards COVID-19 is changing drastically. Anyhow, I find it nice that Shutterstock thought of sending us this letter.…

Related Images: