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10/23/2004 10:55:01 AM · #1
I've been reading the various discussions lately about stock photography and without giving my opinion, I was curious enough about some the points raised to start doing a little research. I found a site shutterpoint that allows you to set your own prices. Before you ask, there is a catch in that the site is set up like a membership site where you pay (although low rates) to have storage on their site Ė there is also a commission rate of 15%. I literally just found the site, so I have no idea yet how busy they are or if this business model is working successfully. Iím sure you guys will be all over it fact finding so I might just sit back and wait for the opinions to roll in!
10/23/2004 11:05:39 AM · #2
Ok rather funny Iím the first person responding to my own post but I just discovered this section of the site which compares shutterpoint to DPChallenge of all things. Apparently we are comparable to a stock site. Comparision

edited for spelling

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10/23/2004 11:07:20 AM · #3
Here's one that doesn't require a membership:

//photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm
10/23/2004 06:04:11 PM · #4
I'm bumping this, because I'm very interested...from what I understand, their download rate is incredibly low but I would love to hear from some people who have tried this...

Any success?
10/23/2004 08:06:56 PM · #5
I haven't even checked it out myself, really have no reason to...but I know that in this month's Consumer Reports, there's an article in there about that page...so whatever its traffic is, it should be growing from the article.
10/23/2004 08:58:29 PM · #6
Now that is some useful information...thanks!
10/23/2004 11:01:13 PM · #7
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Now that is some useful information...thanks!


Useful if it was a little cleareer.

deapee- Which issue of Consumer Report? I might like to pick that up at the news stand.

cloud- Which has the low download rate- shutterpoint or photographersindex?
10/23/2004 11:22:36 PM · #8
I've understood all posts except aplasse's to be referring to shutterpoint.com.

I'm one click away from registering, but if I do go ahead it will only be a venue for selling my non-stock photos...the ones I don't want to sell for 20 cents!

10/23/2004 11:30:13 PM · #9
Not sure which issue it was, I'm assuming it was the most recent one. I was flipping through it at work because we got a 'special issue' with a hardcover for some reason because one of our products was tested...I'll have to check for sure, sorry for not knowing the particulars.

I think the cover said something about "DIGITAL SPECIAL" and has special sections on digital cameras, digital tv's and digital something else's.
10/24/2004 12:08:34 AM · #10
Originally posted by deapee:

Not sure which issue it was, I'm assuming it was the most recent one. I was flipping through it at work because we got a 'special issue' with a hardcover for some reason because one of our products was tested...I'll have to check for sure, sorry for not knowing the particulars.

I think the cover said something about "DIGITAL SPECIAL" and has special sections on digital cameras, digital tv's and digital something else's.


...for shutterpoint, though?
10/24/2004 12:17:05 AM · #11
who knows...I thought it was, but I kind of just skimmed right through it. It was shutter something, I'm sorry if it wasn't -- and sorry if anyone ran to their local 24-hour magazine retailer in search of it.

:(
10/24/2004 12:19:17 AM · #12
Originally posted by deapee:

who knows...I thought it was, but I kind of just skimmed right through it. It was shutter something, I'm sorry if it wasn't -- and sorry if anyone ran to their local 24-hour magazine retailer in search of it.

:(


hehe! That's okay, I'm kind of hoping you misread and the article is about shutterstock (not shutterpoint), as that site really has my interest and I think it could do well if it's properly supported.

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10/24/2004 12:27:51 AM · #13
deapee and cloud, thanx for responding.
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