PicsaStock…????/

Firstly I would like to apologise for not being active and viewing/commenting all your wonderful works. I’ve been a little busy….start work 6.30am and finish 10.30-11pm…and when I do have time off, looking at a computer screen is not what I want to do. Tired eyes and mushy brain not a good combo for thinking.

Not that I’ve had my little vent…. I have been contacted through one of my websites from someone who is an " artist scout for PicsaStock", liked my work.

""I contacted you today as I am an artist scout for PicsaStock and I wanted to let you know that I think your photography is great.

PicsaStock is looking for photography like yours to help build worlds best authentic image platform. This awesome project will provide a place where you can earn 50% commission from each photograph downloaded, retain full copyrights and be able to sell your work elsewhere through a non-exclusive licence.

I would love to send you a starter pack so we can get the ball rolling.
Let me know if you are interested.""

There are clickable links on the email but I know not to just “click” them. Googled and checked the website. Sent an email back to them and have had a couple of replies. All looks good just don’t know, or understand much about “stock” images and what the “rights” are as who uses them when purchased and what they are used for.
Just wondering if anyone knows much about this website and if it is ok. If so is it worthwhile.

Thanks in advance

Comments

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstone11 months ago

    I got that email too. I sell a bit of stock around the place, but this mob seem to be a little random, in that I’ve registered, but every time I try to log in the password doesn’t work, so I ask for a new password, but that sends the site into error mode. I’ve just about given up…

  • Thanks for your reply Mel. I can log in without any trouble. What’s the deal with “stock” images. I know the copyright still belongs to me but what are the images used for. Can someone who buys them make money from them unselling or is it for personal/advertisement purposes. I read “terms & conditions” but I have trouble with total comprehension. Obviously we all want to sell our images and/or get recognition but is there a price paid or trade off for this recognition. Hope this makes some sort of sense.

    – Leanne Robson

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstone11 months ago

    There’s no recognition in selling stock, but there can be a nice little trickle or flood (depending on how much effort you put into it) of cash…. The images are sold to people who do the right thing and pay for images to use in brochures, advertising etc. Depending on the license they sign up for, you are paid a percentage of that figure….The popular images can be sold over and over again…and generate thousands of dollars if they’re popular enough…

  • Thanks Mel, you feedback is very much appreciated. With this company you have to upload 50 images, I’m guessing so they can choose what is appropriate. I might sit down when time permits and go through some images. Also look on the site to see what others have in their portfolio.

    – Leanne Robson

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstone11 months ago

    I’ve got to admit, there seems to be no rhyme nor reason on what people pick, and why. Therefore I tend to put up all sorts of stuff. Most stock places don’t like images that have textures or other heavily processed techniques, so I need to keep that in mind regularly….I’d say just put up some images that you like, or that have had genuine good feedback, and see what happens. You’ll get a feel for it the more you do it.

  • A Big thank-you to you Mel for your help and advice. I’ll let you know how it goes.
    i don’t know which of my websites they contacted me through but it was a bit of an ego stroking just to get the email and have this person complement my work. I think it is called “self confidence” or lack there of.

    – Leanne Robson