Making $$ with stock video vs photos?

1 month 3 weeks ago #697134 by Tony Imaging
Anyone making $$ from uploading videos to stock video sites?  Like rivers, clouds moving, people walking, etc. ? 


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1 month 3 weeks ago #697143 by Nikon Shooter
The "image bank" was a real business with employees
for marketing, copying, etc. It had to pay high overhead
costs inherent to their operations. All this is mostly gone
and it is now done online.

The internet was flooded with sites and pictures and the
offer exceeded 1,000 folds the demand… so prices went
down fast and dramatically.

I did not renew my contracts with four world image banks
as they ended in 1998.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 month 3 weeks ago #697178 by Toby J
1998?  That's a long time ago.  Were you film or digital at that time?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #697192 by Nikon Shooter
I was on film then, in all three major formats. I converted
my operation to all digital in 2011 starting with the D3X.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #697259 by Tony Imaging
That must have been just stills back then right?  Video did gain traction as I understand till about 7-8 years ago?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #697279 by Nikon Shooter

Tony Imaging wrote: That must have been just stills back then right?  Video did gain traction as I understand till about 7-8 years ago?


Correct, Tony, just stills.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #697280 by Nikon Shooter
ADDENDUM

I think the D3X is the only high end body that had NO video capability!

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1 month 3 weeks ago #697434 by Sandy Smith Photos
The problem is the swarm of others trying to capitalize off the same hopes of making it.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #697558 by Justin Cramer
True true true

I suspect it's a number game these days.  Upload a zillion video's and you'll make enough to cover your car payment each month.  :rofl:


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1 month 2 weeks ago #697779 by Scott Klubeck
these days, it can't hurt to try.  Just my 2 cents.


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