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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 13:42 »
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The list states they also look for all kinds of cars, rv's etc. but when you submit these (I do a lot of vintage cars photography), with brands etc. removed they are almost always rejected for Intellectual Property Violation.....

Did you have the car sign a model release?


« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 18:27 »
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Hello All,

Not a week goes by where I'm not asked at least once what type of content Adobe Stock is looking for. The general, catch-all answer is that regardless of the subject matter, buyers are looking for authenticity. Real looking people in real situations with genuine expressions and interactions.

That remains true and I expect it always will. That being said, a more specific list of content needs and requests has been generated. If you are looking for some motivation on what to shoot next..look no further than the list linked below....

 https://adobe.ly/2pdvHeB

That's funny ... I was out on rainy old monday and had decided I'd shoot textures. So I shot some tree bark and stuff, I don't think I put them in the folder to upload though ... and here is bark on the list. I'll have to give it a go.

Double post, so while I was out today I kept the list of needed content in my mind but, there are tons of pretty similar images in there already. I'm thinking this is more of a ploy to keep us submitting fresh stuff than an actual need of content.

« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 18:44 »
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The link no longer works.

« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2017, 11:07 »
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The link worked for me.

Do you really need pictures of people shaking hands?

Also it seems a bit ambitious to expect us to get model releases for city and tourist location crowds and property releases for the latest tech and major city buildings.

Still, it is good to see what is said to be needed (I still am doubtful about the handshakes).

Also as far as I can tell when they say "authentic" they usually mean "authentically beautiful people in poses that look like they aren't poses".

« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 14:01 »
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The list states they also look for all kinds of cars, rv's etc. but when you submit these (I do a lot of vintage cars photography), with brands etc. removed they are almost always rejected for Intellectual Property Violation.....

Did you have the car sign a model release?

Always! T-Ford #221, Chevrolet Corvette #675, written and signed in oil

« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 15:11 »
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Love to get people shots, but what about editorial? Most of mine with people will never have a model release as they are natural and on the fly.

« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 19:13 »
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you cant take pics of the city anywhere in the world specially stunning cityscapes like they are asking you to and not post them as editorial.Even in the parks and with no people you post them as editorial.
this only works if you take pics from an exotic island from a very distance, or use a drone, or if you take pics of empty streets  but no buildings aside.
so the  we are lookin for tourist attraction thing from them but commercialy only, doesnt make any sence.
UNLES UNLESS. if you make a big production like a steven speilberg movie,hire actors and extras,built two houses in new york like james cameron built the titanic again for the titanic movie ;D and spent millions of bucks and post them as commercials and they will finally get accepted and you will receive,,,,,,, 24 p :'(   

« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2017, 01:10 »
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"Freedom of panorama"

« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 01:49 »
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Link not working.404 error.
Anybody got a copy?

« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2017, 06:22 »
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It worked for me just now.

« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2017, 11:37 »
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The link still works for me.

« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2017, 11:54 »
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It really doesnt matter what we supply or how good it is at the next sort algorithm change it will be all in vain and we are back to square one. ::) that goes for all the micros.

« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2017, 02:02 »
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It really doesnt matter what we supply or how good it is at the next sort algorithm change it will be all in vain and we are back to square one. ::) that goes for all the micros.
Does changing the algorithm reduce the demand for content? Are buyers so stupid they just buy anything? Everytime the algoritmm changes there are winners and losers who is to judge whether the "winners" content is worse than the losers?

« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2017, 02:49 »
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They are all in desperate needs of handshakes and young business men as well as cats and dogs not forgetting flowers and babies! ;D

« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2017, 03:05 »
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It really doesnt matter what we supply or how good it is at the next sort algorithm change it will be all in vain and we are back to square one. ::) that goes for all the micros.

Precisely, because the sole purpose of algorithm changes is to make sure no one sells anything. It's the perfect plan.

« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2017, 03:14 »
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It really doesnt matter what we supply or how good it is at the next sort algorithm change it will be all in vain and we are back to square one. ::) that goes for all the micros.

Precisely, because the sole purpose of algorithm changes is to make sure no one sells anything. It's the perfect plan.
Not quite it is targeted at certain people for no logical reason just to annoy them I guess.

« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2017, 06:45 »
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The final solution!! last of the summer wine!

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2017, 07:05 »
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I'm assuming that any changes to the search algorithm are to make sure that the people searching get more accurate and relevant results. If they don't, then people will probably get a bit fed up and looks somewhere else.

So a decent algorithm will result in consistent or even better sales. A bad algorithm will result in less sales. And if an algorithm does result in less ales then they'll change it back or try something different.

The thing is that any change will affect everyone to some extent. Some will get more sales, some will get less and some will stay about the same. If sales are up then it's rare people will be out complaining about it or adding to threads about algorithm changes. But when somebody loses from the changes, I'd like to think that others will benefit... and if the site itself is losing out then they will make changes accordingly. Maybe I'm wrong!

« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2017, 07:12 »
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I'm assuming that any changes to the search algorithm are to make sure that the people searching get more accurate and relevant results. If they don't, then people will probably get a bit fed up and looks somewhere else.

So a decent algorithm will result in consistent or even better sales. A bad algorithm will result in less sales. And if an algorithm does result in less ales then they'll change it back or try something different.

The thing is that any change will affect everyone to some extent. Some will get more sales, some will get less and some will stay about the same. If sales are up then it's rare people will be out complaining about it or adding to threads about algorithm changes. But when somebody loses from the changes, I'd like to think that others will benefit... and if the site itself is losing out then they will make changes accordingly. Maybe I'm wrong!

Sounds right to me, but if the algorythm is price sensitive and returns an increase to Adobe when it excludes those on a higher percentage some contributors lose out more than others.

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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2017, 07:42 »
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That's a good point, but I'd like to think that any benefit from putting lower commission images at the top would be offset by the loss in customer satisfaction (and therefore possible sales) from being presented with images that don't fit the bill.

I mean, these higher commision images are higher commission because they sell better. There's probably a good reason for that, so a buyer presented with better selling images would probably be better than presenting them with a bunch of low selling items. Saving 5 to 10% on payouts isn't much good if sales are down 5 to 10%.

« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2017, 07:45 »
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That's a good point, but I'd like to think that any benefit from putting lower commission images at the top would be offset by the loss in customer satisfaction (and therefore possible sales) from being presented with images that don't fit the bill.

I mean, these higher commision images are higher commission because they sell better. There's probably a good reason for that, so a buyer presented with better selling images would probably be better than presenting them with a bunch of low selling items. Saving 5 to 10% on payouts isn't much good if sales are down 5 to 10%.
I think you are spot on but with the lack of transparency on algorithms means we will never be sure so the debate will continue. Of course if they DID do that there's nothing we can do so its academic really.

« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2017, 08:25 »
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That's a good point, but I'd like to think that any benefit from putting lower commission images at the top would be offset by the loss in customer satisfaction (and therefore possible sales) from being presented with images that don't fit the bill.

I mean, these higher commision images are higher commission because they sell better. There's probably a good reason for that, so a buyer presented with better selling images would probably be better than presenting them with a bunch of low selling items. Saving 5 to 10% on payouts isn't much good if sales are down 5 to 10%.

"returns an increase to Adobe" I think you may have missed that bit.

« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2017, 09:41 »
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Hello All,

Not a week goes by where I'm not asked at least once what type of content Adobe Stock is looking for. The general, catch-all answer is that regardless of the subject matter, buyers are looking for authenticity. Real looking people in real situations with genuine expressions and interactions.

That remains true and I expect it always will. That being said, a more specific list of content needs and requests has been generated. If you are looking for some motivation on what to shoot next..look no further than the list linked below....

 https://adobe.ly/2pdvHeB

MatHayward, thanks for your help!

« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2017, 10:38 »
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I think you are spot on but with the lack of transparency on algorithms means we will never be sure so the debate will continue. Of course if they DID do that there's nothing we can do so its academic really.

I'm pretty sure that a crowdsourcing model pretty much demands the lack of transparency on algorithm. Otherwise a metrics becomes a target.

I am looking at the list and I can bet my pants that some of the content will not sell well for a given contributor. It is probably good for Adobe's business though. I don't mind, it's fair.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 10:43 by niktol »

« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2017, 13:34 »
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Thanks for bringing the list to our attention Mat.

I have so many of the types of images Adobe is seeking, but, as people pointed out, most are editorial. Lots of travel in the cities you mention but with crowds, firefighters fighting a real fire, that sort of thing. The only thing I can add are some natural disaster photos since Sandy took its toll on our house and cars some years back (since tree damage can be from any kind of disaster-we are away from the water but a huge oak tree fell on our house and two cars). I'll have to check they may all be RM, in which case, no luck there either. 

I was reminded of that when I uploaded some travel images last weekend and one in the batch was rejected for lack of a property release. I hadn't meant to upload it.

But, it's a good comprehensive list, with some good ideas. So, thanks again.


 

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