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« on: February 20, 2018, 14:40 »
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My tongue in cheek analysis of the actual state of the stock photography industry.
Mostly for a laugh, please don't shoot the messenger...
https://youtu.be/VRulE4nXqFg


« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 15:52 »
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Nicely done! Very honest and realistic information.  :)

« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 19:31 »
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Good video and realistic
Im handing in my resignation at my day job tomorrow 😀

« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 22:36 »
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Nicely done. Beer's on me next time you're in the area.  ;)

« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 22:47 »
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Nice job - I liked it.

« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 04:02 »
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Nicely done! Very honest and realistic information.  :)
Thank you,
I am glad you liked it.
The idea was also to have a laugh and not take things always too seriously :-)

« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 10:42 »
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Good and entertaining as always. Keep them coming.

« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 12:49 »
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Good video and realistic
Im handing in my resignation at my day job tomorrow 😀
Ahahahah,
no, wait, don't do it, stoooop!

« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 04:01 »
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Nicely done. Beer's on me next time you're in the area.  ;)
Thank you!
Which area are you in? Always ready for a beer!

JaenStock

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 09:48 »
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I see one of my pictures in adobe prmeium

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 12:15 »
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Nice job - I liked it.
Thank you,
I am glad you liked it!

« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 03:44 »
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Good and entertaining as always. Keep them coming.
Many thanks Yada!

« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 05:04 »
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I see one of my pictures in adobe prmeium
Which one is it?



« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2018, 03:55 »
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Well, this video has been very successful,
I wasn't expecting to find so many people interested in the stock photography business.
I will definitely do a couple more on the same topic, in any case it is great fun!

« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 14:36 »
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Nicely done. Beer's on me next time you're in the area.  ;)
Still waiting for the beer
:-)


« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 15:21 »
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The numbers speak by themselves.
I just played smthg different than in this video, watching newest submissions with keyword "nature" for ex.
What's the goal of agencies accepting rubbish (except to claim "I have the bigest one!"), what's the goal of submitters to submit rubbish?
hosting companies can get rich... for sure...
The psychiatrists of the inspectors, also.

Hem, are images stil inspected by humans???
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 15:29 by Oligo »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 13:07 »
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The numbers speak by themselves.
I just played smthg different than in this video, watching newest submissions with keyword "nature" for ex.
What's the goal of agencies accepting rubbish (except to claim "I have the bigest one!"), what's the goal of submitters to submit rubbish?
hosting companies can get rich... for sure...
The psychiatrists of the inspectors, also.

Hem, are images stil inspected by humans???

Are photos taken by humans?  :)

Here's one to wonder about, Girl Jumping https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&searchterm=girl+jumping&image_type=all

226,089  if you run out of ideas, have your kids or your friends jump, pay your model to jump...

39,290 Girl Jumping Beach, or add a piece of silk or something cloth and you get the famous girl jumping silk shots.

I agree with the rubbish, why submit and why do they accept, but I don't have any logical reason. It makes the sites look like trash, the uploads will most likely never sell, once accepted the junk will just clog the search for the better shots. Then the people who make good works, will make less and leave, or stop uploading the good shots, which will leave just the junk. Doesn't make sense at all.

« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2018, 07:25 »
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The numbers speak by themselves.
I just played smthg different than in this video, watching newest submissions with keyword "nature" for ex.
What's the goal of agencies accepting rubbish (except to claim "I have the bigest one!"), what's the goal of submitters to submit rubbish?
hosting companies can get rich... for sure...
The psychiatrists of the inspectors, also.

Hem, are images stil inspected by humans???
I believe that the biggest agencies are relying more and more on reviews made by Artificial Intelligence.
Human review is very expensive, and frankly in my opinion always give the worst results.

« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2018, 09:13 »
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The numbers speak by themselves.
I just played smthg different than in this video, watching newest submissions with keyword "nature" for ex.
What's the goal of agencies accepting rubbish (except to claim "I have the bigest one!"), what's the goal of submitters to submit rubbish?
hosting companies can get rich... for sure...
The psychiatrists of the inspectors, also.

Hem, are images stil inspected by humans???

Are photos taken by humans?  :)

Here's one to wonder about, Girl Jumping https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&searchterm=girl+jumping&image_type=all

226,089  if you run out of ideas, have your kids or your friends jump, pay your model to jump...

39,290 Girl Jumping Beach, or add a piece of silk or something cloth and you get the famous girl jumping silk shots.

I agree with the rubbish, why submit and why do they accept, but I don't have any logical reason. It makes the sites look like trash, the uploads will most likely never sell, once accepted the junk will just clog the search for the better shots. Then the people who make good works, will make less and leave, or stop uploading the good shots, which will leave just the junk. Doesn't make sense at all.
I believe that the big agencies cannot keep up with human reviewer, so they end up accepting everything, apart from things easy to spot by machine.
All and all I believe that the huge number of bad images is taken care by he algorithm: they are quickly buried and only images that sell will be shown


 

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