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langstrup

« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2017, 11:22 »
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Proteus you are funny ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I might even think I know who you are in real life 8) If you really are "proteus" and you only sell 500 of a 11.000 port, then your work just isnt good enough to compete with todays standard. Old stock days was a much lesser quality ;)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 11:25 by Uber Images »


« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 11:37 »
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Proteus you are funny ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I might even think I know who you are in real life 8) If you really are "proteus" and you only sell 500 of a 11.000 port, then your work just isnt good enough to compete with todays standard. Old stock days was a much lesser quality ;)


We'll see my friend after 2 years when you're going to drop anything you do what you say. You will remember me. You are just a beginner child, without experience in this business. Newcomers can clap you, but veterans all know what the game is. There are also many veterans in this forum, all of whom are falling and falling. It seems that only you know how to do this. Maybe you could teach us. Wait, no, this knoll light factory is so old fashioned.

langstrup

« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 11:42 »
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You really crack me up Proteus - Im missing the laughing smiley here though ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 11:53 »
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No I am talking about another few images. The back lighting I understand.

Like this one in a subway



Does it have to be a sun? Many subway systems have artistic lighting. I know this one is added, but I don't immediately think "sun".

I don't do photos but to be fair, I like your portfolio, I am not sure how it can be used commercially, but interesting way of color grading and lighting

« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 12:05 »
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Maybe you could teach us.

I guess he has already done it, by sharing his port and his success story!
I can predict that hundreds of copycats will add fake sun flares to their failing photos as of today. And that, on top of other things good observers will learn from his port.

In my opinion this is the only reason he can be called "beginner child, without experience in this business".
He should know better and play his cards close to his chest.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2017, 12:12 »
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Does it have to be a sun? Many subway systems have artistic lighting. I know this one is added, but I don't immediately think "sun".

To me it's like: he just had a great business idea that will save his company millions concept.

langstrup

« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2017, 12:19 »
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Theres really no secret sauce here! All information is just a click away :) Look at best selling categories at Shutterstock for example.

Im really not afraid of copycats. The production do not happen by it self, most photographers lack skills to produce the right content, good models are hard to find, instruction behind the camera seems to be everyones problem and so on and so on.

We have already been copied several times. They had no luck in competing ;)

Beside that it takes a positive attitude to be successful. Not really what most " not pro" stock photographers are known for if this site is the measure  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



 

Brasilnut

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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 12:22 »
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I can predict that hundreds of copycats will add fake sun flares to their failing photos as of today.

Better put on my shades at night  8)

« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2017, 12:23 »
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Claiming some will copy his work is just ridicilous. Those who want to copy other authors can just do a search for most popular search terms and BAM, there you have it, pages of photos that you can copy from.

langstrup

« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2017, 12:31 »
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Brazilnut - Hahahhaha ;D ;D ;D

And thats precisly correct Dumc :)

« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2017, 12:38 »
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Just wondering, does that fake sun effect increase sales? Some indoor images without a window or anything even have a sunny glow. Looks weird, but I guess your sales prove me wrong.

It's not fake Sun it's flare and it's been a trendy thing to do for over a year, sometimes with colors instead of just light. Look around in magazines and billboards for the next trend and get in more at the beginning. I think this one may have run it's course?

https://photographylife.com/what-is-ghosting-and-flare

How to make a flaw into art. https://digital-photography-school.com/5-tips-for-achieving-artistic-lens-flare-how-to/


« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2017, 12:41 »
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Claiming some will copy his work is just ridicilous. Those who want to copy other authors can just do a search for most popular search terms and BAM, there you have it, pages of photos that you can copy from.

What makes the difference is the fact that you know his port is succesful. A lot of photos might be popular on niche categories, without having the certainty that these photos sell often to match Uber's numbers.
So, not ridiculous at all.

« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2017, 12:47 »
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Let's try to discuss some positives here? There's too much negativity on here, in my opinion.

So far my Sept is looking up:

- 1st sale at RH
- 3 sales at Alamy
- So far 88 downloads at SS
- Sales picking up at AS

Anybody else have positive news to share?
10 dls a day on SS is picking up? Hope I never get that lucky!

langstrup

« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2017, 12:52 »
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Zero Talent - You also know that Nike and Coca Cola has success! Well I guess we can all just copy each other easily then right! Life does not work that way does it ;D ;D

A copy cat will always just be that! AND one step behind by the way ;)

Brasilnut

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« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2017, 12:55 »
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10 dls a day on SS is picking up? Hope I never get that lucky!

I'm a glass full type of guy!  8)

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copy cat will always just be that! AND one step behind by the way ;)

Everything is derivative anyway. Inventor of airplanes copied from birds, etc.

« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 13:00 »
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Claiming some will copy his work is just ridicilous. Those who want to copy other authors can just do a search for most popular search terms and BAM, there you have it, pages of photos that you can copy from.

What makes the difference is the fact that you know his port is succesful. A lot of photos might be popular on niche categories, without having the certainty that these photos sell often to match Uber's numbers.
So, not ridiculous at all.

I said "popular search terms", not some obscure, niche search term.

« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2017, 14:12 »
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Zero Talent - You also know that Nike and Coca Cola has success! Well I guess we can all just copy each other easily then right! Life does not work that way does it ;D ;D

A copy cat will always just be that! AND one step behind by the way ;)

Yes, they had success.

But let me give you a better example: Puma and Adidas. Their owners were brothers. But also the most fierce competitors you can imagine, paranoid about their secrets, not afraid to play dirty against each other.

Do you thing Apple is cool with Samsung copying their design?
No,  they are not! They fight bitterly in courts to protect their success recipes.

The reason they do that is because they know better. They are not like a "beginner child, without experience in this business"
They play their cards close to their chest, and they have good reasons to do that!

They are not naive!
But it is your right to think differently and to do what you think is best for you, or rather: what makes you feel better!

PS. I am also grateful to see your numbers, to see what is behind your success, especially when you see that all other posters consider an improvement a week with only a few dozen sales. It gives you some perspective! Congrats!
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 14:21 by Zero Talent »


langstrup

« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2017, 14:43 »
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Holy cow! It is really more up hill here than I ever thought was possible.

Im out - Taking care of business, meanwhile you can sit here and conspiracy with your self  ;D ;D

« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2017, 17:09 »
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Thank you Uber Images for sharing your success with us. Looking at your port shows me how far behind I am with my work and style. I think your port should give us all an indication why our own earnings are falling while other more creative artist are doing very well.

« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2017, 17:16 »
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Thank you Uber Images for sharing your success with us. Looking at your port shows me how far behind I am with my work and style. I think your port should give us all an indication why our own earnings are falling while other more creative artist are doing very well.
Now, you know why, indeed.
And like you many others, who, in 6 months from now, will be able to better compete with Uber and eat a slice of his tasty pie ;)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 17:21 by Zero Talent »

Brasilnut

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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2017, 17:25 »
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When in doubt, call for an Uber (Images)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 17:32 by Brasilnut »

angelawaye

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« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2017, 20:23 »
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Great work!
« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 08:45 by angelawaye »

« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2017, 00:33 »
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Beside that it takes a positive attitude to be successful. Not really what most " not pro" stock photographers are known for if this site is the measure  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That's the real secret sauce right there, a positive attitude and the belief that you will be successful. Optimism often leads to a more passionate approach and a strive for excellence. Congrats on your successful portfolio. It's beautiful.




« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 11:28 by Minsc »

« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2017, 01:46 »
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You only need to look at the Port for a few seconds to see someone at the top of their game...I'd rather listen to them than those who see their ports declining and harkening back to the good old days that will never return.

« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2017, 05:41 »
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I see this went well  ;D

Adding sun or lighting to an image has been done for ages, I dont think Uber was the first one doing that.

I like his portfolio, just wondered about some added lighting indoors. Thats all.


 

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