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« on: December 15, 2016, 07:08 »
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Hi guys,

So I've got a catalog of about 350ish photos. I've been completely ignoring editorial photos so far assuming there's less market for them. Am I right? Is it worth reuploading images that were rejected for commercial use (but can be used for editorial images?)

Cheers


« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 07:18 »
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Maybe depends on subject matter etc...try a few and see how it goes....

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 07:30 »
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my port is almost entirely based on editorials, they sell quite well on SS and also on Alamy

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 10:23 »
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Cheers :)

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 10:42 »
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I have been doing microstock for only one year. My editorials all sold but only once. I only have taken 23 editorial images so far. If each editorial photo sells only once it's not worth it in my opinion. Do editorial photos sell when they were taken one year ago?

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 10:57 »
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I have been doing microstock for only one year. My editorials all sold but only once. I only have taken 23 editorial images so far. If each editorial photo sells only once it's not worth it in my opinion. Do editorial photos sell when they were taken one year ago?
Depends on the nature of the editorial. If 'hot news', maybe not so much.
If more general 'secondary editorial', why not? - until fashions or locations change, and even then they might become historically interesting (eventually).
On iS, my editorials taken in 2011 sell (relatively, for iS nowadays) well, but specifically from that year, subject/location apparently irrelevant. The only reason I can imagine is that the best match has been stuck with these files in a reasonably high position for well over a year.

« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 19:01 »
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I have a handful of editorials, and it really depends on the photo. I second the message about time sensitive photos not having a lot of long term value, although that's just a gut feeling, as I haven't done a lot in the way of that. The editorial photos I have up are of buildings/locations where it would be impossible to remove all the logos or where doing so would end up removing the subject of the image (copyrighted building design, sigh). I'd rather have them as commercial, since they would have more value, but that's obviously not going to happen, and they do sell.

When in doubt, err on the side of submitting.

« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 18:37 »
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I have a handful of editorials, and it really depends on the photo. I second the message about time sensitive photos not having a lot of long term value, although that's just a gut feeling, as I haven't done a lot in the way of that. The editorial photos I have up are of buildings/locations where it would be impossible to remove all the logos or where doing so would end up removing the subject of the image (copyrighted building design, sigh). I'd rather have them as commercial, since they would have more value, but that's obviously not going to happen, and they do sell.

When in doubt, err on the side of submitting.
I started uploading editorials for awhile now with fair success. Funny, one is a shot of pool deck on a popular cruise line and it has loads of people and property. D/L many times.

« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 20:19 »
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My best guess, from limited experience, is that large number of buyers for web use don't really care if the photo is editorial or not as long as it represents what they are looking for.

ShadySue

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 02:33 »
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My best guess, from limited experience, is that large number of buyers for web use don't really care if the photo is editorial or not as long as it represents what they are looking for.
The worry in that case is that they don't notice the end-use restrictions and use editorial files commercially. I've had it happen a fair few times.

« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 06:56 »
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I guess it's on the stock sites to control this. Not much we can do about it.

« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 07:31 »
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To answer the question. YES.... totally worth it. Large part of my sales are coming from editorial photos (not news related).

Mirco

ShadySue

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 07:45 »
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I guess it's on the stock sites to control this. Not much we can do about it.
I have kept and copied over all my HDD the email I got from iS assuring me that any liability was totally on the buyer.

« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 09:12 »
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I guess it's on the stock sites to control this. Not much we can do about it.
I have kept and copied over all my HDD the email I got from iS assuring me that any liability was totally on the buyer.
Thanks Sue. I Agree.

« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 11:15 »
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Some of my best sellers are boring airport duty free shops and passengers looking confused at departure panels.

« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 16:48 »
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They seem to seel fairly well. Though to be honest, I'm sure many of my "editorial" images are being used commercially.

Not my problem though ifthey are licensed right.


 

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