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« on: July 16, 2018, 12:06 »
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Hi everyone. I came here for advice, because I have no experience in the field of stock photography, but have some idea. I will be in New York for a year and I can buy a camera, maybe also a drone, make maximum photos of Manhattan and put it in stock markets. but I do not know if such photos are claimed and will investments be justified? How many photos will it make about the profit? Is there anyone who took pictures of New York?


« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 12:27 »
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Is there anyone who took pictures of New York?

Yes, it's the most photographed city in the world.

Do some research on the millions of images that are already for sale and aim to do better, or find unique locations/angles... If possible.  :)

« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 12:43 »
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Hi everyone. I came here for advice, because I have no experience in the field of stock photography, but have some idea. I will be in New York for a year and I can buy a camera, maybe also a drone, make maximum photos of Manhattan and put it in stock markets. but I do not know if such photos are claimed and will investments be justified? How many photos will it make about the profit? Is there anyone who took pictures of New York?

New York is probably the most photographed city on microstock. So, one must do something really exceptional to break through on that over-saturated market.

I doubt very much that someone who is just considering to buy a camera (no matter how talented), even after one year of research and study, will be able to properly compete with those thousands of excellent New York based photographers.

Besides I wouldn't expect those successful photographers to come here and share with you their trade secrets   ;)


« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 12:47 by Zero Talent »

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 12:57 »
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 13:02 »
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Hi everyone. I came here for advice, because I have no experience in the field of stock photography, but have some idea. I will be in New York for a year and I can buy a camera, maybe also a drone, make maximum photos of Manhattan and put it in stock markets. but I do not know if such photos are claimed and will investments be justified? How many photos will it make about the profit? Is there anyone who took pictures of New York?

Millions of people _live_ there and many have been shooting stock photos for years.  Maybe you can find a niche and just saturate it.

« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 00:14 »
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Hi everyone. I came here for advice, because I have no experience in the field of stock photography, but have some idea. I will be in New York for a year and I can buy a camera, maybe also a drone, make maximum photos of Manhattan and put it in stock markets. but I do not know if such photos are claimed and will investments be justified? How many photos will it make about the profit? Is there anyone who took pictures of New York?

New York is probably the most photographed city on microstock. So, one must do something really exceptional to break through on that over-saturated market.

I doubt very much that someone who is just considering to buy a camera (no matter how talented), even after one year of research and study, will be able to properly compete with those thousands of excellent New York based photographers.

Besides I wouldn't expect those successful photographers to come here and share with you their trade secrets   ;)
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'+3 I wouldn't even waste time on NY. Unless you have some "REALLY" unique Ideas or concepts and.....Can Pull them Off. I would save your Money Based on your question. Or....Simply Go to SS or Getty and search whats here to buy Now and If you think. you have some fresh Ideas go for it.

« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 12:10 »
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Find something in Manhatten if that's where you want to shoot, but already popular and over supplied, you will make little and wonder what's wrong. Be different.

« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 07:37 »
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I have couple of pics of NYC, timelapses... since my start - one years ago, i sold 0. You have to be VERY creative...

AND, the drone is a very bad idea, I sold mine because the laws are very restrictive, it is impossible to legally fly near a city unless you have a prof. filming license, more, they are prohibited in a multitude of countries (Peru, India, etc.). The fines are far too high for the risk you take ... imagine, you fly your drones and it crash on inhabitants - you risk jail! In Canada, you could face a (up to) $25,000 fine or prison time. Perhaps as severe and more so in the USA.

We see a lot of videos of drones over cities on stocks, I hope for them that they do it legally with all the necessary permits... In Canada, the drone police are quite active.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 09:11 by christiano »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 09:19 »
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Who knew that flying a toy R/C plane or helicopter could be so complicated and have so many laws surrounding them. People have been flying these for over 50 years, but call it a drone and suddenly new laws and the police are involved. Drone free zones, banned in most parks, banned by some countries.

I'm happy I never invested in one for photo. They have a really nice perspective and could make some fantastic shots. With the expense, the licensing, the laws... not worth it.

« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 09:31 »
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Laws for drones are necessary nowadays, seeing how an average person can afford them, and there are always those who, for lack of common sense, fly it in areas where there pose a threat I.e. near airports or flight paths, over crowds, etc

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 12:18 »
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Laws for drones are necessary nowadays, seeing how an average person can afford them, and there are always those who, for lack of common sense, fly it in areas where there pose a threat I.e. near airports or flight paths, over crowds, etc

Very unnecessary, and a weak set of arguments. Sorry but RC planes are and have been very affordable, less expensive than a "drone". Over regulation and laws will never prevent idiots from doing stupid things, but will prevent honest people who are responsible from taking photos or having some fun.

Of course you are right about UAVs near an airport and lack of common sense for a minority, so the majority get punished and over regulated.

« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 07:26 »
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A drone crashed in downtown Montreal last year, a DJI Phantom. This drone weighs about 4 pounds, he could have killed someone. I know the police are investigating this incident (drone serial number, etc.). The person who crashed his drone must be a little stressed! The problem is that this kind of gear can be bought by any idiot who could put people's lives in danger, they have no choice to regulate.

« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 14:45 »
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A drone crashed in downtown Montreal last year, a DJI Phantom. This drone weighs about 4 pounds, he could have killed someone. I know the police are investigating this incident (drone serial number, etc.). The person who crashed his drone must be a little stressed! The problem is that this kind of gear can be bought by any idiot who could put people's lives in danger, they have no choice to regulate.

Right!
Same way guns "can be bought by any idiot who could put people's lives in danger".
However they have the choice NOT to regulate.  :o

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 08:40 »
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A drone crashed in downtown Montreal last year, a DJI Phantom. This drone weighs about 4 pounds, he could have killed someone. I know the police are investigating this incident (drone serial number, etc.). The person who crashed his drone must be a little stressed! The problem is that this kind of gear can be bought by any idiot who could put people's lives in danger, they have no choice to regulate.

Apparently the argument is, empty, same as others. Here's the entry model RC plane. No license, no history of fear because it's not a "drone". It is a UAV same as the quad copters. The Falcon 56 has been offered for at least 40 years at hobby shops, virtually everywhere. Still popular.

Wingspan:
56″

Wing Area:
558 sq.in.

Length:
47.5″

Flying Weight:
5-5.5 lbs.

Power:
2-stroke .40-.46 or 4-stroke .40

Radio:
4-Channel
4-Servos

Of course someone crashing into downtown anywhere should be located and punished, flying near an airport is wrong, doing anything unsafe that could harm someone else is out of the question. But once again, why all the regulations now? RC planes and helicopters have been around for ages and are not expensive? Why the change?

Because the news and the hype and media putting a false fear into the public eye. If it gets page views, pump it up. Then the public makes a demand for safety and UAVs are banned in parks (hey what better place to fly?) because they are a danger. And the weight? Imagine this, a 56" wingspan airplane, weighing over 5 pounds with not an electric engine but a alcohol fueled engine with a big wooden propeller!

Lets see, fire, fuel, 5 pounds, flies 15-20 miles an hours, unregulated... Call it a drone and people are afraid and up in arms over control.

WHY? Because RC fliers are usually careful and some of the people who bought drones are idiots. So that's why we should ban drones and punish all the responsible people. Applying the same logic, automobiles should also be banned, look at all the accidents and injury they cause.  ;)



 

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