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Title: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 08, 2018, 08:46
This article was created with Google Translate.
Even if translation is not smooth, thank you for your understanding.


I have not been a microstock writer for a long time.
There are not many stock creators in Korea where I live.
So there is no opportunity to be honest in my portfolio.

Here is my portfolio.

www.istockphoto.com/kr/portfolio/goldcastle7 (http://www.istockphoto.com/kr/portfolio/goldcastle7)
www.istockphoto.com/kr/portfolio/goldcastle7 (http://www.istockphoto.com/kr/portfolio/goldcastle7)

I ask for your honest criticism.
Thank you very much.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on August 08, 2018, 09:02
Are you drawing the vectors used in these conceptual pieces, for example the tank and soccer goal keeper?
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 08, 2018, 09:09
Are you drawing the vectors used in these conceptual pieces, for example the tank and soccer goal keeper?
I was able to deal with AutoCAD because I had been doing architectural design until recently.
After drawing the drawing directly, I do coloring with Photoshop
It is also designed by referring to materials published on the Internet.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Chichikov on August 08, 2018, 09:57
The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about itů
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 08, 2018, 20:06
The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about itů
Which part gave you a strange feeling?
Very curious.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: derek on August 09, 2018, 01:39
I think its a splendid portfolio showing lots of imagination and further more conceptuals will alway sell!...however some of your composites would sell lots more in some specific trad-agencies geard towards A.I. etc, etc.

You should also explore the possibillities of CGI, endless imagination!!
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Brasilnut on August 10, 2018, 06:39
Would you have the chance to capture editorials of those e-game competitions in S.Korea...crowds, contestants, promotions, etc? They're fanatics and a huge and growing business!

I used to play Starcraft a few years ago, must have lost a few months of  my life. Also Counter-strike.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 10, 2018, 19:36
Would you have the chance to capture editorials of those e-game competitions in S.Korea...crowds, contestants, promotions, etc? They're fanatics and a huge and growing business!

I used to play Starcraft a few years ago, must have lost a few months of  my life. Also Counter-strike.
I can film the e-ports stadium, but I'm not interested in the game.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Sammy the Cat on August 11, 2018, 04:52
The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about itů
Which part gave you a strange feeling?
Very curious.

He's probably thinking that some of the composite images are made using other people's photos.

Which would not be allowed by stock agencies
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Noedelhap on August 11, 2018, 05:45
Some of the composites look like you just put some graphic elements together without any style or color palette in mind. This one for instance:
https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649 (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649)

The colors are all over the place, the background is ugly and distracting, the Ransomware font looks cheap.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: cathyslife on August 11, 2018, 07:08
Some of the composites look like you just put some graphic elements together without any style or color palette in mind. This one for instance:
https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649 (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649)

The colors are all over the place, the background is ugly and distracting, the Ransomware font looks cheap.


Plus, on that same image, you have narrowed your market by putting ANY type at all. Designers just want images. They will put their own copy. Or maybe provide one without copy, in adddition to this one.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: DallasP on August 11, 2018, 16:48
Would you have the chance to capture editorials of those e-game competitions in S.Korea...crowds, contestants, promotions, etc? They're fanatics and a huge and growing business!

I used to play Starcraft a few years ago, must have lost a few months of  my life. Also Counter-strike.

Still play way too much CS.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: zorba on August 11, 2018, 17:46
This article was created with Google Translate.
Even if translation is not smooth, thank you for your understanding.


I have not been a microstock writer for a long time.
There are not many stock creators in Korea where I live.
So there is no opportunity to be honest in my portfolio.



Look at this: this is the way: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pressmaster (https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pressmaster)
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: ShadySue on August 11, 2018, 19:41
This article was created with Google Translate.
Even if translation is not smooth, thank you for your understanding.

I have not been a microstock writer for a long time.
There are not many stock creators in Korea where I live.
So there is no opportunity to be honest in my portfolio.
I really hope that's a particularly bad Google Translate.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: mindstorm on August 11, 2018, 19:57
@ShadySue - I am pretty sure the phrase he intended is more along the lines of "There is no opportunity to get good, honest feedback on my portfolio locally."

Whenever using Google Translate, you have to allow for some approximations in language...
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 12, 2018, 03:18
The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about itů
Which part gave you a strange feeling?
Very curious.
He's probably thinking that some of the composite images are made using other people's photos.

Which would not be allowed by stock agencies
Shouldn't anyone use commercially available images as a source?
I ask you because I don't really know.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 12, 2018, 03:23
Some of the composites look like you just put some graphic elements together without any style or color palette in mind. This one for instance:
https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649 (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649)

The colors are all over the place, the background is ugly and distracting, the Ransomware font looks cheap.
Some of the composites look like you just put some graphic elements together without any style or color palette in mind. This one for instance:
https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649 (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649)

The colors are all over the place, the background is ugly and distracting, the Ransomware font looks cheap.
It could have seemed ugly because it expressed the confusion caused by Lansomware.
Thank you for your honest assessment.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 12, 2018, 03:27
Some of the composites look like you just put some graphic elements together without any style or color palette in mind. This one for instance:
https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649 (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/en/photo/ransomware-gm684693338-125700649)

The colors are all over the place, the background is ugly and distracting, the Ransomware font looks cheap.


Plus, on that same image, you have narrowed your market by putting ANY type at all. Designers just want images. They will put their own copy. Or maybe provide one without copy, in adddition to this one.
Thank you very much for your honest assessment.
I don't know much yet because I have a very short experience as a stock writer.
Your honest assessment has made my knowledge and skills a step up.
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Cho byeong chan on August 12, 2018, 03:29
This article was created with Google Translate.
Even if translation is not smooth, thank you for your understanding.


I have not been a microstock writer for a long time.
There are not many stock creators in Korea where I live.
So there is no opportunity to be honest in my portfolio.



Look at this: this is the way: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pressmaster (https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pressmaster)
They're such good stock images.
Is it a collection of good images sold in Shertterstock?
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Sammy the Cat on August 12, 2018, 03:57
The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about itů
Which part gave you a strange feeling?
Very curious.
He's probably thinking that some of the composite images are made using other people's photos.

Which would not be allowed by stock agencies
Shouldn't anyone use commercially available images as a source?
I ask you because I don't really know.

The answer is no.

You can only use elements you have the copyright ownership for (you made them)

Using other peoples images or elements will get you banned from most stock sites as it's a breach of copyright..
Title: Re: I want honest criticism of my portfolio.
Post by: Pauws99 on August 12, 2018, 06:51
O dear...this may not end well  ::)