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« on: August 08, 2018, 08:46 »
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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
www.istockphoto.com/kr/portfolio/goldcastle7

I ask for your honest criticism.
Thank you very much.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 09:04 by Cho byeong chan »


« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 09:02 »
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Are you drawing the vectors used in these conceptual pieces, for example the tank and soccer goal keeper?

« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 09:09 »
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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.

« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:57 »
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The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about it

« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 20:06 »
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The portfolio is very nice!

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

« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 01:39 »
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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!!

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 06:39 »
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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.

« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 19:36 »
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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.

« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 04:52 »
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The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about it
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

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 05:45 »
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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

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

« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 07:08 »
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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

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.

« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 16:48 »
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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.

« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 17:46 »
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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

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 19:41 »
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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.

« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 19:57 »
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@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...

« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 03:18 »
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The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about it
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.

« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 03:23 »
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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

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

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.

« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 03:27 »
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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

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.

« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 03:29 »
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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
They're such good stock images.
Is it a collection of good images sold in Shertterstock?

« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 03:57 »
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The portfolio is very nice!

But I have a very strange feeling about it
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..

« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 06:51 »
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O dear...this may not end well  ::)


 

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