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Deutsche Diskussion / Wie verschlagworte ich Fotos richtig?
« on: March 18, 2009, 02:47 »
Das werde ich des fteren von anderen Fotografen gefragt und habe deshalb mal ausfhrlich darauf geantwortet:
http://www.alltageinesfotoproduzenten.de/2009/03/18/frag-den-fotograf-tipps-zur-verschlagwortung/

Viel Spa beim Lesen und ich bin gespannt, wie ihr Eure Fotos verschlagwortet.

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Is there a universal model release?
« on: February 16, 2009, 11:22 »
Yes, I give my models a copy of the release, since it acts as a contract und usually both partys of a contract should have one.

Bye, Robert

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General Stock Discussion / Re: My day with Yuri Arcurs
« on: December 11, 2008, 04:31 »
It also says in my article that his images sell especially well in countries like Greece, Norway or Germany, probably because of his blonde models...

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General Stock Discussion / Re: My day with Yuri Arcurs
« on: December 10, 2008, 04:42 »
Dan Heller wrote some other reasons why it makes sense to help other photographers in his blog here:
http://danheller.blogspot.com/2005/07/asking-pros-for-advice-about-pricing.html

Bye,
Robert

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General Stock Discussion / My day with Yuri Arcurs
« on: December 09, 2008, 06:36 »
On Saturday, Fotolia organized a workshop with Yuri Arcurs and invited me to blog about it.

So here it is, my blog-entry about the day with Yuri and some helpful tipps (in German though):
http://www.alltageinesfotoproduzenten.de/2008/12/09/ein-tag-mit-microstock-fotograf-yuri-arcurs/

Here a translation in english with BabelFish:
http://de.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alltageinesfotoproduzenten.de%2F2008%2F12%2F09%2Fein-tag-mit-microstock-fotograf-yuri-arcurs%2F&lp=de_en&btnTrUrl=%C3%9Cbersetzen

Bye, Robert

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia changes Credit price in Europe
« on: December 02, 2008, 04:45 »
@Idambies:

What was a credit worth before in the UK?

Thanks, Robert

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Part 5 of my analysis is online now...

Bye, Robert

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: istock and keywords
« on: November 24, 2008, 05:25 »
Oh well, there are stories to tell.
I had a woman with boxing gloves some days ago and they refused to accecpt the keyword "boxing (women)"

I guess they want to have only the exclusives on istock and the rest on stockxpert.

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Okay, thanks for the help

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Hm, you think when they ask" please enter keywords in german" i still should enter them in english?

Robert

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Shutterstock.com / Who uses german keywords with Shutterstock?
« on: October 30, 2008, 05:41 »
Hello,

I have submitted images at Shutterstock from Germany and they asked to keyword the files in German.

Usually no probem since German keywords are already in the IPTC-Headers.

But Shutterstock messes them up, giving me for "Geschftsfrau" --> "Gesch?ftsfrau", so I have to correct every keyword with "Umlauten" in it.

Does it happen with other people too? If no, what browser etc. you use? (I use Firefox 2.0.17 on a PC)

I would like to find a way to avoid this work.

Thanks in advance,
Robert

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General - Top Sites / Questions to photo agencies
« on: October 29, 2008, 11:13 »
Hello,

I hopefully will have a small mail interview with one of the microstock-agencies and would like to ask if you have some questions you would like to ask that I didn't think of yet?

Here my suggestions:
- how many photographers you represent?
- how many exclusively?
- how many photographers contribute on a regular basis?
- how many pictures you receive per month in average?
- how many percent of these pictures get accepted?
- what is the most common rejection reason?
- how many pictures does a photographers has online in average?
- how much earns a photographer per sale as average? (for non-exclusives/excluives)
- how much do the top 20% of the photographers earn per month in average?
- what motives sell best?
- what pictures you would like to receive that you have not enough of?

If the interview gets published, I will let you know the results...

Thanks in advance,
Robert

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock off for the day!
« on: October 23, 2008, 09:39 »
They also seem to have the editiing of images disabled...  ???

And it says at their site the disabled upload is only for "wednesday", now it is thursday and still nothing...

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First, check their contract. Is there something like a minimum obligation time?

Check social networking sites (xing, linkedIn etc.) if there are contact persons listed...

Otherwise, you could notify some stock sites (like "Selling Stock", microstockdiaries etc.) if they watn to investigate that story.

Bye,
Robert

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Cable guy knocked out my internet
« on: October 08, 2008, 14:25 »
@designalldone:

That was a good one, laughed my ass off...  ;D

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Okay, sorry Borg,

here a quick translation (but donm't hold me liable if I translate something wrong)  :D

- istock revenue 2007: 71,9 M $
- istock payout to the artists 2007: 20,9 M $ (that makes  29%)
- a picture sold every 1,3 seconds (average)
- about 3,7 million customers registered at istock
- more than 60.000 artists registered at istock
- expected revenue 2012: 262 M $
- about 275.000 uploaded pictures per month
- about 150.000 pictures per month get accepted
- a total of over  3,5 Millionen pictures at istockphoto

bye, Robert

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@ Borg, the numbers (at least concerning the money numbers) are quoted in US-$, the M stands for Million...

Bye,
Robert

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Which program do you mean? If you refer to ImageManager, that is still a beta und it does not seem to be originating from istock itself, right?

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During the German photography fair "Photokina" the istock-founder and CEO Bruce Livingstone held a speech titled "The Future of Microstock.
I wanted to record it and put it on my blog but I only got the permission to write about it:
http://www.alltageinesfotoproduzenten.de/2008/09/27/the-future-of-microstock-vortrag-von-bruce-livingstone/

The review is in German, Babelfish might be your friend.
Here a micro translation:
- 2009 is more localized content in planning
- FTP uploads won't be there in the future, but they are working on a bulk upload program for PC
- a "German payment service" is in planning
- istock has the highest rejection rates in the microstock-market

bye, Robert

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Hello Pixart,

no, these photos were mainly for macrostock agencies. I tend to do only little microstock. But yes, these images worked great for me. I worked many times with this model and she is quite popular with image buyers.

Bye, Robert

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Wow, a model release for that video?  ::)
I know how you feel. I think though that istock is considered to be very tough on model releases, so good luck getting it past their reviewers.

Bye,
Robert

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Hello Pixart,

yes, it's me and in case you need to find my video again, here's the link:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpFFf59SGI[/youtube]
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpFFf59SGI" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpFFf59SGI</a>


Oh, and by the way: Great blog you have! You've got a new reader...  :)

Bye, Robert

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Part 4 is online now as well...

Bye, Robert

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I'd be interested to know how many of the images used in the ads in those magazines came from micro vs macro.

I'd love to know that too, but unfortunately ads usually don't show their picture sources...

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