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« Reply #100 on: May 30, 2018, 03:07 »
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I think that your all kinda forgetting that for the most part these images just get used for some social media thing or websites ... They don't really need to be publication quality if they're just going to be forgotten in 3 days ... and consumers don't really care if it's grainy or a bit soft. Especially if at the intended resolution it's not going to be noticed. We might as well just jump on the bandwagon and upload everything we see.

After Reading the entire thread with some good stuff. By all. Im going with this above. I just left the SS forums after 55,651 Posts and 13 years and for the 4th and seriously Last time Because it Just got dumber every day and I just couldn't look anymore at the work people were submitting and asking me to critique. I wrote this and I totally believe it. Such a shame. But It is true.

"It's pretty clear to me that if I want sales or, anyone else wants sales you need to go to any large super market or Drug store and Take a picture of every Product on the shelves, then go outside and take every snapshot of a Business storefront ,Car or person doing anything  it doesn't matter really, with and without there Kids and be sure to watch for Local Car shows and take 4 shots of each Car ...go take a 1000 or More a day that require little or no Processing and submit everything regardless of any creative skill or Planning or expense whatsoever as editorial Of course. all It would take is 3 Months and you would have 900 Pages of SO CALLED "Todays" "Perfect Stock" get a few friends to help and bam.....Done.And I mean IE...."Todays Perfect Stock" That has a shelf Life of a few Months or until they change the search or algorithm. Thats what this is now My friends. "Oh and don't forget to do some stupid Instagram filters to show your cool", Trendy And 'with it" And if ya get a rejection any rejection Just submit it many more times. That is if you get a Lucky day where the upload works.LOL

The question is: if this is selling, why not doing it? After all, it does not compete with high quality pictures, given we are talking here about some niche markets, and, according you what you write, there is a return on investment, maybe for a short time, but pretty good compared to the amount of time and work provided...
Exactly if people want to buy it and you can do it for a profit why not?


« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2018, 10:09 »
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YEP, agree. One of my old students is gonna go for it.

« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2018, 11:01 »
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YEP, agree. One of my old students is gonna go for it.

It definitely sounds like an idea I should work on as well. And given the amount of corporations in the world, it will take a long time before the opportunities will be exhausted, and the market saturated!

« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2018, 13:50 »
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Not exactly news.

Whatever happened to the guy with 30,000 photos of a bag of pot?  Is he still there?
Do you have the link ? I would like to see that photos.

« Reply #104 on: July 08, 2018, 14:10 »
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Not exactly news.

Whatever happened to the guy with 30,000 photos of a bag of pot?  Is he still there?
Do you have the link ? I would like to see that photos.
You really wouldn't just use your imagination ;-). Its not just him though there seems to be a massive over supply of weed on SS. Perhaps their office is similar...it would explain a lot ;-).


 

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