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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2008, 17:48 »
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(...) if the paper is running an article about that area they will look for a generic local shot, if the article is about the Health Service then a micro stock style image of a drug might work but a better shot might be required one that tells the story empty beds, an airconditioning vent, a bucket with a mop, any hospital style people in a natural pose, not cheesy smiley etc:

So editorial does not mean only shots with people, but shots that can tell a story with a single picture.

I think the generic images do not fall into the editorial category, even if they can be used for editorial purposes.  An image of Yahoo offices can be used as editorial, even if not newsworthy, but it can't be sold for commercial use -> that's an editorial image.  Image of a bucket with a mop can be used as editorial, but it can be used for advertisement or website design -> that's a commercial image.

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2008, 17:50 »
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2008, 18:27 »
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2008, 18:32 »
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thanks, I see that I am behind .. But now I do not see why one does not upload the same images to Alamy as to microstock.

« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2008, 18:34 »
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thanks, I see that I am behind .. But now I do not see why one does not upload the same images to Alamy as to microstock.

In theory, uses are limited in the novel use license.  Of course, this is not a guarantee of anything.  I've opted out and intend to keep so.

And mind you, I haven't uploaded a single image there yet!  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2008, 07:41 »
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Adelaide

Your comments about editorial are quite correct, the point I was trying to make was that some photographers that have been shooting classic microstock, and are new to the editorial concept when coming to Alamy,  may think that editorial is "Current and News Worthy Only", rather than exploring concept images that could be used in an editorial context, however some images do cross and can be used in both markets.

My post was more in response to "No Model Release = Editorial", and I was trying to expand on what might make editorial use, as in an image that can be used to tell or enhance a story, I tried to give the bucket and mop (Hospital Cleaning Standards) and the ventilation grill (Legionaires or MRSA) as how a standard stock image could be used in an "Editorial" article on Hospitals.

If an article was about domestic rubbish building up due to a change in collections, then an "isolated clean microstock recycle bin" will not sell that story, so if you are shooting with your non editorial head on, you may not think about taking or uploading an image of an overfilled waste bin, so it's just like when you had to "think microstock" and now for Alamy you have to think about editorial and include images that will tell a story as well.

As I have already said 76% of downloads on Alamy are Editorial, so if tomorrow the government announce a review on waste collection cycles due to an increase in rats caused by overfilled domestic bins, then the appropriate images needs to be there ready to use that same day, maybe two images and overfilled bin with rubbish around it, and a part or a whole rat, that would sell the story better than a headline, and get the reader to look at the text.

I am fairly new to Alamy and editorial so these are just what I have learned in a short time and my observations, I am not an authority on Editorial Stock, but what I learn I try to share, where an Advertising image has to help sell a product, an Editorial image has to help sell a story, same job different context.

David
« Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 08:50 by Adeptris »

« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2008, 08:02 »
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thanks, David. I finally got it. Btw, your post about the Dodge tool has helped me a lot.

« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2008, 02:29 »
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If an article was about domestic rubbish building up due to a change in collections, then an "isolated clean microstock recycle bin" will not sell that story, so if you are shooting with your non editorial head on, you may not think about taking or uploading an image of an overfilled waste bin, so it's just like when you had to "think microstock" and now for Alamy you have to think about editorial and include images that will tell a story as well.


As if to give an example for my earlier post, the "Front Page" Lead on one of the National UK Papers today (Monday) is about possible domestic rubbish build up due local authority's changing to once a fortnight collections, other papers are likely to carry the same story over the next couple of days.  ;D

David


 

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