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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2012, 10:48 »
that's why lagereek for instance virtually doesn't have competition on MS when it comes to industrial (inside of power plants, offshore oil rigs and such) shots

actually lagereek pics are used over and over, its the same guy in every pic, not saying its not smart, sure it is but it doesnt show how great he shoot "people" ON location

Wut!  youre right, no competition what so ever BUT!  forget the people, they play a secondary role here, Its the locations!  it is strictly a matter of getting in to places ( in my case via commissioned work).
I bet Im one of the few that can walk straight into any Shell, Exxon or BP, refinery or installation in the world, I have even got press-passes for every one of them. This is because of years of mutual photographer/client trust,  I have had them as clients since 1996.
Originally my people are ofcourse shot by myself and I use some of them very often, why?  because they have the appropriate protective clothing that you MUST have inside giant industries or else the picture isnt worth anything. Ive got thousands of people shots but few where the protective clothing is 100%, workers themselves tend to ignore this.

As far as oil, gas, nuclear, offshore, car-production plants, aerospace,  no I have virtually no competition but as said, the actual people play second fiddle here, its mainly the locations.
At, SS for example, 80% of my shots are sold through the search-words, oil, gas, industry, chemical and petrochemical.
So as usual, take no notice of this Luis boy, he is still a bit green.

PS/ if you ever find a nieche, explore it to a 110%, cram the life-blood out of it and more and more,  you will be laughing to the bank.

you havent understand what I have said, read again

Yes I know what you mean, cheers!  but since many people keep asking me about this, Im trying to explain, people means nothing unless they are put in interesting situations, places or actions, in my case, the actual corporate or industrial locations, sell as much without people as with people,  mainly because these locations are for most people a solid closed door.


« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2012, 15:35 »
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