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« Reply #150 on: December 11, 2008, 12:26 »
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Steve - Fintastique,
I was actually looking for a way to send you a message. I'm going to take advantage of this topic and use it to say thank you for all your efforts!
My name is Anna and I work for a small photo studio and design company in Dublin.
I started reading your blog about a year ago.
Checked in every week or so, to see if you added anything new.
Among many, many other useful hints and tips it was your blog that actually gave me the address for this forum.
You told me to wait before applying to Shutterstock. Until I had at least some images up and running with companies like Fotolia, DT and IStock.
I did that.
And in a way it is your merit that I got in the first time with 10 out of ten.
In return I'm going to buy a few more of your images.
Because I'm grateful and because they're beautiful!
Thank you!
All the best.

PS I keep on recommending your blog to everyone interested. It is well worth the read.


AVAVA

« Reply #151 on: December 11, 2008, 13:45 »
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Thanks Sharply,

 You are correct. I misread the post. I will take a second look and see how I can use this data. One thing it does show is the growth of imagery is still being spread evenly across all agencies and I think that is still a strong sign for the photographers but not nearly what I thought the data was. I still want to thank the poster for offering such helpful info.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #152 on: December 12, 2008, 06:54 »
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anaire (Anna)

Thanks for the public thank you

the "blog" is linked under my signature as microstock guide lots of comparison tables sorry I never added new sites as I never signed up

« Reply #153 on: December 13, 2008, 20:48 »
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ss added 2.4 mill images in 11 months, wow.

throw in say half? of IS being exclusive say 700k
+ a scattering of exclusive images elsewhere not on ss, say another 100k

over 3 million images hitting microstock in just under a year, pretty mindblowing imo.

 

« Reply #154 on: December 14, 2008, 04:19 »
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There is still a long way to go before they catch up with alamy who currently have 14.3 million images online.  I think the other micro sites will probably follow istock now and split their images in to smaller collections.

lagereek

« Reply #155 on: December 14, 2008, 07:50 »
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Quantity does not mean quality! on the contrary, many times quantity render loads of rubbish and irrelevant material. I would say out of Alamys and IS totals, you might get, what? around 25% of professional quality, no more.
Bazillions of dilletants pick up DSLRs and all of a sudden theyre Pros, nothing wrong with that. Whats wrong is that most Micros seem to accept into their files whatever is thrown at them, as if its a big deal.
Theres no big deal in having millions of shots, flaunting around the files.
Big deal lies in that a buyer with the twist of a finger and within seconds find quality and highly relevant material.
That results in a good name, PR, trust and known as dependable. A good service.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 07:52 by lagereek »

shank_ali

« Reply #156 on: December 27, 2008, 17:13 »
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Quantity does not mean quality! on the contrary, many times quantity render loads of rubbish and irrelevant material. I would say out of Alamys and IS totals, you might get, what? around 25% of professional quality, no more.
Bazillions of dilletants pick up DSLRs and all of a sudden theyre Pros, nothing wrong with that. Whats wrong is that most Micros seem to accept into their files whatever is thrown at them, as if its a big deal.
Theres no big deal in having millions of shots, flaunting around the files.
Big deal lies in that a buyer with the twist of a finger and within seconds find quality and highly relevant material.
That results in a good name, PR, trust and known as dependable. A good service.
I keep reading your words and you sound very bitter for some reason.I wont be reading anymore tyvm.btw i pick up a few downloads now and then and will never call myself a pro or want to as the thought of taking photos full time as a job makes me yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Tuilay

« Reply #157 on: December 28, 2008, 20:03 »
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Quantity does not mean quality! on the contrary, many times quantity render loads of rubbish and irrelevant material. I would say out of Alamys and IS totals, you might get, what? around 25% of professional quality, no more.

Good point lagereek.
Alamy has around 75% crap like you said, but we have to remember those are mostly old stuff when they first started. Lots of horrible travel photos with no model release, IP without PR,etc.
I think they would do themselves good but getting rid of those sh##load , as they don't do Alamy any good to keep them.
Yes, less is more. Good point , lagereek.


 

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