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Author Topic: What exactly are we to them anyway?  (Read 1684 times)

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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2020, 16:33 »
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In general:

  • fine artists have a harder time adjusting to stock
  • fine art doesn't sell, boring, generic does (assuming technical quality)
  • buyers don't want the image to distract from their message

    few of my best sellers are images i like best - i submit them, but they do better on a site like FAA


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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2020, 11:29 »
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And yet here you are, posting in MicrostockGroup.

Right!

How more simple and true could that be? I don't go to a special interest group website, just to tell them I don't agree.  Yet people just can't stop coming to MSG and writing how terrible Microstock is? 15 years later the same good old days stories.

ps I might have shot my last roll of film, which was out of date, in 2013. Times change, the world changes, markets change. Stock photography isn't what it was and never will be again.

To answer the OP, we are producers of a commodity that the agencies mark up and market. Supply and demand, plain and simple.

« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2020, 02:00 »
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Microstock is the polar opposite of fine art.

« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2020, 02:51 »
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And yet here you are, posting in MicrostockGroup.

Right!

How more simple and true could that be? I don't go to a special interest group website, just to tell them I don't agree.  Yet people just can't stop coming to MSG and writing how terrible Microstock is? 15 years later the same good old days stories.

ps I might have shot my last roll of film, which was out of date, in 2013. Times change, the world changes, markets change. Stock photography isn't what it was and never will be again.

To answer the OP, we are producers of a commodity that the agencies mark up and market. Supply and demand, plain and simple.
I would say stock photography is still the same. Volume has changed. Produce highly volume at less costs.


 

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