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« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2009, 23:52 »
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4 to 5 weeks holiday for adults????  I think I will be moving to Finland !!!


« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2009, 00:30 »
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Hehe,

Anyka, that rarely apply for entrepreneurs. So if you or someone is thinking about moving to Finland make sure that you will be employee. First year you dont get full holidays but next year yes. ;)

« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2009, 01:08 »
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so how many sales per how many images are people getting here?

« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2009, 02:18 »
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so how many sales per how many images are people getting here?

slightly less than  1dl/month/~150 images
« Last Edit: August 21, 2009, 02:19 by Freezingpictures »

« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2009, 02:50 »
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4 to 5 weeks holiday for adults????  I think I will be moving to Finland !!!
I would miss the sun too much in the winter.  Can't be a bad place though because my friends kids tell me Santa lives there :)

« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2009, 02:57 »
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I will be in Helsinki late October and hope to meet up with my namesake. Maybe can make a blog about it if he has time to hook up.

From my first trip back to the motherland last year (first from my family since they decided to pack up and go to Canada in the '30s), I have to say it's a country full of highly educated and motivated young people. And, apparently, a whole bunch of 7-11 - style quickie marts where there is a backroom for fanatical gambling on horse races. So, if you are an Equine photo specialist I am sure you could make a killing in that market. :)

Yes, it would be fun to go out for a lunch. Just give me a call or send email when youre here.

-Juha

« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2009, 03:26 »
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so how many sales per how many images are people getting here?


I was getting 4 or 5 a month but that has gone down, perhaps with more people uploading and the summer slow down.  I have under 500 uploaded so far.  They do sell for higher prices and pay in euros, I have had a few 14 euro commissions.  Some months I have made more than BigStock and 123rf with a much smaller portfolio.

They have a good referral scheme so I would be grateful if anyone joining mentions that Stephen Rees referred them in the box at the bottom of the form. http://www.rodeostudio.fi/photographers/registration/contract.htm

I did have a problem with my keywords not being read.  It wasn't working when my keywords were separated by commas.  Now I open my files in the free Microsoft Pro Photo Tools program, click on a thumbnail and re-save it.  That takes seconds and sorts out the keywords.  If they accept you, I would recommend uploading a small batch first to make sure they are OK.  Check the readme file on their FTP server for details about uploading.  Reviews can take a while.

« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2009, 07:30 »
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so how many sales per how many images are people getting here?

For the months of March-April-May-June I had an average of 140 euros with 1900 photos, which is about 1,2 dollars per image/year, and almost the figure that Juha predicted.  However, I don't know how many of these 1900 were accepted and added to the collection, so it might be more than 1,2 per image/year.

« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2009, 07:49 »
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Photographers can easily check their portfolios by putting their name between quotation marks in the search field. The name used in Rodeo can be found in photo detail info page for example: http://www.rodeo.fi/MediaCard.aspx?MediaID=218967&Search=%2522Anneke+schram%2522&Page=1&SearchOptions=1&ImageSizeOptions=3&ImageTypeOptions=3&ViewOptions=1&ImagesPerPage=40

The name is usually real name written in photographer agreement if not requested otherwise.

Translation:
Valokuvaaja=Photographer

« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2009, 21:34 »
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I see that you request 1,000 images for initial review, but many photographers are saying that their portfolio is only 150 - 500 images. If large percentage of initial submission is rejected, do you still accept the photographer?

Thanks!

« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2009, 02:01 »
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Good question,

yes we have a certain requirements but still check every applicant even if she/he doesn't met the exact numbers because some have just started and if we see that they have potential we can make an agreement with them. However if someone has 100 good photos and says that those have been taken in two years we have to say no. The reason is explained in our strategy at the start of this thread. We also check the portfolios in content matter. Some has great photos but the content is somehow not suitable in (our personal point of view) Finnish markets. To answer directly to your question that in rare case someone has great portfolio in personal page and we found out that a large amount of hires images in submission isn't good enough in technical matter we have to terminate the agreement. We check the portfolios carefully and estimate how many rejects there will be.

In general every agency have their own (I know, every once in a while it seems to be kind of twisted) strategies who to accept to be a photographer and what kind of images are accepted and what rejected. Personally (and being stock photographer myself) I would definitely don't waste my time by thinking so carefully what is accepted and what rejected, it just takes too much time and all that energy can be used to plan a next shooting and so on. ;)

Happy shootings to everyone!

« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2009, 07:14 »
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Thanks for the quick response!


 

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