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steheap

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« on: April 04, 2018, 19:27 »
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You might be interested in a Flipboard magazine that Alex and I curate about stock photography. We basically collect interesting articles that have a bearing on our business and make them available in the Flipboard magazine style. Just saying....

https://flipboard.com/@steveheap2015/making-money-from-stock-photography-lhjj87ouy

Steve


« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 20:06 »
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Love the channel (magazine). I read it regularly and am one of 5 early subscribers  8)
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namussi

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 22:27 »
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You might be interested in a Flipboard magazine that Alex and I curate about stock photography. We basically collect interesting articles that have a bearing on our business and make them available in the Flipboard magazine style. Just saying....

https://flipboard.com/@steveheap2015/making-money-from-stock-photography-lhjj87ouy

Steve

I presume you pay the writers of the articles....

Brasilnut

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 02:51 »
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I presume you pay the writers of the articles....

We flip our own articles.

As for third party content, FlipBoard is a collaborative platform where it's encouraged and acceptable to share useful content. :)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 02:57 by Brasilnut »

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 08:56 »
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And, in some cases the link goes back to the original website. But this thread would go down the rabbit hole of whether these sites such as Flipboard, Pinterest are unethically using the work of others for profit. The business world seems to have decided that they are not.

Steve

steheap

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 08:59 »
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And to make sure there is no misunderstanding - the "curators" of this magazine get no monetary reward. Yes we might get a view of two of our own articles (which are a small percentage of the total), but we actually find it a useful way to gather interesting articles that we might want to refer back to in the future. Flipboard themselves do stick some sponsored posts in there from time to time which is how they make their money.

Steve

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 10:08 »
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Very much enjoyed reading about Jay Maisel, a photographer I hadn't discovered before and now hope to find more about.

However, in the article by Heather Shimmin about making money from taking photos on holiday, she has a photo captioned, Creative cropping and a shallow depth of field can hide the identities of unreleased people, I'm pretty sure that the bloke in the brown t-shirt in the background is recogniseable enough, and the guy in focus in the foreground would surely recognise himself from context, what he's wearing (patterned t-shirt) and the bracelets of the guy with his arm round him. Surely also his t-shirt's distinctive design would need a property release and possibly also at least one of the bracelets.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 10:33 »
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Creative cropping and a shallow depth of field can hide the identities of unreleased people, I'm pretty sure that the bloke in the brown t-shirt in the background is recogniseable enough, and the guy in focus in the foreground would surely recognise himself from context, what he's wearing (patterned t-shirt) and the bracelets of the guy with his arm round him. Surely also his t-shirt's distinctive design would need a property release and possibly also at least one of the bracelets.

That image is in the commercial (ie non-editorial) section on Shutterstock. My understanding of this question of releases for people is not whether they can recognize themselves (which they often would be able to do), but whether "the man in the street" could recognize them and hence be able to assign some view or endorsement to that person in particular.

In terms of the bracelets and shirt - everything we wear and own has been designed by someone and hence someone or some company holds the copyright to that design. If you took the broad view, then almost no picture which included products could be commercial. I'm sure the agencies just take a view on a reasonable risk.

However, I'm not saying I agree with all the articles in this magazine (in fact some of them I don't agree with), but they are all interesting in the context of stock photography and video I think.

Steve

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 10:40 »
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Creative cropping and a shallow depth of field can hide the identities of unreleased people, I'm pretty sure that the bloke in the brown t-shirt in the background is recogniseable enough, and the guy in focus in the foreground would surely recognise himself from context, what he's wearing (patterned t-shirt) and the bracelets of the guy with his arm round him. Surely also his t-shirt's distinctive design would need a property release and possibly also at least one of the bracelets.

That image is in the commercial (ie non-editorial) section on Shutterstock.

Means nothing, they're pretty lax. They had images of the Commonwealth Games logo in the commercial section during the games four years ago, and that was a no-no.

« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 12:51 »
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And, in some cases the link goes back to the original website. But this thread would go down the rabbit hole of whether these sites such as Flipboard, Pinterest are unethically using the work of others for profit. The business world seems to have decided that they are not.

Steve

I hunt down and remove all pins to my photos found on Pinterest (except for pins pointing back straight to my port on SS & Co). They are very responsive to my requests, no questions asked, meaning that they know it's not right to do it (I probably removed close to 500 pins, so far)

Maybe I should also look into Flipboard for similar infringements.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 12:04 »
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Just as an FYI - we have 215 stories now in this magazine. We usually put stories that are of interest to photographers (and videographers) with a stock focus, and try to add one or two a day to keep it fresh.

Steve
https://flipboard.com/@steveheap2015/getting-started-in-stock-photography-lhjj87ouy


 

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