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« on: November 03, 2018, 09:28 »
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First off, I have zero skin in this post. I do not know the instructor and have zero financial or other gain here. OK, that is out of the way.

I just got notification of a new free 3 hour online course on "Becoming a Stock Contributor".  Thought some here would be interested in watching it:

     http://photo.thinktaplearn.com/becoming-a-stock-contributor

Note that I have not watched it myself yet.  I am in the middle of some nasty stuff (tried to move my website to a new ISP, and the transfer was botched, so I am trying to get all that fixed this weekend).  I do plan on watching it at some point, but figured I would forget to mention it here by then, so am doing it now.

If someone does watch the whole 3 hours, I'd love to hear opinions on it (to see if it is worth 3 hours of my time).  There is a index of topics, from which I gather I can skip the first third of it (talks about what stock is and who buys it and those kinds of things)


« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 14:14 »
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Think TAP Learn is flogging courses at $9.99 a month, although it doesn't appear there's much there. You have create an account to watch the free courses and I'm not interested enough to do that.

The author of the stock course is Rich Harrington and his LinkedIn page says he's the CEO of Think TAP Learn (it also says he's VP of Education for Skylum)

His Facebook page is stuffed with links to all sorts of how-to videos

https://www.facebook.com/RichHarringtonStuff/

What I was looking for was a link to his stock portfolio - assuming he'd actually done this himself vs. just taken it as a topic for another how-to video.

I didn't find a link anywhere, but if someone does, post it here.

nobody

« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 15:03 »
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The only thing "Free" in this business is the companies giving our images away for "Free"  :-[


Shelma1

« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 15:47 »
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"He is a certified instructor for Adobe and Apple and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team."

I don't see any evidence of a stock port for him or his studio, but he could have something under another name, I guess.

https://www.lynda.com/Rich-Harrington/120-1.html

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 16:18 »
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There's a free 28-day trial of Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning, and this course is available there, so it is thereby 'free'. Looks (from the contents list) like it's really for people who have never submitted stock before.
https://www.lynda.com/Photography-tutorials/Earn-Money-Stock-Contributor/743188-2.html

« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 22:24 »
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When I hear the word free, I immediately think you get what you pay for

« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 23:25 »
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When I hear the word free, I immediately think you get what you pay for

Then you must never visit any YouTube videos to learn how to accomplish anything?

Platitudes like that are nice sound bites, but don't hold up in the real world. Lots of people put up very high quality free material on the web.  Sometimes it "paid for" by having ads alongside.  Other times, it is used to show people what a good instructor the person is, encouraging you to them buy lessons that are not free (I have spend thousands of dollars that way over the years).

If you don't want to watch this, that is completely fine and your choice.  You may want to rethink your knee-jerk reaction to the word 'free' though...

« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 23:29 »
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The only thing "Free" in this business is the companies giving our images away for "Free"  :-[

Rubbish. Another platitude designed for sound bites, with no conscious thought behind it.

There is a lot of free training available "in this business."  Much of it is how to improve your photography or videography or drone usage or ...  I have spent untold hours watching free videos, and have learned one heck of a lot from them.

Not every free video is any good, and there are plenty I watched a few minutes of, then discarded.  A lot are good though, and some are VERY GOOD.

As I stated, I have not watched this myself yet, so cannot say if this is in the former or latter group (too pressed for time right now, but will watch it likely in a few days).  I would certainly not dismiss it though, simply because it is free.

« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 03:17 »
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Its incredible how negative the members of this forum have become...

I feel watching the course is certainly time better spend than reading this forum of negativity. So, thanks mindstorm.

By the way, a certain Mat Hayward is heavily featurd in the course.

« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 03:39 »
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I'd be interested in what video's on youtube that people think are okay. I didn't mind watching some of Carl Taylors stuff, mostly beginners stuff for free trying to up sell etc.

« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 07:28 »
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Its incredible how negative the members of this forum have become...

I feel watching the course is certainly time better spend than reading this forum of negativity. So, thanks mindstorm.

By the way, a certain Mat Hayward is heavily featurd in the course.


Well, for most, microstock is in a negative slump, so only makes sense that people are feeling negatively. But I gave you a +1 for mentioning watching the course and saying that Mat Hayward is in it.

« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 10:35 »
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When I hear the word free, I immediately think you get what you pay for

Then you must never visit any YouTube videos to learn how to accomplish anything?

Platitudes like that are nice sound bites, but don't hold up in the real world. Lots of people put up very high quality free material on the web.  Sometimes it "paid for" by having ads alongside.  Other times, it is used to show people what a good instructor the person is, encouraging you to them buy lessons that are not free (I have spend thousands of dollars that way over the years).

If you don't want to watch this, that is completely fine and your choice.  You may want to rethink your knee-jerk reaction to the word 'free' though...

Pretty aggressive defensive position for someone who has not watched the video themselves
I suppose my view can be labelled a knee jerk reaction, but is yours any different?

nobody

« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 10:49 »
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When I hear the word free, I immediately think you get what you pay for

Then you must never visit any YouTube videos to learn how to accomplish anything?

Platitudes like that are nice sound bites, but don't hold up in the real world. Lots of people put up very high quality free material on the web.  Sometimes it "paid for" by having ads alongside.  Other times, it is used to show people what a good instructor the person is, encouraging you to them buy lessons that are not free (I have spend thousands of dollars that way over the years).

If you don't want to watch this, that is completely fine and your choice.  You may want to rethink your knee-jerk reaction to the word 'free' though...

Pretty aggressive defensive position for someone who has not watched the video themselves
I suppose my view can be labelled a knee jerk reaction, but is yours any different?

some folks just cannot handle non-agreeing on their opinions.  I really don't care myself- not everyone is going to be happy on my thoughts  8)


 

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