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Author Topic: Any market for old Vietnam photos?  (Read 2583 times)

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« on: January 31, 2013, 16:16 »
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I was there in 1970.  Here are a couple scanned slides (if I did this right).  Not up to today's quality, but it was over 40 years ago...   Any use for any of this stuff?  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 16:36 »
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With no real knowledge :)
I would guess that potential for the number sales to be quite small and not worth the effort for micro, especially given limited options for editorial and if quality is an issue.
I would hope to go fewer but bigger sales and put them on rights managed in a macro library (I'd just use Alamy but there are probably better places?)

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 16:54 »
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With no real knowledge :)
I would guess that potential for the number sales to be quite small and not worth the effort for micro, especially given limited options for editorial and if quality is an issue.
I would hope to go fewer but bigger sales and put them on rights managed in a macro library (I'd just use Alamy but there are probably better places?)

I did an AoA search on a particular location just a few minutes ago and was surprised to see that many searches were for historic photos (specific, i.e. that it would be impossible to go and shoot nowadays without a film-maker's budget). So you just never know.

Again, there may well be better outlets, but Alamy isn't exclusive.

« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 16:57 »
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Getty, perhaps.

If you want to create a professional copy purchase a camera table and shoot the images with a decent digital camera. Canon T3i/4i for example.

« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 16:58 »
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Can I ask what an AoA search is? 

« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 17:03 »
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I think you would do better from a good scan than from trying to reshoot on digital. Trouble is, good scans are expensive.

« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 17:48 »
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Can I ask what an AoA search is?

me too :)

I googled AoA search and the first two pages were about the Australian Osteopathic Association and after that something about flights, so I think that was a fail :)

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 18:00 »
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Can I ask what an AoA search is?

me too :)

I googled AoA search and the first two pages were about the Australian Osteopathic Association and after that something about flights, so I think that was a fail :)

I'm pretty sure non-members can't access it, but it's part of Alamy Measures whereby you can check what people have been searching on in your own port (Your Images) or sitewide ('All of Alamy').

Alamy Measures only publishes searches by their top buyers. It's generally raved about among the tiny forum community, but I find it limited in its usefulness.

« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 18:07 »
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thanks :)

« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 18:17 »
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No way to know how much of a market there is unless you submit some.  As mentioned already, decent scans will cost some money and it will take some time to clone out blemishes etc.  Plenty of places will take scanned slides, or at least they did the last time I submitted any which was a couple of years ago.  If it were me, I would go through them to pick out the very best for scanning, then send 10 to the micros as editorial - DT, SS, iS, BS, DP might take them - and send others to Alamy as RM and wait to see what happens.  Another place for vintage slide scans might be fotoLibra - I think they charge if you want to sell regular images but you can sell vintage images through a free account.  However, I haven't used them and they don't have any information on charges or royalties on their web page (that I can find) so I don't know for sure.  Maybe somebody else here knows about them.  Good luck!

« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 18:36 »
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Thanks for the responses folks.  Maybe I'll try to submit some.  I had the two scanned by a fellow with a Nikon Coolpix (don't know which model) at 4000 dpi.  Don't know if the quality would get much better than what's there.  The slides have been comfortable in their boxes for all these years so they probably wouldn't mind staying there.  :)

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 18:45 »
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Good luck.
I've got some vintage photos from Jerusalem, some of them very interesting, that were given to me by a colleague over 30 years ago, taken by his father when he was a young man, but I have no way of getting in touch with him to see if he would assign copyright. (Actually, I'm not sure that I am remembering the correct colleague's name, I didn't even know him very well.) Even if he wanted them back, it would be great if they could be seen.
(Actually, that said, I have no idea where they are and they may be in poor condition now - I haven't looked at them for years).


 

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