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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 12:07 »
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I think it was a real smart move on her part to put it on istock. Just with the exposure alone, im betting she will be getting contacted for plenty of commissioned works. I myself have been contact many times on my vector illustrations for various projects so istock is a great portfolio for future business. I think its overkill for microstock and even vetta if you have in mind to create for the microstock market but she has created all these images before submitting to microstock i think.


« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 13:11 »
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Of course she did.  Once she burns through submitting her collection, the images will be a bit slower coming, I imagine.

« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2010, 14:08 »
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Great stuff there. Love the ideas and the post work.

Nice looking stuff, although on close examination, some look a little rough in the comp.
On close examination you can find noise, banding, artifacting on some of them. Looks like inspectors made an exception due do the great ideas presented.

are you sure those are noise, banding, artifacts, etc.. ???
nawww, you can't be serious. a reviewer would never let that go through. not even a speck of "lens flare" gets past them.
 ;D

I think it was a real smart move on her part to put it on istock. Just with the exposure alone, im betting she will be getting contacted for plenty of commissioned works. I myself have been contact many times on my vector illustrations for various projects so istock is a great portfolio for future business. I think its overkill for microstock and even vetta if you have in mind to create for the microstock market but she has created all these images before submitting to microstock i think.

yes, i agree.
not everyone submits non-micro work just to expects a download.
there are other ripple down benefits. ie. as you mentioned exposure to gain commissioned works.
except, i am not sure if this is permissible. don't all sites say you are not allowed to  deal  privately with buyers should they contact you via the agency?



or, building a portfolio in micro, for future sake. should the main market dry up. you now have a truckload of work with IS.
capiche !
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 16:59 by PERSEUS »

OM

« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2010, 12:40 »
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Interesting diuscussion .  As others have said, while I respect the technique, originality and effort, this isn't the sort of photo art I'd buy to hang, and I have a hard time imagining its application as stock.   I'm probably wrong on both counts.  Sure "dog grooming" and "small business" would apply, but what success would she have getting that through IS's CV, and would she get enough search exposure to ever recover the cost of producting these images?

I have a feeling that when the trendy espresso-sipping 20-somethings  at a microstock see something like this  it gets fast-tracked. I wouldn't even blame them, I guess.

I suspect that most of the those 200 downloads have been printed and now hang on art directors walls. That was my first thought on seeing them.

OM

« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2010, 12:41 »
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2010, 15:17 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2010, 17:14 »
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« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2010, 20:36 »
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Here's a couple of web uses that Tineye found.
http://maritaulv.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/og-ellers/
http://glamurchik.tochka.net/132176_dasha-astafeva-shokirovala-britaniyu

Interesting that the second use is credited to Flickr.

I noticed that too. 

Ok, the first site is a blog (personal? business?), but what is the second? My Russian is very rusty, you know.   ;D

« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2010, 23:10 »
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You can download a 900x900px version from http://www.photodom.com/photo/1118611 - (found by tineye).
Would this be OK with IS? It is between small and medium.

Here are the rules of photodom.com Google-translated from Russian in English.
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2010, 12:17 »
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Some folks are probably just downloading it for the art and printing it to hang istead of paying fine art prices.

That was my first thought. It's like edgy, conceptual poster art.

« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2010, 13:37 »
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istock is certainly make the most of her work to sell the site. After Image of the Week, one of her works is currently being used on the home page to link to the Vetta collection.

« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2010, 17:20 »
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Whatever her reasons for submitting this as microstock is, seeing such talented work is always inspiring.

Maybe a nice chunk of change?

« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2010, 17:24 »
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lol!! I did think Dog Grooming, and then I thought, what customer wants the image of their dog being hung up to dry with a clothes peg while the groomer smokes into the bath  ;D

It must be put into some kind of concept advertising.. but over 100, wow... I would love to know too, hopefully some of the designers upload their design to show how it was used..

I think it would make an awesome postcard or cd cover too, but postcard would require el I think.. cd cover yeah, it would be cool, but would you want the next band to have the same image on their cd? The thing with an image like that, is that the designer has nowhere to go, it's ready to use, there's not much you can add or take-away to make it look different, if someone else does choose to use it.. so I dunno!!!

When I first saw it I thought it was funny, but wondered if she used real puppies and hung them up and photographed them. PETA would be all over this, if so.

ShadySue

« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2010, 18:01 »
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lol!! I did think Dog Grooming, and then I thought, what customer wants the image of their dog being hung up to dry with a clothes peg while the groomer smokes into the bath  ;D

It must be put into some kind of concept advertising.. but over 100, wow... I would love to know too, hopefully some of the designers upload their design to show how it was used..

I think it would make an awesome postcard or cd cover too, but postcard would require el I think.. cd cover yeah, it would be cool, but would you want the next band to have the same image on their cd? The thing with an image like that, is that the designer has nowhere to go, it's ready to use, there's not much you can add or take-away to make it look different, if someone else does choose to use it.. so I dunno!!!

When I first saw it I thought it was funny, but wondered if she used real puppies and hung them up and photographed them. PETA would be all over this, if so.
I'm guessing maybe someone just held them up momentarily by the scruff of the neck and she photographed them and the rest is Photoshop. I hope.
But yes, it's interesting that the image may herald a change of mind by the iStock bigwigs; we were always told that they didn't want 'finished designs', though that was already changing with a lot of the Vetta images.


 

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