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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2011, 17:11 »
Hi Jonathan,

thank you very much for your detailed reply. I thought it would be a complicated story with quite a bit of industry evolution mixed into it. I realized how widespread the sublicensing is when I once did a search on corbis and found my own files from getty, not all of them , just a selection it seems. After that I paid more attention and was amazed how widespread the phenomenen is.

I like to look at many different agencies before I plan a shoot, so that hopefully I can spot what is missing or what I could do differently so that although my files are simple, they will still stand out. And if my files will be sent out to so many more places than I thought, I hope it is a good strategy.

« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2011, 22:11 »
Hi Cobalt,

 I think it it is an excellent strategy. Instead of chasing the " Top Sellers " I think it is better to create what is  missing or low on content and fill it with useable imagery for buyers in that market. Mind you in Micro you still have to focus on a broad audience but I think through lighting, environment and technique you can recreate the same subject in a different way for the wide spread need of Micro. Just my two cents.


« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2011, 12:37 »
Illustrations are not my strong suit so you might want to check for better information but I would say by what I saw you are creating Micro would be your best bet at this time.

Thanks for all your responses  just to be clear: the links in my OP are not my own work, they were merely meant as rough examples / visuals. (At this moment in time, I don't yet want to (or simply can't) link to my own work, as I'm not yet in the production stage.


« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2011, 13:46 »
I've looked at things like that already on several macro RM agencies. A lot of these images are rather old / legacy images from the beginnings of stock photography.
But if they're well-executed they still sell today, from time to time. A friend of mine has been with Getty for a very long time, no new submissions since nearly 10 years (he's working in a completely different industry these days) but still selling OK from what I hear.


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