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KB

« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2010, 12:39 »
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There are many words and phrases which are not in iStock/Getty's Controlled Vocabulary.
I find it all the time with species of animals and plants, but a more general keyword phrase which isn't in the CV is 'aerial perspective'.
Aerial View is in the CV, and that's pretty close.  :)


« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2010, 13:14 »
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Aerial perspective is an interesting one. To me it means the reduction in contrast and cooling of tones as elements in a landscape recede into the distance, thus providing a clue to perspective in a flat rendering (eg photo). Should this be in the CV?

ShadySue

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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2010, 13:18 »
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There are many words and phrases which are not in iStock/Getty's Controlled Vocabulary.
I find it all the time with species of animals and plants, but a more general keyword phrase which isn't in the CV is 'aerial perspective'.
Aerial View is in the CV, and that's pretty close.  :)
Not at all - these have extremely little, if any, relationship to each other.
Aerial view is a view from above, e.g. from an aeroplane.
Aerial perspective is the effect of atmosphere on light, whereby more distant objects seem paler and more hazy than objects in the foreground.

KB

« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2010, 13:27 »
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There are many words and phrases which are not in iStock/Getty's Controlled Vocabulary.
I find it all the time with species of animals and plants, but a more general keyword phrase which isn't in the CV is 'aerial perspective'.
Aerial View is in the CV, and that's pretty close.  :)
Not at all - these have extremely little, if any, relationship to each other.
Aerial view is a view from above, e.g. from an aeroplane.
Aerial perspective is the effect of atmosphere on light, whereby more distant objects seem paler and more hazy than objects in the foreground.
And all my life I thought that was just smog.  ;D

I've got an excuse -- I failed Art class as a youngin' (maybe I made a 'D', it doesn't matter).

So, assuming most normal people know this term, it certainly seems like it should be in the CV.

sc

« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2010, 19:18 »
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Back to the original topic -
I was in a doctors office with my son today and looking at the magazines.
I picked up a copy of Parenting (www.parenting.com)
In the March 2010 issue they use images from: Shutterstock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Blend & Alamy.
So in this case I guess the answer is no, they shop around for the image that fits their need.

donding

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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2010, 12:20 »
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Back to the original topic -
I was in a doctors office with my son today and looking at the magazines.
I picked up a copy of Parenting (www.parenting.com)
In the March 2010 issue they use images from: Shutterstock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Blend & Alamy.
So in this case I guess the answer is no, they shop around for the image that fits their need.
 

Do they actually credit the sites that they obtained the images from? Do they also give credit to the photographer?

sc

« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2010, 15:15 »
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Back to the original topic -
I was in a doctors office with my son today and looking at the magazines.
I picked up a copy of Parenting (www.parenting.com)
In the March 2010 issue they use images from: Shutterstock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Blend & Alamy.
So in this case I guess the answer is no, they shop around for the image that fits their need.
 

Do they actually credit the sites that they obtained the images from? Do they also give credit to the photographer?


In the magazine yes not so much in the online version - there it looks like they mostly credit the agency, but I din not delve into the online magazine too much.

« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2010, 15:32 »
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When I buy, I typically use iStock.  The reasons: 1) It was the first account I set up, so for a quick new purchase I don't have to do much... 2) The buying experience is user-friendly... 3) As a contributor I've found them to have the toughest standards, so I have the perception (real or not) that the images I have to sift through to find what I need is the cream of the crop. 

So I'll happily buy from IS during the day at my real job, then at night go home and curse them for rejecting my images.  Call it a love-hate relationship.

(I recently did open up a Shutterstock account as well, but only because a certain image I wanted was on Shutterstock and not IS.  Since that purchase, however, I've been pretty loyal to IS.)

« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2010, 15:57 »
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I used to purchase from dreamstime when I worked as a graphic designer.

I wasn't a contributor then, and the company I worked for was not aware of dreamstime. I introduced dreamstime to them and although I no longer work for them, even years later, I know that they still use dreamstime.

I think it is more of a habit than loyalty. They are just used to buy from dreamstime now. I still see some friends from there and did introduced them all the websites I contribute to, but they didn't change their habit. Maybe because they already have a dreamstime account and don't bother to create another one, with another site.

Only if they don't find what they are looking for at dreamstime, they may use other sites which is a rare happening.

« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2010, 16:22 »
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Do they actually credit the sites that they obtained the images from? Do they also give credit to the photographer?

Most - if not all - sites required credits in editorial use.  DT even specifies how the credit should be given, and it contains the author.  From their FAQ:
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Do I have to give credit for the image?
Should you use the image for editorial purposes, giving a credit line is compulsory. This is not imperative in commercial usage but strongly recommended and highly valued. The credit line is to be found in your download history or underneath the thumbnail on the image detail page.


 

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