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Old Hippy

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« on: June 03, 2009, 08:06 »
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if you thought photography was already going down the drain, please check this out :

this guy sold a picture of his face on iStock, got paid barely half a dollar, and
now the buyer printed a giant wallpaper advertising with hif face on top of a pickle
advertising expensive financial services :





now he's glad to be called "pickle boy" by his friends, while the buyer is racking up piles
of dollars on his face.

until there's people like this around it will be more and more harder to pay not just your bills
but even a coffee or a beer with photography.


Old Hippy

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 08:17 »
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how ironic the buyer in question sells ripoff services for people with "bad credit".
if the istock guy keeps selling his images for 0.25$ he will soon need their services while frying chicken legs behind a KFC counter...

he's indeed a pickle head.

« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 08:21 »
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@leaf is there a reason this guy isnt banned yet? 

graficallyminded

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 08:23 »
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Dude I could care less.  Yes that's my image, and yes I probably made 50 cents.  This type of stuff comes with the territory.  I sell hundreds of images every single day.  How much money have you made this year from stock?  Hopefully at least enough to restore that hippie van of yours ;)

PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS, homeboy.   :P

« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 08:26 »
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Dude I could care less.  Yes that's my image, and yes I probably made 50 cents.  This type of stuff comes with the territory.  I sell hundreds of images every single day.  How much money have you made this year from stock?  Hopefully at least enough to restore that hippie van of yours ;)

PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS, homeboy.   :P

You tell him pickle-boy!  ;D

We get it, you hate microstock.  And?  This argument is 5 years old - did you just figure out that you were supposed to hate us? 

graficallyminded

« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 08:28 »
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Traditional stock will always hate it, especially when they see their earnings dropping and don't want to "adapt" to the times.  I sell some RM myself, so I'm not knocking it, but just like in any field - if you don't want to change when everything else is changing, then you'd better switch to a different line of work.  There's no sense in moaning on random forums in order to find more people to back you up, like a lame support group for digital artists. 

« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 08:31 »
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Lets stick with the message that the most we ever make is $0.25 and none of us make enough to pay for our cameras.  Hippy, go spread the word :)  We have heard it here before already, go tell the traditional stock photographers.

Perhaps you could also let the IRS know that it isn't worth withholding 30% of our $0.25 commissions :)
« Last Edit: June 03, 2009, 08:33 by sharpshot »

Milinz

« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 08:38 »
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Iteresting way of looking at just one billboard ad...
That is nothing comparing ro TIME Magazine cover page...

Nevertheless all images which are easy to take as well some harder captures already can be found on microstock.

BTW, traditional stock has its advantages and is more likely to be world for itself with very wealthy buyers who wish to have high expences on image licences they buy. I love such buyers and I also sell my work on both markets - different works for microstock and different works for traditional stock.

It is no point in making such reactions - it is reality and we all must face that fact.

So, keep up the good work and be sure there are different markets for different images - what I found is GREAT!

« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 08:57 »
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Wasn't there a song a few years back, "My pickle jar brings all the boys to the yard", or something like that.

RT


« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 09:02 »
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I don't think the OP should be banned, this world is full of losers who are unable to keep up with the times and have an inferiority complex, he should be allowed to come here under anonymity and verbally attack those that threaten him. Plus every time I see a post like this from someone like him it makes me smile to think that the old school snapshot takers are no longer getting paid for low quality photography.

« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 09:02 »
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@leaf is there a reason this guy isnt banned yet?  
I don't think he should be banned.

Edit: RT beat me...

« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 09:04 »
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i dont think the OP should be banned just because i disagree with him.
x

graficallyminded

« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 09:05 »
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Wasn't there a song a few years back, "My pickle jar brings all the boys to the yard", or something like that.

LOL!!  "* right...it's better than yours...I could teach you...but I'd have to charge"

There will always be a market for RM, like Millinz said there are certain types of images that do better under those licenses.  

puravida

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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2009, 09:10 »
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@leaf is there a reason this guy isnt banned yet? 

rofl i don't think we should ban anyone simply because they are disagreeable or mouthing off.
if banting and badmouthing are criteria for leaf to ban anyone, none of us would be here .

hey old hippy, disgusted as you are by PMs by OP, your farewell was short lived. did you forget you bade us farewell the last post you made? must have been a bad weed you smoking , old fart ! rofl

« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2009, 09:13 »
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You all keep feeding the troll. Old Hippy is just a figment of someone's imagination!

« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2009, 09:28 »
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I think the OP is just one of many identities of the same person in this forum. :) Maybe that is the reason of Mantonino's comment "@leaf is there a reason this guy isnt banned yet? "
Mantonino, am I right?

« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2009, 10:57 »
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The guy was probably not earned just 25c in IS, but anyway, it was his choice to have his on image there and all the risks involved.  If he didn't give it a second thought, it's his guilt.


« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2009, 11:17 »
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What is OP..?..

« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2009, 11:19 »
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Old Hippy

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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2009, 11:25 »
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too many trolls in this forum.

i give up.

lisafx

« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2009, 13:32 »
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too many trolls in this forum.

i give up.

If only. 

I guess we can expect to see you back with another tired rant in a week or so? 

But first, remember to throw a big hissy fit and tell us all off in terms profane enough that Tyler has to edit your post. 

Seems to be your modus operandi,  and interestingly,  that of one other former/current/former/current member.  ;)

« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2009, 13:56 »
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modus operandi = mode of operation. Thank you Lisa, thank you Wikipedia.

Old Hippy

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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2009, 15:38 »
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too many trolls in this forum.

i give up.

If only. 

I guess we can expect to see you back with another tired rant in a week or so? 

But first, remember to throw a big hissy fit and tell us all off in terms profane enough that Tyler has to edit your post. 

Seems to be your modus operandi,  and interestingly,  that of one other former/current/former/current member.  ;)

sometimes when uploading huge batches of JPG to your macro agency you wonder what to do in the meantime,
that's why i hang here.

RT


« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2009, 15:53 »
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sometimes when uploading huge batches of JPG to your macro agency you wonder what to do in the meantime,
that's why i hang here.

Oh wow you 'upload huge batches of JPGs to your macro agency', I don't know about anyone else but that statement really impressed me, please don't leave hang around and tell us some of your success stories.

« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2009, 16:03 »
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I sleep when my upload script runs :-)


 

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