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« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2009, 15:45 »
Well seeing as we have all heard the farewells before! How long do you think this cat will stay away this time? ??? gee I miss him already  ::)

Seeing as he has other alias's on this board, he won't be gone, just changing hats.

Yep, we can count on that.

« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2009, 15:58 »
This is from your other thread, Old Hippy:

when you'll become adults, you'll understand you not only made a big big mistake, but you also
trashed what was until a few years ago a great market open to everybody producing high quality stuff and making everybody happy."

That's a blatant lie, and one of the reasons of the microstock success, Doors were not open at all, they were tigthly closed by an self-protective "elite" defending their "business". I know it because I experienced it.

Closing these doors to me and to many others resulted in we accepting the microstock opportunity. And well, speaking for myself I'm not working for cents, I'm working for thousands a month. Now I wouldn't change that for macrostock, but had I found the macrostock doors accessible in its moment, I wouldn't have joined istock.


« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2009, 16:09 »
I wish Miz was still around, he's laugh his butt off at my pickle billboard discovery.  Miz was a good pal of mine - we spoke daily over IM and he listened to me piss and moan about my stressful corporate graphic design job.  He'd probably flip over in his grave if he heard that I went from 1000 images to 4000 in a year's time.

The only reason why I saw this thread, was because Matt showed it to me.  I try to stay off the forums lately so I can try and get more work done.  

Old hippy - I hope you can at least support your weed habit off those macro sales ;)

Loop - AMEN.  Get that paper, homeboy.  Pennies per sale adds up a lot by the end of the month when you've built up enough volume and quality.  With the abundance of RF micro and midstock agencies, you can also spread your work out across a slew of agencies across the world.  That alone makes a huge difference in your monthly income, I can't stress that enough...as long as you have the time and prioritize which agencies are worth that time.

« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2009, 16:17 »
i dont think the OP should be banned just because i disagree with him.

You think I want him banned because I disagree with him?   ;D  Hilarity.  How about I'd like him banned because he adds nothing to the board, attacks members personally and is a troll.  None of that adds to the discussion here.

« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2009, 16:27 »
Old Hippy, is wrong on so many points, maybe some time on research would help.

It was camera manufactures that created the digital cameras and made them affordable, so everyone could compete on an equal footing where skill not money now matters.
The internet created the distrubution method to upload and display the images to customers all over the world.
The software companies created tools to prepare and correct the digital images and the payment gateways.
The traditional agencies shut the doors on new photographers and microstock was created.
Flickr opened up the social photography sites where photographers can compare images.
Microstock gave everyone images at an affordable price and allowed the use of images for many millions of NEW users, that just want a couple of images for a website or article and would never have brought an image from a traditional site.

I remember the high street with a lot of traditional outlets, they have all gone and we go to the superstores now, times changed and so did buying habits.

There are many other reasons traditional sales are falling, one being the traditional customer base, newspapers and magazines, these are struggling to survive as the internet becomes more available and faster more and more people get the news online, how many 20 somethings do you see reading a newspaper or magazine?

But hey whatever it is the Micro shooters to blame!

David  ::)
« Last Edit: June 04, 2009, 16:32 by Adeptris »

« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2009, 16:36 »
Well seeing as we have all heard the farewells before! How long do you think this cat will stay away this time? ??? gee I miss him already  ::)

The last time he said that, it lasted a few hours, lol. He'll be back as soon as the weed runs out rofl

« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2009, 20:14 »
Speaking of Miz, I keep seeing his name pop up as "Suggested Friends" to add on Facebook. 

Guess he's reminding us he's still here, in spirit, at least :D



« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2009, 03:13 »
Well the average Microstocker looks very stupid to me. I don't agree with the tone of OldHippy but you just bashing him. It's totally okay to sell pictures for one dollar etc but why not scrutinize why agencies can't charge more for a big usage like this (ever asked what does it cost to print a billboard like this?). I think Microstock is okay but some usages should be charged more. Its not about the pickle its about the big usage nothing will change for better if you say yes to anything. And yeah now you can start bashing me or ban me or whatever - really stupid.


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