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« on: December 19, 2012, 12:03 »
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Go on just search with the word "teamwork" at all agencies and see what happens. Page after page of all similar images, handshakes, circles of hands, groups laughing, etc, etc. Page after page.

Is it any wonder?  that the sorts are the way they are and that probably the majority of shots never see the light of day.

This is just one single example.


« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 17:48 »
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And...?

« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 17:52 »
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Its actually fine that someone keeps photographing these general photos, so we nische photographers are left in peace.

« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 18:46 »
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Go on just search with the word "teamwork" at all agencies and see what happens. Page after page of all similar images, handshakes, circles of hands, groups laughing, etc, etc. Page after page.

Is it any wonder?  that the sorts are the way they are and that probably the majority of shots never see the light of day.

This is just one single example.
Then look at the amount of sales  on them 100s up to over 10,000 so they are obviously what a lot of buyers are looking for
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 21:43 »
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yep, some keywords are swamped. i just searched "christmas, cookies" and my CPU exploded.  8)


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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 21:59 »
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I searched "facial massage" the other day and the number one image (once I refined to "new images") was an editorial of some old wrinkly guy in sth america.

"christmas" is the worst, some real violations in there, even despite istock's controlled vocab thingy.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 01:08 by vannphoto »

« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 01:30 »
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Its actually fine that someone keeps photographing these general photos, so we nische photographers are left in peace.

Absoloutely!  but imagine the frustration of the buyers and the shadow it casts on micro as being unimaginative and c#ap agencies. :)

red

« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 02:16 »
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So, what would your ideal image be to represent "teamwork." It's kind of a vague concept.

« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 02:56 »
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So, what would your ideal image be to represent "teamwork." It's kind of a vague concept.

Well if you cant think of any other concept then circles of hands, yes I would say youre running short of ideas ::) search it for yourself, from about pages 10 in any search youll find out.
Variety! is an important factor in a sort order.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 02:59 by ClaridgeJ »

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 07:39 »
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Hmmm. iStock's best match is f*cked up, but if same sort of images are showing across all the agencies' default sort order, it presumably shows that's what most buyers want for that keyword.
A 'random' button which changed the search quite radically with every click might be welcome for some buyers, but it seems that most stick with the apparently 'safe' options.


 

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