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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2008, 06:50 »
Some of the biggest Micro makers in the business don't have one clever idea in their heads. That is part of the reason they surf these sites to see what they can steal. I am already seeing people from this site start to try to incorporate my look into their newest uploads.  Then they have the audasity to take jabs at me every time I post. Don't worry the world is full of takers it doesn't mean they possess your skills.

Well, I don't know if you can really own a "look", but I think you've just proven my point about putting too much trade information out there.


« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2008, 11:18 »
i believe that copycats are only just that. they may succeed stealing your ideas, but eventually they will lose when the buyer finds the original creator.
it's like music or painting. the lousy copycat make the most money, at first.
but eventually, the original artist gets the credit. hopefully.

but like you said, stop looking at other port, and just concentrating on making more images.   you cannot stop them copying, it's obvious because i see the same to my port. new images get so many visitors, but no sales.  all there to see what ideas to copy.  lucky for me, i am not a big seller , as i am new, and only have 100 images at the most.  but since i don't look at other ports, i don't get pissed off. i don't have the time to go looking . maybe that is a good thing.

« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2008, 11:20 »
Right hali..

« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2008, 11:41 »
CofkoCof, boli te kurac. With your mind, imagination and experience I'm sure one picture will change nothing. Continue producing such gems, your rank will raise and so will the sales (with original concepts or not).

« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2008, 11:57 »
What do they say? "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
I wouldn't let the copiers interfere with your creativity and good work. :)


« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2008, 12:57 »
Didn't prove anything SJ,

 Just that there are hacks making money at Micro by stealing ideas. These ideas any half whit should be able to come up with. The work I have seen copied is of no threat just like the people who copy Yuri. They think it is just the concept that sells but it is the interaction between photographer and model that make the big money. No one can steal your style only copy it. Besides imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I would not worry to much about anyone stealing any of your work my friend, I think you are safe. My work and yours can be copied just by surfing the agencies no talented person is free of this following even if they offer their shot lists up. You don't seem to understand it isn't the help and the shot list it is the eye of the photographer. This industry has been plagued with no talent thieves from the dawn of time. May I offer again, I have shared all my secrets for 20 years and I am in the top 50 money makers in the Stock industry. How do you explain that.


« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 15:17 by AVAVA »

« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2008, 13:08 »
The bulk of the design industry is based on re-presentations of existing cliches and memes, give a client something original and most likely they'll baulk on it. I've not seen anything on micro that I have not seen the progenitors of in old printed brochures from image bank, photodisc, bananastock etc etc of ten years ago. Get over it already.


« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2008, 13:27 »
Thanks for the feedback Sentinel.


« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2008, 13:31 »
I understand that some may resent it, but there are original ideas as well. Work and talent produce them. And in my country, plagiarism is a crime, not flattery.


« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2008, 13:45 »
 Hi Loop,

 I agree Plagiarism is very different than copying an idea and making it yours. Look at all the fishes jumping out of bowls. One of my friends in Macro stock created that idea years ago. How many Micro people have Plagiarized that shot. Not made it there own but straight out stole it. That would not be allowed in Macro only in the Micro model. But what are you going to do about it. Go after some poor soul worth $50,000 The cost in money and personal energy does not make it very worth while to try and track these people down. My work is not being plagiarized my style is just starting to be incorporated into others work. I not worried they don't have my eye and they can't get their models to react like I can. The only way for them to get close would be maybe a workshop but they will not gain those skills reading shot lists on this site.

Thanks for the feedback,


« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2008, 17:23 »
CofkoCof, boli te kurac. With your mind, imagination and experience I'm sure one picture will change nothing. Continue producing such gems, your rank will raise and so will the sales (with original concepts or not).
Ima prav, najbolje da me boli k..... in naprej furam svoje fotke. Thanks for your compliments.


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