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« on: May 02, 2014, 12:42 »
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Hi All,

 I wanted to send a word out to everyone here about some new changes at Spaces Images / www.spacesimages.com. We are now accepting location lifestyle imagery from our contributors. Until now our collection has not offered lifestyle but with our agencies asking for lifestyle location more and more we feel it is a good time to add this new dimension to our collection. We are distributed to over 90 of the very best Macro agencies in the world, you name them and we distribute your work through them. We offer a 50/50 split as well as free key-wording and small retouching done by the best services in the industry for both our RM and RF collections. We have just completed new contracts with all of our distributors offering the highest return percentage possible. If you want to give Macro a test we would love to take a minute to talk over the details. I look forward to any and all replies.

Thank you,
Jonathan
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 12:45 by Jonathan Ross »


mlwinphoto

« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 15:16 »
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Let me know if you ever start accepting macro.....would love to get back into RM.   :)

I would assume you distribute the same image to multiple agencies, therefore working with non-exclusive agreements, or do you pick and choose who gets what and work with image exclusive agreements?

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 15:59 »
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very excited about Spaces Jonathan :-)

« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 16:12 »
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Hi Mlwnphoto,

"I would assume you distribute the same image to multiple agencies, therefore working with non-exclusive agreements, or do you pick and choose who gets what and work with image exclusive agreements? "

Thank you for the question, yes we distribute all of our contributors content to every agency we are only image exclusive not photographer exclusive. Most every agency accepts all of our content there are a few that do an in house edit but we are seeing  98% of our content accepted by those that do edit. We are also able to distribute your RM content through all of our RM distributors. We developed a backend system with our distributors that allows us to pull an image from all of our distributors if a buyer wants exclusivity of a specific image for an extended time period. This allows RM to finally be represented by multiple agency as apposed to just one.
 I had another person ask about this new direction of what we are calling " Spaces with Faces " since this direction is very new for us it is hard for everyone to go to the site and see examples of what we are looking for. If you are interested in getting an idea of what we are looking for in our lifestyle content we will offer up a small gallery here to share some of the new content that is coming into Spaces that clearly captures this new direction.
 In a nut shell if you are producing high end lifestyle imagery on location we are interested in talking to you about representing some of your work. We are big believers in spreading work around to several agencies it is the smartest plan for any photographer that is producing stock to follow. If you want a good idea of what we are looking for at www.spacesimages.com check out our parent company www.blendimages.com the Blend content is almost all lifestyle and if you can meet the quality you are seeing at Blend you probably will be a good fit at Spaces.
 Any questions please feel welcome to connect directly with me or if Tyler doesn't mind we can discuss things in the open for everyone to read. Thank you to all that sent e-mails and PM's we will be getting back with you by the middle of next week if not sooner. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Thanks,
Jonathan

« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 16:14 »
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Thanks so much Stacey,

 I look forward to anyone here that has even the slightest bit interested to drop us a line. You never know till you try :)

Cheers,
Jonathan

Spectral-Design.net

« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 16:37 »
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Thanks so much Stacey,

 I look forward to anyone here that has even the slightest bit interested to drop us a line. You never know till you try :)

Cheers,
Jonathan

Hi Jonathan, would be great to work with you! Somehow the pm doesn`t seem to work well...just contacted you through your site ;-)

« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 19:12 »
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I think it is great you are inviting people to try macro via spacesimages. There are not many agencies that openly invite new contributors and there are plenty that are still biased against contributors that supply microstock. So this is a good opportunity.

The personal contact alone will be worth it. I am learning so much from discussions at stocksy or westend61. It can be difficult to decide what to send where, but if you get accepted at a high end agency you can always ask for feedback. Of course you will have to accept the selection process which is very different to the micros. But in time you learn what the agency likes and what they can sell.

So thank you for coming here Jonathan. I hope you get many interesting enquiries. :)

« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 22:00 »
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Hi Jonathan,
Can you provide us with a link to the contract you make with the contributors?

« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 22:05 »
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On the lookout for new outlets for my RM stock photos, so thanks Jonathan for giving us the opportunity to share our work with you. I sent you a PM with a link and a short bit about my background. Hope it's a fit.  8)

« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 22:36 »
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And here we are, from the space website, requirements:

Finished files must be 50MB 8-bit JPEG files at a resolution of 300dpi and processed in the Adobe1998 RGB color space. High-resolution scans from large format film are acceptable and must fulfill the same requirements

Doesnt make sense. Megapixels make sense. SRGB makes sense.

« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 00:16 »
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I just checked and an 81 MP 8 bit jpeg file is only 40.5 MB, so I guess I can't get to 50 MB unless I add some noise. Perhaps this is more like the Alamy completely unintuitive requirements of X file size saved as another format but we want it saved as a jpg?  (really, listing MP requirement makes so much more sense for digital files.)

It would be nice to have a higher value outlet for higher value work though.

Ron

« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 01:04 »
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Uncompressed. You need to open the image in PS and then you can see the uncompressed size.

« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 02:26 »
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Higher end files are often used for print, so Adobe RGB which has a much wider gamut, is the best choice.
The 50MB requirement, as Ron said, refers to the uncompressed file size. To further clarify, a 50 MB file is roughly 5126px x 3112px or about 17.5MP, so your huge files may have to be downsized for the site (some sites won't take jpegs of files that are >60MB uncompressed), but they are certainly more than large enough.

« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 12:42 »
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 Hi All,

 Thank you for all the interest. I have family duties all weekend with the kids but Monday I will be here to answer all the questions. Yes, thank you for explaining the file size 81 megapixels is huge so you will have no trouble meeting the 50 mg. file requirement. If anyone has any questions please feel welcome to contact me directly either through a PM here or my e-mail at [email protected] Have a great weekend everyone.

Jonathan

« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 20:28 »
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 Hi All,
 
 I told everyone I would be ready to answer questions Monday morning. I am sorry for the delay but I have had something important that has come up and will keep me away until later in the day Monday. I apologize for the delay, I will be answering all of my PM's and e-mails on Monday Evening and Tuesday morning. If you would like you can always contact us at [email protected] and someone might be able to answer your questions tomorrow. For the mean time here is a small gallery of the kind of location lifestyle we are looking to represent in both our RM and RF models. Most every image in this gallery comes with a model release unless the model was not recognizable. Until I can reply to everyones questions you can see our RF and RM pricing structure at our web site www.spacesimages.com Thank you once again for you interest and your patience I will reply to everyone before Tuesday's end.

http://gallery.spacesimages.com/spaceswithfaces/

Thank you,
Jonathan
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 23:30 by Jonathan Ross »

« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 17:39 »
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Hi All,

 Thank you for all the contacts it was great reviewing so much talent. If I missed your message for any reason please send me another to [email protected] I am pretty sure I got to everyone over the past two days but if I did miss you please send me a reminder. This is an open invite, if you come across this post please feel welcome to contact us we are always on the lookout for strong talent and Microstockgroups has a ton of it. Thank you Tyler for allowing us to send this message through your site, we truly appreciate it.

Cheers,
Jonathan

« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2014, 17:05 »
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Is already spaceimages.com operating and how are the images selling?


« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 11:55 »
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Hi Les,

 Yes, we have been in business for the past 5 years. We have been working on completing a very long list of distributors and as of 6 months ago we completed our distribution channels. We are represented through 100 different Macro agencies. If you an interest in contributing or just have a question please contact me at [email protected]

Best,
Jonathan


 

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