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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2020, 16:39 »
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Imo the future belongs to programmers. Those that can create very very realistic models/animals and scenarios using CGI without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Imagine lifestyle photography without the hassle and administration to shoot models in fun scenarios.
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imagine someone doing that work for pennies...


« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2020, 17:58 »
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Yes, the technique evolves. Agency's squeeze employees, many workers, pushing each other to reach the goal. And the market has spent years, in the same direction, paying the minimum to collaborating microstock workers. Do great jobs or mediocre jobs, regardless of technique, time, resources,..... skill, talent, originality, ideas,.... of each collaborator.

If the quality of human faces is exceeded, economically, perhaps over time, you will place some fabulous models in non-existent spaces. But, most will not work in microstock, since the current market is not currently profitable to receive compensation according to the effort invested, except for a minority.

It's time to reinvent the microstock.

« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2020, 18:30 »
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If I came to a forum about making money selling worms (this is much longer but just to make it simple... worm farming) and most of the posts talked about the downside of the market, how profits were dropping, how Worm Farmers were under paid and the product was over supplied, and the expense of producing, plus the competition was excessive. I wouldn't go into Worm Farming!


Actually, if you spend a couple of months building a website/blog about Worm Farming, doing some basic research, strategically putting the information in, doing your SEO right, you'll be making more money after 6 months than you would in a couple of years of photography on microstock.


« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2020, 19:00 »
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« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 00:38 »
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Imo the future belongs to programmers. Those that can create very very realistic models/animals and scenarios using CGI without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Imagine lifestyle photography without the hassle and administration to shoot models in fun scenarios.
...

imagine someone doing that work for pennies...
There will be a hand full programmers to create the ability then designers will use simple software to create images themselves.

« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 07:08 »
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Well, we will create files ourselves thanks to that group of developers. With the technology that is emerging and the possibilities and needs of each collaborator. I hope it is for a price that compensates the effort invested.

OM

« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 20:05 »
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Somewhere, someone is still telling people, this is a good way to make extra money?

Shutterstock is still trying to get contributors to go 'more pro'...see their 'Additional Resources' page on which they show all sorts of Hollywood film-makers 'secrets' for great footage! ;D Like you wanna do that for a dollar!

10 Types of Shots and Angles Every Filmmaker Should Know:

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/10-types-of-shots-every-filmmaker-should-know
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 20:07 by OM »

« Reply #32 on: Today at 00:51 »
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In my country there are youtubers telling how they make a lot of money in freepik or stocksy. They are pro with expensive stuff, studios and people working for them. You can see that they are able to spend a lot of money in production.

Looks like a pyramidal scam, I don't understand why they are telling this.




 

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