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« Reply #400 on: March 11, 2010, 17:56 »
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Hi Kone,

 Thank you for the kind words they mean a ton to me. I have had a very limited social life, ahhh zero : ) My family takes up all my extra time from work. Since my wife and I work together we spend lots of time focused on the same subject but rarely do we go out on dates without the kids.
 I think scheduling has a great deal to do with it but also remember I have my wife who runs the business part of the company and an increadable producer that sets up everything with me and gets all our ducks in a row for our shoots.
 We just plod away at it one day at a time. I always try to keep very busy and usually put in about 100 hours a week on work and the rest is the family.
 If you break down a week by hours there are 168 hours a week. 42 for sleep and the rest for family and work that leaves me with about 120 hours or so for work and kids. Work gets about 90 kids and wife get about 30.
 I recently have taken a step back and now put in 3-4 hours a day at the gym so the work load has dropped as I turn 50. I want to make it to my old age in good shape so the gym has been a great help. I now put in about 20 hours a week in the gym and that has been stolen from mostly my work load so my work is now more like 80 hours a week.
 Having 80 hours and two people to help allow you to get quite a bit done but I know guys out there in stock that spend way more time on their work than I do, they don't have family.
 I try to stay very organized and have a condition called hyper OCD that makes my mind never shut off. Not the best thing to have but it does have the advantage of feeling like you are always slacking and can achieve more if you just organize better. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
 I hope that helps, it comes down to the fact that we are all wired slightly differently and I don't think any one way is better than another, for me it is the pursuit of happiness. I said pursuit, the happiness is fleeting : ) Thanks for the question I don't know if the answer helped but in a word ORGANIZATION of every minute in the day.

Keep shooting and drop me a PM anytime.

Best,
Jonathan


ap

« Reply #401 on: March 11, 2010, 18:11 »
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that's pretty helpful but probably impossible advice for a slacker like me. i tend to focus on only one thing at once and it normally takes a really long time.

i'd like to pose kone's question to sjlocke, who seems to accomplish a lot whilst appearing at every forum i visit. i know he's two or three different people, but i still like to learn of his organizational secrets too.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #402 on: March 11, 2010, 18:13 »
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that's pretty helpful but probably impossible advice for a slacker like me. i tend to focus on only one thing at once and it normally takes a really long time.

i'd like to pose kone's question to sjlocke, who seems to accomplish a lot whilst appearing at every forum i visit. i know he's two or three different people, but i still like to learn of his organizational secrets too.

Instigator.  ;D

« Reply #403 on: March 11, 2010, 19:06 »
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Lisa, you have a white knight! :)

" I recently have taken a step back and now put in 3-4 hours a day at the gym so the work load has dropped as I turn 50."

You must look like Lou Ferigno at this point.

RT


« Reply #404 on: March 11, 2010, 19:35 »
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You must look like Lou Ferigno at this point.

Only when he thinks of you.

Serious point though I know how he feels, I'm 45 this year and thinking about old age and my fitness has crossed my mind too.

« Reply #405 on: March 11, 2010, 20:27 »
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@ Jonathan Ross

Thanks for your response.

Kone

« Reply #406 on: March 11, 2010, 20:33 »
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Serious point though I know how he feels, I'm 45 this year and thinking about old age and my fitness has crossed my mind too.

I'm 40.  Dropped 20 lbs. so far this year :) .

ap

« Reply #407 on: March 12, 2010, 00:01 »
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i once saw a b-card that said 40 is sporty...now i know what it means.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 00:04 by ap »

« Reply #408 on: March 13, 2010, 00:13 »
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 Hi All,

 Yea I don't know if it's a mid life crisis but the exercise is awesome, it has been life changing. Lost 37 pounds over the past year and now just working on putting 25 back but not on my gut and hips : ) Dropped the heart rate down to a much healthier level, almost in half. Makes those long shoot days easier to. And my wife and I work out together so we can get away from our lives always being about work. I know I am starting to make people ill. I sound like an evangalist for exersize. I'm done here. ;D
 I also had several PM's about entering third party Macro and how to approach the agencies. It's friday night and I'm relaxing for the evening but I'll be happy to post more advice in the near future on the subject.

Keep shooting,
Jonathan

ap

« Reply #409 on: March 13, 2010, 01:08 »
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it should be an interesting read!

« Reply #410 on: March 13, 2010, 21:56 »
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 I also had several PM's about entering third party Macro and how to approach the agencies. It's friday night and I'm relaxing for the evening but I'll be happy to post more advice in the near future on the subject.


That would be great.

Kone

« Reply #411 on: April 24, 2010, 12:43 »
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Hi All,

 I am sorry for letting this slip through without a follow up. I am getting forgetful in my age . My approach to getting into the big Macro agencies is to enter through a back door or what's known as third party agencies and get yourself recognized. If you produce solid work for these third party agencies under the Getty or Corbis umbrella and your sales are good the big dogs are going to notice.
 After some time feeding several or only one third party and selling well then that is the best time to make your direct introduction to the big agency with an e-mail. Explain who you are and that you have work on their site through so and so brand and would love to work directly with their agency if possible. If your work is selling they will know and they will invite you to join there agency as well. That is a big part of diversifying.
 It is important that you shoot different work for each third party agency so you will have to produce new work but that is a given as you will want to produce your very best, I mean better than what you find on the Third party agency for them to be interested in you. It doesn't take a lot of images but they need to be stelar. Every third party agency has some bad work in their collection but this is not your gage. You want to look at their best work and meet those standards if you want in. The first work is really under the microscope so you must kick some butt on those first submissions.
 Once in then you can follow your sales and see how they are stacking up, remember the idea is to build diversification and an entrance into the big agencies so that has to be your focus at first rather than how much you will make. If your work is strong don't worry about the revenue it will start to grow, however in the Macro market it can take longer to get your work up and even longer for the buyers to find it at first so you have to be patient. I give all our work a six month wait before I start to calculate the sales and see if the subject is selling well.
 The third party lifestyle agencies I would approach are. Image Source, Blend Images, Superstock, Cultura Images, Tetra and many more. You can go to Getty or Corbis and see a list of all their third party collections by using their advanced search section. That way you can look to see what the third party agencies are offering and see if it is a good fit for your interest and style.
 I hope this helps a bit if anyone has any questions please feel welcome to P.M. me or just make a follow up post. I promise not to fall asleep at the wheel again ;)

Good Luck,
Jonathan

« Reply #412 on: April 24, 2010, 15:43 »
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Hi All,

 I am sorry for letting this slip through without a follow up. I am getting forgetful in my age . My approach to getting into the big Macro agencies is to enter through a back door or what's known as third party agencies and get yourself recognized. If you produce solid work for these third party agencies under the Getty or Corbis umbrella and your sales are good the big dogs are going to notice.
 After some time feeding several or only one third party and selling well then that is the best time to make your direct introduction to the big agency with an e-mail. Explain who you are and that you have work on their site through so and so brand and would love to work directly with their agency if possible. If your work is selling they will know and they will invite you to join there agency as well. That is a big part of diversifying.
 It is important that you shoot different work for each third party agency so you will have to produce new work but that is a given as you will want to produce your very best, I mean better than what you find on the Third party agency for them to be interested in you. It doesn't take a lot of images but they need to be stelar. Every third party agency has some bad work in their collection but this is not your gage. You want to look at their best work and meet those standards if you want in. The first work is really under the microscope so you must kick some butt on those first submissions.
 Once in then you can follow your sales and see how they are stacking up, remember the idea is to build diversification and an entrance into the big agencies so that has to be your focus at first rather than how much you will make. If your work is strong don't worry about the revenue it will start to grow, however in the Macro market it can take longer to get your work up and even longer for the buyers to find it at first so you have to be patient. I give all our work a six month wait before I start to calculate the sales and see if the subject is selling well.
 The third party lifestyle agencies I would approach are. Image Source, Blend Images, Superstock, Cultura Images, Tetra and many more. You can go to Getty or Corbis and see a list of all their third party collections by using their advanced search section. That way you can look to see what the third party agencies are offering and see if it is a good fit for your interest and style.
 I hope this helps a bit if anyone has any questions please feel welcome to P.M. me or just make a follow up post. I promise not to fall asleep at the wheel again ;)

Good Luck,
Jonathan

Thanks Jonathan
What is your suggestion: Send sample images or link to website (or even link to portfolio in MS Agency)?

« Reply #413 on: April 24, 2010, 16:40 »
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Hi Kone,

 The Macro agencies are going to want to see new work that is the caliber of their very best they already offer. That is the part of being under the microscope. They want people they feel are going to add something that is easy for them to sell and make their company look better to their distributors by showing high STR or sell through rate ( the number of images in their collection that have at least sold once in it's life ).
 Study the third party agencies look at what is their best work and match or exceed that quality with new work. They will not be interested in representing any images that are already sold in Micro so it really has to be new work.

Cheers,
Jonathan

Dook

« Reply #414 on: April 25, 2010, 08:33 »
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Thank you, Ross! Very useful information. I wish there were more posts like yours and less of My Overall FT Rank kind of threads.

« Reply #415 on: April 25, 2010, 21:38 »
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Thank you, Ross! Very useful information. I wish there were more posts like yours and less of My Overall FT Rank kind of threads.

Totally agree.
Thanks Ross

« Reply #416 on: April 25, 2010, 21:57 »
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I love Ross!



« Reply #417 on: April 26, 2010, 02:01 »
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So do I :)  This one is Jonathan Ross from the UK.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 02:03 by sharpshot »

« Reply #418 on: May 02, 2010, 15:23 »
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 I appreciate all the warmth and whit. Thanks you guys, I didn't know you cared so much to take the time to show it. This place is getting more friendly by the day. Keep spreading the love ;D

Cheers,
Jonathan

« Reply #419 on: May 02, 2010, 18:08 »
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Here is why I am such a good guy. My mom Marion Ross ;)


 

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