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« on: November 22, 2010, 16:06 »
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Hi,

Anybody knows what is going with Yuri Arcus? He didnt post anything lately on his blog, he didnt publish any tutorial video. Nothing but silence.  Im missing him a lot :)


« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 16:13 »
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He participated in CEPIC conference in Dublin back in June.

His entire portfolio doubled in size in one single year - so I guess he's much more busy shooting lately compared with previous years.

« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 16:16 »
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To busy making money...

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 16:46 »
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Maybe he has come to the conclusion that teaching other photographers how to compete with him is not a wise long term strategy?   ;)

« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 16:51 »
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Maybe he has come to the conclusion that teaching other photographers how to compete with him is not a wise long term strategy?   ;)

For a bright guy,  it sure took him long enough to
come to that conclusion. :)


ETA: stupid iPhone formatting.

« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 17:25 »
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Maybe he has come to the conclusion that teaching other photographers how to compete with him is not a wise long term strategy?   ;)

very unsustainable

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 17:54 »
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Maybe he has come to the conclusion that teaching other photographers how to compete with him is not a wise long term strategy?   ;)

lol...exactly

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010, 17:55 »
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unless maybe they are his referrals  :P

« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 23:52 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.

« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 00:00 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.
i agree you,shotting models kinda wasting money...
drawing icons like Sodafish is the best way i think ^^

« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 01:02 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.

Therefore SJ Locke's model is flawed, as is that of Lise Gagne and any number of highly successful contributors?
I understand its cheaper to shoot objects.
However its much harder to differentiate yourself from the masses of others that have access to these same objects.
Models are each one unique. Therefore no one else can make an exact copy of your shot.

lagereek

« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 02:20 »
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Maybe he has got fed up with the whole business and told them all to get their act together or bugger off

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 04:31 »
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Hey Guys.
I am not fed up. Stock is as fun as it has always been. I love shooting and probably always will.
Earning-wise and success-wise (if my model is flawed etc.). I find that an interesting question. I have chosen a business-model, where I have a much lower profit margin than still-lifers or "shoot your neighbor" kind of photographers. In that sense it is flawed, that my choice of business-model does not adapt very well to allowing for 50% or even 80% profit margins. I aim for 10-15%, but here is the catch...of millions of USD.

My reasons for being quite are two things: 1) I find most conversation here and other places to be so interrupted with misconceptions that good sensible dialog is hard. Unfortunately. 2) I am building something big. :) That takes time. :)

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2010, 04:35 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.

Hey Oxman. Will you post a link. I would love to see this. :)

Xalanx

« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 13:20 »
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I find most conversation here and other places to be so interrupted with misconceptions that good sensible dialog is hard.

So very true.

« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 13:51 »
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Hey Guys.
I am not fed up. Stock is as fun as it has always been. I love shooting and probably always will.
Earning-wise and success-wise (if my model is flawed etc.). I find that an interesting question. I have chosen a business-model, where I have a much lower profit margin than still-lifers or "shoot your neighbor" kind of photographers. In that sense it is flawed, that my choice of business-model does not adapt very well to allowing for 50% or even 80% profit margins. I aim for 10-15%, but here is the catch...of millions of USD.

My reasons for being quite are two things: 1) I find most conversation here and other places to be so interrupted with misconceptions that good sensible dialog is hard. Unfortunately. 2) I am building something big. :) That takes time. :)
I hope it's Yuri stock, 80% commission for contributors and a free hasselblad :)  I might be over optimistic but I'm sure it would be better than giving most of our earnings to speculators.

« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 16:23 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.

Hey Oxman. Will you post a link. I would love to see this. :)

Yuri, you summed up my thoughts. You have alot of overhead and have saturated the market with your  excellent high key images which have been copied and added to the saturation of the business, lifestyle high-key shots. That worked great in 2005 but things are changing now as you have mentioned on your blog.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 17:41 by oxman »


« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 18:40 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.
Hey Oxman. Will you post a link. I would love to see this. :)

http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=469721 - mostly products and concepts shots, no models.
He made himself anonymous recently on istockcharts but he is between you and sjlocke there. http://istockcharts.multimedia.de/
« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 18:44 by FD-regular »

« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 18:57 »
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Yuri is a smart guy but his model is flawed. DNY59 at iS has it right.

Hey Oxman. Will you post a link. I would love to see this. :)

Yuri, you summed up my thoughts. You have alot of overhead and have saturated the market with your  excellent high key images which have been copied and added to the saturation of the business, lifestyle high-key shots. That worked great in 2005 but things are changing now as you have mentioned on your blog.

looking at your portfolio that you add on a post a few days ago regarding income projections I see you are doing some model shoots.. so?? where are you heading?? (I am not complaining or telling that you shoudn't do that, I am just questioning why telling this to Yuri..) I can add also that if you are only in microstock since July I get that you know a lot from 2005 :P (when Yuri had like 500 photos... :P)
« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 19:00 by luissantos84 »

lisafx

« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 19:05 »
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He made himself anonymous recently on istockcharts but he is between you and sjlocke there. http://istockcharts.multimedia.de/


Hate to be a stickler, but DNY59 is a she:)

Don't blame her for going anonymous.  Especially with people continually pointing others to her portfolio for inspiration.

RT


« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2010, 19:25 »
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He made himself anonymous recently on istockcharts but he is between you and sjlocke there. http://istockcharts.multimedia.de/


Those charts aren't accurate anymore (although the person in question is a very good seller), apparently the number 1 and 2 guys have both had 1.6m sales, the first one has 98 shots in their port and the second one has 52, neither of which have had enough downloads to reach that figure.
Either that or they are two very p**sed off exclusives who are deleting their ports.

« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2010, 19:41 »
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The amazing ongoing 160000... bug.

« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2010, 01:11 »
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Quote
looking at your portfolio that you add on a post a few days ago regarding income projections I see you are doing some model shoots.. so?? where are you heading?? (I am not complaining or telling that you shoudn't do that, I am just questioning why telling this to Yuri..) I can add also that if you are only in microstock since July I get that you know a lot from 2005 :P (when Yuri had like 500 photos... :P)

Those model shoots are of my girlfriend in my home studio which keeps my overhead to about zero. That is my point. Yuri has a massive studio and staff and salary, rent, insurance etc... His photos genre  (high key liftstyle) is pretty well saturated now.

I have been purchasing stock since the 90s -- before the internet. I've known about iStock since the beginning. And Getty too. And most of the others.

« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2010, 02:08 »
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Hate to be a stickler, but DNY59 is a she:)
Ah I should have known it from her port. So, ahem, inspiring:P

« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2010, 02:40 »
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Hate to be a stickler, but DNY59 is a she:)
Ah I should have known it from her port. So, ahem, inspiring:P

I'd take the money any day


 

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