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lagereek

« Reply #200 on: June 01, 2010, 08:40 »
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Yes but the problem is: Micro is all about quantity before quality, they rely on that lets say out of 100 new contributors, 99 will be happy-snappers, getting nowhere but then you got that one left, who might be able to supply and get somewhere, its all about quantities. This is the reason, no one is infallable in the micro world, they loose a big-shot, no problem another will come tomorrow, hence we have a Micro world with lots of relevat images and gazillions of totally irrelevant stuff.

The RM industry is a lot more careful, they know that its photographers is their lifeblood, their life-support and if you loose one its no garantee at all there will come another, why?  because they edit out quality way before quantity.

If the Micro industry die, it will be their own doing or shall I say greed, rising prices, changing and destroying search-engines, pages after pages of irrelevant material.
End product is, buyers will tell us all to bugger off. period.


Dook

« Reply #201 on: June 01, 2010, 08:59 »
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I wouldn't say microstock industry is going down. I think it's more the fact that total number of images on every agency is going up as well as total number of new contributors.
If one has 3000 images in portfolio, and manage to put online 30 more images every week, that means he/she made portfolio bigger for 1%

In the mean time, shutterstock has little over 11 000 000 images, and it's sytatistics says they added almost 100 000 images this week, which is again, very close to 1% ( I guess "this week" means in last 7 days, because it's still tuesday)
So, portfolios of big guys have the same exposure like several months before.

In the mean time, small contributors (around 300 images in port.), like me, experience growth in sales, because if a small contributor increases his/her portfolio for 30 images weekly, he automatically makes portfolio (and it's exposure) at least 10% bigger.
Yes, but it will not last long. If you produce 30 images weekly you will double your portfolio in 3 months and it is not going to be 10% anymore. In one year you will start complaining how your income is not growing up like it used to do.

« Reply #202 on: June 01, 2010, 10:20 »
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I wouldn't say microstock industry is going down. I think it's more the fact that total number of images on every agency is going up as well as total number of new contributors.
If one has 3000 images in portfolio, and manage to put online 30 more images every week, that means he/she made portfolio bigger for 1%

In the mean time, shutterstock has little over 11 000 000 images, and it's sytatistics says they added almost 100 000 images this week, which is again, very close to 1% ( I guess "this week" means in last 7 days, because it's still tuesday)
So, portfolios of big guys have the same exposure like several months before.

In the mean time, small contributors (around 300 images in port.), like me, experience growth in sales, because if a small contributor increases his/her portfolio for 30 images weekly, he automatically makes portfolio (and it's exposure) at least 10% bigger.
Yes, but it will not last long. If you produce 30 images weekly you will double your portfolio in 3 months and it is not going to be 10% anymore. In one year you will start complaining how your income is not growing up like it used to do.

yes

« Reply #203 on: June 01, 2010, 11:53 »
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This could be a reason Yuri's losing money ;)

http://rising.blackstar.com/there-are-no-shortcuts-to-success-in-microstock.html


Sidebar: On his own site, Jim Pickerell is charging to read this article (http://www.photolicensingoptions.com/ViewArticle.aspx?code=JHP2210). He even has a very short article by leaf up there (http://www.photolicensingoptions.com/author.aspx?author=TDO).

Charging money to read a blog? Definitely out of step with the mainstream, to be sure.

dbvirago

« Reply #204 on: June 01, 2010, 12:48 »
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Wow. Just caught up with this thread. Now I understand exactly what I need to do.

« Reply #205 on: June 01, 2010, 13:17 »
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Sidebar: On his own site, Jim Pickerell is charging to read this article (http://www.photolicensingoptions.com/ViewArticle.aspx?code=JHP2210). He even has a very short article by leaf up there (http://www.photolicensingoptions.com/author.aspx?author=TDO).

Charging money to read a blog? Definitely out of step with the mainstream, to be sure.


Yeah, you can find most of the things on his pay to read site somewhere else.  Not sure why he does that.

« Reply #206 on: June 01, 2010, 16:50 »
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Do you think buyers - some of them - search for Yuri's images (or other top producers) preferably?  Because they like the style and/or quality?

« Reply #207 on: June 11, 2010, 01:56 »
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 Hi All,

 I think Jim probably does what he does because he is one of the best and has a track history that stretches decades. In many cultures the people value the knowledge of those that have experienced a great deal on a particular subject. Like a good college there are quite a few people teaching in their prime years, their knowledge has a great deal of time invested. You can learn about law from a book or some young new lawyer but I would prefer Harvard.

Best,
Jonathan
« Last Edit: June 13, 2010, 13:12 by Jonathan Ross »

« Reply #208 on: June 11, 2010, 18:40 »
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Hi All,

 I think Jim probably does what he does because he is one of the best and has a track history that stretches decades. In many cultures the people value the knowledge of those that have experienced a great deal on a particular subject. Like a good college there are quite a few people teaching in their prime years, their knowledge has a great deal of time invested. You can learn about law from a book or some young new layer but I would prefer Harvard.

Best,
Jonathan

Ditto


 

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