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« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2012, 16:56 »
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3,4 million?  Sounds like he seriously overpaid.  On the RPD note, I imagine most of his 8 second dls are from SS or other sub plans, so it ain't as grand as you might think.

100 employees?  It all sounds like major 'promotion' talk.  There are plenty of people with their own site.  I doubt it will make much difference to anything, except he'll keep a few more dollars.  Buyers don't switch sources for a smaller selection.


sure but we need to see FT, DT and IS sales which I am sure is way way way above the 1$.. and why do I say that?

myself having close to 1$ RPD at FT and getting 25%.. he is getting 43% and we are talking about around 40% of his portfolio at 3C which means 3x more income..

again the volume at SS must be a lot more.. which might lower the RPD.. some contributors report here around 75 cents.. we dont know his EL ratio too

just browsed his website and found one link that is online, looks pretty nice, looks like a store!
http://peopleimages.com/models


« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2012, 17:01 »
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3,4 million?  Sounds like he seriously overpaid.  On the RPD note, I imagine most of his 8 second dls are from SS or other sub plans, so it ain't as grand as you might think.

100 employees?  It all sounds like major 'promotion' talk.  There are plenty of people with their own site.  I doubt it will make much difference to anything, except he'll keep a few more dollars.  Buyers don't switch sources for a smaller selection.

I'd assume that amongst his '100 employees' are the starry-eyed apprentices that he has taken on to produce stock images in bulk. Now we know why he has done so and also what the money has been spent on. A real 'image factory'.

Yuri_Arcurs

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« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2012, 17:04 »
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Ok. It leaked. Danish Media is posting it on the front page of online tabloids currently and we are already getting bombarded. It's midnight, so hmmm.

« Reply #103 on: April 30, 2012, 17:12 »
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You're only being bombarded by us, no worries :).

« Reply #104 on: April 30, 2012, 17:18 »
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« Reply #105 on: April 30, 2012, 17:21 »
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http://www.bt.dk/digital/verdens-bedstsaelgende-fotograf-er-dansk


it was posted a few hours ago, where have you been? laundry? ;D

(actually only 1 hour ago)

ShadySue

« Reply #106 on: April 30, 2012, 17:23 »
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Speaking of which...anyone else notice Alamy's announcement today?

http://www.alamy.com/pressrelease/releases/archive/2012/04/30/151.aspx

From the sounds of it...the trends are changing (and have been) - buyers appear to be getting tired of that "microstock" type look.


I've seldom seen 'that microstock look' in adverts in the UK. Or even American-type perfectionism other than in adverts for US cosmetic products being sold over here.
On the other hand, is it really UK Everyday for an apparently naked man and woman to be sitting, apparently at work, in an otherwise empty office? (Alamy example).
If so, I'm clearly living in a different reality.  :-\

« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2012, 17:26 »
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... where have you been? laundry? ;D ...
Touche.  :D

« Reply #108 on: April 30, 2012, 17:29 »
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... where have you been? laundry? ;D ...
Touche.  :D

thank god I am at my gf place, I only do the dishes lol she is now getting pissed because I dont leave this topic, just said to her: tonight I wont sleep too much stuff going on!!

WarrenPrice

« Reply #109 on: April 30, 2012, 17:38 »
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Speaking of which...anyone else notice Alamy's announcement today?

http://www.alamy.com/pressrelease/releases/archive/2012/04/30/151.aspx

From the sounds of it...the trends are changing (and have been) - buyers appear to be getting tired of that "microstock" type look.


I've seldom seen 'that microstock look' in adverts in the UK. Or even American-type perfectionism other than in adverts for US cosmetic products being sold over here.
On the other hand, is it really UK Everyday for an apparently naked man and woman to be sitting, apparently at work, in an otherwise empty office? (Alamy example).
If so, I'm clearly living in a different reality.  :-\


This ...
we do not make editorial judgments, nothing is rejected providing the quality is acceptable we let the customer choose the pictures they want. Often the choices are refreshingly surprising.

was interesting.  What a Novel Idea.   ;D :o

« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2012, 18:09 »
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A new site? So when can we start uploading :)  Good luck Yuri, hope it's a big success.

« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2012, 18:16 »
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A new site? So when can we start uploading :)  Good luck Yuri, hope it's a big success.


Who says you get to?

BTW, for 3.4 million, they should be sure to add some index.htm files in there: http://peopleimages.com/images/ and do some error checking: http://peopleimages.com/about .

A credit based system?


WarrenPrice

« Reply #112 on: April 30, 2012, 18:19 »
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Wonder how much the little spat with Serban had to do with this?   ??? :P

« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2012, 18:19 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2012, 18:25 »
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just browsed his website and found one link that is online, looks pretty nice, looks like a store!
http://peopleimages.com/models

Looks like a dating agency - especially when you have to sign in to see 'more of this model'. (Presumably that won't be required when the site goes live on Thursday.)
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 18:26 by ShadySue »

« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2012, 18:26 »
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just browsed his website and found one link that is online, looks pretty nice, looks like a store!
http://peopleimages.com/models

Looks like a dating agency.


some cool license options too

http://peopleimages.com/images/tooltips/

« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2012, 18:31 »
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A new site? So when can we start uploading :)  Good luck Yuri, hope it's a big success.


Who says you get to?

BTW, for 3.4 million, they should be sure to add some index.htm files in there: http://peopleimages.com/images/ and do some error checking: http://peopleimages.com/about .

A credit based system?



I'm sure he has room for a few more employees. Maybe you should apply.  ;)


« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2012, 18:32 »
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http://peopleimages.com/images/tooltips/


So, we've got micro price, premium price, collections, and something IS was going to do a few years ago, and never got around to.  Short term exclusive license for images with no sales:

ShadySue

« Reply #118 on: April 30, 2012, 18:33 »
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just browsed his website and found one link that is online, looks pretty nice, looks like a store!
http://peopleimages.com/models

Looks like a dating agency.


some cool license options too

http://peopleimages.com/images/tooltips/


If you say so, but it's an odd way to present them  ;) :P

I guess the site's undergoing live testing; pity he released the URI before the testing was complete.

« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2012, 18:38 »
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Wow, Yuri's site gets dissected days before the official launch.

I saw the requirements for the coders a while back on his personal web site. I'm sure they got paid handsomely but even I know that any sub-folders should be protected with an index or htaccess file...

Unless this is part of some viral marketing...

« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2012, 18:40 »
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ahah sorry Sue I am hardcore lol

ShadySue

« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2012, 18:45 »
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Wow, Yuri's site gets dissected days before the official launch.
Given his budget, we should get more than a pizza for the user testing.

« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2012, 18:47 »
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Wow, Yuri's site gets dissected days before the official launch.
Given his budget, we should get more than a pizza for the user testing.

you will do that! a car boot full of presents ;D

lisafx

« Reply #123 on: April 30, 2012, 18:50 »
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All I can say is congratulations, and I hope it is a success! 

If Yuri is successful with this, it could get the agencies to sit up and take notice, and perhaps (gasp) start treating their remaining contributors better.  Yeah, I know, perhaps a bit too optimistic :)

« Reply #124 on: April 30, 2012, 18:53 »
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XXL for 55$ (PI) vs XXL for 25$ (IS)


 

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