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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2016, 10:12 »
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On a positive note I have found other sites to be very fair and treat me very well!

On another positive note, Getty / IS exclusivity does well for me. 

Exclusivity is simple and does not lead to the commoditization of my work.


« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2016, 10:17 »
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Glad it is working well for you! I am so glad to see my earnings where they should be now and I sleep better at night knowing my work is spread around. I love see high $$ 4k sales on a regular basis now! 

« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 10:36 »
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Glad it is working well for you! I am so glad to see my earnings where they should be now and I sleep better at night knowing my work is spread around. I love see high $$ 4k sales on a regular basis now!

John, I'm happy you are doing well.  4K is ubiquitous now, so I doubt it will command a higher price for long.  Frankly, the higher price likely diminishes the demand for the clips.  YouTube commercials, cable tv commercials, in-house projects, etc usually are engaged by their audience at 720 or on a mobil phone, etc.  In my view, unique, well-shot, well-directed, content with believable diverse actors is all that matters to clients. -m

« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2016, 11:02 »
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Agreed that content is king and 1080 still the standard, I am happy to take the $$ while it is on the table! I love setting my prices and getting 50% I passed my GI/SI earnings in two months! I haven't doubled my income yet but close.

« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2016, 11:31 »
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Exclusivity never makes sense unless you have a close personal relationship with the agency and they actively promote you every week / you're the poster boy/girl.

« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2016, 22:34 »
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Being exclusive means that you ONLY list those specific images on the site you are exclusive to, meaning they cannot be on any other site.

However if you are doing a model / product shoot you can select specific images to go on exclusive site and whatever you have left over (as long as they are different from exclusives) you are free to sell on any other site. Just make sure you do not accidentally post these alternate images to the exclusive site because they do check.

Anytime you do a shoot, try to get 2-3 shoots out of whatever you are shooting. Good Luck!

« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2016, 01:14 »
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I do not feel this is fair to the buyer who thinks my files are exclusive when they are not!!

Why would they care?
I guess only if they paid a premium price for something they could have got for much less elsewhere they have been misled ....to me though its their problem not mine there are more significant things for me to get stressed about.

ShadySue

« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 01:23 »
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Being exclusive means that you ONLY list those specific images on the site you are exclusive to, meaning they cannot be on any other site.

However if you are doing a model / product shoot you can select specific images to go on exclusive site and whatever you have left over (as long as they are different from exclusives) you are free to sell on any other site. Just make sure you do not accidentally post these alternate images to the exclusive site because they do check.

Anytime you do a shoot, try to get 2-3 shoots out of whatever you are shooting. Good Luck!

That's image exclusivity. iS has artist/media exclusivity whereby you can't sell e.g. any  photos RF via any other agency if you are photo exclusive with IS. Unless you are one of the few with a special deal.

« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 01:41 »
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Being exclusive means that you ONLY list those specific images on the site you are exclusive to, meaning they cannot be on any other site.

However if you are doing a model / product shoot you can select specific images to go on exclusive site and whatever you have left over (as long as they are different from exclusives) you are free to sell on any other site. Just make sure you do not accidentally post these alternate images to the exclusive site because they do check.

Anytime you do a shoot, try to get 2-3 shoots out of whatever you are shooting. Good Luck!

That's image exclusivity. iS has artist/media exclusivity whereby you can't sell e.g. any  photos RF via any other agency if you are photo exclusive with IS. Unless you are one of the few with a special deal.
Presumably though if the photo is almost identical those without "special" status would be in trouble, maybe?

ShadySue

« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 01:58 »
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Being exclusive means that you ONLY list those specific images on the site you are exclusive to, meaning they cannot be on any other site.

However if you are doing a model / product shoot you can select specific images to go on exclusive site and whatever you have left over (as long as they are different from exclusives) you are free to sell on any other site. Just make sure you do not accidentally post these alternate images to the exclusive site because they do check.

Anytime you do a shoot, try to get 2-3 shoots out of whatever you are shooting. Good Luck!

That's image exclusivity. iS has artist/media exclusivity whereby you can't sell e.g. any  photos RF via any other agency if you are photo exclusive with IS. Unless you are one of the few with a special deal.
Presumably though if the photo is almost identical those without "special" status would be in trouble, maybe?
Apparently not if you are shooting together with an indie. That was stated by a well-known exclusive in the old forum and never refuted by admin, but as it was mid-thread I can't now find the post.

« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 09:31 »
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Interesting, I would not see this as my problem.

« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2016, 09:43 »
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Being exclusive means that you ONLY list those specific images on the site you are exclusive to, meaning they cannot be on any other site.

However if you are doing a model / product shoot you can select specific images to go on exclusive site and whatever you have left over (as long as they are different from exclusives) you are free to sell on any other site. Just make sure you do not accidentally post these alternate images to the exclusive site because they do check.

Anytime you do a shoot, try to get 2-3 shoots out of whatever you are shooting. Good Luck!

That's image exclusivity. iS has artist/media exclusivity whereby you can't sell e.g. any  photos RF via any other agency if you are photo exclusive with IS. Unless you are one of the few with a special deal.
Presumably though if the photo is almost identical those without "special" status would be in trouble, maybe?
Apparently not if you are shooting together with an indie. That was stated by a well-known exclusive in the old forum and never refuted by admin, but as it was mid-thread I can't now find the post.
I remember that thread, but only took passing interest at the time. It makes sense that people might share a shoot. Wasn't there something about a husband and wife team where one was exc. and one non-exc. ?
I'd reckon that any such arrangement has been Okayed with TPTB though. Risky to just assume it was OK I'd have thought.

ShadySue

« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2016, 10:04 »
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The person concerned said that CR said it was OK, and it wasn't disputed.

With model shoots, it's one thing.
However, with e.g. public events or certain wildlife shots (from public hides, whalewatching boats, safari vehicles) you have no control of who might be photographing right next to you. I found a photo on Alamy which must have been taken within a couple of seconds of one of mine, and from a very few yards of where I was standing at a public event (yet I didn't notice any other 'decent' camera in the vicinity at the time, and it needed a long lens).
There was a legal case a couple of years back where some pro tog accused someone else of stealing her image and claiming it as her own, but the forensic examination showed they must have been standing right next to each other on a boat (maybe that was whalewatching, I can't remember).

JaenStock

  • Bad images can sell.
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2016, 17:27 »
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I think chasing false exclusive is a task that should make the agency and not the boring photographers.



 

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