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« on: August 31, 2009, 23:47 »
Has anyone else noticed that this weeks Photographer of the Week also had a Photo of the Week back in April?

Here is the previous discussion: http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/ha-ha-ha-istock-photo-of-the-week/


« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 05:37 »
Well no, I didn't notice that until you posted this thread. Thanks for linking to the previous petty thread, to call attention to the fact that the image being criticized is now in flames in the Vetta collection.

It is a very creative photo.  I like it too.

But I agree with the OP it would never have been accepted from a non-exclusive.

Lets just assume for a moment that your statement is true Lisa, even though I have some doubts.

I think we can all agree that the shot has artistic merit.
But do such shots actually sell as stock? I would venture a guess that there is not much call for this sort of work.

Yes, I see that the shot has 23 or so downloads thus far, but I don't feel that would have happened if it were not featured on the front page.

In short, what I am saying is; these shots are used to attract people to the site. Sexy, artsy etc. are not what stock is primarily about. Just look at Yuri or Sean or LisaFX  ;).

So yes, IS accepts these type of photos but they are not bread and butter files. They are the 'HEY COME LOOK OVER HERE" shots that can be used for the splash page, web and print promotions for IS.

Get 'em in the door to see the Corvette, but sell them the Malibu because thats what they can actually use.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009, 05:38 by whatalife »

« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 05:54 »
Interestingly I've seen a Coca Cola advert on UK TV during summer using the same 'look' as the much commented on image so that look it must be out there in the general zeitgeist at the moment.


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