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Author Topic: Istock stepping over the line with VOX  (Read 11781 times)

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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2006, 05:32 »
i give myself two slugs a day to keep myself in check, one after submitting to alamy and one after submitting to the micros.

« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2006, 05:48 »
....find out where they food shop, and remove one wheel from all the shopping baskets.

*, I think he means business.

« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2006, 05:54 »
Miz is a feisty one that's for sure.

« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2006, 05:58 »
the only problem with that, is maybe they will come to the micros.  I am pretty happy if they stay on their high horse and let is milk the micros while we can.

« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2006, 09:18 »
From what I've seen of it, that's not likely.

The high horse is quite high, and the folks who are prepared to both are probably already here.

Someone who is doing well at Macrostock wont want to come down to micro as their perceived payout will not make it worthwhile, and someone who is not doing well at macro will probably suck at Micro as the requirements are pretty much the same, give or take the pedantic quality required by some micro inspectors, and the ludicrous size required by some macros.

Either way, different strokes.  Both models work, and I think long term the will co-exist just fine.

« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2006, 10:05 »
well put

« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2006, 16:52 »
Help me understand. Microstock is us people right?
Who are the macrostock people?

I'm both micro and macrostock people, with different portfolios in each one but with some overlapping.

Personally I don't sell my high res travel images as microstock.  It might be ok for a more ordinary images like Eiffel Tower or London Parliament - there are tons of these - but if I have something extraordinary of either one, and especially of more off-the-beatten-path destinations, I wouldn't sell it for a few cents, even if after a while I might have some dollars.  It's just that I don't think it's fair to pay so little for top quality images.  I may be losing money, but that's how I feel.

In two macrostock sales I had 75% of all my roughly 200 microstock sales.  This makes me happier.


« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2006, 17:29 »
I do the same all the generic shots go to microstock and all my NEW location specific shots go to Alamy.

Big Stock in particular just LOVE those generic shots

Unless its a world famous landmark location they will reject photos for having place names in the keywords I can understand if you had used up quite a few of your minimum of 10 keywords with place names but sometimes I think it is better to include them than use those keywords that make up a very small part of the image. What happens if someone actually wanted a picture of the isle of skye for instance?

« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2006, 17:30 »
yep same here.

specific events or places go to alamy, otherwise they are sent to the micros.

« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2006, 07:38 »
Some news in the vox matter http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=36670&page=18

Are you going to opt out?

« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2006, 07:49 »
boy there is a tad of reading material there. 

*a side note about the internet... people will NEVER be short of reading material*

anyhow sakaasa makes some good points, and put it nicely..  not sure what i will do yet.  I think will see how things unfold a little more.

« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2006, 08:33 »
I only read the post of bitter that is oficial of istock :P. I dont like that the option to opt out is to all promotional use, but i think I m going to wait too and see what happens.

« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2006, 09:10 »
yeah,... they no doubt thought about THAT one before that made it live...

If you opt out of Vox you opt out of ALL in house and external promotions. hmmmm....


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