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Author Topic: When people view ur portfolio, are creative & editorial photos shown separately?  (Read 3169 times)

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« on: April 07, 2019, 00:45 »
I haven't tried editorial before but I imagine that if it is news worthy or relevant to trending news then it is useful.  However this might mean it might not be the cleanest of photos in terms of background clutter or technical quality. When people view my portfolio, will it be shown together with my creative photos? Thanks

« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 05:26 »
Just try it out yourself ;)

Do some searches at the iStock site. I did this recently, and at the left hand side, there are options to show only Creative, only Editorial or both (see attached screenshot).

iStock has a very good article on this topic:

The article has many helpful examples and also a section on what they call "Illustrative Editorial", where you try to portray a concept.

As opposed to Getty editorial, iStock does not take "cutting edge" or newsworthy editorial content. You need to think "timeless editorial", in the sense of "a typical day at the busiest shopping street in city XXX". Things used by newspapers, magazines and travel sites.

I've been contemplating iStock editorial myself, recently, and am trying to figure out how to choose between editorial and creative.
It's not a simple as "submit as editorial if you can't get a model release", as I used to think ;)

Also, the image still has to be of good technical quality, though of course the bar has moved pretty low over the last years for all microstock agencies...
The time where we were spending our time fixing chromatic aberration at the pixel level is definitely a thing of the past.

Doing searches at the iStock site for editorial and some topics and concepts you're interested in, is an interesting way to learn, and that's what I'll be doing myself.

Good luck ;)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 05:30 by FrankyDM »


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