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« on: June 03, 2010, 00:13 »
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Not microstock, but something new (this probably belongs in a different area of the forum)...

June 2 -- Citizen Stock today launches a groundbreaking stock agency that offers art buyers a premium library of photographs documenting real people and their emotions. Created by assignment photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein, a husband and wife team, Citizen Stock (www.citizenstock.com) is one of the first stock photo agencies devoted solely to portraiture of real people.

New site, kind of annoying with all that motion but clean. Can't quite figure out the search.

http://www.citizenstock.com/
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 00:23 by cuppacoffee »


« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 05:08 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.

« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 05:59 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.

Yes have to agree. At least they're getting their use out of the white seamless.

That front page images is ghastly.

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 20:39 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.

I agree.

If they want to claim "real people" for me it not standing infront of white.
Locational shots add so much to the "believeability" into shots.

« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 21:40 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.
on a badly designed site...

RacePhoto

« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 11:54 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.

Yes have to agree. At least they're getting their use out of the white seamless.

That front page images is ghastly.

Slow loading with flash gets a -1 from me
Dancing animation that takes more time to load is useless.
People who call isolations "Silos" just bug me, but I'll call that a personal problem on my part. Some are Silhouettes some isolations with under exposed subjects? Silos are for storing grain and farm produce.  ;)

But your comment on the front page photo said it best. Noise in the face or is it supposed to look pixelated and crappy for some reason? I don't get it. Front page photos are "ghastly". They change from one poorly exposed photo to another. Use reload to see them. Maybe they intended to have the dust and dirt on the woman's hat?

Go to any selection on the right. Now try to find you way back to the front page? Huh? no link, nothing? Poor design is an understatement.

Search, if you can figure out the trick box that turns into a search box, enter something simple like "hand" and you get 3000 images where every human that has a hand is displayed. Wouldn't someone want a hand to be the subject for the keyword "hand"?

Am I being unfair? OK try "women in red" or woman red" first page has women in green, purple and roughly 50% of any page have women with nothing red!  >:(

« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 16:13 »
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ok, but you must admit when microstock is so shaky lately, only smartest idea is to start own agency, microstock or not. no ?

« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 18:39 »
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ok, but you must admit when microstock is so shaky lately, only smartest idea is to start own agency, microstock or not. no ?

No, there was an idea early on that the web was going to be the great equalizer and all you had to do was "build it and they would come". But that just didn't happen. I think some speciality sites do well enough with sales but I have my doubt about another happy face on white being a success.

jadejaravindra

« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 05:58 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.
i like your post

« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010, 07:31 »
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Strange...First thing that came on my mind when I read "real people" was "people over everything except white background". And all these are over white....

I guess they mean "images of people not so much retouched to make them too beautiful and fake looking". But... these look more like bad stock images than "groundbreaking stock agency that offers art buyers a premium library of photographs".

« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010, 09:22 »
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Those don't look like "real people".  Those look like badly posed, badly lit hired models on white.
i like your post

I like your attitude. :)


 

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