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« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2013, 06:01 »
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Why should Yuri make all the details of its agreements with Getty publicly? Who knows, maybe it's completely okay, if he offers his image on MP. And, incidentally, MP is such a bizarre agency, I do not even know if you could call MP  "agency" at all.


« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2013, 06:34 »
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Why should Yuri make all the details of its agreements with Getty publicly? Who knows, maybe it's completely okay, if he offers his image on MP. And, incidentally, MP is such a bizarre agency, I do not even know if you could call MP  "agency" at all.

Perhaps you're missing the point that the label "Only On iStock" is not negotiable, nor consolable with him selling his content on other sites, including his own.

« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2013, 06:48 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.

ShadySue

« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2013, 06:51 »
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Why should Yuri make all the details of its agreements with Getty publicly? Who knows, maybe it's completely okay, if he offers his image on MP. And, incidentally, MP is such a bizarre agency, I do not even know if you could call MP  "agency" at all.


Perhaps you're missing the point that the label "Only On iStock" is not negotiable, nor consolable with him selling his content on other sites, including his own.

Lobo claims that "Only 'from' iStock", which is what the label says means something different (but declined to elaborate) to "Only 'on' iStock", but that must be in some different English-speaking Universe.
In any case, the label is going to be replaced by a button, where people can actually request 'exclusive' files and get a mixture of exclusive and faux-exclusive files to browse through.
"the Editors' Pick and Only from iStock labels will no longer appear on the thumbnails, instead they will become search filters that will allow customers to easily find that content."
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=356210&messageid=6936586

ShadySue

« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2013, 06:52 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.
Because we're all analysing his definition of 'Professional'.

ShadySue

« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2013, 07:02 »
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I don't see why he should be allowed to soften the blow of turning exclusive at IS with keeping his portfolio up where is should not be. Live and let live, by I do find it very irritating....
Funny how jealous is observed what Yuri does or does not. So you can spend a lot of time, you would better invest in photography.
It is totally irrelevant whether Yuri has pictures in Mostphots or not. In both cases, it would not matter for your personal success.
So why aren't you practising what you preach?

« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2013, 07:07 »
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I don't see why he should be allowed to soften the blow of turning exclusive at IS with keeping his portfolio up where is should not be. Live and let live, by I do find it very irritating....
Funny how jealous is observed what Yuri does or does not. So you can spend a lot of time, you would better invest in photography.
It is totally irrelevant whether Yuri has pictures in Mostphots or not. In both cases, it would not matter for your personal success.

does that mean you are successful?

« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2013, 07:18 »
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So why aren't you practising what you preach?

@Shady Sue: I don't preach anything.

does that mean you are successful?
And yes, I am successful. I have 3 wonderful children, I am a freelancer (not a photographer) and take pictures by the way. And my photos finance my hobby. I am happy - you too?  ;)

« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2013, 07:21 »
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right

« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2013, 08:07 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.
It really shouldn't surprise you.  I'm sure there would be the same interest if any of the other top non-exclusives went exclusive with istock but kept their portfolio on other sites.  It doesn't help that Yuri came here and made a remark that appears to be quite insulting to non-exclusives.  That was always going to stoke the fire.  There's no shortage of discussions about Yuri here, many of them started by him.  Istock must be the most discussed site.  The combination of the two is going to get discussed a lot.

EmberMike

« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2013, 09:30 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.

I don't think anyone would be discussing this deal if it was a deal that didn't impact anyone else. The fact is, this deal erodes the value of exclusive content and calls into question the very label of "Only from istock".

What do you think would happen if buyers became aware that the "Only from istock" label was a lie? That they were paying a premium for content that might not really be available only at istock? Do you really think that doesn't matter to other istock exclusives?

« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2013, 09:38 »
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Lobo claims that "Only 'from' iStock", which is what the label says means something different (but declined to elaborate) to "Only 'on' iStock", but that must be in some different English-speaking Universe.
In any case, the label is going to be replaced by a button, where people can actually request 'exclusive' files and get a mixture of exclusive and faux-exclusive files to browse through.

Except there's already an "exclusive" filter.  I guess that's just another lie - "New 'Only from iStock' filter!!!".

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2013, 12:07 »
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That's cute. Now their just playing with us!  ::)

« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2013, 13:06 »
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Hey,
any of you that want a "special deal" with IS, start shooting photos of people floating 10 inches above their reflections!...done!

« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2013, 13:32 »
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Hey,
any of you that want a "special deal" with IS, start shooting photos of people floating 10 inches above their reflections!...done!

mushrooms? ;D

lisafx

« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2013, 14:40 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.

There are several reasons Yuri's actions are a topic of discussion.  First of all, he is the top selling microstock artist.  That's inevitably going to attract attention. 

Secondly, he has joined up exclusively with Getty/Istock, who are not currently held in high regard by many, and gotten a deal others are unable to secure.

Thirdly, and IMHO most importantly, he is constantly promoting himself, and very publicly calling attention to his actions, including in these forums.   I don't fault him for all the self-promotion.  I think it's part of his business plan and it's worked.

But given all of the above, I find it "strange" that YOU find it "strange" that people are talking about him ???

lisafx

« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2013, 14:41 »
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I don't wanna take up the cudgels for Yuri. But I think it's strange how each of his steps is tracked and discussed in detail.
It really shouldn't surprise you.  I'm sure there would be the same interest if any of the other top non-exclusives went exclusive with istock but kept their portfolio on other sites.  It doesn't help that Yuri came here and made a remark that appears to be quite insulting to non-exclusives.  That was always going to stoke the fire.  There's no shortage of discussions about Yuri here, many of them started by him.  Istock must be the most discussed site.  The combination of the two is going to get discussed a lot.

Great post.  Wish I had read it before I said essentially the same thing :)


 

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