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« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2011, 07:57 »
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It's a bit strange that there are so few images on the site now and no sign of him posting here.  Perhaps he just gave up on the idea?  I doubt many people are going to upload just B&W, especially after having their previous images removed.  The name isn't that good for a B&W only site, something like blackandwhitestock.com would be better


« Reply #76 on: October 22, 2011, 01:23 »
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We are sorry. But as of October 22, 2011, we are out of business.

We want to say special thanks for our artists who took their time to upload images to Art Film Stock and our partners and colleagues all over the world.

We are deeply sorry that we wasted your time. We really are. It aches my heart to see how many of you uploaded GREAT photos and took a lot of time to point us the bugs in the site, and yet getting no sales.

The reasons for this are various, economical situation is one thing and market is another.
But honestly we lack resources as well as the necessary business network to make this thing tick.

So we thought it's better to raise our hands at this point, before we waste more of your time.

It was honor to collaborate with you and I want to say personally thanks for you.

We have securely deleted all your photos and personal data.

If you have any questions or concerns contact me personally by DM.

« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2011, 02:44 »
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I think that's a sensible decision.  It's too late for sites to enter this market with a similar strategy to the other sites.  B&W only was too radical and I really couldn't see it working.

Thanks for trying, I wish you better luck with your next business venture and I hope you have learned some valuable lessons from this one.

« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2011, 07:37 »
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quite sad, I havent upload much I guess but I do remember finding some bugs but yes it havent picked up, wish you the best

RacePhoto

« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2011, 10:50 »
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Better to have tried and decided to drop the project than never to have tried at all!

In hindsight it may have been a difficult niche market and to add to that what Shapshot wrote, the photo market is over-saturated.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 10:53 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2011, 13:40 »
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Perhaps the lesson for the future is to establish a market first, then go global later.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2011, 04:48 »
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I'm reading this topic for the first time now, and I almost choked on my breakfast of laughter. The sudden decision to jump into the monochrome "niche" market has to be one of the most horrible business decisions ever. You'd effectively scare away 99% of your audience, you'd get less uploads, less money, less everything, only for some images that could be bought in color and then converted to b/w!

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2011, 04:50 »
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Better to have tried and decided to drop the project than never to have tried at all!

Not if you waste time and resources of contributors, not knowing what you're doing.

« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2011, 18:32 »
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Better to have tried and decided to drop the project than never to have tried at all!

Not if you waste time and resources of contributors, not knowing what you're doing.

I am sure they have lost more money than you :)

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #84 on: October 29, 2011, 07:46 »
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Better to have tried and decided to drop the project than never to have tried at all!

Not if you waste time and resources of contributors, not knowing what you're doing.

I am sure they have lost more money than you :)

That's completely irrelevant.

Besides, I haven't uploaded anything, I was just speaking about those who did.

« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2011, 18:25 »
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Better to have tried and decided to drop the project than never to have tried at all!

Not if you waste time and resources of contributors, not knowing what you're doing.

 i uploaded to artfilm and have no regrets - i knew the chances for succes were small, but they made it simple to submit, so i gave them a try.  i probably lost about 1/2 hr of my time in total.   


 

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