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« on: April 27, 2012, 04:35 »
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Do you know any stock photo sites exclusively for iphone and mobile phone images?


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 09:07 »
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I don't think there are any.  What would the the advantage to a site of excluding images not made on a cellphone?

« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 09:14 »
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I don't think there are any.  What would the the advantage to a site of excluding images not made on a cellphone?
Less competition...

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:27 »
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I don't think there are any.  What would the the advantage to a site of excluding images not made on a cellphone?
Less competition...

Less competition for contributors, but what would be the selling point for the website?

« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 09:35 »
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I don't think there are any.  What would the the advantage to a site of excluding images not made on a cellphone?
Less competition...

Less competition for contributors, but what would be the selling point for the website?
Oh, I don't know about that.

I thought the OP is a contributor and wanted to dump a few hundred cell phone pics at a fictional cell phone stock agency.

Wim

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 10:08 »
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Triple post
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 10:10 by Wim »

« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 12:37 »
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actually i think i have came across a site that people upload images from phone, especially for news related images.. but can't really remember the name..

« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 13:10 »
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 13:40 »
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 16:35 »
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Not sure what their requirements are, or much about them really, but I noticed that new site PocketStock accepts and (claims to) sell mobile-sourced images, though when I signed up to try them out I noticed they require exclusivity for mobile images.
http://www.mystockphoto.org/introducing-pocketstock-open-letter/
http://www.pocketstock.com/

« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 16:45 »
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wanted to dump a few hundred cell phone pics at a fictional cell phone stock agency.

 ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 16:46 »
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Not sure what their requirements are, or much about them really, but I noticed that new site PocketStock accepts and (claims to) sell mobile-sourced images, though when I signed up to try them out I noticed they require exclusivity for mobile images.
http://www.mystockphoto.org/introducing-pocketstock-open-letter/
http://www.pocketstock.com/


too bad they need exclusivity (actually they dont)

http://www.pocketstock.com/textual/royalties

and here it is another agency where all the pros are too..

I understand that all images shot on a phone will only be accepted under our Exclusive Content Supply Agreement.
I understand that all images are submitted non-exclusively except images shot on a phone.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 16:54 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 16:49 »
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Proof that the world now has a new problem: excess server capacity.

Try to submit DSLR photos to one of these sites, and you'll get rejection reasons like these:

"Your image is excessively sharp."
"Your image lacks motion blur. Try holding your phone at arm's length when shooting."
"Your image doesn't contain enough noise.  Use a higher ISO setting or shoot in dimmer light."
"One or more of the people in your image appear to be too old."
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 16:53 by stockastic »

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 17:00 »
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Try to submit DSLR photos to one of these sites, and you'll get rejection reasons like these:

"Your image is excessively sharp."
"Your image lacks motion blur. Try holding your phone at arm's length when shooting."
"Your image doesn't contain enough noise.  Use a higher ISO setting or shoot in dimmer light."
"One or more of the people in your image appear to be too old."

LOL!  Perfect!  ;D

« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 18:01 »
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I understand that all images shot on a phone will only be accepted under our Exclusive Content Supply Agreement.
I understand that all images are submitted non-exclusively except images shot on a phone.


I'm in favour of this model (actually discussed it at the last couple of conferences as I was considering setting up a mobile-focussed market myself).

The agreement indicates quite clearly where their priorities lie, and that's in creating a collection of content-focussed images without too much regard to 'perfect' technical detail. Especially with the rising fashion for 'instagram' effect photos regardless of their complete lack of artistic value in the eyes of 'real' photographers, there's a rock-solid market here which (potentially at least) can open up a new market for imagery without (for once) cutting into the existing market.

It of course remains to be seen whether there's 'real' revenue there but I'm (cautiously) optimistic, I just wish they had a referral programme so I could write them some mobile apps and nab an extra slice of the cake from the other side ;)

« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 18:17 »
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Let's all stop for a minute and think about how dumb it would be, if agencies new and old started marketing "cell phone photos".  What is a "phone", exactly, and why is that distinction significant?  And how long will it matter?  

The big camera makers aren't going to sit still.  Eventually, they'll produce P&S cameras that include cell phones; maybe they'll partner with a phone maker and the result will be a hybrid of phone and camera technology.  Meanwhile, phone makers will be incorporating brand-name "cameras" in their phones.  

These agencies that are now establishing policies and prices for "cell phone photos" are just chasing last year's fad and creating a mess for the future.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 19:14 by stockastic »

« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 13:41 »
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Just got an email promoting this site
http://instaprints.com/

Instagram is extremelly appealling for the man on the street. As is iphone photography etc. A whole new market seems to be emerging with iphone artists etc etc.

Re the above site: Not sure how they can be printed as 20 x 20 inch canvasses though without being completelly pixelated... Not sure the so called topsellers are shot with mobile phones and then processed in instagram either...

RacePhoto

« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 15:24 »
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Do you know any stock photo sites exclusively for iphone and mobile phone images?


http://foap.com/

iPhone only App. Android "coming soon" sells everything for $10 a download, artists get $5. I haven't seen much positive and the people who predicted it would be slow to none are right so far. Says it's mobile phone only but when I tracked down many of the images, they came from Professional MicroStock shooters and the Metadata had Nikon or Canon DSLR models.


 

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