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Messages - vikavalter

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what's wrong with clean white walls? and do you absolutely have to fill the falls with different sized and shaped objects you got from you last vacations????

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i just don't get what the kicks you get from telling others how crap they are? really, that low self esteem? oh we know you still read what we have to say about you, don't you?

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when I get very lonely I start picking up a fight on forums too! I'm with you, you are not alone, except if I do so everybody knows who I am and can easily check out my portfolio.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: what? third reject from istock
« on: June 02, 2009, 12:31 »
by the way "sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll" was meant to be a metaphor of giving it all in today's ADD society to be able to cope with your competition.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: what? third reject from istock
« on: June 02, 2009, 12:19 »
sorry to say it , but I absolutely can't see anything artistic in the first photo, it tells nothing  to me. the dog image is just plain boring, nothing happens there, nowadays ads need to catch people's attention more than ever. the plane, well it tells nothing neither, not enough edgy or abstract to be a background  nor enough to be a design element or a good story content...  With all the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in advertising industry you really need to make something more outrageous each time to be able to compete, even on Istock

I am not a big fan of fetish and crying woman but there is a market for it ... the rest of my reply I will keep to myself

well nobody talked about fetish and crying women, but if that dog would be jumping in the air to catch a ball with rim lighting from a kicker it would be much more appealing and intresting.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: what? third reject from istock
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:58 »
sorry to say it , but I absolutely can't see anything artistic in the first photo, it tells nothing  to me. the dog image is just plain boring, nothing happens there, nowadays ads need to catch people's attention more than ever. the plane, well it tells nothing neither, not enough edgy or abstract to be a background  nor enough to be a design element or a good story content...  With all the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in advertising industry you really need to make something more outrageous each time to be able to compete, even on Istock

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Apparently there is no thread on this forum too old, already resolved, or irrelevant to be resurrected by Old Hippy.


LOL @

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Photo Critique / Re: Is this dust, or lighting problems?
« on: February 05, 2009, 05:35 »
it's a lens flare move you lights bit farther or to the sides so they don't peep into the lense and bounce around it, also remember reflectors, they can do that too

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock spoof video
« on: January 09, 2009, 09:47 »
Could you explain a bit better, I'm not sure how that works. Would I for example be able to use any images from IStock without paying on a blog where I discuss my experience on IStock?
If not why not if the video is okay?
The contributor is the copyright holder, not IStock, does this make a difference?
Just interested to know what the legal stance is on this.
I know if I'd taken any of those photos I wouldn't be happy to see them having the p*ss taken out of them YouTube without getting my commission!
well if your blog is all about istock and you don't make money with ads on it with another compianies, I guess it would be the same. Now istock may not be happy of negative publicity they might be getting with this video (I doubt they would bother with it anyway), that could be a greater deal than mentioning istock with images sold on istock, carrying istock logo all over it. They for sure don't want to be bashed by the images that are annacurate and come from the different source.

Another trend I noticed about microstockers is how fast they jump to "I want my money back" . For instance the first reactions on the post about image found in use is "you should have gotten at least an EL for it", without even thinking maybe the photographer did get paid for en extended use and everything is just fine.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock spoof video
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:26 »
eh... because they don't use those images to promote/mention anything else than Istock itself, maybe that's why?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Las Vegas loves iStock!
« on: December 20, 2008, 14:47 »
Miltimillion dollar casinos pay a dollar for a photo from microstock to show on the LCD screens. How stupid do photograpers feel when they get robbed like this for their work. Peanuts are for monkeys but photographers get peanuts for microstock brag about getting cheated with low pay and are happy. Maybe you can get a book to buy a picture for 49p and brag about that to. Don't wake up the microstock sites need you.
ahahah
one more will start to hate me for the example I'm gonna bring today
I used to work for a professional advertising photography studio.  My boss was shooting a beverage commercial  and the graphic designer have used one of the shutterstock cherry picture along with commissioned product shot in final design. Do you think my boss has felt frighten by microstock overtake in the industry because they didn't ask him to shoot simple cherry picture as well. Well no, because he knows he will be all ways called to shoot products and will be paid very well for that. He doesn't dedicate himself for generic shots of object isolated on white. But once again he didn't feel threatened because he knows his price and because he is very professional. So... in-your-face. Do assignments if you want more than peanuts for your shots or don't complain that nobody wants to pay thousands for your "cherries isolated on white" kind of shots.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS rejections explosion!!!
« on: December 20, 2008, 03:47 »
Does this mean we can re upload the images without penalty? I submitted 4 images isolated on white and they were all rejected for poor lighting.

Here's one of the 4 on Fotolia. http://us.fotolia.com/id/11030503

If you can see the problem please fill me in because I'm at a loss.




the last thing I want to do is to sound annoying, but your silver leg has greenish tint to it, you probably wouldn't want that on the product shot. I would use hue/saturation layer in colour mode to take all the tints from the metal parts while masking the non metal ones out.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: MSG Compare
« on: December 10, 2008, 16:55 »
and me please
same nick

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Food for thoughts!!
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:25 »
another day we've been talking with my mate about what's gonna happen with my Microstock "business" when the world's great economical depression they promis so much finally strikes. So he had an idea that many of the businesess that now use traditional agencies' images will be faced to have to use Microstock. I think it's quite plausible.

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have one form 11/12

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Site Related / Re: Adorama discounts for Microstockgroup members
« on: November 27, 2008, 13:57 »
I got this message when trying to order: Items must be shipped to within the US when redeeming a gift certificate.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: istock and keywords
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:36 »

rejected for keywords:  Ecstatic (Expressing Positivity), Cheerful (Expressing Positivity)
there were others like individuality and mug shot that might be a stretch for a strict Istock tag policy,

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Adobe Stock / Re: Emerald and 2x the income?
« on: November 13, 2008, 06:34 »
how you people get your files aproved there? I seem to be a really crappy photographer for fotolia's taste. So without getting too much uploaded there I really don't see myself emerald in 5 years at least.

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Software - General / Re: Kim Keywording
« on: November 04, 2008, 03:13 »
now I see you have to buid your keyword database gradually by yourself.

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I do it full time, but not more than 3 hrs a day usually and I take often time off. I know I'm getting too lazy.

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Software - General / Re: Kim Keywording
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:26 »
they talk about 10 languages, but which are the languages?

Hi there

Just stumbled over this post. I hope we have answered the emailrequest as stated in this thread as sent to us.

KIM Keywording supports 1 or 10 languages, depending on the version. This is a number. The languages are free to choose yourself.

Note: There is only an english vocabulary included (for a start). Any other languages must be added yourself. As the software supports Unicode encoding, it does not matter which languages. You can use any western european languages (english, german, french, spanish...), eastern european languages (russian, polish, ...), as well as asian languages (japanese, chinese, ...) and languages from the middle east (arabic, hebrew, ...).

Regards
Karten
do you support Finnish?

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hahahaha, oh my. Good luck with this new revolutionary business model, can't wait to see how it evolves.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: for the anonymous vector reviewer
« on: October 28, 2008, 15:46 »
If you feel you're wasting your time, then don't submit there. Problem solved. No more bad days.

for me I stock is 1/3 of my stock income, and people that work sometimes face things that they dislike a lot in their work, you cannot just quit all the time, neither you gotta swallow the crap every time.

Boy what a turnaround. First the whining and stomping of feet, then you see reality.

no  nono, I might have given you the wrong impression, what I wanted to say that in spite that I feel terribly disturbed with Istock politics sometimes,  I still have to get over it since I want my moneys. It's like for example each time your boss being an ass makes you wanna kill him/her,  you don't quit your job or kill anybody, but you allow yourself to tell about your angsts to the people you trust. I hope I used more clear example this time. Adult's have to deal with things they terribly dislike and don't have the pleasure  to quit just about everything. Or if you have a rash on your leg and it's teasing you, you still need your leg, you just don't go to the hospital and ask for it being removed altogether with the leg. Please if I sound somewhat confusing and inconsistent in you opinion please just tell me and I'll try to come up with more metaphors, English isn't my mother tongue, I'm sorry.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: for the anonymous vector reviewer
« on: October 28, 2008, 01:04 »
If you feel you're wasting your time, then don't submit there. Problem solved. No more bad days.

for me I stock is 1/3 of my stock income, and people that work sometimes face things that they dislike a lot in their work, you cannot just quit all the time, neither you gotta swallow the crap every time.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: for the anonymous vector reviewer
« on: October 27, 2008, 17:08 »
How do you think that iStock Cattle assholes have better Alexa ranking than other stock sites. Simple by stupid rejections and authors make that click rankings by their rejections while they try to correct stupid thing by they side.
 ;D

well that's smart, on other side SS has two diferent domains for buyers and submitters, while istock gets counts on both with only one, so not that accurate in comparission after all. But that's my teory , I might be wrong about that.

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