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General Photography Discussion / Shooting weddings
« on: December 30, 2015, 11:41 »
A microstock board might not be the place to go with those-but you people happen to be the people I know.  I made a commitment to grow my photography business in 2016 including more event photography.  I wasn't really thinking weddings.  But people are starting to think I am a photographer (probably because of the long white lens)  So, I have been asked to price a wedding and I would like to make a bid but I am nervous because I have never done a wedding.  So, anybody got some tips that will help me get some know-how? I am thinking of taking an online course with the NY Institute of Photography, but I don't know how good they are.  It's one of those I am nervous because I don't have the experience but there's only one way to get the experience situations.  Any helpful hints?  I'm not afraid to invest in education and/or equipment to enter this field, but I don't want to throw money away and not learn anything.

Dreamstime.com / Ending exclusivity delay
« on: December 28, 2015, 13:36 »
Is it common to experience a delay in ending exclusivity? I understand the 30-day notice, but in my case it took several days and emails back and forth for them to acknowledge what I was saying and they are counting from that time instead of from the time I initially said I wanted to end exclusivity.  :o

iStockPhoto.com / FTP editorial only photos to istock?
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:27 »
I have a large batch of policitical photos I would like to FTP to istock, but they will only qualify as editorial.  Is there a way to do this?  I am finally accepted and have a few hundred photos of presidential candidates to upload.  I had uploaded many through lightburner and couldn't find a way to mark them editorial only.  The delete function on the site doesn't seem to work in this browser (will try another one later.)  So, I have received my first batch of rejections and am "looking forward" to several more large batches.   Is acceptance ratios important at istock?

I see how to upload these one on one.  For microstock prices, that is not a good use of my time.  Is there a way to upload a batch to mark for editorial only?  Or to edit the ones I have already uploaded to "editorial only?"

Also, the rejection email mentioned releases for "inside locales."  Do I need a property release to sell these on istock?  I had press creds for most of them but no release from the venue.

I feel like an "oldie" asking "newbie" questions-but I find it hard to locate any answers to any questions I have on the istock site.  Any help from the community here is greatly appreciated.

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