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General Photography Discussion / Live music pictures
« on: June 13, 2016, 09:32 »
Hi everyone,

I've press passes for a music festival here in Germany this weekend.
Does anyone know of any outlets to sell these photos through?


Someone in another thread flicked a Switch in my head yesterday when mentioning Pictures of airliners as stock.

Vectors etc aren't my Thing, but i do photograph Commercial plane OFTEN!  :D

Is there a market for These sorts of Images in the Editorial stock world (SS and iS)??
Searching a few agencies there doesn't seem to be many Pictures around - is it because People don't offer These types of Picture often? Or is it simply because there's no market for them?

Thanks for reading  8)

Photography Equipment / Money burning a hole in my pocket!
« on: May 30, 2016, 03:50 »
Hi Folks,
I have a conundrum! Advice and opinions needed.
I've allowed what i call my 'schwarzkasse' to build up a bit of Money from Picture sales over time - it's now reached a Point where i'm itching to buy something.
I shoot 50% Kids/Family/layflat for stock and 50% aircraft (more as a Hobby). I currently have for this a Canon 7D, and Tamron 17-50 2.8 and a Canon 70-200L f4.

The schwarzkasse has currently 400 available to hit the used market with:

Do i:
A) sit on the Money, let it grow.
B) improve General kit capabilites by buying a grip and speedlight, maybe a tripod ring for the L and 1.4 extender. Or maybe some Studio lighting kit??
C) improve Portrait/stock kit - sell the Tamron and buy the Canon 24-105L f4
D) sell and upgrade the 70-200 f4 to either the 70-200 f4 IS or 70-200 2.8 non IS.
E) improve Airport capabilites by Holding out for a 400mm L f5.6 to come onto the market at the right Price.
F) something else entirely!
G) try to Forget photo Equipment even exists and have a good nights sleep!
 :o ::)
thanks guys!

Hey everybody,

as the title suggests really.

I recently came accross this article

it's got me wondering a Little. I have a small port on the usual agents, but what if it would be possible to self sell a limited run of prints as the chap in the article done, WITHOUT Setting up your own Internet site?
That's how ebay popped in to my head - as it's possible there to set up a sale with a specific number of products available.
In my case, both mehtods would be difficult as most of my personal Image library is airplanes, and therefore covered in copyrighted designs and logos.

But, i'm sure someone out there has attempted such a Thing before - any experiences out there??


Newbie Discussion / Shooting editorial - any point?
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:17 »
Hi everyone!
First post!

Firstly, i'd like to thank everybody here for the amount of Information and good advice they share!!

My question, as per the title suggests, is with regards to Shooting Editorial - newsworthy Editorial as opposed to product shots etc (apologies for random capitalised words - im using a German Version of Windows!).

I'm new to stock, and in the last couple of weeks, applied and was accepted to Alamy, SS, IS and Fotolia.
I've always been interested in the idea of 'what if i had the right photo in the right place at the right time' - how would i distribute it.

Seeing that many of the agents accept Editorial Images, i thought i would test the System out to see what happens.

...aaaaanyway - on Saturday we had quite a large Festival here (perfect Editorial shoot oportunity), not a particularly news-worthy Event outside the area, but a good exercise for me nonetheless to test the Editorial workflow!

I spent a couple of hours Shooting, then at around 15:00 retired to a cafe, hit lightroom for half an hour and started uploading.

Alamy (via live News) approved my Images within an hour (!) - but they're still not searchable or available for sale!
SS approved the Pictures around 21:00, they became available for sale last night (so 24 hours later).
iStock were also quick to approve, around 19:00 on Saturday, those Pics only went live this morning!

As far as Fotolia is concerned, I couldnt find an Option to upload Editorial Images.

So - my question - whats the Point???

Would agencies have photos available quicker if they were of Gerorge Clooney falling drunk out of a Revue Club (obviously wouldn't be sending a Picture like that to SS!)?

Should there be any small time photo Editor from a local paper/Magazine/Website etc looking for photos of my Event - then he would only find them for Publishing today! Far too late, no longer News worthy, and not even really any interest any more to anyone who was there.

Am i missing something, or is that just the way it is? I was expecting that as soon as i hit the Editorial button, things would move quickly - espcially in the case of Alamy calling their Service 'Live News'!!

Many many thanks for reading!!!

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