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Off Topic / Re: Time Land - a Time-Lapse film from Israel.
« on: November 18, 2011, 16:03 »

@jsnover, I'm one of those guys who never trough anything away, so I had all that extra gear. anyway, alternative dollies, are more expensive.

@traveler1116 Here is what I have found:

@Graffoto TODA RABA! Thank you.

Off Topic / Re: Time Land - a Time-Lapse film from Israel.
« on: November 18, 2011, 03:53 »

What sort of dolly are you using for some of these shots? Is it working well? 

I use the  Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly .
It is relatively cheap, and working great. But it's another learning curve, first understanding when to use it (always with something in the foreground) and than how...


Off Topic / Re: Time Land - a Time-Lapse film from Israel.
« on: November 17, 2011, 18:43 »
Thank you Laurin and runamock,

So GBDeflicker is the main part in reducing flicker for non hdr videos right?  Will the results be good enough for stock?

GBDeflicker is the main part in reducing flicker for HDR and non HDR videos alike (for me). I didn't submit them yet to any stock agency, so I don't know yet. What do you think?

Off Topic / Re: Time Land - a Time-Lapse film from Israel.
« on: November 17, 2011, 16:16 »
Thank You.

@traveler1116, I usually shoot 9 bracketed frames at each interval with my Nikon D3 interval timer shooting. process the raw files in photomatrix pro batch processing (very tricky) not always with success to 16bit tiff files. Than use AE to render the sequence and than GBDeflicker sometime more than once. I shoot on two 64gb cf cards. It takes FOREVER.
@aeonf as I wrote above, I shoot on Nikon D3, usually with the Nikkor 24-70 and the 14-24. For motion control, I use the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly.


Off Topic / Time Land - a Time-Lapse film from Israel.
« on: November 17, 2011, 10:27 »
Hi All,

In the last year, I wasn't shooting much microstock stuff, because I got passionate about timelapse shooting.
I welcome you to watch the first fruit of my efforts:


General Stock Discussion / Inspiration.
« on: October 16, 2010, 18:06 »
Hi all,

Today I came across Age Fotostock's blog which is for itself worth checking - http://blog.agefotostock.com/default.aspx. But I found especially inspiring this - http://www.agefotostock.com/emailer/em/ingles/emtheorem/emtheorem_blog.asp . Enjoy

Off Topic / Re: Amazing color photos taken 100 years ago!
« on: August 25, 2010, 16:42 »
Thank you for sharing absolutely beautiful.

StockXpert.com / Re: Thinkstock earnings posted
« on: June 08, 2010, 16:47 »
May earnings have been posted today


Great news Jonathan, I'm extremely excited about the whole thing.

@sjlocke Here you can find all of the images:

And here you can see the RM's that I have proudly contributed:


General Stock Discussion / Re: Sales At 123RF
« on: May 25, 2010, 06:36 »
123RF are doing well for me too lately.

I use mostly my Nikkor 50mm 1.4


I decided to delete the file from fotolia. Better be safe than sorry.

Thank you for your advices.



Here's an update on this clip:

at Shutterstock it was rejected few hours after been uploaded for commercial use. I uploaded it again as editorial, it took them around a week to reject it again.
On the other hand, at Fotolia it was accepted. http://www.fotolia.com/id/21176747
I didn't uploaded it on iStock, because I'm not a video contributor yet.

Thank you all for the help.

I think there isn't always consistency with the agencies (or individual reviewers) about rejections, and this apply here as well.


Hi Jonathan,

Now I get it.

The only barrier now is to shoot good enough and much more footage, and than try to get accepted to Getty, sounds like a piece of cake.



After conducting a quick search on Getty, I have found this clip: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/89064486/Image-Bank-Film it is a "Creative: Rights-ready (RR)" and in the Release information: it says  "No release, but release may not be required.". Is Grand Central Station, New York City does not need a property release, and what about all those people that may be recognizable.


Thanks Jonathan and FD

I will probably have to try it in both micro and RM.
Hope I will succeed in penetrating the well regarded (or guarded) world of RM footage. Any way for now I can only make time lapse and maybe some stop motion, but no "real" footage with my Nikon D3.


Here's a beautiful example for tilt-shift time lapse video by Keith Loutit:

from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.


1. How many frames did you use for the final video ?
2.What was the time frame between each shot ?

Good luck with accepting it at the agencies.

Hi ljupco,

I have used only about 100 frames for this time lapse video. The time frame between shots was 5 seconds and the video was rendered at 11 frames per second.

You can find (google) many tutorials on how (easy it is) to imply the tilt-shift effect.


Thank you all.

The tilt shift effect (btw it's more just a tilt effect) was created on a video layer in CS4. After converting my raw files to jpegs, I open them as an image sequence in PS and can "play" on this layer for as much as I want. Than I export/render it as a quick time movie (jpeg photo quality).

It is looped few times in this YouTube presentation (hence the poor guy in the queue).

I have found few but still some tilt-shift videos both on istock and shutterstock. They didn't show many DL (on IS that is).

I will try to upload it. Hope to remember to inform you on how it will do.

Thanks for the feedback.


Hi all,

Here is a time lapse video I have done in the Copenhagen airport. I have used the tilt-shift effect not only because I love it, but also to be able to sell it for commercial use. Still, if on capture still frames out of it, some people faces are recognizable. From your experience,  does editorial footage sell well? And if so, should I imply the tilt-shift effect, or just uploaded it with no effect? (the sound was added just for fun, will not be uploaded)


Yeah, that is a useful technique for creating an automatic mask.  It works well for items shot on white.  I should have really done my tutorial on an object that was sitting on a busy background.

With images on a busy background, I usually use the Pen Tool, but for fine details, like hair or the outline of the cookie in your tutorial (almost regardless of the background business), I find it the best to use the channel mask technique.

I use a technique smiler to the one described on this video:

Creating a White Background with a Channel Mask

Newbie Discussion / Re: Who has had sales at Graphic Leftovers?
« on: February 22, 2010, 12:00 »
Had my first sale on my first day on the site. - yesterday. Quite impressive.

BTW they are not accepting images of people, just more graphic style images like food, nature, etc.

General Macrostock / Re: The Flickr Floodgate to Getty Has Opened
« on: November 09, 2009, 10:44 »
Anyone knows if they ask for exclusivity? Do they accept images that are allready for sell in a microstocks agency?



Here is the relevant quote from Getty Images Call for Artists group on flicker - http://www.flickr.com/groups/callforartists/

" Images must not be licensed to any other users or through any other agency or distributor"

Adobe Stock / Re: strange thing about ranking
« on: November 01, 2009, 09:56 »
Thanks, don't know how I missed it.

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