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Title: playing with similars
Post by: Thomas from France on July 25, 2017, 09:02
i was just playing with "similar' button : 8)

https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/search/similar/96326750 (https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/search/similar/96326750)
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Microstock Man on July 25, 2017, 10:02
Seems like that's the popular spot to stand for the shot!
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Pauws99 on July 25, 2017, 10:30
and no doubt someone will do another and complain their exciting new content is being deliberately hidden.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Chichikov on July 25, 2017, 12:35
Clouds are different…
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: increasingdifficulty on July 25, 2017, 13:22
"But why don't my travel shots sell...?"
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: sarah2 on July 26, 2017, 01:16
Gotta laugh...or cry!  ::)
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Stockmaan on July 26, 2017, 01:55
Only on SS ...
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Pauws99 on July 26, 2017, 02:05
Only on SS ...
Looking at DT though of course there are lots like this their search results look far far superior to me.....I wonder if this explains that for me at least they are starting to show some flicker of life. Seems to me SS are using some image recognition tool that interprets the term "similar" way too literally to give interesting results.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Noedelhap on July 26, 2017, 02:27
I like the one where the Eiffel Tower stands in the middle.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Thomas from France on July 26, 2017, 02:32
Actually, it reminded me the work of a french artist. She overlayed multiple shots of famous places taken from the same angle, the result is ...impressionistic :

http://www.corinnevionnet.com/-photo-opportunities.html (http://www.corinnevionnet.com/-photo-opportunities.html)
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Oligo on July 26, 2017, 05:30
1
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: namussi on July 26, 2017, 06:01
By the same logic, a paintbrush is an artist.

Of course it's not. It's a tool of the artist.

And so are the computer and the script written by the artist.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 26, 2017, 06:18
I like the one where the Moon is about to destroy the Earth.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Thomas from France on July 26, 2017, 08:19

"artist"... ?
Definitely.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: increasingdifficulty on July 26, 2017, 08:25
I like the one where the Moon is about to destroy the Earth.

That's some realistic Photoshop work right there.  ;D
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Pixart on July 26, 2017, 09:48
Man, I am so tired of all these impostors stealing my best ideas. 
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Oligo on July 26, 2017, 15:50
https://fr.pinterest.com/mk7755/pep-ventosa-photographer/
https://fr.pinterest.com/katheemiller/impressionist-multiple-photos/
...
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Dog-maDe-sign on July 26, 2017, 16:44
Actually, it reminded me the work of a french artist. She overlayed multiple shots of famous places taken from the same angle, the result is ...impressionistic :

[url]http://www.corinnevionnet.com/-photo-opportunities.html[/url] ([url]http://www.corinnevionnet.com/-photo-opportunities.html[/url])


It's a great work and great artistic thinking. And it's really legit too.

Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Oligo on July 26, 2017, 16:51
 ;D
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Dog-maDe-sign on July 26, 2017, 17:07
https://fr.pinterest.com/mk7755/pep-ventosa-photographer/
https://fr.pinterest.com/katheemiller/impressionist-multiple-photos/
...

She's not the only one. Many times it is happened in art history. And now in a world with 7 billion of person it will happen more often...
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Oligo on July 26, 2017, 17:27
Sorry, I don't know anything about art. I know I have to learn.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Chichikov on July 27, 2017, 09:56
About "Art".
I think that it is always easy to criticize or to say that "it is simple" or "anybody can do it", etc. once it has been done 1 time by somebody else.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: dragonblade on August 01, 2017, 21:52
How very.....original.

Actually, by the way, Ive noticed an unusual thing when Ive been photographing in touristy spots (sometimes in overseas locations.) Sometimes when I'm setting up and framing a shot, another person will see this and quickly run over to where I am, stand right next to me and take a photograph of the same subject that I'm shooting (from the same angle) and then move away just as quickly.

One time in Rome, I was photographing a street scene side by side with someone from a group tour. We were both looking for interesting angles. All of a sudden, I had the idea to tilt my camera up skyward and photograph the upper levels of some nice old buildings above me. Immediately afterwards, the guy next to me does exactly the same thing with his camera. Copycats are everywhere.
Title: Re: playing with similars
Post by: Dumc on August 02, 2017, 08:31
Maybe you have better camera and equipment and they think "wow this guy must know, what he's doing".

I use a lot my nikon d300, now d500 and my 200-400-f4 VR lens. And when people see this setup, they automatically think I'm some top notch pro photographer and start asking me questions, and tell me what camera they own, what settings should they use, etc etc.... It annoys me.