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« Reply #175 on: April 10, 2013, 01:14 »
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Thanks for all these informations about Offset, I'm really happy to see coming a new quality photo site, more open than the Stocksy sect.

Are you sure it will be more open? At the moment it is by invitation only.

they seem somewhat similarly positioned....interesting to see where this goes and where the 'curated' collections push the market


« Reply #176 on: April 10, 2013, 03:22 »
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I hope it goes without saying that in the "big picture" (no pun intended) we're more committed to our "core" contributors than ever before and we're also focused on creating additional opportunities for you.  For the time being, this new brand has a specific point-of-view and participation is by invite only.  In the future, we expect that every contributor will have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in the Offset collection as we continue to maintain the outstanding quality that we have in our core collection. 

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Best Regards,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock

Would it be possible in the future to combine Shutterstock review process with Offset. For a chosen group of contributors reviewers would be able to pick some of the images submitted to Shutterstock and move them over to Offset. For years I have always submitted my fresh content to Shutterstock in the first place, so that would also allow me to supply exclusive content.
Just out of curiosity ... how many of the lucky few that currently contribute to Offset were Shutterstock contributors ? It looks like you are looking mainly for people outside of micro.

« Reply #177 on: April 10, 2013, 04:31 »
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Would you pay more for a Ferrari if you knew it was made in the exact same manner as a low end high volume production car?

I would never pay for a Ferrari. Period. Paying that much for a car is insane:) And... in many ways, it is actually made in a worse manner than low end high volume production car...  ;)

An excellent analogy, a Ferrari isn't a car. a Ferrari is a piece of art that also happends to be car.  Someone who buys a ferrari uses his emotions and heart, not his brain.

« Reply #178 on: April 10, 2013, 20:08 »
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Thanks for all these informations about Offset, I'm really happy to see coming a new quality photo site, more open than the Stocksy sect.

Are you sure it will be more open? At the moment it is by invitation only.

they seem somewhat similarly positioned....interesting to see where this goes and where the 'curated' collections push the market

Don't hold your breath. Absolutely nowhere is my guess. SS themselves have just proved that the major money is made from marketing images cheaply and efficiently to the masses. Unfortunately you also need the major money to do the marketing.


 

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