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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2016, 13:42 »
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i wrote in 2004. "Just wait when a camera phone is good enough and the sites start Farming third world contributors that will Take and enjoy 10 Cents a Image" I got more negative response from that than anything I've written since. No software needed. Just a app to process and submit. BOOM!! done in seconds. Well....were almost there guys. The sites have been farming for a few years now.

that was 12 years sgo. anyone can predict something logical and wait until for it to come true and then say i told you so. a broken clock is right twice per day
Ever since I started doing this doom has been just around the corner. The trend is obvious but were not falling over a cliff


« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2016, 13:47 »
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i wrote in 2004. "Just wait when a camera phone is good enough and the sites start Farming third world contributors that will Take and enjoy 10 Cents a Image" I got more negative response from that than anything I've written since. No software needed. Just a app to process and submit. BOOM!! done in seconds. Well....were almost there guys. The sites have been farming for a few years now.

that was 12 years sgo. anyone can predict something logical and wait until for it to come true and then say i told you so. a broken clock is right twice per day

Are you kidding? Nobody saw this coming 12 years ago. Microstock was the 'next big thing' and the few photographers doing it were making good money.  Phone cameras were crude and DSLRs were expensive.   Rinderart was looking way down the road and his prediction was spot on.
   

Rinderart

« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2016, 14:53 »
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i wrote in 2004. "Just wait when a camera phone is good enough and the sites start Farming third world contributors that will Take and enjoy 10 Cents a Image" I got more negative response from that than anything I've written since. No software needed. Just a app to process and submit. BOOM!! done in seconds. Well....were almost there guys. The sites have been farming for a few years now.

that was 12 years sgo. anyone can predict something logical and wait until for it to come true and then say i told you so. a broken clock is right twice per day

Point was. Im sad It was correct. My crystal is just as dirty as yours. And I also come from the day when a stock shot gave us $400 US as a commission.

« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2016, 17:11 »
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i wrote in 2004. "Just wait when a camera phone is good enough and the sites start Farming third world contributors that will Take and enjoy 10 Cents a Image" I got more negative response from that than anything I've written since. No software needed. Just a app to process and submit. BOOM!! done in seconds. Well....were almost there guys. The sites have been farming for a few years now.

that was 12 years sgo. anyone can predict something logical and wait until for it to come true and then say i told you so. a broken clock is right twice per day

Point was. Im sad It was correct. My crystal is just as dirty as yours. And I also come from the day when a stock shot gave us $400 US as a commission.

change will come , no matter we like it or not.
rinderart you came from a 400 US commission era,
i came from 250 $ for a weekend article with photos,
... and that was when i just came out from college and working as a photo assistant to
a top local pro from NYC who once worked in the same dept in Polaroid as Ansel Adams.

today, the local papers pays NFA and will only take free photos from anyone with a mob
or the wire photos that cost them nothing either.

we can all scream and cuss but like musicians, writers, painters, etc..
global economy is wonderful for lots of things, but it also broke our lifelihood
as we no longer compete with just the local pros, we compete against the world.

whether the quality has gone up or down the sewer, that's moot
... even though i would say these new breed of atilla who only approved of full dof
and pin sharp all over the photo is something else too.
must like the same breed who wants to GCI everything for perfect better than photo
can dream of.

henri cartier bresson would have got 100% rejection for his decisive moments
and matthew brady too, for his shots with blurred eyeballs, LOL

then again, who wants bresson, brady, etc... when the world is now weaned on
manga and matrix?
but at least david hamilton might win a comeback if mob photos like selfies
become the new flavor of stock photos.

time to pack it in, and get drunk and subscribe to a life of viagra and lithium...
it works for rod stewart, mick and keith stones,...
so it can't be that bad of a life for us old [email protected]

Rinderart

« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2016, 20:07 »
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Funny, a lot of truth also. Im gonna go fighting. And Yes on bresson. I have every Book and all OOF. Annie Leibovitz Book about Susan was the Most OOF book I ever saw. Oh Well.

« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2016, 21:19 »
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What is most worrying is that Mr Gostwyck doesn't post anymore in threads about Shutterstock.


 

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