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« on: March 25, 2013, 14:33 »
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since we'll be starting with just 5 links, we need to decide who best to linkl with - some may want similar sites, others complementary.

here's a start -- fill in the following info, and i'll maintain it as an online table -  it will let us set up links, but, also, for now, it can also serve as a list of all symbiostock sites


MSG name:
website:
url:
your photo topics:
what  you're looking for:
 
i'll post the webpage after i get a few responses


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 14:40 »
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Awesome topic!

I know for me personally, I'd like to network up with a person who does a lot of business/slide-show type art.

Also a photographer or two who has a nice assortment of blue-collar / white collar images.

Then leave the other 2/3 slots for whatever else happens to work out.

I'd want to keep nudes or racy content out of my search results.

« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 19:37 »
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I haven't set up my wordpress site yet, but my stuff is mostly travel and nature.

I'm missing people, so I think travel and nature images with people would be a complementary match for at least one slot.  Otherwise, I'm not fussy!  Like Leo I'd like to keep it G-rated though.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 19:55 »
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Wow. Its like I'm setting up a dating site. Let me know if anyone finds a good match a few days from now. Stock photography has been revolutionized!

Microstock Man

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 21:08 »
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MSGName: Microstock Man
website: THP Stock Photos
url: www.thpstockphotos.com ---> website will be overhauled as soon as the theme is ready to use
my photo topics: travel, nature, landscape, backgrounds, objects, wildlife, concepts, homelife,
what I'm looking for: business, business people, portraits, lifestyle and maybe travel/nature for a crossover complimentary section (all must be G rated as well, no nudity or suggestive/lingerie stuff)
portfolio size: 2000+ photos, handful of vectors & videos

I think we need to include portfolio size, as its great to network with someone who has the type of images you are after, but if they are only going to have 15 images online, then it's probably not much help. I think we need to include how many images we plan to offer directly from our site to give everyone a fair idea of what we can offer.

Great topic btw, can't wait to get this happening. Does feel a little like Perfect Match from the 80's though...
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 19:25 by Microstock Man »

« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 21:47 »
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MSGName: Lizard
website: will be setting one soon

my photo topics: have quite large collection af grunge stuff like frames , textures, collages , backgrounds, various design elements, i mess with watercolors and been playing with mixed media abstracts lately.

I have some street and travel photography  but dont have many people shots in portfolio.

what I'm looking for: looking for someone who sees me as a decent pick  ;D

if anyone finds himself in a story  feel free to check my SS portfolio 

portfolio size:  shutterstock , 8500+ images from which about 1300 are vector illustrations.

« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 23:22 by Lizard »

« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 22:17 »
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MSG name: PiLens
website: Pietzko Outdoor Photography (or similar)
url: not set up, yet
portfolio size: app 2000 photos
your photo topics: outdoor, no people, travel, nature, wildlife, landscape, astrophotography, northern lights, industrial, transportation
what you're looking for: same general fields but complementing, not competing images, outdoor people, G-rated please. Actually: I am not too sure what I should look for. I can't imagine that networking with someone who has focus on e.g. business people would help either of us. Same goes for, say, most vectors. But I have never been in an image buyer's shoes. I am definitely open to Lizard's "someone who sees me as a decent pick", especially if I can understand why.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 22:25 »
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This is awesome. In a few more minutes you'll be connecting up :D ...almost done the details.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 22:56 »
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"Actually: I am not too sure what I should look for. I can't imagine that networking with someone who has focus on e.g. business people would help either of us. Same goes for, say, most vectors. But I have never been in an image buyer's shoes. " - Pilens

I know what you mean Pilens, I am not entirely sure what the right pick would be, but my thinking on it at the moment is getting people who are slightly complimentary (say, 25% similar types as me) , but mostly different content so as to attract a wider range of buyers to our network.

From there perhaps someone who wants to buy a woman with a headset over white may also decide to buy a background image while on the same site?

I don't know, those with more experience as buyers may shed some more light on this.

« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 12:39 »
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MSG name: Chico
website: coming...
url: not set up, yet
portfolio size: around 700 illustrations
Vector topics: cars,planes,flowers,backgrounds,skulls,grunge itens,etc...
Looking for: other vector dudes with complementary work

« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 14:44 »
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Quote from: Microstock Man link=topic=18729.msg306096#msg306096


------------(all must be G rated as well, no nudity or suggestive/lingerie stuff)
portfolio size: 2000+ photos, handful of vectors & videos


==========. I think we need to include how many images we plan to offer directly from our site to give everyone a fair idea of what we can offer.

Great topic btw, can't wait to get this happening. Does feel a little like Perfect Match from the 80's though...


good addition -- portfolio size is now included - and it should be the number offered on the site linked to


first list is now live at http://cascoly.com/symbiostock-network.asp


as far as nudity, let's just stipulate that all connections listed here are G rated

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 14:48 »
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first list is now live at http://cascoly.com/symbiostock-network.asp



You rock

PS - I'll try to get portfolio size thing built into the network, so you can see it automatically.

« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 15:59 »
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MSG name: 9lives
website: CartoonPeopleShop
url: cartoonpeopleshop.com (installing some time tomorrow so coming soon!)
your photo topics: 100% vector people, focusing on providing sets with vector models doing different things, main categories will be business, health, education, technology
portfolio size: will be starting small as I'm doing new image series specifically for this site (some will be exclusive) and hopefully growing quickly
what  you're looking for: other vector artists, I don't plan to sell things like backgrounds or icons so anyone who sells vector design elements may be a good match, hoping to market toward people making business presentations etc.  may work well with photo sites that offer mostly people shots as well.

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 16:08 »
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MSG name:  lisafx
Website:  lisafxphotostock.com
Topics:  Mostly people and lifestyle, with a bit of food thrown in. 
Portfolio size:  A bit over 7k images
Would like to link with:  A variety of artists.  I would sort of like a one stop shopping experience for buyers, maybe with a vector artist that has a broad variety of subjects, a food photographer, a travel/nature/location photographer, and maybe a couple of other general purpose shooters, as long as our subjects don't overlap too directly. 

« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 17:16 »
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MSG name: Travelling-light
Website:  http://images.travelling-light.net   http://images.aboutphotostock.com
Topics:  travel and landscape is our first love, but also food and some other stuff.
Portfolio size: 5000, but won't be putting all of these on Symbiostock.
Would like to link with: travel photographers who have different locations - we have mainly New Zealand and Australia, plus some France and UK.  People who plan to upload some unique work to Symbiostock. We will be uploading both unique and not unique!
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 17:39 by Travelling-light »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 17:18 »
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Europe. People who plan to upload unique work to Symbiostock, as suggested by Leo.
You know by that it means simply changing and expanding the info around images...keyword optimization...not exclusive content

« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 17:34 »
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Thanks Leo, I hadn't understood that.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 18:11 »
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Exclusive stuff would definitely give you an advantage though. Google images can tell! But thats a huge sacrifice and a gamble so early. But unique written content is just as good.

mattdixon

« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 18:26 »
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MSG name: mattdixon
Website:  http://www.matthewdixonphotography.com/
Topics:  travel and landscape
Portfolio size: 3000
Would like to link with: travel and landscape photographers, illustrators and lifestyle photographers.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 19:42 by mattdixon »

« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 21:49 »
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MSG name: klsbear
website: In progress
url: TBD setting up
your photo topics: Mostly food and cooking related images but expanding to include other lifestyle and world-around-me images, backgrounds, holiday, etc.  I don't currently shoot images with people.  My portfolio is small but growing with a strong acceptance rate on uploads. 
what  you're looking for: Complimentary images from other food and lifestyle photographers, especially with people.  Business, landscape, travel, industry. At least one link with an illustrator would be welcome to add variety. 

farbled

« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 18:10 »
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MSG name: farbled
website: Photomining
url: http://photomining.com/q/
your photo topics: minerals, metals, rare earth, gemstones, some mining and industrial photos as well
what  you're looking for: industrial people, jewelry, science, nature
portfolio size: 500-ish to start, up to 2k over time

steheap

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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2013, 20:28 »
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MSG name: steheap
website: BackyardStockPhotos
url:http://www.backyardstockphotos.com - issues with my host so no images yet!
your photo topics: travel, landscapes, cats, macro
portfolio size: 5500 images
what  you're looking for: not sure  - probably similar sort of range of images?

Steve

« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 06:46 »
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MSG name: Tinny
website: www.Stockimages.kerioak.com
My photo topics: All sorts, probably more dogs than anything else, also started doing a few illustrations and very basic vectors
what I am looking for: Not a clue, to be honest links that will help make a living but I won't know what that is until we have experimented.
Portfolio size  Probably around 2000
What I have done so far  Linked to everyone in the thread that have their sites up if not running so I can see how things work and how long they take to load - and out of interest to see what future customers will see

« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2013, 11:38 »
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MSG name: cclapper
website: www.cathyslifeStockPhotos.com
url: cathyslifestockphotos.com
your photo topics:  food, holidays and celebrations, horses, some people, other misc. like sports and lifestyle, nature
what  you're looking for: similar subjects to complement mine, and I don't have many good people shots at all, so a port to fill in that gap, nature and landscapes

« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2013, 13:52 »
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i've updated http://cascoly.com/symbiostock-network.asp  - let me know if you have any changes

in addition to the symbio network links if everyone links to this master page it will provide additional recognition to all


 

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