hope that adds
hope that adds
Thanks! Now it makes sense! I'll go try it outOriginally Posted by catchlights
- if you shoot inside a building, you will need to get a written consent from the owner, unless the interior is so generic, nobody can tell where is it.
- you don't need model release for editorial images, but the people in the images are not suppose to pose for the shot, eg, you can upload a photo of a street hawker cooking and selling food at his stall, but you can't upload a photo he is smiling and looking at the camera in his stall.
- read the guideline of caption and description for editorial images carefully and following it closely. you can post questions in istockphoto forum when you have any doubts.
Hope this help.
@TS: You can view my Getty gallery here.
Edit: You may be interested to try out Stocksy too. I recently got an invitation to join them and I'm crossing my fingers that they'll accept me.
a small but important point from the perspective of a stock photo library company, editorial or images without property or model release tends to sell less well. If the buyer is careful, they will not use such images in case there are issues latter. The company I used to work for will not even consider trying to market any images with property and model releases.
Stock as you mention is a not a passive income option; you can harvest all those nice trips you took with shooting buddies to take children playing in the river etc if not for the fact that it would have been submitted more than once by people who have no idea what is it they are doing.
Yeah how many people to 100% magnification sweep of the whole image to remove spots, artifacts and things that should not be there. Try doing that x 2000 images per quarterly submission and in not more than 2 days. My frigging eyeballs cringe when I think about it.
Yes, editorial does not sell that well, but hey, better than noting right? anyway, more than 80% of my stock photos are with release. :-)
FYI, the inspectors of istockphoto are super meticulousness, they able to find many spots that I had missed, even after I check thru every square inch of 36MP files.
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Thanks guys. I'm also happy to say that my application to Stocksy has been accepted. Some of you may know that Stocksy is actually created by the founder of iStockphoto. I find that the cut they give to contributors (50% royalty, and 100% for extended licenses) to be quite attractive. Additionally, they also pay out dividends at the end of the year.
Here's the link to my Stocksy page: Jonathan Chiang - Royalty-free stock photos at Stocksy. There's very little up there at the moment though! Their selection criteria is pretty strict, considering their iStockphoto roots.
I guess you are using ND filter as well? or under HDR mode?
Any recommendation of brand and where to get one?
Thanks in advance.
My Pic without ND filter and not under HDR mode.
Maybe with ND will have better result.
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