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jrsower
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:16PM


Seems we're making some nervous...

LINK

(Edited on 2005-01-11 03:07:34 by jrsower)
mict
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:22PM
thunderstorm and lightning ....
benoitb
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:44PM
What's that? is someone knockin' at da door?
shorebreak
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:35PM
It's just a matter of not wanting to cheapen any future value I might want to cash in on later.


from people who frequent a site where users are characterized by their camera brand and model. *giggle*

gotta read on now...
upsidedowndog
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:50PM
NOOO! You mean I'm being exploited and taken advantage of? Oh WHY? Why am I such a whore?!? Why would I let my art be compromised like this by Big Boy Canadian Capitalists who just want to screw me for every penny they can?!?! Oh the pain! Oh the woe! How could I let myself be used to destroy the stock photo industry in this way!!

(promptly jumps off tall building... and lands on a cart full of scampi)
KellyT
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:54PM

Oh WHY? Why am I such a whore?!?


Oh, I am biting my tongue to keep from replying to that question....rhetorical, though it may be!
stayorgo
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:55PM
Ya, his art is not the only thing compromised by the sounds of it!
zerocattle
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:58PM
Easy, he just landed in a cart of scampi, let him try to reclaim his dignity in silence!
mevans
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:04PM
Be proud of your whoreishness Niilo. iStock whores unite!
andyrooo
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:10PM
HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC
zerocattle
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:22PM
Rentals are destroying the movie industry!

Libraries are shutting down bookstores!

Forums steal work from web developers!

Frontpage and your neighbour's kid steal work from web developers!

CHANGE IS BAD! FIGHT CHANGE!

(this is fun)
bonniej
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:45PM
And the web/internet killed print!!!

(Edited on 2005-01-11 02:47:57 by bonniej)
Morgan270
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:48PM
It sounds from reading the first few pages of posts, that there are some people fighting our battle over there.

I've heard the same arguement used in the design industry where Microsoft programs and cheap computers have ruined the industry and now "anyone" can be a designer.

Unfortunately for people who don't like change, it will come anyway and either you adapt or get pushed to the way-side. And they forget that there's a market for both expensive photos and inexpensive photos, and talent will come out in both arenas.

(Edited on 2005-01-11 02:50:41 by Morgan270)
sakaasa
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:53PM
Then there was this reasoning in the aforementioned thread, someone says something like ...

"If you sell your photos for $3 as RF, that is just plain greed.

However, if you plan to sell them for big bucks like $100 or more a pop, then that is just good business."

Does that mean that if iStocks sells my image 50 times for $3 that I am greedy? And if "another agency sells it once for $150, then I am a good business person?

I think I have to go - another attack of the giggles...


upsidedowndog
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:06PM
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR!
matt_scherf
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:16PM
This was the best quote of them all

"If the "real" stock photo industry can't compete with the amatures(sic) and the istocks out there, they either need to get better or become extinct. Adapt or die, don't expect the industry to stay the same."


(Edited on 2005-01-11 03:19:07 by mattscherf)
dsteller
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:26PM

HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC


Ha!
dsteller
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:27PM

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR! :)


Haha!
inkspotts
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:56PM
I hear TV evangelists are putting churches out of business, too!
Blue_Army
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Posted Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:37PM
Well its gives someone something else to moan at. .
Do you think he was rejected by Istockphot ???
LOL

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