Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:23AM
Unbelievably better...and the competition around here is getting fierce! The quality is incredible these days.
Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:35AM
My stock has improved... without doubt due to istock.
I just need to try and get the fun back into my images.
In the 'good old days' I'd shoot for fun and every so often get an image suitable for stock. I now tend to shoot for stock and every so often get a fun shot.
Because of you I'll now be the one photographying parking meters and puddles when visiting places like Niagra falls!!
Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:19AM
I´m learning a lot here, and this forum is a great tool. Here we can clarify so many questions, increase our skills, and stay tuned about the news on the photography world. And in my case, I´m practising english too...
thank you all.
(Edited on 2005-01-25 08:23:27 by rac7)
Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:46AM
I've been a photo hobbiest since high school (about 25 years). I knew it all. Then I found iStock. A humbling experience that made me look long and hard at composition and quality. My photos, both stock and artistic have become noticeably better. Thanks iStock.
Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:50AM
Not to mention that the articles are AWESOME learning tools. Every time a new one appears I'm rushing around trying the new tips and tricks that they suggest. Right now I'm rigging colored bed sheets crumpling different colored paper to see what I can com eup with.
Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:28AM
It is stupid to quote myself, but I am going to do it anyway. I posted this in another thread but it pertains to this thread as well...here goes and bear with me.
How exciting?! These past few months...years, whatever...have flown by. iStock has changed my life (and many, many others). Daily, new people are arriving and getting sucked in to the collective which we affectionately call, iStock.
On the design front, mediocre "clipart" design is being transformed throughout the world as designers stumble into their virgin experience of utilizing high-end, truly incredible stock photography in their work. With this orgasmic discovery, designers literally have a new medium to work with while their clients are blown away by the increase in quality with a decrease in cost.
On the photography front, thousands of us are learning and growing and maturing into photographers. No longer are we taking run-of-the-mill crap snapshots of flowers, cats, and sunsets. Instead, with the help of many in the forums and the professional insight from intransfer, jodiecoston, and many others (too numerous to count, but you know who you are...) ......where was I? oh, yes.... with the professional insight from top-notch photographers, we are becoming true photographers. Gone are the amateurish ways as we enter in to a new era of lighting, models, props, photoshoots, makeup and f-stops.
We have been exposed to grandious personalities...forming friendships, even endearing bonds. We have encountered the greats...the true diamonds in the rough. We have learned what great leadership and vision is (from Pat and Bruce and company), and we have learned that they have a great staff (thanks Derek and crew) to fulfill their goals. The inspectors and admin teams are superb. Not enough can be said about them and their utter dedication.
We have been inspired and pushed to new limits. We have experienced rejection (yes, all of us...except probably bitter, 'cause he owns the joint. ;-)). We have all strived to do better (except peebert who doesn't really care what any of us thinks). We have fought, argued with intense "conversation", insulted, congratulated, flirted, helped, assisted, encouraged, laughed, anticipated and played within the forums. We have kinda been a weird family of sorts.
This is my home away from home. Thank you all for that. I am honored to be a part (even if miniscule) of this organization.
Cheers to 200,000 and a million after that!
Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:43PM
It is stupid to quote myself
Your words, not ours
Posted Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:01AM
I would definitely not be the photographer that I am without istock!!
Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:47AM
Me too. for every word above.
I LOVE YOU ISTOCK!!!!
Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:48AM
no question about it....it definitely makes you better!
Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:16AM
Ok ok okay okay ok ok ok okay oh k O
Learned much, yes I did. Live without it? I wouldn't want to. Better for it? Yes I am. Learning every day. Ok I'll stop being silly and say THANK YOU ISTOCK! OK! Now get back to work!
I need to de-caffinate myself.
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:32AM
definately, I have been given great help tips from the forum
and by some of my early submissions being rejected I've
learned to correct the problems. Thanks to all at Istockphoto.com!
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:51PM
Istockphoto is wonderful inspiration - and I just want to add in that I am extremely enjoying the articles!
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:40PM
When I first came to istockphoto in early 2001, I had taken maybe twenty pictures in all my life. Now, I've left my career in IT behind, bought thousands of dollars worth of equipment and begun a 4½ year education to become a commercial photographer.
All of it started by istockphoto.
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:21PM
OH,...we're supposed to get better? I too have hopefully gotten better. I know I'm taking it more seriously and when not designing to pay the rent I'm out with my new D-70 trying to get even better. I too have rediscovered a more serious ideal that I might like to follow this photography thing in some sort of career path in the future as the whole web design thing is getting old for me. (clients burn me out and there's so many of us it's hard to make any money for everyone's undercutting everyone). So yeah, Thanks Istock,... I'll keep you posted.
Now if I could just get an answer from Istock pro about my submissions I'd be really happy. Goin on 12 days now.
(Edited on 2005-01-28 03:25:58 by Waynerd)