Posted Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:38PM
We've got a bunch of new example images for different kinds of acceptable Editorial Use Only images. I am updating the article right now but figured I would start a thread here as well.
First off, products. Here are some better examples of straight up isolated on white product shots:
Those are pretty straightforward.
Here are couple of pictures of models interacting with products:
Those should give a better idea of what's acceptable to do in your studio or on set. When it comes to 'staging', things are different with products than with those news and social images. As you can see here, yes, you can direct a model, you can do things in the studio.
I've got some more new examples that I'll add in a bit here.
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:17AM
I am curious to see how these images would be key worded. Obviously, the brand names are the most important keywords for searching, but Spalding and Budweiser are not in the CV. Worse yet, York and Columbia are not included in the CV as brands, but default to geographic locations. This would not allow you to even add the words as non-CV terms.
I can see this happening with so many brands and locations - either not in CV or already defaulting to inappropriate keywords.
Perhaps this question should go into the Keywording forum?
Posted Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:10AM
^ It's a very good point about how the CV will cope. I too can see a huge amount of spamming happening if the right CV terms are not available - like the number of photos of Canon cameras we will see tagged cannon (gun) - which is what it currently defaults to.
Maybe we could tempt Ethan in to offer some info.
Posted Wed Feb 2, 2011 2:07AM
What about the dust on Editorial product shots? Is it allowed to be polished in PS or leave image as it is with micro dust - so only real cloth dust removal allowed before shot?
Posted Wed Feb 2, 2011 4:24AM
Maybe it is already scheduled, but since a lot of questions are arising about caption/date/Country/description/keywording, I think it would be very helpful if someone at Istock could provide some screenshot of a "perfect" editorial photo upload. This would save a lot of work to contributors, since we risk to have a lot of non-valid uploads during learning curve phase.