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rogermexico
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:24PM
We mentioned in the last newsletter that we're going to start sending out a second monthly email to iStock contributors. This one will be on creative topics and contain links to pdf briefs. It's called iStock Fuel (like our Blog.) The first one is going to hit your inbox either today or tomorrow, depending on how many spelling mistakes I find in the test.

Currently the pdf links it contains are dropbox links. We've got a different solution for future instalments but didn't want to wait on it, so we're going for dropbox for this first issue.

Anyway, as soon as it's sent, I'll update this post with the actual topics so we can discuss them.

UPDATE

Our first briefs are now out.

Mobile Photography
This has been brewing for a while. Mobile photography continues to influence the look and feel of imagery everywhere. The devices that take these images have grown in sophistication to the point where in the right hands (ie yours) they can capture stock-quality images suitable for web usage. So given all of that, it's high time we started taking these images into the iStock collection.

Read the Mobile Photography brief here.

Braddy has put together an article on taking better Mobile shots here.

Weather Report
The second set of briefs are on weather topics. There's a creative and editorial version.

Read the Creative Weather brief here.
Read the Editorial Weather brief here.

Creative Resources Archive
In addition we've created an archive page to keep track of these briefs. You can check that out here.

(Edited on 2012-08-29 15:18:24 by rogermexico)
pixelfit
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:26PM
Nice
sjlocke
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:36PM
Sounds fine. Thx!
martinedoucet
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:42PM
Great! Thanks!
bauhaus1000
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:44PM
Cool!!
aetb
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:28PM

I got that e-mail and I have some questions concerning the mobile photography.


My biggest is... Could I actually take pictures with my professional camera and make it look like a mobile photography then add the keywork MobileStock ?


I don't have a cell phone and I find that the quality is simply better on a camera. Resolution is better also.


 


So... I have some spontanious images that I could use for it... should I start retouching it ?


 


thanks


 
asiseeit
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:35PM
I don't see "mobilestock" in the keyword library.
rogermexico
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:43PM

Posted By asiseeit:
I don't see "mobilestock" in the keyword library.


If it's not there now it will be tomorrow. We added it to the CV.
cirano83
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:47PM

wow wow!


about mobile photography: we can use some of these filters for editorial too? would be great!!
lostinbids
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:06PM

Will the inspection process be the same for 'mobilestock'?


Also could we use something like a small compact and process the images on something like an ipad for submission to 'mobilestock'?


I always send over my images (via an eye-fi card) to my ipad to check them when I am doing a shoot.  It would be interesting to know if I could process some of them for upload specifically for the 'mobilestock' collection/keyword.
hambagahle
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:17PM

When I click on the Mobile Photography Brief I get a .pdf, but both the Weather Briefs take me to DropBox.  Assuming that's as it should be, is it possible to get these briefs from the iStock site?


Regards
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:20PM

Posted By hambagahle:

When I click on the Mobile Photography Brief I get a .pdf, but both the Weather Briefs take me to DropBox.  Assuming that's as it should be, is it possible to get these briefs from the iStock site?


Regards


This is explained in the OP. 2nd paragraph.
hambagahle
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:29PM
Thanks, KelvinJay, I feel "right proper stupid" and you were very polite!
cobalt
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:34PM
Fascinating! Thank you!
RyersonClark
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:48PM
Fantastic!
salvatierra
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:51PM

When we can start upload? What is the price of those pictures? Where i can read more about?


 


Thanks
nicolesy
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:52PM
This is awesome news Looks like I have some photo editing to do with my iPhone images.
angelhell
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:52PM
WOW! Good news! Thanks guys!
Beano5
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:19PM
Are people seriously going to purchase images taken by a mobile phone?  What will be the smallest accepted file size?  Even in the best lighting the iphone 4S images still look terrible and full of artefact at full resolution.
blackwaterimages
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:36PM
Posted By Beano5:
Are people seriously going to purchase images taken by a mobile phone?  What will be the smallest accepted file size?  Even in the best lighting the iphone 4S images still look terrible and full of artefact at full resolution.

There's a small bunch of us who have been invited to submit mobile-generated images to Getty for a while now. They sell well. Hipstamatic/Instagram/Snapseed effects and all - so yes, there are buyers for these images. If you're getting bad results from your 4S in good light, its either you or a camera problem... I'm doing quite well with the 4S as are others.
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