Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:58AM
Can't wait to start uploading and adding images! Let us know when model releases are ready.
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:23PM
what is the facebook name so I can go and drool? Glad everyone had a super time!
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:37PM
Desert Adventure Shoot
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:07PM
Julie, you need to go to Facebook and Look at what was shot. It is under Desert Adventure Shoot as well. Ask for an invite and I will accept.
Posted Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:21AM
i:m on there now! wild
Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:20PM
It's too quiet over here. I have so many pictures I hardly know where to begin. Here's a couple
Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:36PM
Diane was kind enough to get the information we needed to upload the military images that we took last weekend. I will put it here and at the beginning of this thread. Hope this answers all your questions.
For those that plan to upload to iStock there are some guidelines for uploading military, memorabilia, uniforms and even how people look. There is also important info at the bottom regarding the way people need to be groomed etc. These are the restrictions the Military has placed on us at iStock. We have to follow these if we want to have military images approved.
The WWII Jeeps are okay if all logos, emblems etc are removed.
The Wooden Food boxes 'should' be okay but don't be surprised if they go to the executive queue for a 2nd opinion if you do leave the text on them. On one there was a large K with a moon shape beside it. I would remove that one to be safe.
What needs to be removed from uniforms, vehicles, etc:
- all badges, emblems or patches of any kind.
- Any Red Crosses need to have the color changed. We cannot accept a red cross on white because the red Cross is a trademarked logo.
- We cannot accept images with German Helmets or officers caps in them. The soft folded green hat that Ben wore could be uploaded if the small front logo/symbol is removed.
- no Swastikas, german eagles, cross etc
- the standard star logo is fine but no squad logos can be accepted.
- The wordings: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S Marines are trademarked and cannot appear in RF
Imagery featuring models portraying U.S. Military personnel must be done within the guidelines set by each division.
-Models must be wearing a head cover (hat/helmet) for all outdoor scenes
Men: No facial hair (beards and goatees) except for mustaches that are neatly trimmed, tapered (no big or handlebar mustaches). Short well trimmed sideburns are allowed.
Men must have short and well groomed haircuts (neat and conservative hairstyle)
Women hairdos must be conservative and neatly groomed. Conservative braided hairstyles are acceptable. Hair must not fall or extend past the eyebrows.
Dreadlocks are not allowed (men or women)
Clothing must be worn in a proper fashion. Shirts buttoned up. Any attire that may be looked at as being sloppy and/or not represent well the Marines, Army, Navy or Air Force, should not be allowed
Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:37PM
Love your images Diane!!! They area really Good!!!
Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013 7:39AM
I have had some advice on how to get the lightbox public. I will be trying this new trick, but it will require me to take everyone off of the admin list of the lightbox. I will put you back on as soon as I get it working. And even if it doesn't work, I will re-add you all. Thanks.
FIXED !! New lightbox name: Desert Adventure Shoot 2013. And everyone has been added back on as admins. So start uploading again!!
(Edited on 2013-08-05 09:31:59 by LifeJourneys)
Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013 11:13AM
Thanks, Kriss, for sorting out the public lightbox secret handshake! I've finally got 1 in there and there will be a few more over the next several days. Mid-week my family is all deserting me for a few days so I hope to have some more free time to upload.
Great stuff in there. I see several have sold already. Congratulatins Diane, you seem to be the sales winner so far!
I have a question for everyone. I see that the majority of the images you guys are doing have some heavy processing on them. Lots of color toning and vignettes. They look great but I have always processed mine pretty straight so that the buyer had more flexibility with what he could do with the image. I have always shied away from vignettes in particular because if the buyer crops, a good vignette can come out looking like a weird brightness gradient in a crop. Since most of you guys are more experienced than me I am interested in your thoughts.
Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013 11:48AM
I am in this because it makes me happy. That might equate to: I am in it to make a bunch of designers crazy. You are right. If you want to sell "stock," you should keep it simple. But . . . .it is sooooo boring . . . . I have to spice it up a bit to keep the process rolling for me. And I am hoping that some designers will like some of my work well enough to use it the way I upload it. If not they are welcome to change it. When I look at your portfolio, Steve, it is easy to see why you are so successful! If I were you, I would just keep doing what you are doing cause it is working for you! Finding a balance between enjoyment and cash is sometimes not an easy task.