Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:17PM
Hey folks. Is the shot like this will be allowed on iStock?
Car is Austin Healey 1963.
(Edited on 2013-04-23 02:59:53 by kelvinjay)
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:38AM
Should be able to!
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:30AM
I like the shot. Inclusion to the regular creative collection though could be borderline though, IMO. The car is obviously pre 1980, so that goes in its favour. Austin Healey made great sports cars, but were never a luxury brand like Jaguar, so again, that is a good point as far as inclusion on iStock is concerned. Also, the brand was fairly short lived and has been out of business for some time, again, all things that limit the potential risk for you an iStock.
On the other hand, the car is the star here. It's more than an incidental background item and the model is interacting with it. Also, while Austin Healey were not a top luxury marque, they were a cut above the run of the mill Fiat or Ford types and Nanjing Auto now own that brand and could in theory revive it in the future.
Personally, I think I would just about come down on the side of saying that it should be ok, so long as there are no logos or obviously unique motifs visible. Have fun cloning all the wording off the tyres (I HATE doing that). But honestly, if they rejected it, I wouldn't be entirely surprised. I'm really curious to see what Donald or any inspectors have to say.
(Edited on 2013-04-23 08:31:52 by kelvinjay)
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:50AM
Cloning out stuff on the tires is the only thing that stops me from just uploading it and seeing what happens It could take an hour or so and there's no point if IS thinks this is not gonna be a suitable RF shot(s).
Let's see if Donald has something to say
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:19AM
Posted By Bike_Maverick:
Let's see if Donald has something to say :)
Sounds like a good plan. But to be safe, he may need to confer with a few other people on this and get back to you a little later.
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:37PM
By the way, if you guys feel that this file may meet technical and intellectual guidelines but doesn't worth the effort and is not a good stock material feel free to speak up
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:00PM
Can't comment on the technical at this size. It's a great shot though, I'm hoping it'll be a green light.
Still waiting to hear back from someone, will update as soon as I know something.
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:20PM
And such a beautiful car. Its the original "point and squirt", great in a straight line, handles like a pig on wheels when going round corners.
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:26PM
OK, good news, this one is fine once you remove any visible branding!
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:00PM
Hey-yo, cloning tool here I come
Thanks for looking into this, appreciate it!