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TMarchev!! Oh good to hear from somebody experienced! I just started in stock-photography! I am glad to hear its normal among agencies. Thanks for the info! I'm a newbie you see!napisano w A theory why sales are so slow!!
Dt is not the only one just look at the biggest one! what right frame of mind buyer wants to search in a place with 120 million files, its just ludicrous and now they are paying for it. Sales there have tanked some 30% overall and people are going nuts a ... [Czytaj dalej...]
Dt is not the only one just look at the biggest one! what right frame of mind buyer wants to search in a place with 120 million files, its just ludicrous and now they are paying for it. Sales there have tanked some 30% overall and people are going nuts about it. There is a mathematical formula regarding you can not fill up with millions of files and still keep swapping the search around every month or so. Its an impossibillity and sooner or later it will break or malfunction
Yes I have a theory about this. Sales at DT have almost stopped dead, maybe all the sub-packages are paying off or newcomers are pulling in revenue? I dont know but this is a theory..... no disrespect to anybody or newcomers but have a look here in the f ... [Czytaj dalej...]
Yes I have a theory about this. Sales at DT have almost stopped dead, maybe all the sub-packages are paying off or newcomers are pulling in revenue? I dont know but this is a theory..... no disrespect to anybody or newcomers but have a look here in the forum. Some 80% are all very small portfolios with very much everyday images from a vast amount of part-time photographers, newcomers etc, etc.Now imagine this, any agency must flaunt, show material to attract buyers, to make buyers want to come and do business. The traditional RM agencies are superb in doing this, they show the very best just to attract business. that way we could ALL earn more, pros and amateurs alike.What Im saying is that if an agency gives the impression they only deal and house lots of amateurs or part-timers etc, they will NOT inspire confidence among buyers. Most buyers like to think they are getting something that they themselves would not be able to shoot with their little holiday camera. Well you get the drift!When a buyer search for lets say " girl eating icecream", he dont want to wade theough page after page of some holiday-snaps with fading colours, bad processing etc, he dont wish to wade through page after page of irrelevant material and most important, he wants to buy what he himself is looking for NOT what the agency wants him to buy or look for! big difference!!Any agency in this business must give a solid and top professional external impression. Better to show 2 totally superb images of lets say Big-Ben then 20 mediocre ones or even worse a whole page full of different angles of Big-Ben, it will just render an impression of quantity for the sake of quantity!At this moment DT is sort giving an external impression of a kind sort of happy go lucky meetingplace, marketplace for people, photographers-to-be and learning the business. This is GOOD!! but its not anything a buyers wants to see, far from it and it works like a put-off for buyers! and of course its also a put off for established photographers.Myself I work with art-directors all the time in commissioned dayrate photography, I have my own off-line Rights-controled collection of 120.000 tailormade images for the ad-industry since 1998. I know how these type of creatives think, seen them search for images a million times and as Ive said before they will look through 4-5 pages and if they dont find anything they will move on, most of them need the pictures like yesterday! its a stressful business.I personally know many, many fulltime and professional photographers here and its quite clear when we speak its now reached the point where many are seriously unhappy and I mean unhappy to the point of not even uploading anymore. Considering pictures, good pictures is any agencys life-blood and the search-engine its Heart! well its not a favourable situation is it. Quick profit thinking can be good but in longer terms it can be devastating and mostly thats what happens.My 2-cents anyway.
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