Still sounding like a bad impression of Darth Vader with Bronchitis..thanks for asking...it'll pass or kill me....meh..
Anyway Getty and Istock shooters have you had the call yet ????.....had mine this morning...so they want me to up mobile phone shots to Getty Image moments...yes mobile shots...lets just have a ponder..... world's biggest image libraries wanting to market and make money out of mobile shots...well whoopy doo if they sell any of mine but surely an overstuffed market of images will have it's seams sorely tested by something like this, jaded picture buyers and editors screaming 'ENOUGH.....' dedicated SLR shooters tossing D800's into the bin and studio managers mothballing gear...okay, it's not the end of the world and if I was a big image library I'd want as many good selling images on my books as possible, for them it's a big no lose situation, regular image suppliers will see this as a way of clawing back sales and picture buyers will look upon these images as being, (besides stealing off the net) the cheapest way to get some images into their online content... so does that make everyone happy???
Well maybe it says more about the rocketing upward curve of quality available from a phone, I still salute and am in awe of the quality of image produced by the Nokia 925 that those folk at Nokia gave me to play with and with all the Post production toys available in phone or on a computer it's relatively easy to 'stylize' an image so is this the tipping point...is this along the lines of when George Eastman introduced the Kodak Box Brownie and the democratisation of photography was born, an explosion of images and, as a bonus, all the peripheral business that expanded with it, mounts, labs, competitors, frames, retailers and hadware.....
Here's link to the app...apparently you have to have you're Getty log in details to make it work but have a look as this could be the future of Online Image Libraries... Moments
I started this off with Maximise, and that really is what I try and do with any shoot these days, so from Spain, I had the holiday snaps which are now on Snapfish, the 'arty' stuff which goes on here, the stock images which will be on alamy later and the book cover images that will be off on their way as soon as i finish this. So when I'm out with the camera I'm always on the look out for images that will fit into certain areas, which is all about maximising your time, your camera time, give it a try...here are some Book cover shots about to go off...
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What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...