JeffGreenberg

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degree of my editing typically = deleting 50% images from an itinerary, e.g.,

4400 edited down to 2062

from these, typically 10% or 200 will license in a decade (some 2X or more)

not expecting anyone to post more than one or a few but,

which of these stand out as most likely NEVER to license & why...?

(in other words, they should have also been deleted...)

Thanks in advance, trying to reduce # of images processed in future

by seeing explained examples of strong editing in the present...

 

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Wow!

Practice makes perfect.

 

I would throw out some of the water museum desk images. Not all, because one might illustrate bureaucracy.

Also some of the images where the interior is the main subject, but it's not what people will be looking for when they're searching the building. Ateneo and Pacifico I recognize, but some just show off too little of the interior. Also I would throw out some of the market and shop stuff when people are just not friendly enough. Especially when there's only one person.

I would keep all the shoes (mine sold), the cat, the museums (mine sold) and the stations. Good street scenes are always good. Night life is an important subject for BA. You have some very useful shots there.

Don't forget to include hamburger index tag with the MacDo price table.

 

Personally I would only put up 10; 20 out of those. Then again my top 3 may be better, but all the other 4400 far worse than yours.

It's clear why you are doing so much better here.

 

Not telling you which one of mine sold 50+ times.

These have never sold. What was I thinking; Hindsight is 20/20; Monday quarterback and all that.

Should have sorted those out long ago. My delete trigger finger is itching.

 

wim

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Wow! You took, edited and uploaded more photos since November than I have in nearly 10 years!

I was feeling good that I took a few hundred photos with my frostbitten fingers today, whittled them down and got 10 of them up on Live News, LOL. Nice useful photos and lots of people. As Wim said it's no surprise you are doing so well here.

I won't even try to give you advice, but nice portfolio!

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Very hard to say. You do a very different photography from me and presumably it sells.

Some of yours are less 'visually striking' than others, but you must have experience of selling them or you wouldn't keep taking them.

 

If I had to delete half my images at Alamy, when I look through the sales I've had over the years, I know for a fact that many of them are from pics I would have chosen to delete.

Photography is one skill, editing is another (then there's captioning, keywording,....)

 

I'm sure that was not help at all - sorry.

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I would not cut back much more than you have. You are obviously shooting tight. You are giving the client a good selection of different images from which to choose one image.

 

You are giving the client a choice as to design, cropability, wide or tele view, subject position. However, unless the difference is apparent, I might cut back on some of the near duplicates.

If your processing is mostly automated, and your keywording as well, you are not saving a lot of time or work as you will be processing and keywording them in batch mode anyway. Processing and keywording one image in a series is the same amount of work as doing 6 in the same series. It never hurts to have a few extra GOOD images on the same shoot, as you will get more views.

 

On page 2 of 100 images per page

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For instance 6 images in this series could be edited back to 3 but you would only save the upload time, and may lose some views.

lisbon-portugal-oriente-parque-das-nacoe

I would not edit back this series as every one fulfills a different design need or content need.

lisbon-portugal-oriente-gare-do-oriente-

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Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Not telling you which one of mine sold 50+ times.

 

Thanks for responses.
Probably true about (6) summer campers + steps,

buyers seeing (3) are unlikely to ask if more from

that series exist for review...?

 

Guessing 50+ = AM5JW3??? = one=-of-a-kind high impact IMO, not easy to imitate, etc.

(didn't research at all) (don't expect answer) (by the way, exceptional fine-art-like processing-appearance of images!!!)

 

PS. all those Buenos Aires images are quick-processed-tagged,

will later be replaced by full-processing-tagging...

(most are tagged "Buenos Aires Argentina" & nothing else now...)

 

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3 hours ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

Thanks for responses.
Probably true about (6) summer campers + steps,

buyers seeing (3) are unlikely to ask if more from

that series exist for review...?

 

Buyers may ask, but the kids on steps series is not different enough beyond 3 to provide any different alternatives.

For instance even though kids on steps is a naturally vertical type subject, the buyer may want to see a horizontal, which does not exist.

Just being picky. I wish I could create the image volume while maintaining quality varied subject matter, the way you can.

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Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, Bill Brooks said:

kids on steps series is not different enough beyond 3 to provide any different alternatives

 

 

Had anotheer look at summer campers climbing steps;

now remembering there were about (20) cut down to (7) keepers;

Here's how textbook publishers potentially see those (7):

a. one posted above clearly shows counselor watching campers

b. one features descending woman, campers staying to right = manners

c. two most clearly show Black campers (boys) = ethnic diversity

d. three show campers NOT keeping to right = lack of manners

e. one features cluster at base waiting to ascend

 

Textbook publishers sometimes modify text to better fit image,

its not that I hope textbook researcher will specifically search...

"STUDENTS CLIMBING STEPS KEEPING RIGHT WOMAN DESCENDING"

 

I see two pairs now that are similar enough to eliminate one of each...

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20 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Not telling you which one of mine sold 50+ times.

 

The bookshop and the Puerto Madero bridge at dusk are amazing. 

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3 hours ago, vpics said:

 

The bookshop and the Puerto Madero bridge at dusk are amazing. 

 

Thank you!

 

I am googling the bookshop images now.

Google Images:

25.270.000.000 results (0,56 seconds) 

I do not expect it will buy me another ticket to BA.

 

The bridge was my first attempt at dusk photography. No bracketing ;-)

2 direct sales

3 distributors

(all at good prices)

 

The bookshop (which I love - Borges: heaven is a kind of library)

5 direct sales

4 distributor sales

and stolen 25.270.000.000 times.

Reasonable prices so far.

The other bookstore image:

4 direct sales

2 distributor sales

at much lower prices and not stolen that many times.

It is however in a nice Japanese architecture book.

 

The flag waiving football/soccer fans is a good case of access:

The Argentinians (the Albicelestes) would play the Dutch (the Orange Lions)  the next week, but for the moment they had shared interests.

Here they celebrate the 6-0 victory of their team over Serbia & Montenegro.

And all of a sudden I was a weird sort of mascot, being the only (slightly elderly) Dutch fan partying with tens of thousands of porteños.

I did get up that high sharp fence with the kids too of course:

Fans climb the high steel fence around the obelisk on Plaza de La República in Buenos Aires celebrating a 6 - Stock Image

This never sold.

 

Interesting observations about what that crowd of campers is doing!

 

wim

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On 1/4/2018 at 21:30, wiskerke said:

 

 

Not telling you which one of mine sold 50+ times.

wim

 

My money is on AM5HP0.

 

@JeffGreenberg  I admire your work!  I really like how you are able to connect with people and get them to "pose" for you, speaking of the clerks and merchant shots.  And your post processing has really improved.  I probably would have culled the number of images down too, but I'm not the guy to tell you what you need to do.  I think Wim's advice and Bill's advice is solid, so are your images. 

 

I'd say you made the most out of your trip.

 

Rick

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2 hours ago, Rick Lewis said:

 

My money is on AM5HP0.

 

@JeffGreenberg  I admire your work! 

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I'd say you made the most out of your trip.

Agree!

 

@AM5HP0: not bad; I love it myself, but no:  with a total of $717 it has been quite successful though.

 

- Oh my goodness this one again has spread a bit on the interwebs.

The legal team will not love me (any more) after I have completed  all those unauthorized use forms

;-)

 

wim

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