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Stock photography - how (not) to get rich quickly (video)

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Humorous in places and depressingly accurate.  Worth watching - thanks.

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If I'm not going to get rich quick then what's the point in watching it?

 

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A pretty accurate description of the stock photo market,  done with humour.

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After watching the video, I think that I finally understand what "lifestyle" images are, which alone was worth the price of admission.

 

Also, I really liked the gentleman's accent. B)

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And one of my questions has been answered. Every now and then Alamy says they want "American looking" people doing something. I think Vic has nailed the look -- a backwards baseball cap and a Hawaiian shirt.

 

Paulette

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7 minutes ago, NYCat said:

And one of my questions has been answered. Every now and then Alamy says they want "American looking" people doing something. I think Vic has nailed the look -- a backwards baseball cap and a Hawaiian shirt.

 

Paulette

 

Don't forget the big white sneakers. :D

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And Vic was probably wearing them. No?

 

Paulette

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30 minutes ago, NYCat said:

And Vic was probably wearing them. No?

 

Paulette

 

Hard to tell. Perhaps he'll stand on his head in his next video.

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24 minutes ago, losdemas said:

Funny, useful and very watchable! 

 

True. We're all laughing thru the tears.

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23 hours ago, CM photo said:

Humorous in places and depressingly accurate.  Worth watching - thanks.

Thank you,
I am glad you liked it!

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On 2/21/2018 at 16:30, andremichel said:

If I'm not going to get rich quick then what's the point in watching it?

 

Well, you can get very rich, very slowly
:-)

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Amusing video with more than a grain of truth.  Thanks for creating and posting.  

 

"The best way to make a small fortune is to start with a large one."  Richmond family saying that certainly seems to apply to stock photography. ;)

 

 

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On 2/21/2018 at 16:39, phomme said:

A pretty accurate description of the stock photo market,  done with humour.

Thank you,
I am glad you liked it

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On 2/21/2018 at 17:51, John Mitchell said:

After watching the video, I think that I finally understand what "lifestyle" images are, which alone was worth the price of admission.

 

Also, I really liked the gentleman's accent. B)

Thank you John,
I am glad it was useful, and sorry for my Scottish accent :-)

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On 2/21/2018 at 18:31, NYCat said:

And one of my questions has been answered. Every now and then Alamy says they want "American looking" people doing something. I think Vic has nailed the look -- a backwards baseball cap and a Hawaiian shirt.

 

Paulette

Ahahah,
I didn't even had a cap, I had to go to buy one for this video.
Paulette, if you are interested I could model for you
:-)

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6 minutes ago, Justin Case said:

Ahahah,
I didn't even had a cap, I had to go to buy one for this video.
Paulette, if you are interested I could model for you
:-)

 

Vittorio, you're a riot. Have a greenie.

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Making a fortune with stock photography?

 

Well I started with NOTHING and have still got most of it left.:(

 

Allan

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On 2/22/2018 at 01:34, losdemas said:

Funny, useful and very watchable! 

Thank you,
really glad you enjoyed it.
One of the reasons to make this video was to have a laugh and not to take things too seriously :-)

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On 2/23/2018 at 08:51, John Richmond said:

Amusing video with more than a grain of truth.  Thanks for creating and posting.  

 

"The best way to make a small fortune is to start with a large one."  Richmond family saying that certainly seems to apply to stock photography. ;)

 

 

Thank you John,
ahaha, musicians say something similar:
If you want to become millionaire playing jazz, you have to start as a billionaire  

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On 2/23/2018 at 17:33, dlmphotog said:

Well done, Thank you.

Thank you,
I am glad you liked it.
Aloha!

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On 2/26/2018 at 10:10, gvallee said:

 

Vittorio, you're a riot. Have a greenie.

Thank you,
even though I don't know what a greenie is

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4 minutes ago, Justin Case said:

Thank you,
even though I don't know what a greenie is

 

Greenie tastes better than a brownie :D 

 

A greenie is one of those green arrows that will make your reputation rise on Alamy. See you have 27 right now?

It's only an ego-inflating thing, lots of people don't care. My greenie was just a small mark of appreciation of your humour from my part.

 

Gen

 

 

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