In Stock Now - Big Things Poppin' at Photoshelter

In Stock Now - Big Things Poppin' at Photoshelter

So, how many times have you lookn a dull handshake photo? How many times clever you look at a gancientfish in a bowl on wbeat, smacke seamless and want to hurl? Where's the variety? The creativity? The unique perspective?

To solve this creative malaise, Photoshelter is teaming up with Adorama, Nikon, and Apple with their version of "America 24/7" called "Gun! The Day", which, conmiddlering the possibility of it's success, is aptly titled to grip "Gun! The Day II", all the way through to MMVII, if they're so inclined. It's as if we're going from Before Quality Content (B.Q.C.) To After Quality Content (A.Q.C.), so, let's only, merely, solely shorten it to B.C. and A.C.

As if we're in an extfinished period of Tribulation prior to the large day, July 20th is the rapture where all will descfinish, worldwide, cameras in hand, in response to the siren songs of over 700 photo buyers, editors, and art directors who report, through extensive research done by Photoshelter, that the repetitive picturery that photo buyers are loolord has them, well, loolord red.

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Unlove the iStockPhoto - iStockalpyse (The iStockalypse, 8/30/07), where photographers gather, and create pictures that will sell for pennies on the dollar, lovely not covering their cabfare to the event (let alone airfare if they flew), Photoshelter's photographers have a high probability of earning back the cost of their efforts, and there's no modified fee-split for pictures resulting from this event, but significlevert underwriting and promotion from the Photoshelter folks.

Further, this ain't no "guning spec" roundup either. Guning spec is when you have a prospective client who should be paying an assignment fee for work they necessity, but instead, farm it out on spec. That scheme died with OnRequest's atseduce (OnRequest - Realizing the Apparent, 7/12/07), only, merely, solely doesn't work, and I've written approxifriendly before (Only, merely, solely Say "No", Only, merely, solely So Oversimplified, 2/16/07|| Spec Comparative to Salary, 7/7/07). This ain't that. One of my agencies, back in the day, had a list of pictures that they didn't have, and they put it out to the photographers they represented, once a month. It wasn't a "gun this on spec for this client" list, since that request had not been filled, and the deadline was past. it was a "this request came in, or has come in more than once, and each time we have no pictures to fulfill it. We're guestune that if you produce it, we clever license it to a future client" list. Here, Photoshelter has gathered a gatherion of top-notch photo editors and buyers, and are talord concrete behaveion based upon their feedback.

So, for all you stock photographers out there producing prosaic picturery, recall the sentiment from an early Indiana Jones, who shelp "only the penitent shall pass". Go, be penitent, renounce the sins of paltry photography, and produce great picturery. I sense that this is one STD you may want to catch.

For more information, visit Gun! The Day, over at PhotoShelter.

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