It's been a while since I wrote a blog, but due to the hundreds of you clamoring for another one, I decided it was time. Well, okay it wasn’t hundreds of you. Okay it was my mom.
What inspired my irritation this time was that I was bored so I played a few rounds of Stock Rank. Well if you must know, I played in order to make sure none of my images was in the “No Sales” category. And all I accomplished was lowering my score, which is displayed publicly for all to see and ridicule.
Time after time I would think, “Aha! No-Brainer!” but NOOOO! Wrong again! How can I be blamed? Who could have guessed that a girl in a bikini would beat out a nobbly background texture? I mean it did occur to me, but I thought, “Whoa I don’t care if she’s in a bikini, she’s real ugly,” but apparently nobody’s eyes go up that far. Who knew? I hate this game. At least I knew that a cute baby will beat an isolated radish.
Never mind. Once again, I am willing to share all of my dumb mistakes for you to profit from.. Here is what I learned:
1. Girl in Bikini beats background textures, cute babies, and puppies.
2. Attractive blond family beats isolated household objects.
3. Puppies and babies beat everything except ugly girls in bikinis.
4. Oversaturated green meadows beat vectors with half-tone banners.
5. Practically everything to do with guessing what sells beats Your Author.
So funny and nice post :)) ! Many times I find myself in the same irritating situation. But putting aside my personal liking I have to click on the image that has demand in market. And that’s what the game teaches.
LOL Leslie, I love your blogs. You always hit the nail... One thing that I have noticed with people shots is that when I have a strange feeling that there's something uncomfortable in the models pose or smile or the way he/she holds his/her hands or head, or I feel the cold arrogance in the look, or there is no respect in the photo, then definitely other photos or illustrations beat that image. If there is not a good connection between model and photographer, if the model don't feel comfortable, then these photos just won't sell, and I really don't understand why some photographers upload such photos at all. Photographer should sense it whether he has a good contact with model or not. If he doesn't, he can't hide it on photo. Well maybe some great masters do, or it's okay when they intentionally want to show uncomfortableness of people. But otherwise... Thanks for a good laugh. You are on right tracks and I'm sure you will score. :)
Girl in Bikini beats background textures from the beginning of the Universe and till the end of the World will come! So true! :)) And a background texture WITH a girl in bikini is in the top of all things. Howgh! (btw, I have 77.00% guessed correctly, someone here who can beat me?)
Girl in a Bikini? WHERE WHERE? I missed that one some how? Gosh golly I wonder about a Little White Dog in a Sting Bikini? Would that be Popular and grace the centerfold of "Play Pet" do you think? Oh and would I need to get 8 tops for my dog? (you know to cover her 8 girly bits) Now where oh where do I find a Dog Bikini?
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