Level 5 - My Birthday Gift

posted on 11th of may, 2009

Is the title of this blog confusing?? Well it shouldn't be. Lately there was a debate on the board about whether assignment images should be shown first in the MOST POPULAR section in our portfolio. I had voted that they shouldn't be. The reason was simple. An assignment image if approved just takes a week to reach level 5. It might be worth that level, but then it spoils the fun in the most POPULAR section. Fancy this I am a member since September 2006. And it has dawned May 2009 to actually have an image reach level 5 by virtue. The image on the left of an Indian beggar girl lying on a floor covered with yellow turmeric outside a temple is the prize image :)

This image has been online since 12/06/2006 . Its my bestseller...

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Posted by Thefinalmiracle on May 21, 2009
Thanks everyone for your wishes!!!
Posted by Dabobabo on May 14, 2009
cograt dear nikhil...! :D
Posted by Valeria73 on May 13, 2009
Congrats and best wishes for your birthday! I love that photo, its 5th level is completely deserved!

I don't totally agree with you on your treatment of assignent photos though. My best seller happens to be an assignment photo. It has 33 downloads and maybe one day it will have 100 downloads on its own, but it will never appear in my homepage just because it was once an assignment photo... I understand all your reasoning, but anyway I believe it should be the photographer's choice.

Best wishes again! :-)


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Strategy for Non-Exclusives

posted on 12th of may, 2009

Lately we've been reading on posts or while chatting to other contributors in here. Everyone seems to be quite frustrated with the rejection reason "This is not quite what we are looking for". Recently I also got very frustrated with the same when images which fell under the themes which happens to be the best selling in my portfolio also started getting rejected for that reason. The referrals complained about the same and so on. Thinking quietly after sometime, I thought the agency is not to be blamed because they have their own reasons and own ways of keeping their database uncluttered with similar kind of images, but something was to be done. Since this is the agency I give first preference to upload images I was quite in a fix of how to solve this problem. I...

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Posted by Mani33 on May 13, 2009
Indeed you're so right Dcwcreations...
In my case I do it for fun and for money if it worth it! but it's not my main income, not even secondary...
As long as I keep it for fun I think it will go better exclusive or not! :)
Posted by Dcwcreations on May 13, 2009
If you keep everything honest you have less to remember and worry about.
Your exlusive or your not. You can't have it both ways.
Too many people bend the rules and think it's o.k.
Your honest or your dishonest, there is only two choices.
I may sell less photos, I may not get the edge on anyone.
But by God I'll do it the right way.
Just my two cents worth.
Posted by Gmargittai on May 13, 2009
While putting your refused images on other site with a different user name is certainly possible it is an infringement of the exclusivity condition nevertheless. It is probably difficult to prove and since we are talking here about few dollars nobody will call the FBI to investigate. Be careful not to mix up the pictures and accidentally upload a file which is already on DT.

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