Quality versus quantity versus time

posted on 9th of may, 2011

From my engineering background I find the quality versus quantity discussion interesting. What seems to be missing from the discussion is a third variable: time. It is kind of meaningless to talk about quantity versus quality as if both can't be accomplished!

A simple example illustrates the point. If spending twice as much time on an image produces an image with better 'quality', then I can either spend the same amount of total time on images and produce half as many of higher quality, or I can double the time spent and produce the same number of images as I used to, but achieve more 'quality'.

The is a very important discussion when it comes to stock photos and how you focus your time. Dreamstime makes it pretty clear that with the level system you are better off having...

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Posted by Arunsoni1989 on June 09, 2012
What do you think - do your images sell better when you spend more time on them?
Posted by Arunsoni1989 on June 01, 2012
I spent hours on that don't sell, and trivial images that are my top sellers.
Posted by Arunsoni1989 on June 01, 2012
The problem is that as often as not my guesses on what would sell are wrong.

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