miodragj

miodragj

Lives in United States Belgrade, United States
Works as a Design & Photography
Joined on Aug 28, 2003
About me:

G2 -> 10D -> 5D :)

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On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)

500th vote for 5D MKIII :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:25 UTC as 690th comment
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)
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miodragj: I'm not native English speaker, so I'm not sure what author wanted to tell us with this sentence:
"I don’t know about other countries, but here in London, model tardiness is a constant problem and one that’s not helped by the model agencies, who seem to take the view 'heads we win, tails you lose' when it comes to their services."
I understand every word, but... Can somebody clarify this a little bit for me, please? :)
Thanks!

Thanks! But how can somebody get paid, if they screw the client? Or they go to some other shooting, so agencies get their cut? Also, who is responsible for damage, if I have all my team ready and model don't come?

To be honest, in my relatively poor country, I really can't remember that model miss the shooting...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 09:05 UTC
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)

I'm not native English speaker, so I'm not sure what author wanted to tell us with this sentence:
"I don’t know about other countries, but here in London, model tardiness is a constant problem and one that’s not helped by the model agencies, who seem to take the view 'heads we win, tails you lose' when it comes to their services."
I understand every word, but... Can somebody clarify this a little bit for me, please? :)
Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 07:13 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Paul Guba: Years ago a professor said the world doesn't need more photographers it needs people who can organize all the images we already have. Getty does that increasingly at the expense of those who created the images they sell. Notably absent in the press release any mention of a relationship with their artist. The focus squarely on that of Getty's future success. Now with management in the hands of yet an even larger private equity corporation you can expect less revenue to go to the artist as that would be the most expedient path to greater profits.

This is simply not true!

With all technological and any others break true, there is a need for new photos, illustrations, etc.

Few years ago, I download one magazine, and saw really bad (to the bone) photo, for one new technology. That photo was from Getty library!

I saw that, search Getty immediately, and was amassed to see that photo was among the best, and there were around 20 photos which was really bad.
I took some time, and took some photos, do some CGI graphics, make compositions and put that pictures on sale on major microstock sites… I had really few bestsellers.

Now I regret why don’t I have try to place those to major libraries, but they are not too interested in newbies with just few hundreds photos!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:52 UTC

I had small but nice, steady income from iStockphoto, every month.

As i live in rather poor, East European country, that income really mean to me.

Before two years, when greedy corporation bought iStochphoto & Getty, they not even cut my royalties to shamefully 15%, but also remove my portfolio from search results! Why?

Because i was not exclusive contributor!

Also, i have seen that my really unique and exclusive photo compositions are reproduced by their exclusive artist and my work was simply forgotten, somewhere on their hard drives!

I have some income from other sites, but unfortunately iStock was the best...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:42 UTC as 4th comment
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