Jeandphoto

Lives in Canada Knowlton, Canada
Joined on Aug 27, 2011

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On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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Radu B: Some people, like @leecamera or even Zack Arias, don't understand that the people posting on unsplash are not tricked by unsplash owners and they are not out to destroy an industry. They take pictures they want to share, even see on a bilboard some day; some hope to be discovered by potential customers since they don't see any other way of getting "found".

There is fundamental problem in saying that people shouldn't be given the technical means to share their creations or the tools to create(too cheap cameras / camera phones getting good enough to print from ) .

If this causes an issue with an already existing industry this is also fine. Amazon killed retailers, internet killed a lot of jobs ..etc. The environment transforms.

If an amateur photographer takes a photo that can compete with a pro's photo then the pro doesn't add enough value to be paid, plain and simple.
If an aspiring photographer decides to share their work for free, it's their right to do so.

DPNick I totally agree with you... I am just saying the problem does not lie in the amateur photogaphers hands but in the hands of a reality that does not respect any of the tradition.............. I quit commercial photography 25 years AGO LOL

It is still very unhealthy for the continuity of visual communications as one...... We should all become graphic artists puliing free stuff from content creators ????? Please answer this one

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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arbux: Dpreview is free for readers.
Buying camera magazines cost money.

Who from complaining photographers keeps buying paper magazines, supporting professional journalism?

yet we do not have to give them any images..... unless someone REALLY want ''likes'' °°°° This is leaning way more into social media mental disorders than trade related dysfunctions... LOL

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 19:09 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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arbux: Dpreview is free for readers.
Buying camera magazines cost money.

Who from complaining photographers keeps buying paper magazines, supporting professional journalism?

Try to sell DPreview.com to a third party and show us the posting you would get from DP

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 13:39 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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Radu B: Some people, like @leecamera or even Zack Arias, don't understand that the people posting on unsplash are not tricked by unsplash owners and they are not out to destroy an industry. They take pictures they want to share, even see on a bilboard some day; some hope to be discovered by potential customers since they don't see any other way of getting "found".

There is fundamental problem in saying that people shouldn't be given the technical means to share their creations or the tools to create(too cheap cameras / camera phones getting good enough to print from ) .

If this causes an issue with an already existing industry this is also fine. Amazon killed retailers, internet killed a lot of jobs ..etc. The environment transforms.

If an amateur photographer takes a photo that can compete with a pro's photo then the pro doesn't add enough value to be paid, plain and simple.
If an aspiring photographer decides to share their work for free, it's their right to do so.

Radu, I see the problem from another point of view. The photographers posting pics for free in order to be ''found'' or more likely to get as many ''Likes'' as they need to flatter their EGO is not the problem. The real problem lies with the host and the users who are threatening the synergy that MUST exist amongst the players invovlved in visual communication trade. Don't tell me a photographer cannot be aknowledge for his work with a watermark on the image. Don't tell me it is healthy for the trade to have graphic artists / agencies to charge their clients for work based on stuff they pulled for free like beachcombers..... simply because some smart business model don't give a rat's ass about the long term of an industry and look 'how cool is that'' ! The problem does NOT lie in the heart of ' like hunters'' photographers. It lies in the fact that gold diggers have no respect for the trade.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 13:19 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Never heard of Unsplash but the real danger seems to me. Millions of photos being uploaded from people not making a living from it. Driving prices so low that those who do can’t anymore.

...and it is driven by graphic art people and their clients who would NOT work for nothing. It is totally dysfunctional just as if a guy decides to sell Jam and only has the idea for a label but ask every fruit producer to supply the fruits for free.... In my P.O.V. It is promoting disrespect of the trade as a whole.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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Gravis: young beautiful girls should not make love without being paid because this devaluates service from professional sex workers and is killing prostitution :-)

Wow....... Gravis .... what exactly are you defending ???

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 02:29 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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SylvainP: So the trick is to take these free photos and find a way to sell them to local clients right ?

I hope people using those for graphic design, web site design or ... and make a living out of it get also in competition with similar free service.

The race to the bottom as started long ago and people realize it only when it touch their income not when it lower their expenses.

Exactly my thoughts.... People defending the model are mostly the ones who are taking advantage of it but don't dare trying to get their work for free.... It is not about the use it is about the abuse.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 02:20 UTC
On photo testing old olympus + diopter on my fuji in Jeandphoto's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

while shooting a guitar catalog, I took a few shots with my Fuji X-e1 combined with an old Zuiko 50mm and added on a diopter filter.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Audi S5 front seats in Jeandphoto's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This was hand-held during a video shoot.... I'm pretty happy that an 85mm @ 1/25th doesn't have too much blurrrrr !

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo deers in Knowlton, Qc. in Jeandphoto's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This shot was taken yesterday through the window from the kitchen..So a bit softer than it shoud...

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 18:42 UTC as 1st comment
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