Hello!

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Alastair Cummins, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

  2. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    heheh love it!.... I love the way the back half of another donkey/horse makes him look even longer
     
  3. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    LMAO! Now that's a great shot :)
     
  4. Tim Pindar

    Tim Pindar Member

    Excellent!
     
  5. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    How do you know that's the back half of another donkey? It might be the same one!
     
  6. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    lol maybe it is, maybe it isnt ;)

    I had a go at cloning it out with the shadow and my poor skills I gave up in the end and left it be :D

    Will post up a few more pics from the Donkey Sanctuary in a bit.
     
  7. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    You should sell this shot to a stock or card agency - It's got such great comic value :) :)
     
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    its the crazy eye that does it
     
  9. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Just out of curiosity how would you go about selling a shot? Would it literally just be sending a watermarked version to various companies and seeing what they said?
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Yep - a quick scout around online should find you some companies, then hit them up with a watermarked image, and a description of the actual file type/size available - and ask about submitting the shot.
     
  11. Tim Pindar

    Tim Pindar Member

    Typically what might a shot like this be worth?

    (I'm curious, and also Alastair might be embarrassed to ask!)
     
  12. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Really no idea until you find a company that's interested.

    Probably a good idea to scout some postcards and get company names from them - also check out online stock agencies
     
  13. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Was speaking to mum about card companies lats night and she was saying that they sell a card which is similar to the picture ive taken so she is going to get the details for them on Monday.

    The only thing is I wonder what the Donkey Sanctuary would make of it if they saw the pic, even if it would be hard for them to confidently identify where it was taken. It has even crossed my mind to donate the picture for them to use so they can raise some money out it as I believe they run the sanctuary on donations.

    Either way I managed to win the weekly competition with this pic in the photography section of brtishrally.co.uk which was nice :D
     
  14. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    we have a winner! Nice one Alistair - that proves it has selling power.

    Like your idea of helping the sanctuary - I'm sure they'd be up for it :)
     
  15. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Just a quick update. I did end up sending a copy of the picture to two companies but a week and half later im yet to receive a reply, which is a shame, if not a bit rude.
     
  16. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Mmmm, worth following up this week I'd say - could be that they have lots of submissions and you're in the queue.

    Or they could just be rude!

    How about putting a bit of holly on his nose in photoshop, and using as your Christmas card ;)
     
  17. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    have you thought about stock images sites alastair.....??
     
  18. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Explain? :)
     
  19. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    There are website who you can register with, and upload your images, they sell images to the media and basically to everyone and anyone worldwide. If they sell you image you get a kick back.......now it aint much but the more you sell the more you make. It all about grabbing images, like the donkey for instance that they are looking for....images that are different or unusual or images that are literally about being in the right place at the right time, image that other have not achieved or that are not widely available.

    Does that make sense....?? Google Stock Images.

    Also i have a kind of photo blog idea website were i upload my images to, now its nowt to flash www.urdygurdy.co.uk now i don’t use it to its full potential, but i have now sold 12 images from that site without even trying really i charge £15 per image via email or on a CD. Print are extra if require.

    It also got me 4 jobs with various people locally for whom have been paid well for. Just a thought............!

    Daz
     
  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I've bought images from iStockphoto although I've never tried to register and sell through them. But if you have a look at their site you shouldget the idea. http://www.istockphoto.com/ I have friends that travel extensively to remote places and get a reasonable return from such sites.

    Darren, I like your idea as well and your site looks good. We are going down a similar route at http://www.babelsberg-studio.com although sales will not be done through that but by the individuals represented. When I get a chance I will also put some shots onto a stock site as well. Technical images are sold as part of the service we offer to customers and once we have gotg the Babelsberg site operating we will set up a similar one for those as well. Despite this, at the moment, I don't intend photography to be a source of income but causal sales are attractive.
     

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