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  1. Kay

    Kay TPF Noob!

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    Take a look at our website http://www.paidpictures.com .
    We would love to see your work.
    With a little help from one of our member photographers the site is being updated with a new page, making it ready for an inside look of the Olympic Games in Athens. Pages might be adjusted a little in the coming days. Feel free to give us some feedback.
    See you there!
    Team PaidPictures.
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Yikes! :pale:
     
  3. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    After reading that, it sounds like they dont understand what the copyright laws are.

    First they claim intellectual property, which is just crazy to begin with, but they also say you can just take another shot and send it to another person.
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    $1 for copyright :no smile: unlikely without adding quite a few more zeros.
     
  5. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    Well besides doing a +1 on this spam post, I think all could agree that is a rip off for any who submitt photos to them.
     
  6. Kay

    Kay TPF Noob!

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    We appreciate your comments but what you consider to be spam is posted on the Professional Photography Sites forum. We thought it might benefit the forum members to know there's a professional photography site our there known as PaidPictures.com that allows its members to make money. The day the Photo Forum decides links to professional photography websites should no longer be posted on the forum, you should consider it to be spam.

    Furthermore, how can anyone speak for the other forum members?
    We don't think this should be done. Let others speak and decide for themselves.
    Geronimo's judgment is based on what he read in the last 3 messages.
    This includes a small part of one answer to one of our many frequently asked questions.
    Imagine I were to tell you your pictures are no good because I looked at only one! What would you say?
    Imagine I were to tell you your pictures are no good because I looked at only one small part of that picture?
     
  7. Kay

    Kay TPF Noob!

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    We appreciate all comments and we look forward to you helping us get better by providing some feedback.

    We didn't start out on the internet, photographers came to us by worth of mouth. However, our clients are becoming more internationally orientated so we need photographers from around the world. That's why we started our website.
    ksmattfish and geronimo, we try to learn very fast and we can tell you we will modify our FAQ section in the coming weeks.
    The reason is; because all too often not all questions & answers get read.
    This is the internet, people read fast, we will try to make sure when someone reads one question, he or she has a pretty good idea of what we are all about. This won't be easy though, but we will try.
    I'm interested in your feedback. Info@paidpictures.com
    (Write Kay in the subject line)


    About the copyright.

    Our clients want exclusivity. It's what we stand for.
    We can assure you this is not at all unusual.
    When a photographer mails us a picture and we pay that person the money, then he or she is not allowed to resell that picture.
    We aren't a stockphoto agency, we don't have a photogalery that allows photographers to place their pictures online hoping they will catch some money. Again, we aren't a photostock agency, we don't ask money for a subscription, we don't ask money for webspace. We work with assignments, we tell our photographers where to go, what we need, when we need it and how much we pay.

    Pay.
    It's true, we will pay $ 1 per picture, when ...
    when a client comes along asking for pictures that don't get us excited.
    Imagine they want pictures of birds.
    We won't say no to the client, we will get him the birds.
    But as much as we love birds, there're millions!
    This is just an example, we hope you understand what we are trying to say.
    We want quality photographers, we want clients who offer us assignments that get both us and the photographers excited. This won't always be the case, but then again, it doesn't cost you - the photographer - any money, you can freely choose to participate or not.
    We're trying to build an international network of photographers working for us. Not full time but every now and then.
    Paying 1 bug per picture won't do the trick obviously. This is common knowledge.
    We will adjust our FAQ section because by way of example we wrote $ 1 per picture, but that doesn't mean that's all you will ever get from us.
     
  8. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    Saying that it is the internet and that no one reads FAQ is incredible. I would not wont to deal with a company or group that present it facts or statements or working conditions in such a half ass way. Groups like this tend to give great leeway in one direction, their own. If something was to be brought to the courts you would not say such things. You would not say "The reason is; because all too often not all questions & answers get read.
    This is the internet, people read fast, we will try to make sure when someone reads one question, he or she has a pretty good idea of what we are all about. This won't be easy though, but we will try.." It just does not wash with me.

    Secondly, mine was an opinion. This is something I am afforded to do. There is no rules on this forum that says I can not state my opinion, except for racial comments. As you are entitled to your opinions. I would hope that the other forum members do read thru your site and reach their own opinions on your stated practices. Cause again, that is all we have to go off of, is your FAQ. Which you yourself admits needs to be reworked. If you dont like my photos, then I you dont like my photos. Hell I really dont care if you do or don't. I am not taking them for you or anyone else but for myself. I am an amateur in the true sense of the term, the orignal sense of the word.

    Reread my statement again. I do not speak for the other forum members but myself
    The important part is the I think. You seem to read to much into my words. Take them for the true meaning and nothing else.
     
  9. Kay

    Kay TPF Noob!

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    Where did I say no one reads FAQs?

    So who's reading too much into whose words?


    Our FAQ was brought to life in order to help photographers.
    We realize reading one answer could be confusing to some, therefor it will get rewritten.
    Our members agree to what's in the user agreement, it says when we get pictures and we pay for those pictures, we get the exclusive rights.
    Our clients want exclusivity, that's what we offer them.
    When photographers can't offer that, they should indeed take pictures only for themselves and not make any money with what they like doing.
    But that's their own choice.
    There are plenty of other photographers out there and they are welcome on our website which you say is a rip off.
    How can it be a rip off when we don't ask money for a subscription like many of the photostock agencies do, nor do we ask money for webspace. We show our members the assignments, they are not obliged to accept the assignment, when they do we will know when they mail us the pictures, when we like the pictures we pay for the pictures. What have our members got to lose?
     
  10. Kay

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    We're still updating our website, however we believe our FAQ section is now up to date. For feedback on it, please take a look at our contact us page.
    We appreciate the comments that were made.
    Thank you.

    Team PaidPictures.
     
  11. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Thanks team paidpictures but you are pretty ignorant and taking advantage of photographers that might not know better. Plenty of us here know how stock photography works. Why you are trying to do is a scam.
    That comment is just plain wrong. Most photographers (stock included) can retain the rights to their own photo yet still make good money.


    For anyone interested in this type of work do yourself a favor and pick up the photographers market and submit your work to legitimate companies...
     
  12. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    I just wanna make a few points.

    1) Geronimo wasnt speaking for everyone.
    2) He can speak for me all he likes, everyone in this forum knows 10 times more about photography and all the legal jargan.
    3) I wanna thank Geronimo and voodoocat and everyone else who posted about this site...because I could have gotten suckerd into it myself.

    My pictures are me...when I take a picture...I put a little of myself in them...I dont mind selling them, but no way would I give you the writes, thats the reason out of all the pictures I do I keep the nagatives, because they are MINE.

    No offense to you, you probably are not doing this on purpose...but your website I can almost feel is like a type of brainwashing, or proper gander... Not in the literal sence, but in its own right.

    You throw photographers off (like me) with quick talking (Yes I know its on the net) and making them believe they will benefit from it.

    You might aswell say "Theres no other way you gonna earn money sept from us"
    If I were to sell copyrite...even of a rubbish picture...it would be for at least £25, and thats the least.

    Your website should be open, not trying to draw unsuspecting photographers into it.

    Yet again I thank voodoocat and Geronimo, And guys, if you do wanna speak for me...you speak for me :p
     

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