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Kiwiangel

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I like the example of the martial arts collages and see collages as perhaps most useful on the 'photo journalism' style of things where the parts tell a whole story and support each other, not just a compilation of related elements.

However I also see the potential of collages being able to include one or two (depending on how many separate images are in the collage) more artsy images that might not generally be acceptable uploads on their own, but as part of the 'story' make sense and look great. Thus you would be making use of images that might otherwise not have a suitable home on MCB.

I think a few here and there would be a great addition to add a little variety to the site, showcase an artist's skills and make the purchaser feel like a winner, without undue adverse effect.

To just collage together perfectly good stand-alone images as a collage would, in my mind, not be sensible for either photographer or purchaser.

An interesting discussion. I have not, myself, ever made a collage, but it's a definite possibility. I'm all into expanding my abilities, especially if there is potential use for it.

Thank you for raising this as an idea for us all to have an input into. As this forum shows, there are several valid aspects to consider, both for and against.

Cheers,
Belinda

Canon_S.I.

Posts 273
mychillybin team wrote:

Here is an example of a collage that seems sensible to accept in that it shows a timed series of events.

Do you agree? There are a couple of other 4 image collages accepted at much the same time?

the chillys?
edited by mychillybin team on 28/02/2012


When you address the issue of payment then you will get more definitive answers as that's what's most people are concerned about.I also think we should hear from the designers if they can use collages to start with, and give examples how they could be used if accepted and what would be an acceptable genre of collages,if it's sensitive top secret info, then email people that have discussed the topic,thanks.

kathleen

Posts 221
If you were doing an advertisment/ blurb/ or whatever on martial arts, then this collage would be fantastic showing beginning of movement and the end/conculsion.

So if it was me using it for a advert/burb/whatever, I would purchase and seperate that image cropping out both images, (2 for the price of one, great stuff) the beginning image at the point of advert/ blurb or whatever, then what I want to say whatever the style that suits advert and the other image at the end for the finish and conclusion to my advert/blurb/whatever.
It would save me having to buy two images is my point.
But can we look at it if you get to sell double the amount of collages because of the options of images within one image then it would maybe pan out the same as selling two or three images.

fatsprat

Posts 132
I think the important thing to know here is, is there a market for collages? Do people actually want to buy them for either editorial or advertising use? Have you had lots of requests for them? Or is this a photographer wanting to be creative, and have some artistic expression. Is that their remit as a stock contributor? The boundary between stock and art becomes blurred.

Personally, I like to keep the content of my images simple, to give the buyer some flexibility on how it can be used, and therefore it is more likely to sell. So would a collage make the image more or less usable as it were?

Plus it takes the photographer more of his or her time to collate images before uploading. On an hourly rate, is it worth our time when we won't get paid more per download?

Personally I don't think I'll bother with them.
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