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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 12:13 AM




Hi,

I'm going on a short round trip to Scotland :D
Any suggestions what I should visit? :D











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  • Listening to: The xx - Crystalized
  • Reading: Robert Merle - Fortune de France

Premium Content

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 4:30 AM




as you may have noticed, I started a poll concerning the premium content recently and I'm a bit suprised about the results so far.
In the last months, I got more and more notes about using my work for other projects. I feel honored every time, but it is not that easy ... first reply in time and find a way to make my work available. I really wished for this option to sell the digital content here. It makes my life easier ^^

the things I read about premium content seemed really good
80% of the revenue is a great percentage. in fact, i'm offing part of my work as stock already and no agency offers 80%. The average is around 30-40%. Some agencies give me 50-60% at most ... so 80% is really really good.

you can set your own pricing up to 8000points (~100€/130$), I would say, it's like selling at midstock agencies. when you offer your work on microstock like fotolia, depositphotos or shutterstock, the amount of money you receive is less than 10€ per sale.
the pricing depends on the content, I know, but I won't give away my work for free. I put time and effort in my work to receive the results I have. It is more than fair to get paid for it then, don't you think?

you can set up your own licence agreement, so it's up to you, for what purpose or project the buyer can use your work. even the choice between RF or RM is up to you :)

the great thing is, I can make my work available for download without going through the submitting process of the agencies. some of my work is not fit for sale on agencies because of 'less commercial value', although the quality of my work is good. it is true that it has a lesser commercial value, because it is more art than stock, so the majority of the agencies won't accept it. I can't blame them, I would decide the same in their position.
but sometimes, the art directors/creative people are looking for art and not stock for their new campaign ;)

so far I discovered, that I even could upload tiff- or psd-files. that is a great advantage, because the image quality is way better than on jpgs (depends on your workflow). the size is larger, but you have less artefacts and noise due to compression. don't get me wrong, I won't make psds available for download, just the tiff file. for reasons see above ^^

Are there negative sides of premium content I didn't see yet and why should I not offer my works as premium content ? please enlighten me ^^











some of my work


great artists on dA


:iconkarakuji::iconeyelightzone::iconmarikaz::iconmatthias-haker::iconmikeshawphotography::icondamien-c-photography::iconotsego-amigo::iconbrandybuck::iconsignmeupscotty:
  • Listening to: The xx - Crystalized
  • Reading: Robert Merle - Fortune de France

thanks a lot

Wed Sep 7, 2011, 9:11 PM




thanks a lot for all the birthday wishes, you guys are the best :iconglompplz:

I'll be off for a few days for a short trip to belgium, so expect some photos :XD:











some of my work


great artists on dA


:iconkarakuji::iconeyelightzone::iconmarikaz::iconmatthias-haker::iconmikeshawphotography::icondamien-c-photography::iconotsego-amigo::iconbrandybuck::iconsignmeupscotty:
  • Listening to: The xx - Crystalized
  • Reading: Robert Merle - Fortune de France

may the fourth be with you ^^

Fri May 20, 2011, 1:10 PM




:icontrampolinefunplz::icontrampolinefunplz::icontrampolinefunplz:

omg ... I got my 4th DD today ... I can't believe it

l'art de vivre by phoelixde


thanks to :iconmayavogrin: for suggesting and :iconwdwparksgal: for featuring it

and much more thanks for all the :+fav:, :+devwatch: and comments :tighthug:



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some of my work


great artists on dA


:iconkarakuji::iconeyelightzone::iconmarikaz::iconmatthias-haker::iconmikeshawphotography::icondamien-c-photography::iconotsego-amigo::iconbrandybuck::iconsignmeupscotty:
  • Listening to: Serj Tankian - Empty Walls
  • Reading: Charles Stross - Accelerando

more changes xD

Mon May 9, 2011, 3:15 PM




speaking of changes in the last journal, my number one favourite urbex location changed.
it's not Beelitz Heilstätten anymore :D

well, it was a matter of time, since Beelitz was shut down ... the new one is totally awesome ... I uploaded the first shot
l'art de vivre by phoelixde
expect some more in the next days











some of my work


great artists on dA


:iconkarakuji::iconeyelightzone::iconmarikaz::iconmatthias-haker::iconmikeshawphotography::icondamien-c-photography::iconotsego-amigo::iconbrandybuck::iconsignmeupscotty:
  • Listening to: Nightwish - Astral Romance
  • Reading: Robert Charles Wilson - Darwinia

changes

Sun Mar 13, 2011, 10:18 AM




too much, too fast, couldn't keep up >_<

too much on my mind right now, but it felt good, working on an image and uploading it after a long time
I'll try to be more active this year to keep this feeling ^^

well talking about changes ... I changed my gear from Oly to Nikon this month :D
it was quite a step after 3 years with Oly, but it was a good decision
I had some doubts after reading a few articles about the cam.. i read about troubles with front focussing, hotpixels and too much noise, but fortunately, the cam is in good shape and without errors
the first urbex trip with it was great... well, it was more testing than shooting, but it was great anyway xD

I realized, I really need some more lenses xD
can't wait for my new 16-85 Nikkor to arrive ^^











some of my work


great artists on dA


:iconkarakuji::iconeyelightzone::iconmarikaz::iconmatthias-haker::iconmikeshawphotography::icondamien-c-photography::iconotsego-amigo::iconbrandybuck::iconsignmeupscotty:
  • Listening to: Nightwish - Astral Romance
  • Reading: Robert Charles Wilson - Darwinia

you guys are crazy!!!! I love you xD

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 10, 2011, 1:29 AM
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Moments ago, I realized, that I got my 3rd DD, how cool is that :D

what's even better: this time it's not a "Horror&Macabre" shot :XD:

thanks to OliviaMichalski for the suggestion and arbitrarynamechange for the feature :tighthug:

please pay them a visit, they have both great galleries







Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: Liar Mirror by incisler

Circular Staircase Down II by Matthias-Haker watch out by Strange-Illusions Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

Urban Decay2 by grigjr Hanging on Lunch by dalantech :thumb101689043:

St. Stephen's Beach I by Jez92 street shot _ no. 16 by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk








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how to react???

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 18, 2010, 1:25 PM
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well, I had a really bad day ...
lots of stress at work ... missing my trains(all of them!), spending a lot of time waiting for the next one... not to mention that it was really cold outside -.-

arriving at home, the first message I read was "theft of your work"

could it be worse? :o :devil:

[update]
It got better ... another print was sold :D
thanks to the unknown one ... you made my day :love:







Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: Liar Mirror by incisler

Circular Staircase Down II by Matthias-Haker watch out by Strange-Illusions Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

Urban Decay2 by grigjr Hanging on Lunch by dalantech :thumb101689043:

St. Stephen's Beach I by Jez92 street shot _ no. 16 by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk








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Merry Christmas

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 25, 2009, 9:49 AM
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I wish you all a merry christmas and a Happy New Year.
I hope you're well, enjoying your health and got all the things you wished for :D

I wasn't really active in the past month, too much work to do and I didn't had the passion for taking, editing and posting pictures. Maybe it'll change with the end of the year :)


After being absent for so long, I got a full message box (again :() and one large surprise :D I got my first print saled.
Many thanks to the unknown one who bought it :icontrampolinefunplz:

Also many thanks for all the favs and watches ... I'm stunned that I got so many even while being absent :XD:

Although it wasn't the first picture I sold, it was the first one here on dA and I feel kinda proud that someone decided to buy one of my artworks. The other images I sold were "just" mere stockphotos at fotolia, so this one is really special ^^;

With selling some works over the internet, I'm playing with the idea of selling some at an art flea market in 2010. I have some of my works got printed and refined, so why not taking the opportunity? good? bad? your opinion?







Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: Liar Mirror by incisler

Circular Staircase Down II by Matthias-Haker watch out by Strange-Illusions Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

Urban Decay2 by grigjr Hanging on Lunch by dalantech :thumb101689043:

St. Stephen's Beach I by Jez92 street shot _ no. 16 by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk








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moving done

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 27, 2009, 11:56 AM



the moving is done and now the hard work begins -.-

I'm back, more or less. As you have noticed, I was able to submit some of my work during the last weeks, although I wasn't able to thank you all personally for your support.

The next weeks until christmas will be full of work and learning, but I guess I will be able to take more shots again. :XD:






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Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: :thumb107956720:

Mature Content

hidden pleasure by hatijagad
Cry Me a River by psivamp Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

from 06:03:12 to 06:03:20 PM by Motteefa Dance of the Elements by suphafly :thumb101689043:

:thumb112002454: Wernigerode I by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk

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XING

hooray

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 20, 2009, 12:59 PM



just a small update:

we're moving to another apartment in the next weeks ... so less activity here :(

and

I got the results for my midterm exams today ... I passed :dance:

the final exams for my on-the-job training will be at the end of 2010 so I can really enjoy the summer now :D






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Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: :thumb107956720:

Mature Content

hidden pleasure by hatijagad
Cry Me a River by psivamp Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

from 06:03:12 to 06:03:20 PM by Motteefa Dance of the Elements by suphafly :thumb101689043:

:thumb112002454: Wernigerode I by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk

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XING

OMG a DD

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 4, 2009, 12:57 AM



:wow: I got a DD :wow:

surgery tools by phoelixde

Thanks to:

entengruetze :iconentengruetze: for suggesting,
TanyaSimpson :icontanyasimpson: for featuring and
cunya :iconcunya: for the all-time support :D




I'm totally speechless :XD:






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Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: :thumb107956720:

Mature Content

hidden pleasure by hatijagad
Cry Me a River by psivamp Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

from 06:03:12 to 06:03:20 PM by Motteefa Dance of the Elements by suphafly :thumb101689043:

:thumb112002454: Wernigerode I by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk

:thumb114550260:






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try out fotolia

XING

the end?

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 1, 2009, 2:30 PM



after spending two whole days of editing on these pictures
the temple by phoelixde & A Place for a Smile by phoelixde
I found myself questioning "where is the end of all this?"

panoshots are really cool, the slight fisheye-effect and the vast amount of details in combination with hdr is just overwhelming. :giggle:
I can't stop myself taking panoshots :XD:, on the last trip, I took 12GB of data just for panos -.- plus handling all these informations in one pano is horrible ... I have filesizes of 500mb -.-² but it's like a drug ... my wife started doing panos after seeing my results.

where is the end? is it the capacity of the work station, the amount of my free time or is it the overflow of visual information in one single picture?
all these doubts aside ... I love the results :XD:






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Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: :thumb107956720:

Mature Content

hidden pleasure by hatijagad
Cry Me a River by psivamp Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

from 06:03:12 to 06:03:20 PM by Motteefa Dance of the Elements by suphafly :thumb101689043:

:thumb112002454: Wernigerode I by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk

:thumb114550260:






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try out fotolia

XING

weekend ... finally

Journal Entry: Fri May 15, 2009, 2:51 PM



weekend  *hooray*

:iconweekenddanceplz: :iconweekenddanceplz: :iconweekenddanceplz:

too much work to do in the last week and it won't get better until summer -.-

exams are over, now I have to wait about 5 more weeks for the results :fear:
2 of 4 went really well, the others not ... I guess I passed the whole thing but I'm angry at myself, it could have been better -.-

I tried to thank you all for watching and faving in the last days but dA considered it as spam after about 60 or 70 comments, so I had to give it up and write a journal again :XD:


:icontrampolinefunplz: thank you all the support in the last days/weeks/month :icontrampolinefunplz:






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Killing Time by antonisfes :thumb105336011: :thumb107956720:

Mature Content

hidden pleasure by hatijagad
Cry Me a River by psivamp Brand Irony 1 - Just Do It by sharadhaksar

from 06:03:12 to 06:03:20 PM by Motteefa Dance of the Elements by suphafly :thumb101689043:

:thumb112002454: Wernigerode I by EYELIGHTZONE World in One by dexter13-sk

:thumb114550260:






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try out fotolia

XING

wish me luck ^^

Journal Entry: Wed May 6, 2009, 10:10 AM



wish me some luck O_o

I'm going to take my basic exams the next two days, I hope I remember everything :XD:


[update] two finished ... two to go

the first one was bad ... got the wrong topic and missed some answers -.-
the second was my most feared one, but it went quite good, there were hardly any problems ^^;
the subjects tomorrow will be business administration and business communications and collaboration (something like this. don't find the fitting words for it)

thanks for all your support in the last days and I'm sorry, I couldn't thank you all personally.
dA Thanks Stamp. by jugga-lizzle