Holiday extended! Another submissions workflow example…

I’m enjoying my time in the south of France so much that I’ve decided to stay for a few extra days! Since my last update, which you can see here, I’ve happily snapped away at a further 228 images of which I’ve shortlisted 107.

I’ve left some out since I’ll do more strenuous post-processing using Photoshop at home (helps having a 27 inch monitor), but in any case here’s the break down where I’ll be submitting these on the first round basis, with this time four examples from each category and why:


Premium Images

29 out of 107 (27%)

As outlined earlier, these will go to Robert Harding, a specialist stock photo travel agency, as RM or RF (I prefer RM but I’ve let them choose for me):

Villefranche, Cote d'Azur, France
No, I don’t have a drone YET, I had to climb a hill for this image! Taken in Villefranche-sur-Mer, close to Monaco. I believe this is a premium image mainly because of the use of scale between the massive cruise ship and the much “smaller” luxury yachts + the special lighting condition
Two huts advertising extreme water sports in Juan les Pins, Cote d'Azur, France
Two huts advertising extreme water sports in Juan les Pins, Cote d’Azur, France. I believe this is premium because of the pure simple message, soft light and copy space. Either choose to parachute or wake & ski. I choose the latter

 

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As mentioned in my pre-holiday post , I duly visited the medieval town of Eze in Cote d’Azur and captured this typical Provencal shot of some flower pots and rustic buildings. What makes this especially premium is that a buyer can pin-point this image to a place in the world, notably the south of France, as opposed to more generic images in Micros
Quaint medieval village of St. Paul de Vence in Cote d'Azur, France
Quaint medieval village of St. Paul de Vence in Cote d’Azur, France. What makes this image premium is that there’s no tourists, also, love the blue sky (also known as ‘blue hour’). Again, it screams out Provence due to the unique rustic architecture. I still need to clone out some signs to license this commercially. I shot this at 24mm, although I do have a wider angle lens 10-20mm which I use sparingly

Editorials

40 out of 107 (37%)

Shoppers in a Carrefour supermarket in Antibes, France
Nothing to do with tourism here, but still a great editorial in my opinion. As part of my take my camera everywhere approach, I snapped this at the local Carrefour while doing some grocery shopping. I’ll be licensing this on Alamy as Rights-Managed, perhaps a buyer will be interested to illustrate a story about the life of British expats in France in light of the high cost of the Euro vs GBP, for instance
Touristic shops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Cote d'Azur, France
Tourist shops in St. Paul de Vence. This time I won’t clone out anything and license this as a Rights-Managed editorial at Alamy. I loved the narrow medieval alleyways!
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An Asian couple checking their smartphones on a beach in Nice, Cote d’Azur, France. What I found interesting about this editorial is that there’s a strong message here about millennials always being connected, even on holidays. Notice how older people are enjoying the beach on the background. Licensing this as Royalty-Free on Alamy since it’s relatively generic
Security barriers in Nice, France
Following the devastating terrorist attack in Nice on July 14, 2016, security forces have set up security barriers along the Promenade des Anglais. I’ve submitted this to Alamy Live News as Royalty-Free

Bonus:

Eccentric man in Eze, Cote d'Azur, France-3
This ‘larger than life’ character was captured in Eze. I’ve submitted this to Alamy as Rights-Managed. Hemingway is back!

Fine Art (Arcangel and Fine Art America)

12 out of 107 (11%)

August 27 (Juan les Pins, Cote d'Azur, France)-42
Light was hitting this charming chimney. Left out plenty of copy space for text – simple!
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Medieval lock
Traditional lamp post in Eze, Cote d'Azur, France
Traditional lamp post in Eze, Cote d’Azur, France

Microstock

26 out of 107 (24%)

Last and certainly least, I’ll be submitting some images to Shutterstock and Adobe Stock / Fotolia. As I explained in an earlier post, I’m adopting an editorial boycott of images on Microstock as I can get much better value for them at Alamy and Robert Harding. Anyway, here’s my Microstock selection:

Rows of empty beach lounges in Juan les Pins, France
Rows of empty beach lounges in Juan les Pins, France
Empty small go-kart track narrow curve
Empty small go-kart track narrow curve
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Empty dining table with stunning views overlooking the French Riviera on a sunny day. This one was close on whether to be licensed under ‘premium’ but I opted for the Micros since it’s a quite generic image and I can expect multiple downloads, as opposed to an image of a specific place that a buyer may be searching and not many images around that match the buyers’ requirements
Charming Provencal house in Eze, Cote d'Azur, France
I wanted at least one small alleyway image in the Micros and opted for this one as it’s quite generic with mediocre lighting

Stock photography workflowHere is my workflow in a flowchart!

 

 

 

That’s it folks. Do you agree with my selection? I’ll be back with a post-holiday recap.

A bien-tot!

Alex

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