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Just tearsheets and one other feature to finish. Otherwise, Photohumorist.com is ready. It took a long time to get it like this but I’m proud of it.

Please also let me know what you think of Quirk Street as a title for a book of the street material. Is it better than Street Level? I woke up this morning with Quirk Street in my head.

by Paul Treacy at 2007-11-02 15:40:43 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York City , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Paul, I can’t read any text on the pges (explorer), they seem to be covered by light grey patches …. not part of the design i hope? Quirk Street sounds nice, more interesting than Street Level but then, there is a big difference between which nuance you want to induce to the ‘reader’… it’s not a choice of words, it is rather about deciding what your story is about.

by G. Muj | 02 Nov 2007 16:11 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | | Report spam→
Thanks G. I tested it in several browsers, including Explorer and again just now and all seemed fine. I’m bothered now. I must investigate this. Thanks a million for pointing this out. Much appreciated.

by Paul Treacy | 02 Nov 2007 16:11 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Paul, I like the realness of your images. Especially the two men on the subway, the train station with man on his knees using his cell phone while another sits on the floor using laptop (priceless)and especially the puddle reflection images. IM humble Opinion I would suggest to edit out one of the outside looking in bus photos .. images toward the end hit me more emotionally, and these feel stronger than a couple in the middle. Hey did Spiderman not get enough candy? Sugar drop? :0)
Nice work!

by Ana Elisa Fuentes | 02 Nov 2007 16:11 | Bavaria, Germany | | Report spam→
Thanks Ana. Much appreciated.

by Paul Treacy | 02 Nov 2007 17:11 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

I like your images, but not the presentation. I mean by presentation that you need the titles and the meta tags for each of your html files and alt tags description for your images. That way Google Images will index your images and Google Web will have something to index. As far as I know, File Info is not indexed.

I think you need to add one watermark at the corner of each image to identify that the image is yours. I am learning the hard way that I could have earned 100,000 dollars or more by copyright infringements involving the removal of copyright notices.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 02 Nov 2007 18:11 | Baltimore, MD, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks Tomoko. You have a good point. However, my only concern with this endeavor is to showcase some of my favorite images in as simple, direct, quick and elegant a way as possible. I don’t care about captions for this. Nor do I care much about how it’s indexed. It simply doesn’t matter. My PhotoShelter Collection images will be well indexed and available to buyers. This is simply a portfolio of photographs to show editors, friends and colleagues. No more. No less. I also have a blog and many viewers come to this folio that way.
There is a big © notice right there on the front page. I was going to overlay a blank PNG file with a small watermark over each shot but if someone is code savvy they will still be able to nick the images. Screen grabbing makes it all too easy, unfortunately.

by Paul Treacy | 02 Nov 2007 20:11 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I can’t see the text either…

by Alexandre Vaz | 02 Nov 2007 20:11 | Lisbon, Portugal | | Report spam→
Paul, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The Photoshelter Collection may not solve your problem of selling stock photos immediately. I don’t believe all the hypes. Please read this blog on the size of the stock photo market.

While you are at Dan Heller’s site, have a look at his pictures. He has a fair number of humorous dog and kid images. I think you need to open your photos to the general public by having them indexed. There are lots of people out there looking for images and they would not go to stock agency sites.

I was recently adviced to factor in potential copyright violation income and not too worried about getting your images stolen. If you have a watermark indicating your copyright on a stolen image and the thief is to remove your watermark, this is considered willful copyright infringement. The penalty is higher for this crime, and it can be as high as 150,000 dollars. In the US federal law allows the copyright holder to collect attorney’s fee also.

Have a look at this by Dan Heller. Thieves will not be deterred by the copyright notice according to my experience. They would simply ignore the copyright notice anyway, and if they happen to like your images, they will steal. Let them steal and alter your image so that you can collect more in punitive damages. All my stolen images had my copyright notices removed by thieves.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 02 Nov 2007 23:11 (ed. Nov 2 2007) | Baltimore, MD, United States | | Report spam→
I’m not sure why this is here. I wanted this post in the main section. How can I get it back there? De-selecting it doesn’t seem to work.

by Paul Treacy | 03 Nov 2007 12:11 (ed. Nov 3 2007) | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
delete the original post

by [former member] | 15 Nov 2007 05:11 | New York, DUMBO, United States | | Report spam→

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Paul  Treacy, Photographer Paul Treacy
London , United Kingdom ( LGW )
G. Muj, designer / ex photog / G. Muj
designer / ex photog /
Doha , Qatar
Ana Elisa Fuentes, Photographer Ana Elisa Fuentes
[undisclosed location].
Tomoko Yamamoto, Multimedia Artist Tomoko Yamamoto
Multimedia Artist
Vienna , Austria
Alexandre Vaz, Photographer Alexandre Vaz
Lisbon , Portugal ( LSB )


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