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08/14/2009 04:05:27 AM · #1
Went to the book store yesterday and found

With my ribboning shot from "Minimalism"

08/14/2009 07:13:26 AM · #2
That's so cool! And for a minimal-editing shot, no less :-) Though they, of course, broke the minimal rules when they colored the BG... (snicker)

R.
08/14/2009 07:25:10 AM · #3
Awesome!!!
08/14/2009 07:25:51 AM · #4
Congratulations. Did you supply them a different image? The reason I ask is that I noticed the holder area is of a different composition to the other image. Or have they done some other editing apart from the colour change? I also noticed the toilet paper has been joined to the roll, the holder is of a different lighting and the holder center is a different design!!

Message edited by author 2009-08-14 07:34:15.
08/14/2009 07:41:55 AM · #5
Originally posted by Judi:

Congratulations. Did you supply them a different image? The reason I ask is that I noticed the holder area is of a different composition to the other image. Or have they done some other editing apart from the colour change? I also noticed the toilet paper has been joined to the roll, the holder is of a different lighting and the holder center is a different design!!


I see it now, good eye Judi
08/14/2009 07:43:18 AM · #6
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Originally posted by Judi:

Congratulations. Did you supply them a different image? The reason I ask is that I noticed the holder area is of a different composition to the other image. Or have they done some other editing apart from the colour change? I also noticed the toilet paper has been joined to the roll, the holder is of a different lighting and the holder center is a different design!!


I see it now, good eye Judi


Thanks Joe...I also noticed the end of the toilet paper is the opposite to the other image and the shadows are all wrong. But that could be bad editing on the cover.
08/14/2009 07:49:17 AM · #7
I was thinking it was a copycat shot, but that little flap of TP is the same. There was a lot of editing here.
08/14/2009 07:57:17 AM · #8
Congrats! They probably bought the image on a stock photo site, no?
I only wonder if the amount of editing they have performed on your image is still covered under the right to USE your image for commercial stuff, not manipulate it to the extend they have...
08/14/2009 08:26:01 AM · #9
I have two similar shots on stock, the other one is shot horizontally. I moved the flash between the shots and loosened the corner of the sheet (so the ribboning shot was made earlier than the featured shot), but it's definitely mine. The center of the paper holder is the same, looks different because of the slight change in light.

I think a change of bg color is legit. Other than that I see no big changes.
08/14/2009 05:48:44 PM · #10
Congratulations!!!
08/14/2009 07:45:01 PM · #11
Thats cool and all but how much were you paid for an image worthy of a book cover?? Im sure not very much if it were through a stock site.
08/14/2009 07:52:54 PM · #12
Well, hey there teammate from eons ago, how COOL is that!!!!!!!!!!! Well done
08/14/2009 08:12:29 PM · #13
Great going Oliver!!! Congratulations.
08/15/2009 03:42:31 AM · #14
Originally posted by Dan_Cottle:

Thats cool and all but how much were you paid for an image worthy of a book cover?? Im sure not very much if it were through a stock site.


There's always someone who tries to spoil the fun. If you sell on microstock, you don't care how much a single customer pays, you care about how many customers you get. This image (and his brother) have been downloaded more than 200 times til now - if you know the average royalty per download you will see that's not bad for an image taken at no cost and just for fun. If i had taken the same shot for a client I couldn't have asked for the same amount.

edited for spelling

Message edited by author 2009-08-15 03:43:23.
08/15/2009 07:57:56 AM · #15
What a nice surprise. Can somebody translate that title to English?
08/15/2009 08:36:58 AM · #16
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

What a nice surprise. Can somebody translate that title to English?


"Warmduscher" is a german slang for softy. It literally means "man who takes hot showers" :-D
So "Kaltduscher" means the opposite ("kalt" in german means cold).

The undertitle translates "A Novel about men sharing a flat".

Thinking about it, I'm not sure I would want to read this book...lol
08/15/2009 11:46:22 AM · #17
I asked the publisher yesterday for a copy and it was already here today. Nice to read my own name on page 2 :)
08/15/2009 01:04:15 PM · #18
Very nice, Oliver - especially that you get a credit for it, too! As for those who want to know how much you made - one of my photos was selected for a tour guide about Rome (and/or Italy) and I will get nothing for it at all, but they'll give credit that it's mine. I'm good with that!
08/15/2009 01:14:48 PM · #19
Congratulations! That's very cool (and a great starting image as well!)
08/15/2009 02:52:30 PM · #20
Hey that's great you'll get your name on there!
08/18/2009 02:48:04 AM · #21
yeah great feeling. congrats
08/18/2009 03:59:50 PM · #22
Congrats Oliver!!! always loved that shot.
08/18/2009 04:06:58 PM · #23
Nice result Oliver - did you know it was coming out on a book cover or discover by chance ?
08/18/2009 04:56:21 PM · #24
nice
08/25/2009 04:06:27 PM · #25
That is cool! Congratulations!
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