Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Value of ORIGINAL Assignment Photography

In only the way that Jon Stewart can, the value of a client commissioning ORIGINAL photography for a campaign is underscored in this brief clip, where Jon Stewart, while skewering major organizations that use microstock from sources like iStockphoto, also slam those who are selling out for $300 in perpetuity:


Thank you, Jon Stewart!

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9 comments:

Mark Yager said...

Oh, puhleeeze stop using Hulu! It's un-viewable to those of us in Canada, and, I assume, in many other non-US countries! Lots of other options!

John Harrington said...

Mark, when you can provide me with an equally legal solution to showing the Daily Show clip, beginning 6 minutes into the program, please let me know.

John

Robert Catto said...

Mark - go to http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-september-29-2009/where-the-riled-things-are and jump in about six minutes...

Cathaleen said...

Thank you Jon and John.

Cathaleen said...

thank you Jon and John for posting it.

troyfreund said...

Great clip, thanks for sharing---that THAT, Stock Photography! Yeah for Original Assignment Photographers!

Southx said...

Yeah! Stick that in your shepard's pie and eat it! ;)

Thanks for the clip John Stewart/Harrington.

I never thought of it that way. For all big coal knows, that firefighter is a greenpeace activist on the weekends and is fully in his rights to appear in a counter-ad...

Don't give up the fight. Hold on to your rights.

Ion Ion said...

John,

Please please please try to get a little bit smarter than the Average American. US is not the center of the World, the same as World Series is not actually world wide. Stop posting US-only available things or put a large label along the lines of "If it's on the Internet and it is in badly spelt English IT IS for AMERICANS ONLY"

John Harrington said...

Ion Ion & Mark -

I don't see the US as the center of the world, however, I am exposed to US media, and when that content is of value to the US photographers to make a point, I am not going to not post it because it would not be available to those outside of the US.

So much of this blog is applicable to those outside of the US that is should be fair that from time to time there's an article that's not applicable, or not viewable to a non-US audience.

-- John

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