Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Idiots, part 2

I wish there was a business I could get into that is as foolproof as stock photography. Any jackass with a Nikon and a flash can crank out 4 billion photographs, submit them to any number of crappy stock photography companies, and sit back while the checks roll in.

Witness:


Someone is getting good money for the use of that image. In fact, I may get a 'cease and desist' letter for including it here - but I include it as a free ad, not as a way to make money of my own. Trust me. I want nothing to do with the dollars this stuff generates.

Okay, yes I do.

That's the whole reason I'm writing this, I suppose. I just wish I was happy taking bad pictures and posting them on the internet for cash. Or smart enough to come up with the composition that involves the ugly lady, the fake frog, and the upside down picture of the mountain taped to the wall in the background. You have to TRY to suck like this.

Visit www.veer.com for more crappy pictures.

4 comments:

Rikki said...

that's what you get for looking up 'boobies' in photo libraries.

James-H said...

No, no. This is what I get when I look up "conservation" in photo libraries. try it.

Buck Super Stereo said...

i think it's a challenge now. both of you should craft a line to go with that pic and try to sell it to your CD and/or client.

if either of you were half your weight in creative gold, it'd be easy.

James-H said...

Funny you say that. I slipped it into a layout and my boss went right to it and said"SHE is ugly." No dice. Maybe Rikki can come up with a good concept that needs conservation imagery.