Play Stock Rank and Lose Your Self-Esteem

It's been a while since I wrote a blog, but due to the hundreds of you clamoring for another one, I decided it was time. Well, okay it wasn’t hundreds of you. Okay it was my mom.

What inspired my irritation this time was that I was bored so I played a few rounds of Stock Rank. Well if you must know, I played in order to make sure none of my images was in the “No Sales” category. And all I accomplished was lowering my score, which is displayed publicly for all to see and ridicule.

Time after time I would think, “Aha! No-Brainer!” but NOOOO! Wrong again! How can I be blamed? Who could have guessed that a girl in a bikini would beat out a nobbly background texture? I mean it did occur to me, but I thought, “Whoa I don’t care if she’s in a bikini, she’s real ugly,” but apparently nobody’s eyes go up that far. Who knew? I hate this game. At least I knew that a cute baby will beat an isolated radish.

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Never mind. Once again, I am willing to share all of my dumb mistakes for you to profit from.. Here is what I learned:

1. Girl in Bikini beats background textures, cute babies, and puppies.

2. Attractive blond family beats isolated household objects.

3. Puppies and babies beat everything except ugly girls in bikinis.

4. Oversaturated green meadows beat vectors with half-tone banners.

5. Practically everything to do with guessing what sells beats Your Author.

Now what did I do with that bikini.

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April 01, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Grafoo, and I agree, you've hit the nail on the head there.

April 01, 2011

Grafoo

So funny and nice post :)) !
Many times I find myself in the same irritating situation. But putting aside my personal liking I have to click on the image that has demand in market. And that’s what the game teaches.

March 31, 2011

Ponytail1414

Ha thanks for the idea, Paul!

March 31, 2011

Pablorock

That's pretty funny! Maybe it's time to start another comic strip on the life and times of a stock photographer!

March 29, 2011

Theblackrhino

Agreed!

March 28, 2011

Telbine1

Hi everyone, welcome to forum!

March 22, 2011

Cammeraydave

Thanks Lisa, Very funny Illustrations, Like your stuff. Cheers, Dave

March 22, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thank you, uptall and Dave, I appreciate it.

March 21, 2011

Cammeraydave

You are Funny !

March 21, 2011

lzf

nice pics and i also kinda like lose the self esteem..

March 19, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thank you, Michael. Your wildlife shots are fantastic.

March 19, 2011

Sobek85

Nice article

March 18, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Sarkao, and I really like your travel photos!

March 18, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Sarkao, and I really like your travel photos!

March 18, 2011

Sarkao

I really like your blogs

March 12, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Haslinda!

March 12, 2011

Haslinda

LOL. Too funny. Thanks for the laugh. ;)

March 12, 2011

Ponytail1414

Hee! Thanks, Eti!

March 12, 2011

Littlemacproductions

You are tooo funny. Thank your mom for me as she clammored for you to write this blog. Moms are the best!

March 11, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thank you, Michael!

March 11, 2011

Sobek85

NIce article. Thanks

March 10, 2011

Ponytail1414

Maigi, thank you! I so agree re the models.

March 10, 2011

Maigi

LOL Leslie, I love your blogs. You always hit the nail... One thing that I have noticed with people shots is that when I have a strange feeling that there's something uncomfortable in the models pose or smile or the way he/she holds his/her hands or head, or I feel the cold arrogance in the look, or there is no respect in the photo, then definitely other photos or illustrations beat that image. If there is not a good connection between model and photographer, if the model don't feel comfortable, then these photos just won't sell, and I really don't understand why some photographers upload such photos at all. Photographer should sense it whether he has a good contact with model or not. If he doesn't, he can't hide it on photo. Well maybe some great masters do, or it's okay when they intentionally want to show uncomfortableness of people. But otherwise...
Thanks for a good laugh. You are on right tracks and I'm sure you will score. :)

March 10, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thank you, Les! Thanks, Crys! Thank you Alvera, ya big showoff.

March 10, 2011

Crysrob

Thanks Lisa, good to know the secrets to it LOL

March 10, 2011

Alvera

Girl in Bikini beats background textures from the beginning of the Universe and till the end of the World will come! So true! :)) And a background texture WITH a girl in bikini is in the top of all things. Howgh! (btw, I have 77.00% guessed correctly, someone here who can beat me?)

March 10, 2011

Stillfx

Encore Encore! Can never get enough of your humor! :)

March 09, 2011

Ponytail1414

Thank you, Marilyn! Haha Mike! 8 tops!! Thanks for being a fan, I am your fan too.

March 09, 2011

Mikeledray

Girl in a Bikini?
WHERE WHERE?
I missed that one some how?
Gosh golly I wonder about a Little White Dog in a Sting Bikini?
Would that be Popular and grace the centerfold of "Play Pet" do you think?
Oh and would I need to get 8 tops for my dog? (you know to cover her 8 girly bits)
Now where oh where do I find a Dog Bikini?

:)


Lol Leslie you crack me up!
Im always a fan

March 08, 2011

Marilynv

Well, I for one, enjoyed your blog very much~hope your mother did too! ;)

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