Recently, I was told by a hairdresser that he is about to upgrade to higher rank and the expense will be doubled, if I continue to take him as the first choice. Yeah, it is a rule in the barber shop that I often come up to, the more skillful the hairdresser is, the higer rank will be offered. I have to say he has been good for the past year. I surely hope someone dose better and get a higer income with him. But, do I need to top hairdresser to take care of my hair monthly, or just an ordinary hairdresser. I might to calculate on that for my limited budget. It is really a dilemma. or maybe I could choose a top one on a special day, and just a common one for the rest. All the demands depend on the needs, I just do in the way that I can afford.
The same thing happens her on the microstock, a level 5 picture is mush expensive than a level 1 picture, because the former one is excellent or eariler. Will the buyers prefer to get a level 5 with more money or just spend a couple of dimes on a just qualified one? It is really a dilemmma too. some top magazines or newspapers' editors will choose the best pictures from top photographers, without the consideration of the budge, at the same time more and more cheaper pictures available could reach the demand of common usage. So that is an option, the buyers must balance it. on the contrary, For distributors, Does they hope more level 5 picutres in his portfolio? someone say yes, someone say no, if your pictures offer a higher price, you might loose the oppertunity.
The main difference between the the rank of the hairdresser and picture level that I involved in, is the role you play. I have the right to choose both ranks as a customer, while I can not control my pictures' level because I am a contributor, what I need to do is upload, upload and upload.
Are you in the same position, or vice versa?
Photo credits: Maria Carme Balcells.