The Grand Opening of fotohaus.com!

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Well...for those who have noticed that I've been MIA for a couple weeks now...Moxiemike & I have something for u... ;)

    We'd like to invite you to a sneak peek preview of thefotohaus.com, a newly
    minted and minty fresh stock photography agency.

    We are in the growing phases but have well over 500 images online, and that
    number is expanding daily.

    Please bookmark us and check us regularly. Our grand opening is scheduled
    for August 21, 2002. You've been selected to help us beta thefotohaus.com
    and we're offering you some killer deals.

    We offer high quality stock photos to designers, marketers, and the public
    at large but offer them at a quality price. We're selling single images for
    only $35 a piece. That's for a high quality, 10mb image.

    But, since we're new, and we wanna get you hooked, we're offering some
    extra-special specials:

    5 images for $60 (only $12 per image!)
    10 images for $100 (only $10 per image!)
    20 images for $160 (only $8 per image!)

    So, check out this link :


    www.thefotohaus.com/deals
     
  2. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    yep. Sorry everyone for tying up eye for the past week or so. :)

    we've both been up late, along with Dug, our third partner in this, scanning, retouching, uploading and tagging.

    please check it out. It's only gonna get bigger and better, and we'd like to hear anything y'all have to say—requests, comments, whatever!

    thanks!

    :)
     
  3. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    Looks cool shame its designed in Dream Weaver :) (I LOVE GOLIVE, well not litterly) , I would buy but for two reasons:

    a) I spend any money I make about 1/2 an hour after I get it on stupid expensive things

    b) I try to only use Photos I take myself.

    Thanks,
    Ensign Paris
     
  4. job macrumors 68040

    job

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    Site looks nice, but I don't really need any cool images right now.

    I'm saving for a tower and a 20Gb iPod ya see....:)
     
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  8. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Looks good guys, I would buy some but I'm afraid I'm not really in the market.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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    Re: The Grand Opening of fotohaus.com!

    Great! good luck guys...

    So, you guys taken these photos yourself I suppose?

    arn
     
  10. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Well, I am please to see Mini-B2TM in the childrens section :)

    If you don't mind Eye, can we get a copy of the full image of her so that we can print them? Thanks
    B2TM
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    eh i'd rather use MacroMedia products than Adobe ones. The Macromedia versions always seem easier to use, faster, and more accessible. I couldn't stand the look of GoLive after I used Dreamweaver. Looks may not be everything, but I would be willing to bet that its easier to create a nice webpage using a nice UI.
     
  12. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

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    sounds like a good way for you to make some dough;)
    hypothetical question:
    if an aspyering photographer wanted to join in the wealth, could he donate some pics to the site and get a kickback for the royaltys;)???
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    I'm sure eye will give you a favourable price..... heh heh heh :p :p :p
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    that's 12 bucks!
     
  15. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Re: Too Much

    in all honestly...$35 for royalty free stock photography is damned cheap...usually they range anywhere from $50-$200... ;)
     
  16. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Too Much

    Right on. Photodisc.com sells 10mb images (basically what we're offering) for around $150.00.

    The $60 you see is a sale for 5 images. :)

    Anyone who wants to get involved should email 3 jpgs to info@thefotohaus.com and we'll take a look and get back to you.

    And I'm sure B2TM will get a VERY sweet deal on the photos of mini-B2TM. :)

    m
     
  17. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: The Grand Opening of fotohaus.com!

    Thanks for the props, arn. Yea, we do take all the content ourselves. Eye, myself and a good friend of mine are the main contributors at the moment.

    We're hoping to grow and add some other folks. It'll be fun. Heck, it's fun already. :)
     
  18. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    SWEET! I wish I had a nice camera so that I could contribute to the site. My little digital though just won't cut it. That sucks, because I could get some great pics of stuff around here. Oh well. When I get a real camera then I will let you guys know.
     
  19. sneed macrumors regular

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    unsolicited comments

    Ambitious. :)

    Not quite sure if you are looking for feedback, but...

    Generally, if I need photoghraphy, I commission it, but when I have used stock photography, my general concern is speed. I want to find the images fast, and I want to be able to use them fast.

    Essentially, I want to know when I come to the site that I am not wasting my time there. I want to know that there are images that might fit my needs before I start, and I am going to want to download a useable copy right away. Obvisiously, you're just starting out, so the former is going to be a problem (or at least until you have built up your catalog), but as for the latter, if you can swing it, I would try to set up some sort of account mechanism (preferably with credit card,) to allow the user to download the images on demand. Even if y'all are good about following up on requests, I may not want to take the risk in a time sensative project (aren't they all?). There are just too many variables in the 'we'll send you an email once your payment has been received.'

    Some general comments...

    1) I would put a watermark on your preview images.
    2) Display the number of photos per category, or search return.
    3) break down your pricing. $35 is cheap, but if the photo is for the web, or presentation, I think photodisc is $25 for RF.
    4) More information about the source, and use, of the photographs.
    5) Credit card payment Paypal may be problematic for designers in an office setting.
    6) Remove empty categories, frustrating.
    7) Nitpicky, but in the categories page, you may want to account for multiple line categories a little better.


    Anyway, that's first blush. Other than that, I wish you the best.
     
  20. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Re: unsolicited comments

    thanks for the info...Moxie agrees along with me (and duke) that we need to refine it a bit still...

    it's still in it's begining growth stage...but we're planning on lots of additions to the site as we can do them...

    currently our biggest concern is figuring out how to provide instant downloads to customers anytime of day during a purchase...similar to Corbis & Eyewire...anyone got any leads? I've been looking around and my searches have proved useless so far...
     
  21. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Re: Re: unsolicited comments

    http://www.clickbank.com/

    used to allow for this... they look like they've changed a lot... see if it might work.

    arn
     
  22. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    thanks arn! :D

    that's exactly what we're looking for...now if I can find at least one or two others who do the same thing to compare & shop... ;)
     

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