LX7 shot used to sell watches

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by entropic remnants, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    A shot I took at the now defunct steel mill where I used to work was licensed to use in promoting a new line of watches by Molarity Watch branded as ZakWatch. They use it for their "Industrial" line. Here's the page as it's built now.

    http://en.zakwatch.com/industrial/

    The company handling this is Allaleen which is a Swiss marketing and branding startup.

    This is yet one more reason why compacts can be "serious", lol.

    Here's my original shot on flickr:

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Ladles Under Maintenance by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Cracking shot. Looks great in the web page, as well.

    LouisB
     
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  3. Fiddler

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    Dec 5, 2010
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    Colin
    That's great. I love your images.
     
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  4. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
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    Bet it felt good when you saw it on the website for the first time. Bravo!
     
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  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    That's terrific News John

    How did they find the image?
     
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  6. krugorg

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    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    That's awesome, congratulations!
     
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Oh awesome. It is a really compelling "theme setting" image. You see that, and your brain is now in the proper frame of mind to accept their watches as "industrial equipment."
     
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  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Well deserved John.
     
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  9. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Congrats!
     
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  10. ricks

    ricks SC Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2010
    Congratulations John. Great Picture.
     
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  11. christilou

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Brilliant, well done !
     
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  12. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks, all! :smile:

    They found it on flickr. I keyword EVERYTHING I post -- embedded in the image files even. This is critical to being indexed in such a way you show up in google searches and the like.

    If you're online and you aren't using metadata to make yourself more visible, you're missing out.
     
  13. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Food for thought
    I don't keyword anything much but it would be nice to be wanted

    On the other hand if I had an email from someone I probably would put it unopened in the spam box
     
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  14. woof

    woof SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2011
    WTG, congrats!
     
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  15. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Great shot in a genre that you have mastered John. Very well deserved :thumbup:

    P.S.
    As someone who enjoys some sales via Flickr and Getty - though Getty's moving away from Flickr it seems - this is very helpful info for sure. Are you referring to Flickr 'Tags' specifically here or something else/more?
     
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  16. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks!

    Yes, they are shown to the user as "tags" on flickr. However, you'll find that if you keyword them in your editor (in my case Lightroom) that the tags in flickr are automatically populated when you upload to flickr -- which is quite a time saver. When I do a series of shots, it's easy to keyword all of them with the "common" ones I want in there. In fact, you set set up a default import keyword set that is added to everything you import into lightroom such as your name, studio name or whatever as well as setting the separate exif areas for copyrights and so forth.

    The tags are also useful for catalog organization and I use them to keep track of my work and group them into "smart collections" in Lightroom so I can get to them by various categorizations.
     
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  17. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    John,

    Good on you!

    Small sensor cameras for serious work? The defense calls no further witnesses.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  18. ryanshoots

    ryanshoots SC Regular

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    I'm late to the game, but this is a very nice shot. I remember this and others from the series. Congratulations.
     
  19. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Amazing shot John, and it looks superb on the website.

    Hope they at least gave you a watch for letting them use it
     
  20. I too missed this, congrats on the shot.