Koxx/Tryall Pictures.....

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Faction Bike, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Faction Bike

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    Hey all, I received this email from Meg at Koxx today.


    URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT
    URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT

    Hello,
    I'm working on the new KOXX catalogue and I need some pics of the KOXX riders...some
    really good pics of riders wearing KOXX / TRY-ALL, riding on new KOXX bikes. I'd
    like to have them in high resolution (the best will be in 26 x 36cm) = 300 dpi to be
    properly printed.
    thanks in advance for your help,
    best regards,
    Meg

    CUT OFF DATE : september 15th



    So if anybody out there has some good pics and they fit the requirements above, send them to me at [email protected] and I'll forward them on to Koxx. Your pic might possibly be in the 2005 catalog. Take care.

    Graham
     
  2. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    The question is, are they going to be paying us for sending them a high resolution digital copy of an image that will be printed thousands of times. Because I've got to admit, that'd be pretty expensive if they hired a real photographer to do it. I'd probably only be willing to send small watermarked samples until a deal was negotiated with a picture they liked. Why degrade the photography profession?
     

  3. Faction Bike

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    hahah, matt.......paying you? I hope that was sarcasm.......
     
  4. [BMF] Chris

    [BMF] Chris GTA MUTHER FUCKER!

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    didnt porn do that years ago?
     
  5. DanBowhers

    DanBowhers I farted.

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    I dont think its degrading the photography profession, its more like giving some non vincent level trials riders a chance to be in a catalogue alongside there pros...wow he didnt say anyone HAD to do it.
     
  6. Raub

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    Surely in her saying she needs pictures of Koxx Riders implys that she wants pictures of the team riders?

    But otherwise, I don't think there'd be any point in selling them the pictures, I think I'd be pretty pleased if a picture I took was in the Koxx Catalogue - maybe that's just me.
     
  7. tomacropod

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    koxx riders = riders of koxx

    koxx = bicycle manufacturer, specialises in trials bikes.

    - Joel
     
  8. OTAdmin

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    Welp, ask any pro photographer what he would expect to be paid to do photoshoots for their catalogs. If they want good photos, their best off paying a pro to do it. You know what is really laughable? Koxx expecting good photos for free. I'm no pro by any means, but I sure as hell wouldn't submit a high resolution digital copy of any of my photos for someone to use for free.
     
  9. OTAdmin

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    Sure, maybe its something for you to be proud of, and there will always be those people willing to give away expensive products for free, but why in the hell would anyone in their right mind give something away that has probably taken them years of experience to obtain and a few thousand dollars in camera equipment? I can't imagine koxx finding any half decent entry with a $250 point and shoot digital camera. And without putting money up, I think thats all they're going to get. Maybe they're willing to print crap, I really have no idea what their standards are for this contest, but they're going to get what they pay for.

    I firmly discourage anyone from submitting any photos to koxx for entry into their catalog.
     
  10. manimal

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    when I look at a catalog and see people sporting their name (whether its ride it or wear it), I'd assume they're sponsored.. they've made money off riders wearing and riding their name, now they expect free stuff.. unless they're going to either pay for the photo's (like mentioned by Bill), or sponsor the rider.. either way they're a company trying to make money, and it looks like cut corners too.. props for making wicked bikes, but thats low in my opinion..
     
  11. Faction Bike

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    Just a little heads up. Koxx is just looking for some photos of riders from around the world to put in their catalog. They have a gizillion professionally done photos of their euro team riders but that isn't necessarily what they're looking for.

    If you have any photos of say....John Webster riding the new XTP for example. Send them to me and they might be in the catalog.
     
  12. Justin.L

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    Might wanna ask john for that. and i think john is on the team. I thought they were looking for non team riders.
     
  13. BrettM

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    I may have some pics of John sitting around. What the hell is 300 dpi or 26 x 36 tho??? I have a 5.0 MP camera and that is aboots the extent of my camera knowledge. I know John has quite a few pics of himself so I'll pass this on to him when he gets back from Japan in a few days. I think his camera might be on the shady side tho.
     
  14. AndyT

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    dots per inch. The more the merrier, 300 is pretty standard for a crisp image.
     
  15. BrettM

    BrettM New Member

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    I knew dpi stood for dots per inch, but how do I know how many dots per inch I have?
     
  16. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    Look in your manuel.
    I would submit pictures if I had any Koxx stuff...I dont think they would like to see try-all stuff on a Pure.


    edit-koxx stuff as in clothes
     
  17. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    That is probably the best one i have :dunno:

    I lost all my hi res photos off my computer, sorry.
     
  18. pav

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    OOH GO THE ALEX!
     
  19. AndyT

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    It's not a new product though?
     
  20. AndyT

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    Its just for hard media, printing and scanning I believe...the koxx guy wants actual pictures to be sent? :hsugh: