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Apr 23rd 2011 1:54AM What's sad is how poorly photos are labelled/categorized on stock sites. This is the fault of the photographers, who metatag their own images. In the stock site I use, I've found *many* things that were mislabelled- pictures of lambs called kids, roast chickens that were called turkeys, rutabagas that are called turnips- the photographers often are either non-English speakers (MANY MANY from Eastern Europe- usually these are due to a lack of vocab, and I don't fault them that) who are doing the best they can or they aren't interested in accuracy, just getting their photo in as many search results as possible, since they are paid for each download of their photo. It's the author's responsibility to vet out the photos and make sure they are accurate and comply with the standards of the mag. I've actually had to tell the managing editor 2-3 times that the pic chosen was, in fact, incorrect. (used an illustration of rock candy to accompany an article on British stick of rock, which isn't the same thing, used an illustration of a turnip for a rutabaga recipe, for example...)
That being said, it's ridiculous to say that they will only use vegan photos if they continue to use stock photography- there is no way on earth to tell from the photo if, for example, the soup in a given photo uses chicken stock.
The more specific your photo needs (I run a children's language-learning mag, and believe me, trying to illustrate concepts such as prepositions in a cohesive manner so that all the photos look a bit the same is *almost* impossible), the more difficult it is to rely on stock photography. There have been times when I found the perfect image, but for some reason, I had to cut it because there was some tiny detail that didn't fit (like cyrillic lettering in the background when the illustration was supposed to be in 'English' since it's an English-language magazine). That soup they wanted? No way, unless they go to a food stock photography website (which exist). If they aren't in print (requires 300dpi), the quality and resolution doesn't need to be anywhere near the same (website illustrations typically only need 72dpi). I agree with the poster who said why not just make the dang recipe and take a pic?!
This just sounds like shoddy photo research to me.
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Nov 27th 2007 5:42PM Shoot, Marie has an ARMY of faithful QVC puppets who have voted like CRAZY every single week- my mom is one of them!
I personally think the judges' scores should count 60% so that....aw who am I kidding- controversy ups the ratings.
I have liked Helio all along, he's a cutie. But I never rooted for him- was behind Mel B until that freestyle. Helio kicked MAJOR tail out there- he was the only one who had a good, cohesive DANCE. I don't care if his technique was a little less than perfect, HE SHOULD WIN.
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