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Evolution of Stock Photography from ‘Picture Libraries’ to ‘Visual Content Industry’

Posted in Uncategorized by filizefe on March 10, 2009

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  2. Pei-chieh said, on March 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Interesting topic. The design of the slides and graph are fabulous. It’s good to learn stock photos. Thank you for your presentation. Nice job!

  3. Jen said, on March 10, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Very clear presentation of information. I think you did excellent research considering you knew very little about the topic before you started. Some of the graphs on the slides would have been confusing without your commentary, but otherwise I think you covered a broad amount of information in a short amount of time.

  4. christyluther said, on March 10, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Filize – I enjoyed your presentation on stock photography. I really liked the images that you used to discuss the photo archives. You had a good example of software displacing darkrooms. And, you speak very well. I can’t imagine giving a presentation in a second language! Good job!! 🙂

  5. peterlux said, on March 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm


    Very interesiting presentation on stock photography. I love that you opened your presentation with the local interest of having Getty and Corbis in town. We tend to forget how remarkable it is to have so many IT industry leaders in Seattle.

    Your presentation was well-structured and was visually stunning. You made very good use of a chart to illustrate the disruptive process in this industry.

    Nice job.

  6. sunagurol said, on March 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    As someone who used to work for Corbis, I was keenly interested in your topic! I can tell you that some of the most difficult problems they had was categorization and prioritization — type in “kids” and you get baby goats in the search result, search for “hot dog” and the first image was of an astronaut, try to create your own e-card and search for “birthday” and get photographs of Hitler’s birthday parade (all true examples!) – which you touch upon but didn’t explore too much.

    With Getty swallowing up all of the competition, is there any chance that there will be just one place for imagery?

    You and Brian also have some similarity in topic, as much of what the stock photography agencies do is archiving, especially archiving of history.

  7. pmottola said, on March 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm


    Great presentation! I’m glad you exposed to the crowd that Seattle is a hub for photography? Have you ever been to Glazers? A lot of stock photo bums hang out there. 😉

    You’re slides were awesome – animation and all.

    I think you’re on target with tagging and auto-tagging. We already have cameras that can detect smiles, so why not colors, expressions, etc.? Because cataloging and searching are the next great challenges, the evolution and automation of tagging will be critical.

    – Paolo

  8. verasays said, on March 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Filiz,

    I LOVE your style of slides! The font, the color, the typography all match so welll! Your detailed analysis based on the theory model were clear. Listening to your presentation is really an enjoyment, thank you!

  9. cwu1204 said, on March 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I really learn a lot of new things from your presentation. I didn’t know the importance of stock photography, which is new and novel to me.

  10. xiaoqiye said, on March 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Filiz, this is a good research and presentation. I will not spend more time on commenting what’s apparently good, i would like to highlight what’s really outstanding, is the depth your research is able to reach. I like your comparison, it is a great way to see the differences over generations of innovations. I learned this technique and able to use it in my own research. Great job!!

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