Shop

Mail via BubbleSite

Hi dear friends,
Today I got the following mail via BubbleSite:
“Hi Bela, I went through your website and just loved your portfolio. Hope this finds you well. We at KeyIndia Graphics would love to work with you and help you in your retouching and keywording needs. We know the istockphoto and other stock agency standards well. With over 5000 photographers as our clients, we offer quick turnaround (usually within 24-48 hours), low prices and highest quality. We know all the standards of all major Stock Agencies (Getty, Corbis, Alamy, Istockphoto, ShutterStock, etc) I would love to do a test for you (Please feel free to send 5 images to support@keyindiagraphics.com) and we will do them free for you. Please feel free to send us 5 images with any specific instruction you may want us to follow. Our Prices ranges from $0.50 per image to $3.99 per image depending on volumes I look forward to hearing from you. Stacie Alexander Head of Business Initiatives KeyIndia Graphics stacie.alexander@keyindiagraphics.com +1 646 484 9496 www.keyindiagraphics.com Digital Imaging Experts – Photo Retouching – Keywording, Video Editing, Scanning Services "
What is your impression? For sure I’m not the only one who got this mail.
Hugs, Béla

Comments

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 2 years ago

    Why would you bother your images are fine Bela I would give it a miss.

  • Thank you, Steven! This was my idea also…

    – Béla Török

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 2 years ago

    Hi bela. as one who submits to alamy, if you want to go down this route then it is easy enough to do it yourself. it can time consuming but rewarding when you get a sale. as dar as retouching goes, too much and they will never get past quality control. best leaving them as natural as poss. if you want any more advice feel free to ask
    regards
    paul

  • Hi Paul! To be honest I really don’t have time to put my images on Stock Agencies and I was curios if it worth. Anyway thanks for your advice :-)

    – Béla Török

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    I would be very dubious Bela, wait for reactions from other members I’m sure you won’t be the only one receiving it. I found the following :- http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00Nj2B you might find interesting.

  • I was very dubious too…for sure this is the way how they are looking for job. Thanks, Colin :-)

    – Béla Török

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 2 years ago

    I didn’t get one, thank goodness.
    Sounds like spam to me.I would Report it to RB.

  • Thanks for your advice, my friend!

    – Béla Török

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, Bela, that’s just weird!!!! I’m honestly not even sure what service it is they think they’re providing? Re touching?? YOUR images? That’s absurd … everything you do is awesome!!!! Suggesting key words Big deal!!!! Strangest thing I’ve ever seen!!!!! Ok, in reading the other comments, i see it must be a service for those who wish to go the stock photo route … and that’s your choice of course. I haven’t bothered with it myself. I’ll be interested to see where this thread goes and will keep an eye on it!!!!

  • At first it was weird for me either. If they like my portfolio, why would I neen retouching? Actually I was curious about other members experience with this company. Thanks for your kind words, dear Lois :-)

    – Béla Török

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    All I know is that my images keep getting stolen and If I received an email like this to send them images I would tell them to go and take the photos themselves, spend a few thousand dollars in equiment, plus travel expenses to go to the places you shoot them. I think this is crazy, but this is just my opinion Béla. Your work is fabulous:)))

  • Thank you, dear Tereza! I agree with you…I guess this is the way how they are looking for new clients.

    – Béla Török

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 2 years ago

    Hi Bela!
    It’s look to me that someone is looking for the job to do, this is what this company does
    http://www.keyindiagraphics.com/product_retouch...

    Probably they just looking for the potential clients.

  • Thanks, dear Luda! After reading the comments and the firm’s site I totaly agree with you :-)

    – Béla Török

  • jules572
    jules572almost 2 years ago

    From my experience Bela everything that is offered for free usually has a catch to it. As others have commented there’s nothing that needs to be restored to your work. Personally, I wouldn’t fall for this, sounds more like a SCAM…Jules

  • I agree with you, my friend!

    – Béla Török

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 2 years ago

    Just ignore them Bela your images look fine

  • Many thanks, Hans!

    – Béla Török

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 2 years ago

    the company appears to be legit. therefore the question is: do you need this ???
    my best, francis.

  • No…I like my images how they are :-)

    – Béla Török