Mauro Rodrigues

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About Mauro Rodrigues

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    http://www.maufotografia.pt

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    Portugal
  • Interests
    music, cinema, photography, nature, docs, future, anime
  1. Android figurine not suitable to Editorial

    humm it's probably that. It has to have at least a background, is inserted on a concept or ideia, or have several figurines, overlapping each other, not only one, alone, isolated in white, black or a solid color background. Can that also applies to vintage toys and figurines?
  2. Android figurine not suitable to Editorial

    yes i did
  3. Hello guys, does anybody knows why the famous android figurine is not suitable as editorial content, i submitted but but rejected? i see him in dozens of editorial online publications in varied poses and settings. Are stock sites websites prohibited to sell as editorial, but magazines, online publications and news media authorized? thanks
  4. comic book fabric to pillows, clothing or handbags

    humm, then probably is public domain. i did found different fabrics being sold by different companies.
  5. tax question

    What do you mean by '' subtract the cost of equipment ''? I don't have a business and let's say I receive 5000€ a year from shutterstock. I submit the w8 form to the IRS and declare the earnings. I get taxed 10% or 30% depending on country. From the 30% value I can subtract that from photography equipment? How do we declare spendings from equipment on the IRS? Even if we don't have a business? Can we add other expenses like gasoline, parking tickets, electricity from the computer or deslocations? Thanks
  6. Submitting Editorial Content, Part 1: Illustrative Editorial

    hello guys, Can you say for these examples if they are suitable for editorial content? Examples: - the photo of the face of a homeless person (i ask for permission to take the photo, but don't say it's going to be sold) - the photo of the homeless but showing the street or buildings (don't asked for permission, it's from relatively far away) - the photo of a kid playing in the park with a dangerous dog (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo of a kid playing in the park (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo i took with my cellphone/compact camera inside the mall, where there are no signs of photography being prohibited - the photo of a naked woman running during a soccer game - the photo of a artwork but includes some nearby elements, like a person watching, a vase with a big flower next to it. - the photo of police officers eating a big burger on the street, or giving directions to the traffic - the photo of only the faces of casual visitors of an event, that are not in costume, or participating on the activities of the event. - the photo of casual visitors of an event, that include some elements that show that they are indeed visiting an event. thanks
  7. Can every photo be sold as editorial?

    Thanks for your answer, i will read those.
  8. hello guys, Can every photo be sold as editorial? Examples: - the photo of my dog - the photo of a tree - the photo of my pencils - the photo of the coca-cola brand - the photo of the face of a homeless person (i ask for permission to take the photo, but don't say it's going to be sold) - the photo of the homeless but showing the street or buildings (don't asked for permission, it's from relatively far away) - the photo of a kid playing in the park with a dangerous dog (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo of a kid playing in the park (i ask for permission to parents / i don't ask for permission) - the photo i took with my cellphone/compact camera inside the mall, where there are no signs of photography being prohibited - the photo of a naked woman running during a soccer game - the photo of a artwork but includes some nearby elements, like a person watching, a vase with a big flower next to it. - the photo of police officers eating a big burger on the street, or giving directions to the traffic - the photo of only the faces of casual visitors of an event, that are not in costume, or participating on the activities of the event. - the photo of casual visitors of an event, that include some elements that show that they are indeed visiting an event. Can you say for each one and give your opinions. I want to know this because i want to understand if anything can be sold as editorial, i don't want to know if it has potential to be sold. thanks
  9. Yes this is a recurring event, and the organizers are on my side, I've talked to them. But there is an enormous lack of information concerning this matter on the general audience, at least on Portugal. But since this is kind of a small city (1800 visitors attended to the event this year) and a tight community, you how cosplayers are, one person can influence a lot, and easily 50 people can complaint and hurt future events as well. Now the organizers can block the entrance of these negative and understandable people and carry on, or it can make a test next year to see what happens. This in the end can hurt other photographers that are invited to cover the event and defeat the purpose of creating a healthy business, on the part of photography, the event itself and the Portuguese cosplay community looses the opportunity for it's culture to be known a little better.
  10. thank you for your answers. i will remove the image in question.
  11. thanks for your answers, i will discuss the issue a little more, but i guess eventually i'll have to remove the photos from shutterstock. I would like to know the opinion of some shutterstock representative if possible?
  12. It was a cosplay event. She is a booth owner and was dressed as a cosplayer in a form of a character, i could call that a "performer". I asked all the persons permission to take "portrait" photographs. All the other photos of the general event that includes many people, of course, i didn't asked permission. But i had written permission from the organizers of the event to photograph and sell the pictures. Must they have to put a sign to inform visitors of that ? In Portuguese law says that we have to remove the photo if may “harm the honour or reputation or simply the public image of the depicted person” It´s very vague in terms of the description.
  13. hello, I got written permission to photograph an event. The responsible persons for the event knew i was going to submit the photos to microstock websites. Recently a visitor of that event discovered her photo on shutterstock. Asked for the photos to be removed and asked for money. i said to her i got written permission to photograph and sell the images as editorial to microstock websites. What is the best answer to give when something like this happens ? Do i have to remove the photos if she wants? If the organizers of the event give in to her requests and then ask me to remove the photos, what can i do? Do i have to give her any money of the sales? Note: one reason for removing the photo could be that it causes ridicule to her, like: "i think i'm fat and ugly on the photo" - Is this considered a valid reason? thanks
  14. Submission Page Update

    Hello, my experience was the following with the new layout: - Actually i was slower submitting the content than with the previous layout.- I don't like the never ending scrolling for the submission of images. i would like to select how many images appear, like, 50, 100, 200.- multiple selection of images doesn't always work, using the shift button sometimes randomly selects images, on a vertical basis, sometimes it mixes the selection, i don't understand the gimmick. I would like a selection square on top in order to select all images on the batch (50/100/200).- thumbnails are too big, i would like a selection for size of thumbnail (small, normal, big)- i would like elements more tight to each other in order for me to see a broader picture of the submission process, in order to do LESS scrolling up and down.- i like the grammatical correction.- i like the category of only one, most people don't usually don't search by category. - new layout is more cpu/code/graphics intensive, less snappy and smooth than previous layout- i didn't tried new video layout yet.- i got 4 images stuck in the submission layout, that were already submitted, but only disappeared from the submission layout when i submitted all the other images.