does Hoppenworld charge a fee for Non-Industry people now?
What started in 1998
as a free tool for my clients to order images on a secret web
online catalogue became quick the most known secret in the MX
Thought of a free, industry
portal for them to view 100 to 250 images from an event to make
their selection for advertising and editorial usage, the serverbecame
overloaded within weeks.
We had to come up with
a password to limit traffic.
Than we changed our
workflow from film to digital. Now we did not need to scan every
single image to put them online, but where able to publish
500 to 1500 image per
event as soon as we where back in our studio.
Soon we had over 40.000
image online, which is the largest dirt bike online catalogue
of the world and traffic slowed down our server too much.
Also, our clients where
demanding that we make sure just the 'Industry Only' viewer
would have access to the site, or they would not purchase any
licensing rights anymore.
We had to bent over
and make it a strong selection who would have access to the
site and who not.
the amount of request to have access to the search engine is
still overwhelming. Daily many fans try to sign up for access
to the site.
This made us decide
to go new paths:
We now want to open
our search engine to the guys who are the most important in
our sport, to those who make it all happen:
the Fans! To you!
We also knew that we
will not only loose some clients and their revenue (those
who threatened to close out business with us in the beginning),
but also will have increased
costs of running the
search engine and server with the bigger amount of bandwidth
and usage. That
is the part where the member fee has to come in as a savior.
as little as US $ 24.95 per year(that would be
around 50 Cents per week, which equals almost per event)
you will get this:
Full access to
the world's largest dirt bike online catalogue (we also
have Jet Ski, Road Race, Skate and other sport available)
restriction on what you see. You have access to the same
stuff the Fox Brothers, Yamaha's, Honda's CEO or other high
rollers will see .
can order hi quality prints for 50% off.
You can download
the images for your private use (and private use only!)
This means you
can use images as a screen saver, or print them out for
your garage or home.
No rights are granted
beside this. None, Nada, Niet, Nix, Nichts! No web site
usage or other out side usage!
No rights to complain,
whine or request anything (if you want to bitch around go
back to your spouse, after all she or he married you for
that. Not me!).
Just plain personal
use, looking at them and enjoy!
There will be no
advertising, nor pop up banners on my site!
will be confident and not sold, leased or whatever to others!
There still will be
a free public show of images on the home page, but this one
will be limited to a few images only, less than there have been
in the past, though.
this is a free country, you'll get what you paid for. Right?
what if you are a new client, a new employee or a new company?
Of course you guys
pay the humongous usage fee and make my living. So to drew you
into this, I have to make it easy for you and sign you up for
a free industry account.
In that case fill
out these questions and submit, or sent me an
e-mail with those answers:
Dirt Bike image
wins Photoshop World Award
This Hoppen Image won the Photoshop
World Guru Award 2003 for Excellence in Photoshop
here for more information
Frank Hoppen Enterprises,
Studio and Office Address: 21951
Midcrest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (001) 949-951/8810
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