Articles by James Mcquarrie

Stick at it!

Well just over a year ago I said I would give this Micro stock thing a fair shot, and if I liked it I would stick around. It was also an experiment in photography. Could I produce images that would sell?Micro stock for me was all about setting targets. The first image online, the first sale, 50 images online, 100 images online, you get the idea. Well I have learned a lot about this business, and even more about myself and sticking to the task. I have also made a little money in the process.I... continue reading

100 and counting

Well I made it to 100 images online.I have been doing this now for two months and I continue to learn.This was number 100.I have made a commitment to this and intend to stick it out for a full year and then decide if I will continue to do stock. I do enjoy the challenge.Any feedback on my portfolio would be nice if you have time.Thank you to everyone for their support and encouragement . continue reading

Targets, Targets and more Targets!

Being a relative newcomer to stock photography, I joined DT in July 18th 2009. It was a little daunting to look at peoples portfolios and see hundreds or even thousands of images on-line.I decided I had to set targets if I was to make any progress. My first target was to get my photographs accepted.Well that creates it’s own problems, what one stock agency will except another might reject. It’s confusing! One thing I have had to except is that not all my photographs are good enough, and... continue reading

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