This is another blog in the series where I provide sage advice on how to get sales and generate income from your photography. Talking about equipment you can't afford is one thing, but here I will try to give you tips and suggestions on how to make real money from your photography.An "event" can be almost anything. Parades, protests, political speeches, wedding, graduations, sporting events, they are all situations that occur beyond the normal routine of everyday life. There are many... continue reading
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I have a long list of camera equipment and related items on my wish list, all of which would take my stock photography career to a higher level. But what good is it to write about the virtues of the latest and greatest cameras and technology when you can't afford them? Instead of telling you what cameras would be nice to have, let's talk about how you can earn money starting today with the equipment you currently have even if it's a bit dated.You can even begin to start making money... continue reading
There is a new and devastating blow hitting the online stock industry, things are going to be changing again and you need to be ready for it if you're a person who wants to generate income from selling images.Before I tell you what is currently happening, let's go through a brief history of stock photography. Before the internet and digital cameras, there were traditional agencies where photographers could provide prints and/or negatives. You generally had to be a high-end photographer because... continue reading
A composite image is the merging of two or more images together in order to create a single image that contains elements of the original set. This is not a new concept, this was being done back in the 1800's and continued into the age of film. With today's technology, composite images are easier to create, can be quickly done, and you have the ability to develop complex concepts.In the world of stock photography, this gives you a tremendous advantage over your competition. Composite images... continue reading
If you're serious about generating an income through the stock industry, then you need to find ways to increase sales. There are many topics and genres and directions you can go, but one area that needs attention is "EMOTIONS." Almost any type of image will evoke some type of emotion and if it's done well, you can squeeze that many more sales out of your portfolio.Mood and emotion have fundamental building blocks which can be categorized as (1) Conceptual, (2)... continue reading
Grasshopper burst into his Masters' quarters, breathing heavily from running across the monastery compound."What is it, young Grasshopper?" the old Master quizzed without looking up from his photo editing tasks."Master! I was searching the internet and found strategies on how you can make money with mobile ads!" Master continued to work on his images without looking up or replying to his student."You see, Master, I learned about things like speaking to your audience and... continue reading
Did you ever have a photograph and wanted to insert a different face in place of whatever face there was in the original? You know this can be done in Photoshop but what are the steps on how to do this? There are a variety of reasons you may want to change a face within an image. Perhaps you took a series of family pictures and someone has their eyes closed or the kids were making funny faces. You have nice images of each face but they're in different pictures and you'd have a nice picture... continue reading
When it comes to photographing sites around your location, it should be noted that it's a difficult task to get any sales at all. For example, let's say you live in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre come to mind, but let's face it. Millions of tourists come to these venues every year and take millions of pictures which means the online stock sties are glutted with these images. To make matters worse, there are hundreds of images like these in the public domain. With so... continue reading
Get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle down in your reading chair because this is going to be a long but informative blog. We're going to go in depth of what Buyers are looking for, understanding the stock industry, and how you can compete in a dynamic and changing environment.WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?What kind of images are Buyers looking for? The short answer is this: EVERYTHING. Travel images, business, parenting, industry, technology, you name it, Buyers have a need. However,... continue reading
DO YOUR HOMEWORKIf you're going to a specific location or venue, do your homework before arriving at your final destination. Are there any restrictions on photography and equipment? What access is there to the location? Is a permit required?Let's discuss a few examples. The United States White House has tours almost daily but you're not allowed to bring in large cameras. Point and shoot cameras are OK. Sporting events have restrictions on cameras and photography. Some stadiums do not... continue reading
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