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Living from microstock photography

it's possible to earn a living from microstock photography, or a utopia and must be a very good hobby and just to pay the bills...

Photo credits: George Tsartsianidis.

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March 31, 2011

Gouarec

Very few make it a living....I think the money is in the selling..like Dreamstime!

March 25, 2011

Calyx22

For me it stays a hobby, but it would be interesting to pursue it as a full time job. However, as Gmargittai says, it might turn into a boring or stressful job and then you might lose your pleasure in photography. There are a number of people here at DT who have made photography a full time job, but I doubt it is all stock related. I hope some of them post on this with their points of view. :)

March 25, 2011

Meryll

No no I do not think so, it is utopia for most of us. I am afraid.

March 25, 2011

Nero67

It depends on how much you earn per month.For me it would be possible if i earn at least about $ 2500, but it is a dream so I do as a hobby :-).
Ciao Francesco.

March 25, 2011

Joezachs

I think keeping it as a hobby is more advisable.

March 24, 2011

lzf

well.that depends the portfolio you have..

March 24, 2011

Viperagp

if its a full time "job" then you have all the time you want/need for that, only for this reason

March 24, 2011

Gmargittai

Why would you want to do that?
Do you want to trade your nice and rewarding hobby and make it a job? It will not be as attractive as it seems now. It might turn into a very boring thing. And also I can't see it paying that well unless of course you are Yuri Arcus.

I am looking at this as I am looking at playing tennis. I am trying my best, trying to improve all the time, but I will never become a pro, especially now that I am 55 :)

March 24, 2011

Egomezta

I guess it all depends on what you do for a living, in my case I have another job and I wouldn't quit it for microstock photography, even if my earning where much higher here. I like to keep microstock photography as a hobby, and use my earnings to buy new photography equipment.

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