A pioneer in the stock business once said,"A good stock photo is an incomplete photo".That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished business of some stock photos make sense.Look at these images:Image on the left seems to be waiting for something to happen. Wouldn't it be a better photo of... continue reading
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How many kinds of reasons have you received about refused files? Did you really understant these reasons and do a well job to avoid receiving again? Undoubtedly, reading these reasons carefully is very helpful for you to avoid refusing and improve your acceptance ratio. Here is the complete list of refusing reasons which I collected before when my pics are refused. And some reasons are added for this time. So I call it vol. 2:) Maybe, some of them are too old to use, but I still hope this can be helpful... continue reading
It has been almost one year since I registered my DT account. So many things happened in my life in the passed one year. I have learned a lot from DT and my whole life is changed.Here what I have achieved in my first year:-Uploaded files----- 3609Total downloads--- 1006Total revenue------ $1700Acceptance ratio---- 76.7Portfolio exposure-- 14.20Free files------------ 840 photographers have added me as their favourite.I am curious to see what will happen in my coming year.... continue reading
Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't.One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of It!Seems like some of the better images could be considered to be incomplete and most are not cropped.It appears that they leave plenty of room on images for advertisers to use to add their customization (tag lines, other image... continue reading
I just had my 400th image accepted...I have set a goal to have 500 images online by the end of the year, which with my past couple months shouldn't be an issue.However, I do want to keep in mind that we have the holidays coming up and the review time may increase as we all celebrate our holidays...My acceptance ratio has continually improved over the past few months and feel that I am now doing my part to streamline the ETR.and it keeps getting better from there.On Oct 2nd, I had... continue reading
I am not sure how many people out there belong to the same boat as I do. I don't have strobe lights, models, studio to work with.My main source of stock photograph are plucked off the street during my street shoots. Namely landscape, street abstracts and maybe some macro shots.Like mentioned earlier in my previous article "stock minded - boon or bane", I have problems now finding my passion which is now lost in the sea of stock photography. Sometimes, all that I am shooting is something which... continue reading
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