The Manuka is no longer in flower so now is the time for me to turn my lens to something else.Close to my place is the ocean and as it is now summer down here in beautiful New Zealand I thought I may as well start taking photos by the ocean.Deciding to do this also meant that I had to learn new skills as taking close ups of honey bees on manuka flowers is one thing, but taking photos by the ocean is another thing entirely.Now the problem with taking photos by the ocean where I live is that... continue reading
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It was a chance internet search that point me in the direction of microstock and DT was the first agency that I signed up and gotten a sale.In the beginning, my uploads are all mountain landscapes. That is what I love and the purpose why I bought my Olympus DSLR in the first place. Looking back I realised that I needed to expand and diversified my fortfolio.The last time I used that camera was in Jan 2009 and I signed up with DT in Oct 10. By Dec 10 I realised that I needed to relearn to... continue reading
I think it is a given that setting goals is a good idea and helps to achieve success.By setting intermediate goals you keep yourself going in the short term, while building towards the long terms goals as well.I'm happy to report that setting my own uploading goals has kept me going - and expanding my portfolio.With 1 sale short of 2000 sales and house renovations ahead of me I've set myself a goal of getting 50 shots online out of my renos.I'm off to a good start!On a side note... continue reading
PART 3subtitle: how to learn from others and submit quality imagesYear 2006 for me went well with growing sales month after month.Steadily but slowly. The portfolio continued to grow, reaching 600 then 700 and hitting the 900 images at year's end. My concern was to learn quickly how to improve sales a bit faster than it was going on. I started to study portfolios of best photographers, their numbers (you learn a lot from those stats if you know how to look at them) and analyze my own portfolio... continue reading
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