It seems like yesterday but its been 10 years since I got my first digital camera Canon Powershot A320. A 3.2 mexapixel camera that opened the world of stock photography for me. I was a hobbyist and was happy with my Nikon SLR till I understood the potential of digital photography and the market it had.I was very confused initially whether to go for RF (Royalty Free) or RM (Rights Managed) . Since I had won quite many awards as a hobbyists in different photography magazines, online contests and... continue reading
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> I have more than six months experience working on microstock. At The first weeks I had sent my photos via a web form, it was very slow and not convenient. Uploading of small amount of photos on just one stock took a bunch time and required constant control. Next, I learned about the possibility of uploading photos by the protocol FTP - it allowed to speed-up the process. Then I discovered the IPTC meta tags. By this time I was already registered on 4 stoks, i need to write notes about files uploaded... continue reading
I've just started a month ago to upload on Dreamstime and I already have 135 files approved with 90,1% acceptance ratio.My pictures are seen but no sales yet while at the same time on ******** my acceptance ratio is a lot lower but some of my pics have been sold. Does anyone knows why your pictures are less seen and are sold on other microstocks while some of your pics have been seen more than 40 or 50 times on Dreamstime and aren't sold yet? And usually how many pictures... continue reading
Unfortunately now day’s camera still has no option “Best selling shoot”. That is why many of us (especially beginners) are thinking what is likely to sell. Suppose, we did the big research or suddenly some flash crossed our mind and IDEA is come. But how good is she? How to be in spot & to target the niche? How to adjust the direction of work?In view of this I have found interesting to find the additional information and test the idea virtually with http://www.picniche.com. The system is... continue reading
For the most individual photographers and graphic designers their future in micro-stock industry appears to be grim. The math is rather simple - the number of customers is likely to grow much slower than the number of available images - so the income for average contributor will get diluted more and more. What makes matter worse for American contributors is the fact that their foreign (particularly Easter European) counterparts can survive as full-time photographers / graphic designers on fraction... continue reading
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