Someone recently asked me on Quora how much can they earn from microstock photography. Since this is a common question and the answer is kind of "it's complicated", I'm posting here the complete article about my view on the current state of the industry.Stock photography was born as a method to generate passive income from work-for-hire photography that didn’t make it through the client’s editing team. These shots were previously destroyed or archived (100% film... continue reading
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The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT or M4/3) is released by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008. The image sensor measures 18 mm × 13.5 mm (22.5 mm diagonal). Size of this sensor is a perfect harmonious relationship between small sensors (which are mostly used with mobile phones and some classic amateur compact camera 6.2 mm x 4.6 mm, 7.7 mm diagonal) and the larger 35 mm full frame sensors (35 mm x 24 mm, 43 mm diagonal).The size of the micro 4/3 sensor allows the... continue reading
This image belongs to "antique" category. It impresses me because it’s telling stories about my family.As a teenager in machinery school, I was dismounting everything. Most of those items were placed in learning category, meaning nobody will assemble them again. One item where I didn't have a liberty of such a careless approach was my mothers sewing machine.My great grandmother got it as a gift. In the time when there were no major confections but people made the wardrobe all... continue reading
Today I would like to talk about a problem and ask your reflections about possible solutions.The problem is the memory. The memory of us, our today. How will today be remembered in the future?Which evidences of today will survive until the next 20 or 40 years? As technology evolves, others become obsolete and forgotten.Some days ago, the last factory stopped manufacturing VCRs.How many millions of VHS tapes are out there with so much content about the world? In 40 years time almost... continue reading
After much thought and find useful for everyday use without professional which I believe not to last long, and is known to be more who wants who can and in this case I would say it was more a whim than anything you cosa.Seguramente I will give use because I like taking pictures but I see what I'm concerned a great future as a photographer.Since he had long been thinking about it and evaluating different options to pay my camera, always and saved little by little and when and had the money I bought... continue reading
HelloI have now decided to offer 50% of any of my future earnings on Dreamstimes to a Cancer Research Charity.The reason for this is that over the years I have seen quite a few of my family and friends succumbed to this awful disease, and I want to try in my own way to help bring the dream that little bit closer, so hopefully one day we can kick the butt of this dreadful disease, so no other families go through the trauma that so many have already gone through.I realise that at the moment,... continue reading
Indoor architectural photography, the most difficult is the composition, this photo is my use wide-angle lens shooting, using the golden section composition method, but not perfect, do you have any better indoor mapping strategy? continue reading
Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride? Worry not, we’re here to scout the secrets for you in a series of blogs from our own experiencededitors.We’re gonna kick it off with finding the right person for the job and doing a test photo shoot to see how your model or models... continue reading
In hindsight, it really boils down to two things, and two things only: luck, and how badly you want it. Without either, you don’t have a career. Remember, you are going into a profession that has no regulation of standards, cutthroat competition, a highly subjective, non-scalable product, and high capital investment. You can be technically competent, professional, and be ready…but if every potential client you approach says no, or you don’t get a break, then you will ultimately run out of money.... continue reading
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