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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Before flipping the calendar on January, I’d like to reflect on the Women’s March. Whatever your political leanings, I found such inspiration in documenting the events.First, a little backstory. I reconnected with a dear friend around Christmas 2016. We chatted about all kinds of things, catching each other up on our lives. We met at this really cool restaurant in New York City that had delicious food and had this old time tavern kind of vibe. Well, at some point in the conversation she told me... continue reading
The concept of stock photography is beautiful, in its essence: taking pictures for passion, without clients' request, and trying to sell them afterwards to those who might be interested in purchasing them for various uses. It sure has variations, depending on each photographer and the market as a whole, but the basic concept is beautiful and, in a way, pure: passion first, business second.I have always dreamed about taking only the photos I want, without ever having to worry about the money.... continue reading
If you ever plan to visit India, one place you must include in your itinerary is Hampi in the state of Karnataka. Recently I had a chance to visit this magnificent ruins of a prosperous empire called Vijayanagara which literally means “The City of Victory”in the local language of Kannada. Vijayanagara empire ruled South India for over two centuries from 14 AD.The ruins of Hampi, as it is known today, is a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion As the epicenter of Hampi'... continue reading
History of the Republic of Poland can probably be described as one of the most eventful history in Europe. The country has been through many invasions, wars, elimination of sovereignty, uprisings and fighting for independence.This history can be seen in numerous paintings of Jan Matejko (1838 - 1893) who was painting notable historical Polish political and military events. Jan Matejko lived in partitioned Poland, when Poland was erased as an independent state from the world's map,... continue reading
It was a sunny afternoon in winter season.There was not little wind and the river and the pool were very peaceful.I rode to anywhere without any purple. Then turn a big Corner, there was a group of black building without any modern style.I knew it was Xincheng Old Town.Black roof, white wall, along river, the traditional building standing besides the narrow bank. The narrow bystreet being fullfilled with memory of childhood. Mother was doing the washing and the red,the blue cloth... continue reading
If it’s true that a picture can speak a thousand words, then an emoji must express a thousand feelings. You know the emoiji.Those adorable little icons that started out letting you express your joy, or your anger, or your impish sense of humor in a Facebook posting, Tweet or text message.Well those little guys have now grown into a mainstream market for players large and small allowing us to represent everything we think, feel, hope, dream, aspire to or wish to convey to others.But... continue reading
From an early age I had this strange obsession with buildings, and items that had been abandoned by humankind. The more old and overgrown by nature these items were, the more fascinating they became for me. It wasn't until recently that I began to piece the reasoning behind this together. Online searches told me I was not the only one with this 'gothic' obsession, either. It all boils down to four very simple facts. 1. These abandoned things and places represent a very real image of what... continue reading
We love to play ball Children and adults are united in this game The whole world loves to score! When life is busy with young children there is the opportunity to use their toys for a football image. We take the team and change the players' figures on the field, now we are the coach of this team! And we are pleased with sales, there is an occasion for further fantasy. This time when we go to the bar we take our photo for... continue reading
Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their lifes.Were and how to build a new village using natural conditions was basic and the guys of Castellfollit de la Roca chose well indeed.High towering basalt cliffs and the confluence of two rivers, the Fluvia and the Tornell... continue reading
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