We amateurs struggle to find time to work on stock, especially when you can upload only a small number of images every month. Every rejection hurts. Trying to grow the portfolio a handful of images at a time is a daunting task for making any real progress.I am the proud owner of the new Nikon D800, a 36 megapixel behemoth, so of course, I have been out shooting with the camera. It's a huge leap having used a D100 for the past nine years.In working with these large files, I have discovered... continue reading
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I have been very fortunate with my relatively small portfolio and I actually just passed the 50 upload mark.I am very curious to know and hear opinions about the resolution of images in general.The majority of my photos are 6.1 megapixels.Does this lower resolution affect buyers decisions?I see images in a wide range but rarely see them below 8 megapixels.I am going to keep uploading.I understand that the quality of images that I produce is very important.I will keep improving,... continue reading
Apart from obvious lack of experience and technical ability, there may be another reason why beginners usually have lower RPI (return per image): camera file size.(return per image for who doesn't know yet, is total sales amount divided by the number of images you have on sale. Example: 1000 dollars of total sales, divided by 500 photos on portfolio would make for an RPI of 2)Let's say I'm a designer and I have a choice between two images similarly good, I would tend to buy the bigger one... continue reading
Please Note:No malice is intended in any of this comment of mine, especially not to any particular brand mentioned & or not mentioned here in this comment of my personal opinion.I am just a little confused right now as to what direction to go in. And am seeking knowledgeable advice.For now … I suppose that I'll have to wait and see what the next offering from SONY is as I have already a sizable investment into that brand … lenses / batteries / Remote trigger / etc. etcThat said, down... continue reading
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