The internet is full of ads, so it’s pretty hard to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Hard but not impossible. Because doing the right thing will get you there eventually, where you planned to be.So what does a good banner need to get clicks? If you follow the next tips, you should prevail.Keep it simpleYou might think that putting all kinds of details on an ad will convince people to click, but it’s exactly the opposite. The cleaner it looks, the better. People want clear,... continue reading
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Continued from Part I...Your intentions matter!Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe that their images will be popular if they get past the review process. These intentions and beliefs do not go well with a fiercely competitive business. You must keep in mind that you should be willing to cooperate with your agency... continue reading
Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new players in mind and “winning” refers to a significant growth in popularity and sales.As can be easily predicted these days, the major part of the strategy is off-camera and online. While your potential clients and opportunities... continue reading
If I reflect on my, still young, experience in the world of microstock, the first word that comes to mind is "confrontation."I think it's the most important part of the challenge that everyone who comes into this world is facing.Photographers all over the world converge on the web platform, not just for show, but to sell their images. I believe this is the true goal of a professional photographer. The salary for a picture, is the absolute and unequivocal evidence, that your image is loved and... continue reading
Legendary actress, supermodel and artist Veruschka (Vera Lehndorff) recently visited Moscow and presented her photo exhibition "Self-Portraits. New York. 1994 - 1998". I was lucky to attend a master-class she gave and I had an opportunity to take pictures of this extraordinary woman!Veruschka is 73 and she looks like a Countess (and she really is!). Her smile is happy and welcoming, but in her eyes there’s something saying that she still might not has overcome those times when little Vera... continue reading
Hi all,I'm here to share something that might be useful for many! It was useful for me... I lost my hard drive few weeks ago & like they say, the experience is the biggest school in life! I didn't believe that I lost everything so I didn't give up!I had installed my hard disk as a slave & formatted it to be readable! (Use a firmware if it's unrecognizable by the system!)My big finding was a program that can recover all the multimedia files (Raw files of almost all types: Nikon NEF,... continue reading
Once upon a time, we photographers had one way to deliver our work: photographic paper. But nowadays there are other options such CD/DVD, on-line portfolio, multimedia slideshow. The one thing in common is the word digital. No matter how our pictures are presented, at the end they are ones and zeros -binary files-.Unfortunately for me, I stepped into photography world late enough to miss all the old school tricks of messing up with chemical and film. But I do share with people who did so the same... continue reading
I am new here.Profiles steal the essence of what is essentially us, especially when we are new to the community.I will allow my work online to do the talking for me.I am working with others, both as a professional and a volunteer, for artistic and spiritual multimedia projects.It's always great to come some place new.I typically get a little emotional in my blogs, so if you don't like it don't keep watch.I am horribly unsympathetic if you attack me based on my feelings.By emailing... continue reading
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