A bit less than a year ago I decided to give stock photography a try as I have thousands and thousands photos sitting on my hard drive. Today I hit 1000 uploads and to celebrate that I decided to write a blog post on my observations. Why not, right?During this time I have realized that you have to submit much much more photos than that if you want to have decent sales provided you have started with stock photography recently. I have analysed some users and the ones that have high sales per image are... continue reading
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Hello everyone,Today I sold my 21st picture and it was a subscription sale. That made me wonder if you guys ''attract'' as many subscription sales as I do. Indeed, 71% of all my sales are subscription ones. What about you all? And don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see that my pictures are selling, even at these low prices, but I just made this observation and I wanted to share and ask about it.Thanks for your feedback and have a good day!Here are some of my latest subscription sales: continue reading
I just came back from one of my favorite shooting spots for flowers and critters, Flamingo Gardens I went to shoot some video of two of the waterfalls on the property and get some more shots of the various critters that roam the gardens. I hadn't been there in 4 months or so.Imagine my disappointment when I went inside only to find that the lush vegetation had completely overgrown the falls. You could hear them, but you couldn't see them, so, no video.I did the same thing to myself on a recent... continue reading
Stock photography and kids have one thing in common - they make you more aware of your surroundings.Some people talk about seeing the world through your children's eyes, but I actually find I'm pretty darn interested in the world all on my own - kids just add to that by having some else around who is amazed as well.On the weekend two of my sons and I were at their cross country ski lessons and they noticed some big snowflakes on their jackets.I grabbed my (super handy and compact) Olympus... continue reading
I am still a newbie, in many ways. It has been an interesting journey here, up and down. Just a few observations and experiences for sharing.First Month – Importance of Acceptance RatioAll fire-up to upload all your pictures? Remember the excitement and trepidation in waiting for pictures acceptance? Then, the rejection. One by one. Quite a morale buster. The initial action plays a heavy price in the future. Acceptance ratio dictate the number of images each photographer can upload each week.... continue reading
As a visitor from the Planet Enos I find this planet fascinating. Living above the ground is quite and interesting sensation but .. the skies so bright it hurts my eyes. I find it burning, I long for the cloud covered skies of my planet.To protect my eyes I found an object called by the natives .. Sun Glasses they are objects that you put on your face bars on the side sit over the earsand the middle of it sits on your nose. Oval like clear rock objects sit over the eyes.. they are see though... continue reading
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