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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I love this genre of photography for its surprise rapidity.On the streets is always something happening no matter how small the town is. I often break the first rule of street photography by always and everywhere carrying the camera with me and often regret it.I try to visit the maximum number of city events instead .I love to take pictures of the city holidays and festivals.This year has been rich in events in my city.Ryazan half marathon was held for the first time.The fourth Bicycle parade was... continue reading
The Internet has changed the way we live our lives. From how we access information to how we interact with friends and family, our online connectivity affects every aspect of our day-to-day existence.And nowhere is this more noticeable than in how we buy and sell goods. Imagine if you can the world of photography before digital cameras, online marketplaces like dreamstime.com, and websites or social media for promoting your service and products. We would be hard pressed to survive without all that... continue reading
Following the Google Images layout changes made a few years ago, changes that we addressedhere, the erosion of commercial photography has continued. In a nutshell, whenever someone clicked on 'View image,' this action would actually load the image rather than the page that used the image or the original source page. As immediate results, piracy has found an excuse and unintentional usage of unlicensed content has flourished, with more people downloading images found with Google image... continue reading
1. Some things are so much more important than getting the shot. Underwater photography carries an elevated, but manageable, risk of death or serious injury and following safe diving practises must be the priority, no matter how exciting or unique the potential image may be. Competency with general diving skills, especially buoyancy control, is not only essential for your safety but without them your images will be underwhelming, at best.2. Respect the underwater environment. Following on from point... continue reading
This is an Internet old question. Should you just right click and download an image, use it in a project and never worry about it? Or maybe you shouldn't.The shortest answer is: maybe.The long and comprehensive answer is, however, more complex. So let's decipher it.Let's say you're working on a newsletter for a travel company for the sake of a tangible example. This newsletter involves tropical vacations, cocktails, waterfront resorts, the whole tropical dream in one package.... continue reading
Sharing images on Facebook is a practice as old as time itself, mastered from immemorial ages with fluffy cats and cute dogs, as far as 2004 actually, but it seems like forever, doesn't it?But not all images are made the same. Some are your own work, those can be shared at your discretion and you should also remember that you own the copyright on these images so if you see them used afterwards in anyway you didn't agree to you should take action. Free images can mostly be used for... continue reading
The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading
Visiting a popular tourist destination is always an exciting time, and you've got your camera ready to capture those famous landmarks during your trip. The challenge is to avoid taking the same photos from similar angles as every other traveler to the same spot. A few simple tricks will help you transform those bland vacation snapshots into dynamic photos that will capture the unique spirit of your destination and grab the interest of your friends back at home.Determine Your Photo Audience One... continue reading
Have you ever wondered how some people can post pictures with such a good quality and colors ?How do they match their instagram or blog feed?There are so many apps, and programs, where you may upgrade a photo, which in turn can help your social media grow.If you are new, or just curious how I edit my photos scroll down for more!Step one:The most important thing is a good quality of your photos. The main factor is LIGHT! Without a good lightning, it is kinda impossible to make a good photo.... continue reading
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