Today I received from Dreamstime an email notification about my images that was 3 years without a sold.I went there and saw many i took in Norway and left some for free section.One of them was a bit difficult, because I saw potential in be sold.. Then I left it.. 4 hours later, this foto has been sold, with a profit of 9.10 dollars.If I had let it on the free section, it would had gave no profit.It is like look to the moon and feel hunry, in other words, has no sense or meaning...... continue reading
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Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity.Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions. What do you produce that has value to others?Whether your hobby produces tangible objects or intangibles like intellectual property, it is important to understand how others perceive what you produce.Is there an existing market for your... continue reading
Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones online already. How much I love gardens? My first pictures online were gardens. I have about 400 pictures of gardens in less than 3 years, but only about 20% of them made sales. That is a low percentage. Don't you love and hate them?... continue reading
> I have more than six months experience working on microstock. At The first weeks I had sent my photos via a web form, it was very slow and not convenient. Uploading of small amount of photos on just one stock took a bunch time and required constant control. Next, I learned about the possibility of uploading photos by the protocol FTP - it allowed to speed-up the process. Then I discovered the IPTC meta tags. By this time I was already registered on 4 stoks, i need to write notes about files uploaded... continue reading
I am a fairly new photographer in the real world.I spent four years in the United States Navy, and I was handed a camera by chance.I had no prior interest in photography, or cameras, for that matter, but I happened to be in the right place at the right time.The ship photographer was leaving the military after his four years, and he handed me a Canon 60D.The rest is history, and I couldn't thank him enough for it.I spent much of my free time exploring the camera, doing research on shot... continue reading
In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites.It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the most valuable aspect of micro stock. If you listen and learn your photography should improve.I made so many mistakes to start with submitting too many images and damaging for ever my acceptance ratio. Thinking landscape was more... continue reading
well, I've made it to 200 images online with the pic of the CTrain in dowtown Calgary I'm not sure if I have fully grasped the requirements for stock photography as my favourite images don't seem to do too well, this is one of MY favourites but doesn't seem to be that popular So, must study images that are selling closer and shoot for sales as much, or more than for pleasurenext target 50 sales. continue reading
There are many Contributors here who are hobbyist photographers, perhaps specializing in landscapes or wildlife. Nothing wrong with that as most of us are passionate for various types of photography which is part of the road that led us into the world of online microstock.The problem for SELLING images is they need to have COMMERCIAL potential in order to do well. Despite the over-saturation of the market, there is still big money to be made if you commit to COMMERCIAL photography. The catch is... continue reading
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