Your camera will take no photos while it is stored in its bag!Having your camera at an easy to reach spot is an important key to making the most of quickly passing photo opportunities. It is also wise to make sure the card is in and the battery at least somewhat charged.I keep my camera on a small table where I can grab it with just a few seconds notice. A butterfly flitting past the kitchen window or a raccoon waddling across my porch are good reasons to spend a few minutes outdoors with... continue reading
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Dear all,As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture!It is also very time-consuming for contributors.I want to share with you the way I do my keywording in a little tutorial. To do so I will make an example.Assume I want to keyword the following picture:1 – Look at your picture and find three simple keywords that are very representativeexample : wine, corks,... continue reading
Just like some people think that anyone with a decent camera can point, shoot, and create a great image, some photographers seem to think that great images should somehow sell themselves.It's true that sites like DT take a lot of the burden of marketing off our shoulders, but if there are a few simple things we can do to increase the exposure of our portfolio, why not do them?Here are my suggestions.1-Use social media well. This includes using the tools built into the various stock sites... continue reading
It is the festive season! I got two sales on two new photos within a couple of days being accepted... if only this happened with all photos! ;O)Here are the photos and they were purchased on the 2nd and 5th views!A big thanks to all the buyers out there! continue reading
I uploaded this editorial image, which was approved yesterday, of The Hope Diamond that I took on a trip to Washington, DC last month. The maximum size image was bought this morning. Wow. How quick is that! Thanks so much to the buyer. continue reading
This was something of a record for me.Having only a (very!) small portfolio I was quite accepting the 'fact' that an image would need at least a month after being accepted before it would be download.This image blew that rule away. Accepted on the 22nd and downloaded on the 25th. continue reading
I've never had views happen so fast before.On 24 June this image went live:What happened next quite amazed me, a day after over 30 views, then 50 by the next day, and now over 70 views.No sales yet but I'm hopeful.This far and away exceeds the view accumulation of any other image I have uploaded.Can anyone offer an explanation? continue reading
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