Did you consider starting a Facebook marketing campaign for your business or brand? What do you think about Facebook ads? Did you think about using stock photography for your campaigns?Facebook is the most popular social networking platform ever with tw billion monthly active users, a milestone that seemed almost impossible a decade ago. We are talking about double the size of Instagram and Twitter put together, which means that when it comes to marketing, Facebook is still the first choice... continue reading
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Since the dawn of human civilization, visual representations were the first choice when people needed to narrate stories, show emotions and depict facts. There are several ancient caves that prove to us, that visual imagery was probably the first form of non-verbal communication among early representatives of our kind.Push the fast forward button and get thousands of years into the future only to realize the same things: visual representation of facts and emotions is still the number... continue reading
What does your visual content strategy look like? A few random images on Facebook? A short video on Instagram Stories once a week? A SlideShare presentation that you created a long time ago that you republish every day?Visual content is getting a lot of attention these days because the big platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and others are betting on how to create content that help you engage more.But also, according to Brain Rules, 65% of people remember a piece information if... continue reading
It's an exciting moment, you have 50 images in your portfolio and are ready to submit a photo for the first time to the monthly assignment contest!But wait. . .do you click Sell the Rights or Upgrade this photo to Level 5?What do these options mean? Let's talk about what you should consider when you think about selling the rights to one of your photos.If you have a photo that is accepted to one of the Assignments, it is a high-quality image that represents a concept well and is most likely going... continue reading
** Disclaimer: Before I begin, I need to make it clear that none of the stunning images contained in this post were taken by me! **I read somewhere this week that cassette tapes are going to be making a comeback in 2016. This got me to thinking about the sort of images that are likely to be in demand this year too. Technology is always in high demand, and so it is logical that photos, vectors and illustrations of technology should also be. Even though I know this, and I like to... continue reading
I Should Have Used A Flash(To the tune of I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles)Oh yeah I, take stock pictures,But they are all so dark,When I, take stock pictures,I should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHOh please, pose for me,Wear this stylish sash.And don't, say to me,"You gonna use your flash?"I should have used a FLASHI should have used a FLASHAnd when My pics rejected I'm crying inside.It was rejected 'cuz I used,natural... continue reading
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.What the great bard wrote is probably true, but in the world of stock photography, a customer looking for a photo of a rose probably wouldn’t be very satisfied if all he found is a picture of a tulip. Naming things correctly and unambiguously is important. You will want to differentiate your flowers from everyone else’s flowers.Now, unless you are a botanist or horticulturist by trade,... continue reading
As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorlesscamera, but now I had to think again on this issue.But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless? Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one you have at the time you need to take a picture. And mirrorless cameras have a huge advantage: they are small, light and compact. This means that the camera kit (a camera body, two or three lenses, memory cards and a mini-... continue reading
So you're checking out the world of stock photography, and you have no idea what to do?Here are a few good tips, from someone who is currently going through the same stage.1. Read everything! Photography is full of creative helpful people, who have covered every subject available. Start off with your chosen sites submition rules, FAQ, relevant blogs. After you have a decent idea of what's going on, you'll have a much better idea of where you stand.2. Submit! There is no better time than... continue reading
Assignments are a nice way to put your imagination to work and force yourself to think out of the box. But to have images approved for an assignment you need to raise the bar for yourself as well. I realized that the hard way as I had three rejections before having an illustration approved. Assignments sound tempting with the automatic Level 5 “gift” so it’s natural to rush with uploading the first images we think fit the theme. But the refusals that often follow shortly after should be rather... continue reading
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