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Composition

There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’s visibility at the thumbnail size and on web pages. Images with a square format gain maximum space in returned search results. The space allocated for each individual thumbnail is always large enough to allow for maximum width and... continue reading

The thumbnail effect on successful sales

The thumbnail size is a very important factor to consider in your microstock strategy.If you look at your images at the thumbnail size, compared with all the others on the page, you will guess at once if your image is going to be a good seller.It stands out? The main subject is easily recognizable? The colors are saturated and bright? Simply answering to yourself those questions may improve a lot your sales.For more about this topic and other beginners advices on microstock, you can also... continue reading

Impact and color

I decided recently that I needed some dramatic shots that catch the eye in my portfolio.I keep reading that bright colors and eye catching thumbnails are the way to go.So on a recent family holiday I shot some pictures with this purpose in mind.Here are some of the results:I'm happy to report that within days of uploading I'm seeing some sales of these!As well, making marginal light shots into silhouettes dramatically improved their appeal.Hope you like them... continue reading

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