Share what I have learned

Well I have 166 photos online, 21 sales and I'm half way to my first payment.

I was a major learning curve form me and my acceptance ration unfortunately reflect that.

One thing I would like to share with everyone who beginning their journey with micro stock is to look for trademarks and artwork.

It seems obvious and simple but it's not, since trademarks are everywhere - t-shirts, shoos, coffee mugs... even on price tags.

Artwork is also something to have in mind, when shooting at home take off all the paintings, posters, even a clock with a logo will earn you a rejection. When you are shooting at a location it's even more important to find the clean angles or use shallow depth of field.

I know you can remove most of the trademarks in PS or other graphic software but time spent on it is just not worth it, you will spend much less time simply being proactive and removing trademarks before you shoot.

Hope that helps some new contributors, and to all designers - keep downloading! ;)

Below few photos where I had to remove trademarks

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June 14, 2012

Mark6138

Those reviewers have 'eagle eyes' and spot every single logo/brand/protected issue I miss. Still, that's what they're supposed to do.

June 14, 2012

Inyrdreams

good point...i took out the name on shoes that had been rejected but didnt realize the loga was still there! learning learning. all the time!

September 28, 2011

Joezachs

Yes I had a rejection once as a magazine was seen in the picture. After I blanked out the name of the magazine, it was accepted.

September 28, 2011

Hunor83

Nice pictures!!!

September 28, 2011

Miluxian

well done!

September 21, 2011

Nero67

Beautiful photos, congratulations!!!

September 20, 2011

Peanutroaster

I keep telling the models - less clothing!

September 20, 2011

Peanutroaster

I keep telling the models - less clothing!

September 20, 2011

Laurasinelle

Keep working!!!

September 20, 2011

Mariaam

Great photos! Congratulations! Wish you many sales...

September 20, 2011

Francy874

I think your blog will be useful for new contributors :-) Nice images, congrats! bye, Francesca

September 20, 2011

Egomezta

Soon, very soon yuou'll receive your first payment. Great images.

September 20, 2011

Yuritz

Great pics and keep upload,good luck with the sales

September 20, 2011

FabioConcetta

Beautiful images, congrats!

September 20, 2011

ruigsantos

Nice portfolio!

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