Hi, I am Alice, I am a new contributor. I just successfully uploaded some images. I have 20 images submitted and 5 rejected. I think the rejection is fair.
I am looking for some valuable advices to see if I am on the right track on the uploaded files. I am a housewife and an amateur photographer. I really want to get some income from my favourable hobby - photo taking.
Thanks a lot. Cheers.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 50mm f/1.2, 24-70 f/4, 70-200 f/4. 400 f/5.6.
There aren't enough images in your portfolio to have a true sense of direction for where you're going but I think your photography is stunning.
When starting out in stock people generally start uploading what they've already shot. The point is no one has an archive of commercial type images. If you do searches on similar photos in your portfolio, you will see very low sales on what people have already uploaded.
Doing stock on the side is a lot of fun but you will need to "expand your horizons" if you want to work your way to having an income on the side. This means spending time with a focus on images with COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. Many people have trouble changing gears.
So... continue to have fun doing what you're doing. If you want to have sales, then learn to change gears once in a while and do images that are strong commercial concepts.
Sir , I really admire your work a lot and I'm thinking of trying stock again after I got discouraged years ago from a lot of rejections from other sites such as ********, photo stock, ******** etc. I see that people stock seems to be the biggest seller however my biggest fear is asking for permission for the model release which seems to be so intrusive to their privacy,i.e. address, phone no etc. How do you go about this or around this? And when is a photo of people applicable for editorial Thank you so much for your help. Doug