Humpty Dumpty in Dublin and more Stock Photographer News
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At your tables, chairs set…ready ? 1, 2, 3.. Go . The freshly renamed Centre of Photography ( Cepic) Congress of all congress is about to start in Dublin, Ireland, in what is now annual gathering of photographic convenience stores. Wide computer screens boringly pushing one lifeless image after another, hundreds of neatly arranged 4 [...]
Start thinking about ways to turn images into cash, and at the top of the minds of most photography enthusiasts will be microstock. With dozens of companies begging for new submissions to keep their inventory fresh and attract buyers, it takes little effort to be in a position to make sales. Just shoot, upload and wait. The cost of that easy market access though is low prices and stiff competition. Stock sites offer millions of pictures, only a small percentage of which...
Using key words like "funny animal photos" and cute cat pictures" without research is like gambling...and in the long run gambling is no way to run your business.
Lol Cats, Funny Animal Pictures and Key WordsI want people to find my funny animal pictures, a lot of people. I want to make it really easy for cat lovers and cat owners to find all my funny feline photos (nice alliteration huh?). I have been uploading these photos to my website, key wording them and adding appropriate text....
The photo used to illustrate this post shows how I sometimes feel, when people ask me what I do for a living. It used to be that I would say: I’m a photographer. Before that I was a writer, and eventually those two melted together and I began referring to myself as a writing photographer. That term never really sounded right though. It is the kind of job description that leaves people with a puzzled look that says “does he take pictures of words or write about photos or what?”
Then I launched...
It is not just soccer frenzy that has been hitting Europe these days, it is also price slashing. In perfect timing with the Cepic Congress in Dublin, DKimages, announces a full month of £30.00 ( $43.00 or € 36.00) per image regardless of size and position.
“To celebrate the tournament in South Africa all images ordered [...]
In this humorous self-portait you can see that either there is still plenty of room for new information in my head, or that my capacity to understand things is a bit limited. Lol!
An Epiphany and My Future In Stock Photography
I had an epiphany today. I realized that I will never know anything about my future in stock photography. You see, for twenty years I have been convinced that in six months I would understand just where my stock photo career is headed…and it finally dawned on me that,...
Shooting lifestyle, such as this image of people enjoying a drive in a convertible, are a stretch for me. Being well-prepared for the shoots insures that I have a good experience and get the images I need.
Blend Images and Lifestyle Images
In my last blog I mentioned that I learned to shoot lifestyle stock when I became involved with Blend Images. It was only with great reluctance that I agreed to join the group of photographers that founded Blend. Thankfully Shalom Ormsby and Trinette Reed...