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« Reply #75 on: September 11, 2009, 07:28 »
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like what I do.  I also like it much more than what I was doing.

@Sean...what did you do before stock?

I like shooting stock and I find it to be a great creative outlet. Sometimes my day-to-day work (graphic design) gets monotonous (more graphic production than design), and dreaming up something that somebody might buy, for me, is fun. I do think the post processing and keywording is a chore.


Overall I wish I were independently wealthy and could take stock photos, and travel and take nature shots all the time. To me that would be a dream come true.

I have the same type of job and I have the same dream!   Also agree that the post processing and keywording is a chore!


« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2009, 08:04 »
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When you have restrictive parameters microstock's obsession with film grain and digital artifacts, or their paranoid fear of unreleased images, even for what has been traditional editorial usage then it does call for some creativity. My background is in editorial, documentary and journalism. That is still what I enjoy.

As many have stated, I will continue to offer up what I do and be happy when my work is useful to others. As long as it lasts, I have a nice income stream to suppliment my retirement.

Dan

« Reply #77 on: September 11, 2009, 09:16 »
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fotoKmyst    you  are  so  WRONG.  No  need  to  say  more.

cascoly

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« Reply #78 on: September 11, 2009, 15:48 »
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Overall I wish I were independently wealthy and could take stock photos, and travel and take nature shots all the time. To me that would be a dream come true.

  you're not alone, but a lot depends on your goals - travel AND wealth are antagonists - one usually defeats the other.  for me travel was more important, so i foundincome sources that would let me do more travel -- that meant consulting programming work and shareware and online games in the early internet days.  also some traditional stock sales thru getty & corbis; the key was jobs that were extremely flexible but with potential for a decent income to allow time off. 

trade off was long range security -- and the niches themselves changed, so it's not a path if yu want to avid risk and uncertainty -- most shareware became irrelevant as more & more features became part of operating systems [anyone remember TSR routines that let you run more than one routine at a time?]  online & other computer games were all independly developed at first, but gradually the hollywood model took over .

today microstock can work [for now] as part of a plan -- recognize you're not going to be a major player but instead adapt what's available to meet YOUR goals.

steve


« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2010, 20:01 »
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Do you actually enjoy producing Microstock style images?

to be honest... I am getting sick of pictures isolated on white  ::) in the future I want to produce more creative pictures with on location backgrounds.


 

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