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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2013, 02:53 »
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I'm still doing OK with SS but I'm relying on some of those higher priced SOD sales each month.  Haven't had any big ones so far this month and my earnings aren't looking good.

As I rely on SS so much now, this is a big concern.  I'd like to just continue feeding SS but there's so many people saying their earnings have been drastically reduced, I don't think it's sensible to think it wont happen to me.  I think for the rest of the year, I'm going to work like crazy trying to diversify.  My plan is to get at least 10,000 non-microstock images on alamy in the next year and to do a few thousand video clips that will hopefully boost my earnings on Pond5.  I'd like to get in to Stocksy but I think that will have to wait until I have more money coming in.

Perhaps I'll work a bit harder with DT, if they have dropped the similars policy.


lisafx

« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2013, 10:09 »
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Sounds like a really smart plan Sharpshot.  I am sure that diversification is the way to go.  A lot of work, but it will probably pay off ITLR.

« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2013, 13:18 »
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Wow sharpshot that is a really advantageous goal.  I do wish you much luck in reaching your goal and getting the results you're after.

I envy those that can figure out their goals.  I've been in the doldrums lately without any direction I don't think I'm the only one either.  We'll find our direction just may take a few wrong turns to get there.

« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2013, 03:50 »
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Thanks Lisa and Anita.  Got off to a slow start yesterday when I went out with the camera but forgot to put the battery in.  There can't be a worse feeling than getting the camera out of the bag only to find it's as useful as a brick :)  I've done that twice in my life now and don't intend to do it a third time.

« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2013, 04:38 »
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A battery I haven't forgotten...SD card on the other hand more than I can count.  I find it all snug in the computers SD port.

Remember your battery...remember your battery...remember your battery.

Repetition helps with remembering  ;D

« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2013, 06:01 »
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Lucikly my camera has two SD slots or I would have been caught out. Always in the habit of turning camera on before I set out and making sure its at F9 125th sec for any quick shots should a few aliens pass by


lisafx

« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2013, 11:50 »
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Thanks Lisa and Anita.  Got off to a slow start yesterday when I went out with the camera but forgot to put the battery in.  There can't be a worse feeling than getting the camera out of the bag only to find it's as useful as a brick :)  I've done that twice in my life now and don't intend to do it a third time.

Oh, that's really aggravating!  I've been there.  Since then, I always carry an extra charged battery in the camera bag. Lesson learned the HARD WAY. 

Uncle Pete

« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 09:15 »
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I've been saved by my standard practice of carrying a spare battery and memory card in my pocket. If I'm up a hill or off somewhere and there's a sudden battery failure (Or someone forgot to re-charge it), or the card is full because ("someone" forgot to format it after the last shoot), I have a spare.

I've only had one battery every have an honest sudden failure. About 100 degrees and maybe it just couldn't take the heat. I've never had a card fail, but they do.

So the end point is, most of the problems are created by me forgetting something.  ::) I can't drive out to some rural spot and have no battery or card, so I'm carrying one in my vest pocket, which at least I do remember... most of the time.

Buy a backup battery, and spare memory card pack it in your pocket. You wouldn't go shoot with only one roll of film, would you? Our film is electricity and memory cards.

Yes, I've shot for half a day with the film not wound on the sprocket, now I check carefully. I've gone out, up on a hill, with no memory card. I've had a battery go dead, in the middle of an event. I've also formatted a CF card, before I made the backup, and if there's something else that someone can do wrong, I've probably done that too. But at least I can cover my backside for a couple of problems, with a battery and SD card, always in the vest pocket.




Thanks Lisa and Anita.  Got off to a slow start yesterday when I went out with the camera but forgot to put the battery in.  There can't be a worse feeling than getting the camera out of the bag only to find it's as useful as a brick :)  I've done that twice in my life now and don't intend to do it a third time.

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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2013, 11:19 »
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If you keep everything in the camera bag and take the bag with you then you should have everything you need!

Pretty simple.

Three sets of batteries for the speedlight, two cable releases, one wireless remote with extra batteries and an extra camera battery. Then of course there are at least six plus SD cards for use ranging from 2 to 16 in size.

Then if you invest a few more bucks you will have an inverter in your vehicle with all the battery chargers so you can charge the speedlight batteries and camera battery if needed.

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