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« on: July 01, 2010, 17:13 »
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Hello everyone, I recently started photography. About 2 months ago. I have found out about Stock Photography this week and it made me quite interested by it.

I have a Flickr album (not sure if there is better to put my stuff on?)

I would really love if some of you could check it out to tell me if I'm doing anything right/wrong in general.

Thanks a ton and glad to be aboard :).

newbielink:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jabenhaim/ [nonactive]


« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 21:09 »
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Have you looked at any of the microstock sights? The best thing to do is see what type of images sell. They are very different than just the regular photos most people take. Your photos seem very dramatic and it seems you use some creative lighting. If you really want to sell stock photography though, you need to do some research first and then need to learn to set up shots, rather than just photographing what you find. Hope this helps and good luck!

« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 21:59 »
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Hi Nodixal and welcome!
I am from Toronto too.

Elvinstar is right, so is Sharply_Done but in another thread. You need to do some research first.
You have some very good images but nobody will know if they will sell or not. If I knew that, I will be rich by now.

« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 22:01 »
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have any advice on what to research and where to do it? thanks a ton for the tips!

red

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 22:23 »
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If you are thinking microstock click on the first 4 agencies at the right and look around. If you are thinking Rights Managed, search the threads for advice for going in that direction. If you don't know the difference you have a lot of research/reading to do. Google is your friend - search on stock photography and be prepared to weed through a lot of "how to" baloney. If you do your homework, you will get the picture.

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 22:27 »
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Hello everyone, I recently started photography. About 2 months ago. I have found out about Stock Photography this week and it made me quite interested by it.

Wow! You've wasted a whole month and 29 days!

I'd suggest spending a bit more time just shooting and enjoying and learning about your new toy before stepping into the business of stock.

« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 21:18 »
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Hello everyone, I recently started photography. About 2 months ago. I have found out about Stock Photography this week and it made me quite interested by it.

Wow! You've wasted a whole month and 29 days!

I'd suggest spending a bit more time just shooting and enjoying and learning about your new toy before stepping into the business of stock.

I have to admit that sjlocke is right. Learn as much as you can about your gear and photography in general before you start sock photography. I'm not saying that you're not a good photographer, but stock photography is specific and you have to do a lot of research. Someone above suggested that you check the first 4 on the right side of the screan, which is good advice for a start. See what they sell and where you fit in.

I wish you good luck, and have lots of fun. :)

« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 02:29 »
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You need to learn to differentiate between your good stuff and your mediocre stuff. Your not so good stuff brings your portfolio down, get rid of it and only show what's great. These are the images from your port. that I think that work, Insects, Iphone, Raindrops, Energy. These don't work, Cool Dude, Branch 2, Porcupine, Soft, Stairway, Coffee.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 04:40 »
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Hello everyone, I recently started photography. About 2 months ago. I have found out about Stock Photography this week and it made me quite interested by it.

Wow! You've wasted a whole month and 29 days!

I'd suggest spending a bit more time just shooting and enjoying and learning about your new toy before stepping into the business of stock.
@Nodixal: The advice above is by one of the world's top microstockers.
It's worth it's weight in Black Diamonds.
Check out his site on iStock. That's what sells!


 

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