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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2014, 16:14 »
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Like everyone with a camera, I get excited about all of the birds on the beach while on vacation (I didn't see any shore birds on a recent trip to Maui).  I shoot them.  But the reality is there isn't much demand for them and the stock agencies have tons of these pictures already.


« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2014, 17:26 »
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the reality is, that I DO sell pictures out of a search for the latin name.
Like maybe 2 times with each picture. Which is not sustainable in stock.

But I sell many more pictures from nature, IF they have other qualifications, like beauty or a concept.

This sanderling wont do, there is no concept, and the bird in it self is boring, or worse.
Take a photo of vulptures instead, feeding on a dead carcass and photoshop some dollars into it, and you have a stock photo.

« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2014, 09:20 »
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the reality is, that I DO sell pictures out of a search for the latin name.
Like maybe 2 times with each picture. Which is not sustainable in stock.

But I sell many more pictures from nature, IF they have other qualifications, like beauty or a concept.

This sanderling wont do, there is no concept, and the bird in it self is boring, or worse.
Take a photo of vulptures instead, feeding on a dead carcass and photoshop some dollars into it, and you have a stock photo.

That is an Awesome idea!
Just make sure you do not have your pet vultures snacking on a Bichon Frise!

by the way  your bird photo is out of focus at 100%

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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2014, 09:51 »
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It's a totally subjective process. Just keep making pictures and submitting. You'll make it.

I have a large portfolio istock, Dreamstime and Alamy with regular sales on all and can't believe how difficult it is to get the first batch if images accepted with shutterstock.
My latest review has failed again despite adding a comment for the reviewer as requested by a member of shutterstock staff.
It almost appears as if shutterstock aren't interested in new contributors.
If anyone from shutterstock reads this post please could you contract me.
Thanks
Sue.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #54 on: January 06, 2014, 17:12 »
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Hopefully I made it clear, I don't have a clue.  :) But it was the best guide of all the ones I've accumulated over the years, so I'm happy to find out I chose the best one for my desk.

I have a Bantam or Golden Books "Birds of North America" in the back of car. (trees, weeds, wildflowers, geology, Diesel spotters guide, all sorts of maps and a rock hammer) My Little Honda wagon comes with a reference library.  ;D That's not including the "necessary" photo stuff.

That one is the complete version.
The Eastern and Western versions are smaller (easier to carry in the field).


 

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