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Microstock Photography Forum - General => Off Topic => Topic started by: leaf on September 26, 2012, 06:05

Title: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: leaf on September 26, 2012, 06:05
Doesn't look like much has changed since the 40's :)

Photography - 1946 Vocational Guidance Film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRuiHNA5hfk#)

Hobby photogrpahers selling images to magazines for income and a crowded industry
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: dreamstock on September 26, 2012, 10:03
Doesn't look like much has changed since the 40's :)

exactly. the technology has changed dramatically and other things are surprisingly almost the same.
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: oxman on September 26, 2012, 10:16
Classic!! thanks for posting 8)
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: Gunter Nezhoda on September 27, 2012, 16:09
oh, this was awesome, thanks for posting this, all the best to you :)
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: RacePhoto on October 01, 2012, 16:06
Yeah, used to be an annual photomarket magazine. I don't know if its still published. It lists magazines and what they wanted to buy. It's probably a website now. But the old newsreel movie is a classic!
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: velocicarpo on October 01, 2012, 16:35
Yes, amazing how little has actually changed. Including statements like "...a business you can start as a hobby" or "...there are far more photographers than opportunities"....
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: JPSDK on October 01, 2012, 16:52
which is why I always tell my students to persue their interests.
"You can do well in any topic when you want to".
Its all about what you want to.
Title: Re: Hobby photographers can make a living selling images to magazines!
Post by: dbvirago on October 01, 2012, 18:36
Not the '40s, but I looked at stock in the late 70s early 80s with my old AE-1 Program. You had to shoot slide, print multiple copies, label them with what little info could be written on the edges, mount them in plastic sleeves and fed-ex them around the country. That's after shooting and processing.

Maybe not much has changed, but what gets done in a few minutes now took many hours back then, plus the expense of producing stock submissions.