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iStockPhoto.com / Re: If I may put my 2 cents in...
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:24 »
I got 0.07cents, 0.08 and 0.09 cents for quite a few images. That's just shocking.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: If I may put my 2 cents in...
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:04 »
what is premium access time limited ?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: If I may put my 2 cents in...
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:58 »
Thank you. I found it. I am relatively new to iStock. There is written image type: photo and next to it to the right is written exclusive. I am not exclusive with iStock. Why is there written exclusive? What a mess on earth is this?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: If I may put my 2 cents in...
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:30 »
Where do I see how many photos I sold? I can only see the total amount I earned.

General Photography Discussion / Re: Morocco - Marrakech
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:37 »
Thank you so much for all your help. I don't know how to express it properly how much it means to me. I realised that I don't see enough things to photograph. I never thought about taking photos of objects. Aren't they copyright or someone's art? How do the "who, when, what, where" for editorial photos apply to objects? Isn't a Moroccan door someone's art? Apart from 2 days alone in Marrakech I will have one day to myself in Fez unless I pay for the optional city sightseeing. I am determined to explore Fez online my own. Sounds like it will be much more of an adventure than my guided Sicily tour.

General Photography Discussion / Re: Morocco - Marrakech
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:53 »
The closeup of the hands is a good idea. It's the first time I will be doing some street photography. I hope I will learn a little bit during the photography tour. I could book 6 hours with a photo journalist but it will take me one year to earn that sort of money with microstock.

General Photography Discussion / Re: Morocco - Marrakech
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:36 »
I agree, touring with 30 people is no fun but I would not want to tour Morocco on my own. I don't know what to do regarding model release. I am doing a half day photography tour organised by photographers who live in Marrakech. They are paying these people. There might be 5 other photographers on the tour. I have not used Easyrelease yet. Would there be even time for model releases? The 10 day tour will take us into the Atlas mountains, also to Fez, Casablanca, Rabat...

General Photography Discussion / Morocco - Marrakech
« on: March 15, 2017, 07:15 »
Has anyone been to Morocco? My husband fancied a 10 day escorted tour holiday in Morocco. I have only been once before on a tour holiday but didn't take photos for microstock. There was hardly a chance to take photos. I will have 2 days all alone in Marrakech before the tour starts. I will get the chance to photograph people in a bakery, barber shop...to take photos of. They are all getting paid for that. Should I buy the Easyrelease app or should I just upload the images as editorial? Is it true that it is forbidden to use a tripod in public? Where do I upload? To microstock or to macrostock? I have taken an amazing photo of the Hagia Sophia during golden hour in Istanbul but it was only bought twice within one year on microstock. Alamy doesn't sell any of my images. Any tips for Morocco? It takes me time to take proper photos. Has anyone tried to take stock photos while being on a tour with 30 people? All the images I took in Istanbul sold but only twice, some only once within a year. I only took a few because I wasn't there for long and only have edited and uploaded really good photos. I was there alone and not with a group and spend lots of time composing the photos.

I take images with a Sony RX100M3 and that is not a DSLR. I had only one photo rejected for being too soft. I don't know your camera. My camera is a 20 MP camera. 

Thank you Jarih.

I have a 20 MP camera but my RAW files are not 50 MB.

It would be interesting to know if they sell better than Alamy. Angela, your images are far too beautiful for microstock. So dreamy and artistic. They should be used in movies. 

Alamy.com / Re: Alamy Image discoverability
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:57 »
I have 50 keywords for each image. I am just worried that I don't have them in the right order. For example in the old website I had white background, isolated, close-up often in the last field.

Alamy.com / Alamy Image discoverability
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:12 »
I have just seen on Alamy's new website that 148 of my images have poor discoverability. What to do? Is it possible to change keywords after photos have been accepted? How?
I have not sold one image yet on Alamy. I am slowly getting tired of uploading there.

Robert Harding wants 50 MB files. Unless I got that wrong. My images, converted from RAW to JPEG using LR and quality set a 100% don't have more than 20MB.

Photography Equipment / Re: Sony RX100 - upgrade
« on: February 09, 2017, 16:12 »
I have the M3. No point buying the M4. M5 has hybrid AF. I am hoping that the RX100M6 will get a touch screen. The M5 costs far too much money for what it is. I read that the JPEGs of the Sony A6500 are amazing. Just don't know if I will sell more images of I have a camera that makes better JPEGs.

Photography Equipment / Re: Sony RX100 - upgrade
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:02 »
Thank you Irina. Due to health problems I can't take and edit more photos than that. The Sony RX100M5 has hybrid AF, my camera has only contrast detection. I haven't started taking videos yet. The Sony RX100M5 can record in 4K, mine only in HD. The main problem for me is holding a heavy camera but even more damaging is computer work.

Photography Equipment / Sony RX100 - upgrade
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:36 »
Hello, has anybody upgraded to the Sony RX100M5? Is it worth it? I am taking photos with the Sony RX100M3 because I can't hold heavy cameras. Would I sell more images if I would choose a higher quality camera like the Sony A6300 for example? Is it worth it paying any more money for a new camera? I have only uploaded about 340 images in one year and I really can't do more than that. I edit RAW files but would really love to be able to use JPEGs. Wouldn't that save a lot of editing work?

Pond5 / Re: Do photos sell on Pond5 ?
« on: January 30, 2017, 13:14 »
Tyson, how many photos have you had on Pond5? How much did you charge?

Alamy.com / Re: How to sumbit Royalty free editorial images?
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:39 »
I got an email from Alamy yesterday. You can't upload RF editorial images yet. You will be in the future but they have not mentioned when that will be.

Alamy.com / Re: Do food photos sell on Alamy?
« on: December 26, 2016, 03:35 »
I only took the postcard type of travel images. I only started with stock photography 11 months ago that's why I don't have more images yet. Of course I don't earn lots of money on microstock but my images do get bought. I have not sold one single image, not even an editorial on Alamy.

Alamy.com / Re: Do food photos sell on Alamy?
« on: December 26, 2016, 03:23 »
I am good at shooting travel photos but I am not going anywhere on holidays in the near future. When weather is bad I do food photography . However, the few travel photos I shot are selling well on microstock but no sale on Alamy.

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Pond5 / Re: Do photos sell on Pond5 ?
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:36 »
I think I have to stop giving everything to microstock. The volume might be higher but think about a landscape photographer who gets up at 3.30 am to drive somewhere for one hour to take a beautiful sunrise image. And he gets 0.25 dollars. And food photography is stressful, time consuming and expensive even if you do eat the undercooked food later. :-) I only just started uploading at Pond5. I will wait and if nothing sells I will change my price setting according to the image.

Pond5 / Re: Do photos sell on Pond5 ?
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:18 »
Think about it how much Alamy charges for an image. Well, I certainly won't upload for 1 dollar. I am already frustrated about the 25 cent I am getting on SS. I priced all of mine at 20 dollars for the biggest size. Just wondering if that's too high. A unique photo I priced 100 dollars. Actually I felt like setting it to 150 just like Alamy does. Shooting takes time and costs money, editing from RAW to JPEG takes time, uploading takes lots of time and customers want to pay 1 dollar? Maybe they should go and take their own photos and then think about it if they don't value them higher.

Pond5 / Re: Do photos sell on Pond5 ?
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:55 »
How much should I charge for a photo?

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