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« on: March 11, 2016, 11:28 »
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New user here though photography was my hobby for a long time. Been a month on shutterstock and have 2000 photos. Have made 60 Dollars until now from 150 sales. I usually earn $3-5 a day and thought am i doing good. How much are you guys earning and is there anything you'd recommend me. Any help is appreciated!
portfolio for the interested: newbielink:http://www.shutterstock.com/g/berkay [nonactive]


« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 12:34 »
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Since you asked.your hand isolations suffer from color casts, lack of composition, and distracting backgrounds. Your lighting is nice and soft, but you are concentrating too much on the subject and neglecting the background. Both are important. A clean white background will make your subject pop off  the page. Learn the rule of thirds and apply it to your compositions for more interest. Learn to correct color casts to turn your lifeless blue skin to warm rich flesh. See my correction. You are very close. Don't be in a hurry to load up a ton of mediocre stuff. Spend more time post processing and load up the highest quality to compete with the top earners. The more you practice, the faster you'll get.




« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 12:38 »
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Thanks for the insights. I will take your recommendation into account and spend more time editing my photos! Are there any software you would recommend? Thanks again in advance

« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 12:56 »
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I use Photoshop.

Rinderart

« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 13:16 »
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What that shows is. reviewers do Not have calibrated Monitors. Nothing Personal. also I would stay away from stuff on white. theres 50 Million others to compete with.Buyers are looking for natural, real life stuff. not just things and stuff you find and take a picture of. Thats my 38 cents worth.

Rinderart

« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 13:20 »
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I use Photoshop.

Ditto.Processing is a major part of what we must know. But Lighting it correctly to begin with is way more cost effective for 25 cents. spending More than a few minutes.. "Fixing" something is going backwards.

« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 04:22 »
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Is there a manual of how to get rid of the grey? I also have this grey on my images.

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 06:48 »
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Is there a manual of how to get rid of the grey? I also have this grey on my images.

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Theres lots of alternative ways ...probably worth while getting a decent book about your chosen software tool and has been said for future shoots work on your lighting

« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 00:26 »
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Wow, you are doing good stuff. Have been on and off on SS for a year now. 200 images netting me $1-2 a day on good days

« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 23:46 »
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The Levels tool in Photoshop does a good job. Ctrl+L. I forget what menu it's under.

Is there a manual of how to get rid of the grey? I also have this grey on my images.

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Rinderart

« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 15:32 »
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In Photoshop. Image/adjustments/Levels. One of the first 5 things you should know.Also. levels and you see 3 eyedroppers choose wht [On right] click on the background. Bam. white.

« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2016, 09:03 »
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hy im not photographer, but i want sell 3d rendered picture, what do you think?

« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2016, 09:08 »
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I think you need to start your own thread, and include some samples of your work.

« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2016, 16:52 »
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What that shows is. reviewers do Not have calibrated Monitors. Nothing Personal. also I would stay away from stuff on white. theres 50 Million others to compete with.Buyers are looking for natural, real life stuff. not just things and stuff you find and take a picture of. Thats my 38 cents worth.

I have to disagree... when searching for pictures, as a buyer, more than half the stuff i search for is isolated on white as elements to a bigger design i have in mind... theres a reason why theres so many out there because thats what gets downloaded.

« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 07:44 »
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from such a portfolio even made 3 5 dollar day for me is a miracle and show some interesting topic

- most buyer simply buy the first photos they find....if they need a white isolated subject, yours are full of flaws, compared to much better white..but somebody bought yours...just to work on them after to correct everything. considering that search highlight mostly new photos that's why your have sold.

- now 3200 images...in 10 days an amateur added 1000 images....pratctially the same topic repeated infinity. it's the bulk of the million images added every week in ss, poor photos. if i see some of my rejection i really ama amazed that they accepted even 5% of your portfolio.

- what i said in the worst month ever thread is justified by you. adding photos daily in big number is the only way to earn right now. cause search criteria help new images. if even 2000 poor isolated images can give 100 150 dollar per month, 15000 good images can still give big money. i see this trend also with my experiment.

- microstock is really the last tyre of world photography.

« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2016, 09:59 »
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H'mm maybe buyers don't want perfect white backgrounds?

« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2016, 10:53 »
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H'mm maybe buyers don't want perfect white backgrounds?

maybe but once those images would have been rejected easily....now they accepted 3200 images in the last month....and then we ask why micro stock is going down...


« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2016, 11:19 »
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Maybe you should be thinking about how you could improve your performance rather than criticising others?

« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2016, 14:16 »
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H'mm maybe buyers don't want perfect white backgrounds?

maybe but once those images would have been rejected easily....now they accepted 3200 images in the last month....and then we ask why micro stock is going down...

"Member since 2006"

 I guess time really is relative.

« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2016, 18:35 »
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Relax people. Have to respect OP for learning something new, getting 2000 pics shot, keyworded, uploaded and accepted and then earning from them. I'm sure the quality and money will improve with time.

« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2016, 07:08 »
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he wrote been a month in ss...he probably signed in 2006 and uploaded only now...anyway after this post he uploaded 1200 images...poor white isolated images. probably  one two shot made in a bunch of hour.
and he said he made 60 dollar. for me is doing super with this portfolio and if this is what buyer want, so i' will begin doing isolated white.

i repeat since those isolation would have been rejected easily.

« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2016, 07:10 »
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Relax people. Have to respect OP for learning something new, getting 2000 pics shot, keyworded, uploaded and accepted and then earning from them. I'm sure the quality and money will improve with time.

i'm relaxed. this are images that o2 3 years ago would have been rejected 95%...instead they are approved...so from now i will do again isolation on white.

Melissa22

« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2016, 06:46 »
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I also use photoshop

« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2016, 07:56 »
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I'm sure the endgame for all of us is earning more. So even the agencies (greedy as they are) understand that some money can be made through less stringent checking. Good stuff OP keep us updated on what works and what does not


 

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