Am I a STOCK PHOTOGRAPHER yet?


posted on 17th of january, 2009

This is my first article to Dreamstime blog.
I will keep it short in case it's not too interesting. But I hope someone will read this and find it useful, or at least , think it's a good one.

I am almost coming to be a contributor in micro one year old, come April. As some of my network know, I am only new as a contributor in microstock, but I have been a photographer almost too long time to remember when I first graduated from NYI . I have worked all across my land with the camera and it has been my constant companion giving me a lot of satisfaction, both as an artist and a working photographer.
I also have met lots of incredible photographers who knew their work well, and even met the world's greatest portraitist living at that time, when he was at his Chateau Laurier Studio in the Capital of...

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Posted by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2009
Cheers Eclecticelegance for your comment. Let's both enjoy our "ways to go" enroute to being a Stock Photographer !
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 19, 2009
Interesting article! I think I have a ways to go before I can consider myself a "Stock Photographer", but I am learning tons along the way!
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 18, 2009
Creativei, so glad you enjoyed my first blog article. Your advice is very welcoming and encouraging. The beauty about entering into a different branch of my career ie. microstock is that here is a whole new world and I am once again back in the student's chair. Whatever I am or whatever I've done mean very little, if I don't come into this new stage with an empty cup. And you are the first person that has filled this empty cup for me with some very good advice of your own experience. I will remember to "have fun and let the rest follow". Cheers for sharing with me your optimistic and helpful perspective.



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Your success is due to a) Variety (b) Volume (c) Style


posted on 21st of january, 2009




Now here is a question for all . Not just for the long timers with experience and lots of downloads, but also for the newbies, like myself.
Which of the three do you feel describes your success ?
or if you're a newbie, which of the three do you feel will account for you being a successful stock contributor.

a) Variety:
You shot in different categories so as to provide yourself with a larger client base.

b) Volume:
We know how successful that is, when you look at the chain stores and the famous coffee shops and fast food.
Does it work in stock photography?

c) Style:
You are not one to fly with the rest of the sky. You are more interested in a certain niche. You pick that style that is entirely your own, or where you are in your element. Your peers identify...

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Posted by Creativei on January 22, 2009
Well a simple answer, First I wanna fit myself with variety, so can reach more clients, then to meet that demand I will concentrate on volume, (I guess variety is directly related to volume), then finally chase the style.
Posted by Cmarshall717 on January 22, 2009
Likewise, there's no other answer. Some learn this valuable lesson sooner than others. Others, like me, tend to take a little longer; but, we get there! It's when you finally do connect those three dots that progress can begin to happen. Good luck to you here!
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2009
thank you Macdaddy and Irisangel for taking time to stop by to read my blog and to add your comment. I visited your portfolios and you both have impressive download history . Wow ! congrats.



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