Does size matter?


posted on 1st of august, 2012



They say size doesn't matter. It's all in the technique.

And while I'd hate to complain about a sale there are two size issues that irk me. Let me know if you agree, disagree, never thought about it or if I'm just being irked over nothing.

Size Irk #1: Sub + Max

The slightly annoying sale is a Sub sale at "Maximum". Doesn't that irk you? I just seems like your image is being given away especially when the buyer seems that the really, really want it and want for something really good. I can't image a "Maximum" being used for a blog, the buyer must have something really cool in mind. Now granted if I was buying with a subscription I suppose I'd try to grab the largest size available also. But man that seems like a lot of file for very little cash. Hands in the cookie...

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Posted by Zenonk on August 09, 2012
thanks for sharing.
Posted by Egomezta on August 05, 2012
You're right, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Digikhmer on August 03, 2012
I am 10000000000000000% agree! Size matters for the subscriptions.



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Waiting for Sales


posted on 16th of august, 2012



One of the mistakes newbies make (I know because I was once one myself), is thinking that they have the greatest stock photograph ever, upload it, sit back and wait for the sales to pour in. Its like waiting for the phone to ring to tell you that you've won a contest.

Well, the stock game doesn't work that way. First off an image takes time to get into the search engines. Then it takes a while for the image to be seen among the millions of other images offered for sale. Even if a buyer likes the image, they might not have an immediate need for it.

Sure once in a while an image gets lucky and it finds a buyer right away, but for most images its takes time. Like those old Paul Masson winery ads "We will sell no wine before its time.”

The trick is to have a diverse...

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Posted by Wordplanet on September 19, 2012
Great shot :)
Posted by Aaronlara on September 11, 2012
Yeah very true,these are the normal mistakes usually done by the newbies,well very informative and helpful article,keep posting such post.
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Posted by Marieclaire66 on September 09, 2012
I agree it's good advice, but I can't help but sneak a peek now and again, just in case I get a sale. Well, short of a miracle I always have to wait. If I am not not in the mood to shoot pics, I check out everyone else's fine work, for inspiration not copying of course. Just to see what's popular, what sells, what does not. And then, do exactly as I please anyway.



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