Hello everyone! This is my first post in this blog. I have to say that I have no literary talent and beautiful form words I do not know :) I am writing in Russian and translate with Google translator :)
And so that's what I decided to write.
First, about how I motivate myself to photograph for microstock.
Second, about how I photograph and processed.
Third, about themselves and about by a few :)
Today's post I want to dedicate motivation and goal setting.
I do not consider myself a super cool photographer, on the contrary - I take very mediocre. But that does not prevent me to enjoy it :)
And so, almost all microstock I registered in 2010, and the size of the portfolio does not exceed 50 images. The point of my laziness and careless approach to microstock. Do not think I'm lazy. I am a professional programmer, and most of my time I spend for writing software code.
But, literally, a couple of weeks ago, I attended one webinar after which I changed the point of view with respect to the microstock.
Now in order.
The most important thing in any job - is the goal. The goal - that's what you (and I) are aiming for. It is important to set a goal. In early October, I said that I would one day take, process and upload at least 10 photos, but the next day I realized that crossed the line. We can say that it is not in itself a burden taken. To date, I have already adjusted their goals and one of them is to increase the number of photos in the portfolio to 100 by the New Year.
And the motivation is very simple - I need to pay the mortgage :)
By the way, I do not want to broadcast in radio mode. And I would like to talk to you in the comments :)
To suggest a topic discussion.
One of the most popular themes is the picture of food. You look at the pictures and in the stomach starts to rumble. In our town there are a couple of decent restaurants where delicious and beautifully cooked style meals. But they are already collaborating with other photographers. I would like to take some pictures for a portfolio, but other than as offering a free shot of dishes for the menu I have no other thoughts. And with those photographers do not want to spoil the relationship. Maybe you have encountered a similar situation? What would you do? Write the answers in the comments, I'll be happy to read your ideas and get advice.