posted on 9th of march, 2010

It's very ironic, that I would shoot an image depicting my very situation a month or 2 later. I've been shooting lots of Easter images as well, so I hope that bodes well!

However, I've never felt so close to images like I have to the above after the last financial year-end in February! Business has been good, but overheads terrible. Planning on supplementing and cushioning a bit with microstock this year, and already seeing promising results.

Wouldn't it be great if my studio's overheads could be covered by stock images, and the rest of my work make the money? Are any of you doing it yet?

Are any of you bringing home the bacon with stock yet?

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Comments (3)

Posted by Jonvitalija on March 10, 2010
Not really, I wish too but is not happening. I'm like tan510jomast working all day and stock only as hobby.
Posted by smartview27 on March 09, 2010
It's place for more bacon!
Posted by Tan510jomast on March 09, 2010
i am sure it is possible to bring home the bacon with stock photography.
of course, you have to assign enough time to producing these images for stock to make ends meet.
my day job is as a freelance photographer, so i have very little time to assign to live on stock photography. and i do not intend to give up my "day job" just yet, simply because i earn more per hour than i do with stock photographer per month.
but if you are without a job or can assign a full 24/7 for mass producing stock photographs, i am sure you can earn enough...

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Coffee with no milk, images with no filter

posted on 25th of march, 2010

Ok, so on my homeopath's orders I have stopped taking milk in my coffee. 9 years ago another homeopath booked me off sugar in my coffee. So what is my finding after 3 weeks of black, bitter coffee?

What have I been missing! It seems like coffee has REAL flavour now. Can you imagine? That by diluting it, I've actually taken the real beauty out of the drink.

Now the question is: do I do that with photography? Do I dilute my work with commercial cleverness to make it more susceptible to the buying market, or do I let the real McCoy surface now and again, so people can feel the brunt of my total, unadulterated creativity?

Honestly, I think I flood it with creative sugar and milk... I've become so used to shooting acceptable images, that I'll probably blog another 10 times...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Joezachs on April 29, 2010
Aha this is one point I have been debating with myself. I am some one who likes to take candid pictures but those cannot be submited to DT as the lighting may not be right or "not properly composed"
So I try to maintain a balance between the two.
Posted by Danienel on March 26, 2010
Thanx David, I hope I can extend the marketability and art ranges!
Posted by Davidwatmough on March 25, 2010
Your cappuccino and beautiful girl thinking are both really striking images and probably your best sellers so there really isn't a conflict between art and marketability [ at least in these instances ]. David.

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