Share what I have learned

posted on 20th of september, 2011

Well I have 166 photos online, 21 sales and I'm half way to my first payment.
I was a major learning curve form me and my acceptance ration unfortunately reflect that.

One thing I would like to share with everyone who beginning their journey with micro stock is to look for trademarks and artwork.

It seems obvious and simple but it's not, since trademarks are everywhere - t-shirts, shoos, coffee mugs... even on price tags.

Artwork is also something to have in mind, when shooting at home take off all the paintings, posters, even a clock with a logo will earn you a rejection. When you are shooting at a location it's even more important to find the clean angles or use shallow depth of field.

I know you can remove most of the trademarks in PS or other graphic software but time spent on it is just not worth it, you will spend much less time simply being proactive and removing trademarks before you shoot.

Hope that helps some new contributors, and to all designers - keep downloading! ;)

Below few photos where I had to remove trademarks

Comments (15)

Posted by Mark6138 on June 14, 2012
Those reviewers have 'eagle eyes' and spot every single logo/brand/protected issue I miss. Still, that's what they're supposed to do.
Posted by Inyrdreams on June 14, 2012
good point...i took out the name on shoes that had been rejected but didnt realize the loga was still there! learning learning. all the time!
Posted by Joezachs on September 28, 2011
Yes I had a rejection once as a magazine was seen in the picture. After I blanked out the name of the magazine, it was accepted.
Posted by Hunor83 on September 28, 2011
Nice pictures!!!
Posted by Miluxian on September 28, 2011
well done!
Posted by Nero67 on September 21, 2011
Beautiful photos, congratulations!!!
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 20, 2011
I keep telling the models - less clothing!
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 20, 2011
I keep telling the models - less clothing!
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 20, 2011
Keep working!!!
Posted by Mariaam on September 20, 2011
Great photos! Congratulations! Wish you many sales...
Posted by Francy874 on September 20, 2011
I think your blog will be useful for new contributors :-) Nice images, congrats! bye, Francesca
Posted by Egomezta on September 20, 2011
Soon, very soon yuou'll receive your first payment. Great images.
Posted by Yuritz on September 20, 2011
Great pics and keep upload,good luck with the sales
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 20, 2011
Beautiful images, congrats!
Posted by ruigsantos on September 20, 2011
Nice portfolio!

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