Instead of Uploading the Obvious, You Should Upload the OBVIOUS

posted on 7th of april, 2012

We all know the story; you have a camera, take lots of pictures, and then you discover the world of Microstock. "You mean I can make MONEY doing this?" you say to yourself. "Sign me up!"

And thus your career began. You searched the database, looked at other portfolios, and realized that yes, you can do this too! You start to upload fancy buildings from downtown, flowers in your garden, and the salad you had for lunch. You diligently upload, become all giddy after your first sale, and you are on your way!

Then come the long days of waiting between sales. Three days. A week. 10 days. Ding! A subscription sale! Someone wanted your picture! Then it's another three days, a week, 10 days until the next sale. This time it's a credit sale! But it's for 58 cents.

OK, sure, I can sell pictures, but when...

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Posted by Abimages on October 02, 2012
Interesting and enjoyable read. Thank you!
Posted by Sijohnsen on May 07, 2012
Nice ideas, gives me something to think about
Posted by Shopon on May 07, 2012
Great post. Thanks for interesting blog :D

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You Have to be a Photographer FIRST

posted on 25th of april, 2012

I have been a victim of the economy; I've been working but doing consulting which means the jobs are temporary. As my most recent assignment was ending, I began to look for another job and have landed a permanent position. My start date is April 30 and thus have a few days to play with my new Nikon D800.

Two days ago I arrived at my parents house, located 30 miles south of Green Bay,Wisconsin, USA. Yesterday morning I was up before the dawn, driving through the dark to be at a specific location when the sun broke above the horizon. There is an old, abandoned farmhouse I've been trying to photograph and I have yet to have all the elements come together and capture a landscape full of magic.

The glow to the east told me the sun was dutiful in its never ending journey. I noticed too the best colors...

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Posted by Cpreiser000 on May 07, 2012
Great article, I really enjoyed the read. Being from Wisconsin I see many of the same types of things you mention, but will see them in a whole new light now - thank you!
Posted by Sobek85 on April 28, 2012
nice article
Posted by Bradcalkins on April 26, 2012
Great story!

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This article has been read 1647 times. 7 readers have found this article useful.

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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin... [Read more]

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