The secret of microstock and the 35c sale

posted on 11th of october, 2011

© Darrinhenry (Help) Sexy, gorgeous young model soaked from head to toe, tropical ocean sunset, lighting stands weighed down in a rock pool and makeup artist/stylist warning me of large swells – what more could you ask for from life as a photographer? Well certainly more than 35 cents! Come on, 3 lots of heart and soul went into creating that stunning 21MP masterpiece!

We’ve all been there I suspect and you wonder why we carry on? Then you catch yourself really chuffed with a $2.40 sale and a few moments later realise how sad it is you are now celebrating $2.40 for all that work. I went through constant phases of being grumpy about every sale, feeling exploited and undervalued. But niggling away at the back of my mind was the fact that so many people were doing it and so...

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Posted by Darrinhenry on October 18, 2011
Hey Yadamons no worries, so nice to hear it's useful info and to get everyone elses comments as well. Great portfolio by the way, all quality stuff.
Posted by Yadamons on October 18, 2011
Thanks a lot, this secret are very helpfull for me.
Posted by Darrinhenry on October 17, 2011
Thanks Snamfoto for the feedback. The sunflower was hit and miss, tried it with 2 other models before this but the effect was a bit strained. But this one definately works I thought so only used this shoot.

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Featured contributer - wonderful surprise!

posted on 17th of october, 2011

Logged on to DT as I do multiple times a day and completely gobsmacked to see one of my images on the Featured Contributer banner! Talk about made my day. I had always assumed this was just for the exclusive photographers so I'm over the moon. Have taken screen shots to preserve this happy ocassion.

Sorry, embarrassed at how thrilled I am about this but just had to tell the DT world!!
(I should add I had a crappy weekend, hence the excitment, so this has really perked me up again)

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Posted by Fenghui on November 17, 2011
well deserved,congratulation from Chengdu.
Posted by Sarahpalin on November 16, 2011
Congratulation! I am so happy for your fantastic achievement. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.
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Posted by Photosdl on November 09, 2011
really happy for you! don't stop your great work :)

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About me

Began shooting micro-stock mid 2009 and couldn't believe it when virtually all my work was rejected. Complained, huffed and puffed, then I calmed down and set about trying to find out what I needed to do to get pictures accepted. Micro-stock has definately improved me as a photographer and I have since learned so much about the technical aspects of photography. During 2015 I began shooting travel stock with a well planned trip to South Africa, Southeast Asia and the USA. These travels area also part of our blog, What The Saints Did Next.

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