Getting your photographs onto a stock agency can be difficult. Most have very strict technical guideline,s and very tough editing procedures. However, following these 7 tips could increase your chances of getting accepted and help you sell your images with stock photography agencies. 1 – Do Your Research Stock agencies vary greatly in what they …
One to add to that... be unique. Whether it's your subject matter, style, interpretation or technique... submit images that we haven't seen a hundred times before. Offer an interesting and distinct view of useful content. It will get you accepted more easily and it will make you more sales!
New survey from PhotoResearch.Info now open to any photographer in the business of selling their photography. Last year's survey generated some extremely useful information so please get behind this one as well... complete it, share it and register for updates for when the reports come out.
Want to know what's working for photographers? Well so do we! Please share this post with your photographer-connections, then take a moment to complete the short Photographer Survey... and we'll send you a detailed report on what we find out!
Have you ever been disappointed when you’ve seen your travel photos after returning from a trip?
All good basic tips, but for totally marketable travel shots... make sure you also capture the 'experience' of the destination... ie. other people responding to whatever it is that caught your attention. The shots that make viewers think, "hey I'd like to experience that myself". Those are the travel shots buyers can't get enough of.
Consider the power of puppies in marketing for your next campaign. Despite the popularity of cat memes, puppies and dogs are most popular.
As a dog-person, this one is kind of reassuring! As a photographer, it's also handy to know.
A lot of the memes I see being passed around are pretty ordinary photography of very strong content... so there could be an opportunity there to create some better quality images that provoke similar responses?
If buyers want that emotional response in the viewer, and they don't want mediocre images that have been passed around the web for years, seems RM is going to be the best option?
Put simply, photo manipulation is changing photos to create an illusion. Widely accepted as an art form, photo manipulation requires skill as well as an active imagination. Using Photoshop and other photo editing tools, digital artists have recently taken it to mind-blowing levels, creating everything from surreal and dark environments to strange and otherworldly animals. Today, I bring you ten of the best photo manipulation artists (and digital teams) around. They're the ones who work with big advertisers to not just push a product but but to make us fall in love with the brand. Creating unbelievable stories with precision and skill, these artists make us believe that magic can exist, that fantasy and reality can merge and that we are only limited by our own imagination. 1. Christophe Gilbert As a self-described detail-maniac freak, Christophe Gilbert truly believe that small details can make a huge difference. Looking through his amazing portfolio of work, we're left speechless by…
Here's an interesting collection of digital manipulations I just came across... most of the effects aren't all that new or even unique, but it's useful to look at them being used in a commercial context. This is one of those things I always tell myself I'll try for myself... 'one day'.
Hard to believe something this good is still free... the latest version is better than ever and totally dominating the search results. Make sure you claim your business listing today.
Here's a simple 3-step guide to a free business listing that most photographers still aren't using. It generates more 'local' leads than all the others put together... including the paid directories... so if you offer photography services locally you need to be here!
Have you ever seen a piece of content and had a déjà-vu moment? You say to yourself, “I’ve read this before, and I know I’ve seen the gray-haired man holding an iPad somewhere.” B2B content has become pretty formulaic.
Looking for a few good stock ideas? How about coming up with some creative and contemporary alternatives to these tired old images...
4 Steps to do with every image in Lightroom to make them pop.
Finally found a Lightroom version of the 'photos that pop' tutorial we've been recommending for years. Very important for publishing low res previews online or else no one's ever going to ask to see the originals...
So true... I remember having a full menu photographed back in my chef-days ... we'd prepared one of everything but had to start over when the photographer arrived and set them up to his specs... in the end not one of the dishes would have been edible but they looked fantastic!
Most photographers would have a blog of some description by now, but those I see don't usually have any clear business strategy behind them... the photographers know they ought to have one but they aren't all that clear on why or what to do with it. This short post might help with that!
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.