It’s time for part 2 of my microstock workflow. If you missed part 1 that covered steps 1 through 7, you can read it here.
Part 1 focused more on my workflow before the actual photo shoot and the photo shoot itself. In part 2, I’ll focus mainly on what I do after the shoot is done. This will cover steps 8 through 17. Without further ado, let’s get right to it.
Step 8: Backup, backup, backup. Did I say Backup? As soon as you fill up a card, back it up right away while you continue shooting. If you have a big memory card and can put a full day’s shoot on it, I suggest you do a mid-shoot backup. I back everything Continue Reading »
It’s been a while since I wrote about Microstock Photography. In part 1, I gave you an insight on what it was all about and in part 2 we looked at the major payers in the industry. And here I go with a long title to introduce part 3: MicroStock Photography Part 3 – My Workflow from A to Z (Part 1). Ok, so that everybody understands, you are now reading part 1 of part 3. That means that we’ll be having a part 2 of part 3 next week. Glad I cleared that up!
Some of you wrote to me asking for my workflow; how I went about my microstock routine. So guess what! I’ll give you my complete workflow from the very beginning to the very end. I’ll bee picking my brains to make sure you get all the details. You don’t need to be a stock photographer to read this. Most of this workflow applies to all the shooting I do. In part 1, I’ll go from Step 1 to Continue Reading »
In part 1, I interviewed Microstock Phenomenon and shed the light on what microstock photography is all about. If you missed it, you can read it HERE.
Now lets look at the top four microstock agencies out there and what they can offer you as a photographer. I’ll limit this to photographers since that’s my field of expertise. But you can also contribute illustrations, videos and sound to certain agencies.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of each agency, here’s a bird’s eye view of the top 5 agencies in terms of traffic. Looking at the Alexa graph below, we can clearly see that Continue Reading »
As some of you might know, my main source of income derives from stock photography sales… more specifically, microstock photography. It accounts for roughly 75% of my photography income. When I meet new people, the conversation usually goes like this…
So Yanik, what do you do?
I’m a professional photographer.
Hey, that’s cool! So what do you do? Weddings or portraits?
Actually, I mostly do commercial and editorial photography but my main source of revenue comes from microstock photography.
Many people are still learning about microstock photography, so I though I would do a series of articles explaining the ins and outs of this new Web phenomenon. In part 1, I’ll give you a breakdown of what it actually is and how it all started. So let’s get started! I think the best way to start this series is to interview my good budy Continue Reading »