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My Mini-Gallery At Dreamstime

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Success sample

My Mini-Gallery At Shutterstock

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Success sample

My latest images for sale at Shutterstock:

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My most popular images for sale at Shutterstock:

Texture of red fish skin White metal plate with many small circular holes Barbed wire against a grungy old wall in sepia. Texture of Thai native weave mat

How to make money from the sale of a substantial picture of the need for patience, not anything about the other functions. Or general business.It’s not as simple as the lottery. Need some effort. But the effort is much more fun. It like to play, but not money.Many would argue not.

10 steps to a sale of Shutterstock Contributor

1. Must apply immediately.

Do not hesitate because you think it before you forget it. You know many others have already sold several thousand.Finally, You would sit up until now, if an application to sell to you then. You can not take it. Do not be afraid there is no waste.

2. To make it through.

This step is most difficult and heartbreaking. Tell people that you would be preoccupied with it. Actually it’s much easier if the person who passed it to send pictures to sell.You know that 7 is not difficult at all because Now exported to almost 1,000 images, but for those who are not sure. Need to check it.With inquiries from people who sell the same image many people to confirm that the image is then sent it sure will not have to wait a month, many people are waiting to take you.If not, take heart. While waiting for your picture collection as a pass down the stretch as the image on the web. Read the rest of this entry »

Stock Photography Dos and Don’ts Part I.

Posted: December 24, 2011 in Tips

I. Tips for Beginners

Many new submitters get discouraged at their initial rejections when they submit their first batch of 10. This is usually because they do not fully understand what makes a good stock image – it is not a reflection on their skills as a competent photographer.

With that in mind, this handy list of dos and don’ts can help you get up to speed and start earning more money!

Do keep a wish list. What would you love to shoot? What steps can you take to make this happen?

Don’t “take sides.” You’re selling an idea or concept, not a personal statement. While partisan viewpoints have their place (in editorial photos, for example), your image will be more marketable for a variety of uses if you focus on how the potential image would be used. Plan ahead!

Do shoot as often as you can. Not everything will be suitable for stock, but the practice will make you a better photographer.

Don’t pigeonhole yourself. It’s a big world out there and your viewpoint is unique – capture everything you can, if for nothing else than to hone your photography skills. This will also allow you to introduce yourself to subjects you may have not realized you enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

Yuri Arcurs — AKA the “King of Microstock” — is the best selling microstock photographer in the world, selling over 2,000 images a day and 2 million a year. Visit his website here.


PetaPixel: Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Yuri Arcurs: I was born in 1976 in Aarhus, Denmark, where I still live with my fiance, Cecilie, and our dog, Maff. As a child I spent some years in the U.S. but I returned to Denmark and joined the army, and later on I continued with my studies in Psychology at Aarhus Univerity. These days I feel like I’m not doing much else besides stock photography, but when I do have time for other things I really enjoy a good work-out. I have always been a very active person, which was probably one of the reasons I joined the army when I was younger, but right now I try to focus all of my energy on stock. So, unfortunately, marathons and the likes will have to wait! Read the rest of this entry »