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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

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! (more…)

Stock Photography

Posted: November 5, 2011 in Success sample

I (David Taylor-Hughes ) make 90% of my living from Stock Photography, and have been doing it for over 20 years, so here are a few tips that might make it easier if you’re trying to get started.

1) You have to spread yourself as wide as possible. Don’t go with just one library, go with as many as you can. I have work with 16 currently.

2) You need quantity AND quality. There’s a rough guide that says that once you have a certain quantity online, you can expect to make an amount equal to $1 per image per year. However you need 1000’s up for sale before this kicks in.

3) Its a long term job. It can take years before you start to make any real money. People think its an easy option to make some money. Its not. It takes as much work and persistance to become successful, as it does to make a living from portraiture, weddings, advertisng, commercial etc. (more…)

                              Stock Photography: Yuri Arcurs, the world’s best-selling microstock photographer, shares his secrets for success and why selling stock photos is like fast food.

Chances are you’ve seen a Yuri Arcurs image. Arguably the world’s most successful stock photographer, this affable Dane sells on average 2,000 images per day – or about two million over the course of a year – to the likes of Microsoft, Sony, Time and Der Spiegel. His images are everywhere. Google his name and you’ll get hundreds of thousands of results.
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