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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

10 Tips to Shoot Better Stock

Posted: November 14, 2011 in Tips

Other than constantly shooting to further hone your craft, it’s important to understand the purpose of stock: to sell or promote a product, concept or idea. With this in mind, here are ten tips to help you shoot better stock, hence more earnings.

1. Create images with clear subject matter.

Images with a unique theme and clear point of view are most useful to buyers. Think about what message your image is making when you create it, and your image will likely be a stronger one.

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You may start to instinctively create images that send a message or tell a story. That photo you shot on a hike? It says something about perseverance, and denotes accomplishment. (more…)