Earn more from Microstock with the picNiche “Share” button

July 29, 2010

A new version of the picNiche Microstock Contributor Toolbar was approved by the mozilla reviewers last night and should be rolling out on auto-update today….

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Science Themed Stock Photo Ideas To Shoot

July 15, 2010

I saw this great post on Photopreneur about Science topics being an untapped Niche in Stock Photography….

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Stock Photos You Really Should be Shooting

July 9, 2010

If you want to be selling more microstock images, these are some of the ideas, concepts and subjects you should be shooting….

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Absolutely MUST follow stock photography twits

June 11, 2010

When advising microstock contributors running the picNiche toolbar to watch my twitter for updates or announcements, I quite often hear: “twitter is rubbish, I don’t care what so-and-so had for breakfast” or “it’s such a waste of time”, or “it’s just not useful to me”. Well here’s my response 🙂

Twitter is helpful for your photography, important to your business, and sometimes inspirational for the soul. Everyone on this list will not waste your time… they engage, and challenge, share and shine far brighter than the rest of the ‘stars’ in the twitterverse.

They will work hard to change the way you see your craft, your art, and maybe even your life.

If you’re on twitter, and you’re not following any of these stock photographers and associated people, then follow them all below. If you’re not on yet, go and join up, then give it a go. (You can open each one in a new tab/window by holding ctrl or cmd)

New Entries:

@DanKorzeniewski@RobSylvan@fxegs@MicrostockInfo@KursivPhotos@7fttallrussian@cfimages@_IMaster

Bloggers:

@microstock@mystockphoto@robertkneschke@microstockin@simplefoto@fotosverkaufen@microstockinfo@photopreneur@microstockexp@ellenboughn@microstockgroup@fastmediamag

Artists:

@theprint@stockphotoguy@tdavidson@xtellev@arenacreative@corepix@aletermi@veoelmundo@photojack@jonathanjross@yuriarcurs@shannonfagan@adphoto@blackstar@plrang@kcline@cjmgrafx@travismanley@stockjourney@gioadventures@milankeser@photosil@ncphoto@herartsheloves@dlaflor

Agencies:

@fotolia@shutterstock@istock@dreamstime@bigstock@123rf@crestock@panthermedia@cutcaster@deposit_photos@thinkstock@pixmac@alamycontribs@imagesource@pond5@glowimages

Services:

@lookstat@picscout@pixamba@photoshelter@clustershot

And of course: me and my picNiche bots 🙂

and of course... me: @bobbigmac@picniche@picfresh

Now that you’re on twitter, facebook or Linked In, connect to other microstock photographers, and add your profile link to the comments below….

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Contributor APIs with the new picNiche Agency-Kit

May 26, 2010

A few months ago, I outlined the issues faced by agencies and contributors when trying to improve the way the submission process works in my post: Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!….

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picNiche Toolbar Tips & FAQs

May 4, 2010

The picNiche toolbars have quite a lot of functionality for microstock contributors and image buyers, and because of the wide variety of tools available, it can be overwhelming to newcomers.

I figured I’d add a few tricks & tips to help ensure the picNiche tools are helping you out as much as they can, that problems can be mitigated, and to answer the most frequently asked questions 🙂

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picNiche Contributor Toolbar Survey Results

April 28, 2010

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to fill in the picNiche Contributor Toolbar survey over the last month. The feedback is greatly appreciated, and I’d like to share the nuts and bolts of what I learned, and how picNiche is likely to develop in future as a result.

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Introducing the picNiche Image Deck open beta

April 20, 2010

There has been a lot of incredible feedback for the picNiche toolbar over the last year, and many requests for more workflow improvements. So now, I’m delighted to release into public beta the next phase in improving microstock submission workflow: The picNiche Image Deck….

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Help!! Improve picNiche with the toolbar survey

March 17, 2010

It’s been almost a year since I released the first version of the picNiche microstock contributor toolbar. I’m delighted that it’s been such a big success so far, and am almost ready to release a lot of extra stuff to go with it: but I need your help….

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Add your own buttons to the picNiche toolbar

February 10, 2010

Thanks to many many requests from lots of people: the picNiche contributor toolbar can now be configured with your own pollers.

You can configure a poller to load a page from any website, to parse two separate values (one for the button text, and another for the tooltip) and have the result displayed on a button on the main toolbar….

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