Posts Tagged ‘data’

Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!

January 20, 2010

As development progresses for the picNiche contributor toolbar, which reads basic earnings/portfolio data from the various microstock agencies, I face a dilemma, and I need your help to resolve it 🙂

I regularly receive requests to retrieve more information from the microstock agency websites, the most common are for data to generate detailed RPI (return per image) figures, to generate monthly earnings reports, and to analyse the image topics which perform best/worst for the contributor, all of these cross-agency. Along with other requests to allow for better portfolio management, charting and analysis….

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Google Insights on picNiche Rating Graph

December 22, 2009

There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about how accurate the Google Insights data is as an indicator of the market for stock photography subjects.

All picNiche result graphs now include data loaded from the google insights API, showing demand over time based on ‘Google Image Search’ searches and results for that keyword phrase….

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Stock Photography over Time

October 29, 2009

I’ve added a very cool new feature to the picNiche rating system today. I’ve been waiting to add this one for months but didn’t have quite enough raw data to make it worthwhile until now.

It’s a little more complex than usual so I figured it would be useful to highlight the key points, and some very interesting bits of note here….

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Researching “What to shoot for stock?”

October 2, 2009

I spend quite a bit of time researching what to shoot for stock, although I’m busy at the moment mostly coding picNiche and other projects, I’m slowly increasing the amount of stock photography I produce.

One of the primary goals in building picNiche is to identify areas where there is currently a shortage of supply in microstock imagery, so I can focus on producing work to fill those gaps, increasing the ROI for my time….

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202 Challenging Subjects when Shooting for Stock

August 13, 2009

When shooting stock photography, particularly for microstock, the perception often is that there exists an endless choice of subjects just waiting to be captured, and sold, Yes, for real money!

“But wait…” I hear anybody who has been selling stock for a while scream, “you can’t just shoot anything and expect to rake in the cash.”…

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