Posts Tagged ‘information’

The picNiche Blog has Moved

December 14, 2010
This blog has moved permanently, please update your feed readers, bookmarks or anthing else to the new redesigned, and far more useful and informative: http://blog.picNiche.com

Direct Link: Raising the Curtain on the new picNiche Blog

Introducing picWorkflow for Stock Photographers

November 30, 2010

picWorkflow provides image-management and distribution services for stock photographers. It’s my replacement to iSyndica, and although the core service is essentially the same, I’m planning to provide a whole lot more. The goal is to do everything possible to help your photography business run smoothly and efficiently.

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Direct Link: Introducing picWorkflow for Stock Photographers

Great Subjects to Increase Microstock Sales

November 8, 2010

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (October 2010).

I also have entries below for the high picNiche rated searches among people using The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search addon for Firefox and for Chrome.

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The Big Guide to Improve Microstock Workflow

October 31, 2010

A few times a week I receive questions from microstock photographers who have discovered the picNiche toolbar, wondering about how they can make the whole microstock process better. As an experienced computer user (and coder) there are a lot of things I often take for granted about ‘the microstock workflow’, which others sometimes miss or choose to avoid due to the perceived complexity of moving to a new tool or method….

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Direct Link: The Big Guide to Improve Microstock Workflow

What to Shoot for Stock – Double-Whammy!

October 1, 2010

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (September 2010)….

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Direct Link: What to Shoot for Stock – Double-Whammy!

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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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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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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 πŸ™‚

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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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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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