Posts Tagged ‘people’

250,000 picNiche Ratings & Other Amazing Facts

November 27, 2010

Just a quick post for some numerical highlights 🙂

The picNiche stock photo ideas rating engine has now reached 250,000… yes… a quarter million searches since it launched in June 2008. To facebook, msn, or even any of the major microstock agencies this may not seem like a lot, but for a site which started as something quickly thrown together to help analyse my portfolio, and shared with others just for fun, I’m really quite proud of how well it’s going 🙂

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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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