Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Lightroom Plugin: Export to 19 Microstock Sites

December 6, 2010
You can now export from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to upto 19 microstock photography agencies via picWorkflow using the picWorkflow Lightroom Export plugin.

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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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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 🙂

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:










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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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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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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