Posts Tagged ‘sharing’

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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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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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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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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