If shortly PHOTOSTOCKS are firms-intermediary between photographers
and illustrators (very often not to their profession but vocation) and
wide community of designers interested in photos and illustrations of
Except moral satisfaction the cooperation with photo stocks can seriously enrich your budget. Moreover, this is a serious school - a fastidious inspector approves not every photo, only your mastery is improved.
Every photographer with a digital camera has a photo archive. This archive occupies definite (and very often not small) space on the hard disk (and gradually is getting powdered). Maybe you have unique photos of cities you have visited or images of nature full of lyricism, emotional portraits of dear people or macro images of insects and flowers. Everything is a potential material for photo stocks. Maybe, you send your photos to different photo sites and you are interested in other people's opinion about the level of your mastery. You can do the same at photo stocks but except comments and rating, you can also be aware of financial aspect of your popularity.
What do you need to try yourself in stock photography?
1. A computer connected to the Internet preferably through
the wide communication channel (the ideal is a dedicated line or a cable
modem). To download 5-10 MPx photos via dial-up modem is not efficient.
In average the traffic is about 1-3 GByte a month.
And surely - persistence, diligence and talent.
What are preferable photos and illustrations?
People. Business. Holiday. Family. Study. Professions. It
is always essential.
Every photo has also to contain the title, short description and 5-50 key words (in English).
Photo quality requirements.
First of all, the absence of noises, the correct exposition and white balance, good focus at a main object. You can get this using a DSLR camera as an instrument (starting from the simplest ones). Big matrix size, possibility to record files in uncompressed (RAW) format and as a result lower noise level is the main trump of this camera.
Recommendations on file preparations are here.
Here is the list of some photo stocks I deal with. References to these stocks are given at the foot of the page. Short stocks descriptions are on a separate page.
I will be very grateful if your registration on them will be done via this references (my referral code is mentioned here).
The list is made up to profitability and my experience in general coincides with my colleagues-photostockers' opinion.
Did you decide to become an author of microstocks?
1. Get familiar with the list of
photo stocks. Make concept.
I am always glad to answer your questions. My e-mail - olegmit. at. mail.i.com.ua
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