Synopses & Reviews
Be a part of one of the world’s fastest growing imaging phenomenons: microstock photography. Microstock photography provides both professional and amateur photographers an opportunity to diversify their income and expand their artistic visibility by turning day trip photos or photography portfolios into viable business investments.
Douglas Freer has written a comprehensive book that details the technical and commercial processes of the microstock industry. A must read for entrants into the microstock photography field, Microstock Photography shows you how to:
•Choose the right microstock agency
•Shoot work that will sell
•Navigate the strict technical requirements
•Understand the likely financial returns
•Review licensing models
•Understand copyright issues
Over 60 illustrations and photographs help you improve your skills, learn new techniques specific to shooting stock photography and better understand what the microstock market demands. Anyone can shoot digital stock photography, but in order to make money and be successful, you need the practical advice that can only be found in this book.
*Learn how to start earning money fast from your personal photos or professional portfolio
*Contains invaluable information on the crucial technical and commercial requirements you'll need to meet to be successful in the microstock industry
*Over 60 full color images show you what sells and what doesn't
In this essential guide to making money from microstocks, one of the world's fastest growing imaging phenomena, Freer covers everything from how to choose the right microstock agency to how to shoot work that will sell, and everything in between.
Table of Contents
Understanding the microstock revolution; How to make Dollars from Cents; What Sells and What Does Not; How to Make Sure Your Pictures Win; Technical points; Equipment; Setting Up a Home Studio for Microstock; The major players; Tips and tricks to winning on microstock; Mixing it with rights managed; Legal Bits; Crystal Ball Gazing what the future might bring; Appendices; Library list with full contact details; List of useful sites/contacts