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When you simple take this rules

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There is no pitfall, when you simple take this rules

and check your photo, before you upload to a Stock.

Avoid legal pitfalls

Most stock photography agencies have strict rules

regarding images of people (if the people in the

photo are recognizable), property (if the image of the

property can lead to its owner, e.g. a license plate on

a car), and trademarked logos or items anywhere in

the image. If in doubt, don't submit such images. If

you want to sell images with recognizable people in

them, all agencies will require you to provide so called

"model releases". A model release is a document with

which the photographed person permits you to sell the

image without need of compensation. Obtaining a

signed model release from ordinary people is next to

impossible, so you might be better off to either weed

those images out or hire professional models.

Key-wording is the key to success, literally

No matter how good your photos are, they won't

sell if no one can find them. All stock sites let

you tag or keyword your images. A good approach

to key wording is to answer six simple questions

for each image: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

For example, let's suppose you have a bunch of

nice healthcare related images, shot in a hospital.

Answering "Who?" you might find "doctor", "nurse",

or "patient". Answer "What" to come up with "lancet"

or "stethoscope". Answering "Where" yields "hospital",

"waiting room" or "theatre", while "When" gives

"morning", "afternoon" or any other time of day or year.

Ask yourself "Why" to evoke concepts like "sickness",

"comfort" or "patience". Finally "How" can refer to

the photographic technique involved: It could be

"black and white" or "monochrome", it might be

"blurred" et etcetera.

The last is an important task, as you are searching for

example stock photography, family holidays, beach

or house, in the same way the client search for his need.

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Revealed, their most popular downloads

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point to the Micro Stock sites.

Once you've started uploading pictures, you need to

remember not to stop. The more pictures you have online,

the more sales you will make. Most sites have uploading

limits and if you can, you should try to put up as many

pictures as you are allowed. You should also put your

pictures on as many sites as possible. Many people have

their favourite stock site and only look for pictures there.

This means you can put shots up on multiple sites; although

many sites will guarantee you a higher percentage if

you decide to upload a picture to their site exclusively.

I would try not to overlap picture on macro and micro

sites since someone probably wont pay $300 for a picture

they can get for $1.

The next key to becoming a top seller is to take pictures

with content that sells. If you want to know what subjects

sell best, most sites have a section where you can see

their most popular downloads. Just remember to get

inspiration from these photographs, don't copy them. If

all else fails, you can never go wrong with pictures of people.

You will need to get releases signed ahead of time for

pictures of people with recognizable faces and also of

recognizable property.

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Improve your skills

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That digital photography has created new opportunities for photographers and that every minute goes a new photo-site online, shows this is a healthy market and this will only continue to grow.

I mad for the rules of capture a photo and the editing a little pdf.


Read it careful and look over your photos.

I worked today in my garden, the camera is not far away, it is always something to capture. The nature is a beautiful.

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