EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
'If you are a full time stock photographer then riches and fame will elude you. A life of anonymity awaits and you have to get used to the fact that your blandest images will sell the most and much of the time you won't even get a credit for your images that are buried underneath a pile of poorly written text in some junk mail brochure that people consign to the recycling bin as quickly as possible.'
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Can you REALLY shoot stock on a smartphone? Part 1 Microsoft Lumia 950X

Can you REALLY shoot stock on a smartphone? Part 1 Microsoft Lumia 950X
'The answer to question in the title of this post is obviously yes, since I and very large numbers of of other photographers shoot and sell stock photography created on smartphone cameras.'
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FILM STOCK - LONG LIFE

FILM STOCK - LONG LIFE
''So if you are contemplating having a go yourself you should be aware that very few photographers doing this become 'overnight sensations' but if you fancy shooting what you want, when you want and how you want and eventually end up making some money from it, then all I will say is give it a go. After all it's only money and time !!!'
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'Post Truth' and the Photographic Internet.

'Post Truth' and the Photographic Internet.
'Now with the sales curve of stand alone cameras looking like its falling off a cliff, there are now less of these about. Sites and blogs are closing down and some are changing their focus as enthusiast photography returns to something like the participation numbers it had when it was all about film.'
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Sigma SD Quattro and 21:9 Panoramas - Fast stock photography turnaround

Sigma SD Quattro and 21:9 Panoramas - Fast stock photography turnaround
'It doesn't happen too often, because I normally take a long while to get round to editing and uploading images, but occasionally I take a picture, caption, keyword and upload it to a stock library and achieve my first sale the same day. It was like this yesterday with the image above and the three below.'
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Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?

Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?
'Because I can, I buy cameras and lenses I like using, but if I was making purely economic decisions about what I use I would probably still be using the Panasonic G1 and 14-45mm zoom lens I bought back in 2008, since that would still do the job now.
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Multi Media Stock Libraries - Getting started

Multi Media Stock Libraries - Getting started
'So if you are a committed photographer and have a pretty large stock of images, then this may well be for you. Just don't expect to upload a few images and expect the money to come rolling in. But if you are prepared to commit some time and energy to it, you may well find you get your rewards. Not much different to anything else in life really.'
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