5 years in microstock photography! It went so fast. I started submitting to iStockphoto and then to other agencies in November of 2007. Perhaps, it’s time for some reflections. I will start with updating my selling statistics.
Return per Image (RPI)
I calculate RPI in reference to the total number of images in my microstock portfolio, so I can add RPIs from different agencies and examine the total RPI.
Any statistics for 2008, my first full year in microstock, are not reliable due to a small portfolio. However, next three years show …
My adventure with microstock photography started in November 2007. 3 years in microstock is an occasion for a statistical summary.
Is it just a hobby providing a supplemental income or business? Am I really making any money here?
I started selling my pictures through microstock almost two years ago in November 2007. Today, I have about 1800 pictures in my stock portfolio. Since I am using Adobe Lightroom 2 to catalog all my pictures, I can easily sort them according to camera and lens.
There is always a lot of discussion among photographers which microstock agency is the best performing one, which belongs to the “Big 6″, is it Big 6 or Big 5, 4, …