Starting Microstock Photography
I have just started submitting my pictures to microstock agencies. I am still in a very initial stage of learning what is accepted and what is not. It looks like an interesting experience and, certainly, a way to improve technical aspects of my photography.
After two weeks of efforts, I have a small portfolio of between 10 and 20 pictures in five microstock agencies and a few sales at iStock. My plan is to develop a set of 100-200 pictures in micro stock before deciding whether I really want to proceed further. Generally, I am more oriented towards a fine art photography. Some say that shooting for a stock is addictive.
Every microstock agency has a discussion forum and technical articles providing a lot of information. In addition, I have found the following sites and blogs very useful:
- Selling Your Photos. Microstock: Curse or Blessing?
- Microstock Diaries. For Photographers Selling Photos in the Microstock Market
- Microstock Group – A meeting place for microstock photographers
I will write about my observations and experience in the microstock photography market. Here are affiliate links to five microstock sites. They should lead to my portfolio or profile.