Congrats to sprintist.
Sprintist's airport photo might have earned him around $500 or more for one-time advertising usage in the olden days of traditional stock. Changi Airport now probably only pays $1 for it. And we'll get 30 cents out of it.
So there is a lot more hard work now. It may not be right to paint such a rosy picture.
I uploading my pictures onto istock. When it uploaded already,does the pictures still belong to me? Can i sell to other agent ? Cant find in the FAQ sorry.
What the minimum age to submit at i stock and dreamstime?
That's right, 123rf is a subsidiary website of Inmagine.
Inmagine sell premium images (taken by professional photographers), while 123rf is a microstock website.
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123rf is taking forever. it's been around a week since i submitted it for approval. still pending..
Since this thread is fast becoming one of the most-read ones in CS, I've thought I'll mention two local "big names" in microstock in Singapore I've come to know via the web.
Personally I think the most successful would probably be Phil Date with 66,955 downloads in istock:
Some of the models in CS have probably worked for him.
Second one whose works I admire is Nikontiger who has posted once upon a time here in CS. He has chalked up 7,702 downloads with an impressive portfolio beside having the distinction of being one of the top Top Ten Finalist in Punctum Day and being featured as an Artist of the Week in istock:
Of course there are others whom I may not come across. Singapore has indeed many great talents in microstock.
Last edited by Sion; 3rd May 2009 at 12:59 AM.
i still got a lot more to learn
It is not easy to be successful from Microstock these days. Long gone are the times when to start, you could go through your HDD and upload any old photos. Now the competition is very tough, particularly from the major names like Yuri, Andres and others. You need to find a niche and get good at it and in time, the sales will grow. Once Microstock was considered for amateurs, I think now the professionals have all but taken over and it is very tough for the keen amateur to make much money from this now.
For those interested in knowing more about Microstock and the possibility of some organised stock shooting opportunities, keep a lookout for some future workshops we at EastWest Imaging intend to organise.
Also, we are recruiting: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510087
I just earned my very first bucks in istockphoto