Tim Newman Photography – Stock Photo Secrets from working Photographer

Hi guys I wanted to let you know about Tim Newman, one of my stock photography buds.  He has just added a great blog post including some of his great pics and tips on how to make better stock photography.  You can check his helpful stock photography blog post BY CLICKING HERE.  One thing Tim read more »

Model Release, MODEL RELEASES, yes you HAVE TO HAVE MODEL RELEASES!

Apologies in advance on the repetition here, but I seem to get this question ALL the time. People want to know if they have to HAVE  to get model releases from: A. People in public B. People who do not speak english (or your native tongue) C. Remote people groups who are unfamiliar with technology read more »

Upload 140 NEW images per week to multiple microstock sites- DO IT!

Step #10 – How to Upload 140 Per Week It’s important to get your images up! Even if images are coming back rejected, it will give you an idea what where you need to focus on technically. Over the last few months, I’ve dug through over twenty microstock agencies and took an in depth look at where read more »

Finally! Upload your images to your microstock sites!

Step #9 – Uploading to Microstock Sites The thing you need to thing about here is how am I going to get my images up. There are some sites that will help you get your images out to stock sites ie. Pickworkflow.  The idea is great, but we had trouble with the interface.  IF you read more »

Step #8 – Which microstock sites are the BEST to upload to?

Step #8 – Get Them Up on Stock! There are a lot of stock agencies that you can upload your images to and we’ve got a link here on stockphotoguru.com near the top of the page that lists most of them, but we want to condense that massive list down, and give you our recommended agencies.  I read more »

Step #6 & 7 Your POST SHOOT: Digital Asset Management

Step #6-Digital Asset Management After you’ve got your images transferred to a hard drive and backed up somewhere else, double check that they are there, and then you can format your memory card. With your newly transferred pictures on your drive, it’s important to organize them in a way you can easily find them. Some read more »

Step #5-B Your POST SHOOT Stock Photography Workflow

Now that you have shot your images, what are you to do? This video shows you how to manage your post shooting workflow by giving you step by step instructions on how to download, catalog, rename, backup and store your images. To be able to organize your images, you want to make sure they are read more »

Step #5 Your Initial Stock Photography Workflow

Step #5a – Work Flow Now that you’ve set your camera properly and taken some pictures, what do you do with your images now?  You are probably going to need to store them somewhere and back them up!  You should store and backup your images on two separate drives either on a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, a hard read more »

Step #4 – Available Light – Why and how to use it in Stock Photography

Step #4 – Available Light Here at Stockphotoguru.com our goal is to get you on the path of creating residual income from microstock photography, and making this goal obtainable to anyone, regardless of finances.  So, you don’t need to run out and purchase tons of lighting equipment.  One of the easiest things to shoot is read more »

Step #3 – Model Releases and Property Releases – What you need to know

You need a property release when you are shooting people where their identity is visible.  It is hit/miss when dealing with bodies, but always with faces.  Feet/hands, etc. you are probably safe to not have a release.   Most microstock companies will accept a signed model release from another agency, however we discovered that Dreamstime did read more »