Monthly Archives: February 2012

Top 6 Getty image categories for stock submission – thus the essential top 6

Ok, so this is not really anything NEW or Fancy, but I stumbled upon this list of the top 6 stock categories that Getty Images is looking for.  NOW, I also suspect that since Getty is looking for these then, they are somewhat universal.  Getty is on the cutting edge of imaging and one of read more »

Stock Photo Guru Podcast Episode 1 – Kevin Russ

I was blessed to talk with Kevin Russ, an exclusive iStockphoto.com stock photographer.   Kevin has a massive and impressive portfolio of over 11,000 images.  He is a kind and gentle person who is loaded with wisdom and advice for anyone interested in stock photography.  Here’s a link to Kevin’s iStock page.  Take a peek.

How to Make Your Own CHEAP DIY Lightbox or Light tent with PVC and a shower curtain

Stuart Wainstock and I made a couple easy and CHEAP light tents or lightboxes out of PVC, a shower curtain, some clamps and some waterproof material.  Take a look, the video quality is sub-par, but the demo is rad!  A very easy way to make great white cut out images for stock using cheap hot-shoe read more »

Gettyimages.com & iStockphoto.com want you to “GET REAL” with your stock photo submissions

OK, so this is really cool, and impressive.  For a bit now, Gettyimages.com  (and now istockphoto.com – yeah!) has been a little more flexible on accepting images that are not “technically perfect” as long as the photo looks ‘natural’.  Huge props here, as most of us live in a ‘natural’ world where real life happens read more »

Flickr – iStockphoto – Getty – How does this all work for the istock exclusive contributor?

As an exclusive contributor with iStockphoto.com I have been increasingly interested on how I take full advantage of the various collections that istock.com offers it’s contributors.  The Vetta and Agency collections have been a great way for contributors to get their highest quality images into an exclusive arena where profits are much higher.  Since Getty read more »