Tag Archives: stock

StockPhotoFeeds.com RSS Feeds and Free Stock Photo Finder Firefox Addon

Today I’m launching my latest picNiche-related project: StockPhotoFeeds.com StockPhotoFeeds has two main services: The ability to subscribe to RSS feeds of image-searches across 5 microstock agencies and on SXC.hu free stock photo library. A firefox addon to search among hundreds of millions of free images across over 200 websites. It’s taken a lot of research […]
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Microstock Stock Photo Ideas that Sell

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (July/August 2010). If you want your microstock portfolio to sell more images, and so make more money, you should produce some images on these topics for addition to your portfolio. All of […]
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Science Themed Stock Photo Ideas To Shoot

I saw this great post on Photopreneur about Science topics being an untapped Niche in Stock Photography. There are some excellent suggestions on what to shoot for microstock and traditional stock photography, but I wondered what else might be highly relevant, and would give a good RPI (return-per-image) for the photographs or illustrations created. I’ve […]
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Stock Photos You Really Should be Shooting

If you want to be selling more microstock images, these are some of the ideas, concepts and subjects you should be shooting. For once, I’m not going to prattle on. 🙂 Here’s a list of the best stock photography niches generated by people on picNiche.com over the last two weeks. I’ll try and make this […]
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Absolutely MUST follow stock photography twits

When advising microstock contributors running the picNiche toolbar to watch my twitter for updates or announcements, I quite often hear: “twitter is rubbish, I don’t care what so-and-so had for breakfast” or “it’s such a waste of time”, or “it’s just not useful to me”. Well here’s my response 🙂 Twitter is helpful for your […]
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Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!

As development progresses for the picNiche contributor toolbar, which reads basic earnings/portfolio data from the various microstock agencies, I face a dilemma, and I need your help to resolve it 🙂 I regularly receive requests to retrieve more information from the microstock agency websites, the most common are for data to generate detailed RPI (return […]
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Stock Photography over Time

I’ve added a very cool new feature to the picNiche rating system today. I’ve been waiting to add this one for months but didn’t have quite enough raw data to make it worthwhile until now. It’s a little more complex than usual so I figured it would be useful to highlight the key points, and […]
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202 Challenging Subjects when Shooting for Stock

When shooting stock photography, particularly for microstock, the perception often is that there exists an endless choice of subjects just waiting to be captured, and sold, Yes, for real money! “But wait…” I hear anybody who has been selling stock for a while scream, “you can’t just shoot anything and expect to rake in the […]
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