I have written the first book dedicated exclusively to explaining how microstock libraries work. Others have followed, but there is only one original! Available to purchase from Amazon (click on link, then enter "Douglas Freer microstock" in the search engine) and leading retailers, this book is an invaluable tool that will help you get the best out of microstock libraries. ISBN number 978-0240808963
Microstock photography provides both professional and amateur photographers with an opportunity to diversify their income and expand their artistic visibility.
This comprehensive book details the technical and commercial processes of the microstock industry. It is a must read for entrants into the microstock photography field including both buyers and photographers of all levels. Microstock Photography shows you how to:
- Choose the right microstock agency
- Shoot work that will sell
- Navigate the strict technical requirements
- Understand the likely financial returns
- Review licensing models
- Understand copyright issues
Over 60 illustrations and photographs help you improve your skills, learn new techniques specific to shooting stock photography and better understand what the microstock market demands. Anyone can shoot digital stock photography, but in order to make money and be successful, you need the practical advice that can only be found in this book.
Learn how to start earning money fast from your personal photos or professional portfolio.
Contains invaluable information on the crucial technical and commercial requirements you'll need to meet to be successful in the microstock industry
Over 60 full color images show you what sells and what doesn't
Fotolia is one of the fastest growing sites with a particular strength within Europe. Use this link to access and purchase images from my portfolio on Fotolia.
Link to my portfolio at iStockphoto, the first of the microstock sites.
Shutterstock is the leading subscription based microstock library. The above link will take you to my portfolio on Shutterstock.
Dreamstime, a very popular microstock site that has exhibited strong growth
123RF is another leading microstock site with a wide range of royalty free photography available for immediate download and use.