Cash In On Your Passion - Providing Images For Microstock

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Late blog this week I’m afraid – computer wasn’t well but it’s feeling a lot better now!!

Well – last week’s meeting was jolly informative wasn’t it!  We had a visit from Peter Walmsley LRPS who came to tell us all about selling images on microstock (no- they don’t have to be of tiny things!!).

He took us through the whole process starting with how to prepare our photos for acceptance. Heavens – they’re mighty picky! Not surprisingly everything has to be well in focus. Then there’s composition – as this is mainly a source for publishing we have to make sure that the composition allows for writing to be inserted. And as for grain – well I reckon that most of us enlarge our pics to deal with any noise using some form of luminosity control – but looks as if the moderators there enlarge enormously – and any bit of graininess (is there such a word?) means rejection!! Mind you – what gets through must be absolute perfection (which is good!). Peter illustrated this with some of his images which get accepted and sell and finally looked at a selection of our projected pictures and gave them the moderator treatment!!

A very useful evening – certainly made us look at picture quality in detail!   Thank you Peter for coming along and sharing your expertise with us.


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