Saturday, August 28, 2010

Royalty Free Images

Some examples from recent efforts to bolster the Royalty Free side to my portfolio

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Alamy stock photography pricing

I must admit that I am a little shell shocked at some of the prices recent images have sold for on Alamy. Three sales in the RM editorial genre for less than $100.00 total is very scary indeed. Even a year back, those three sales would have been worth a combined $500.00 approx'. What's going on ? Package deals or similar no doubt, but it seems clear that my own strategy now should be towards pumping out as much RF material as possible. RF certainly seems to be the only way to attract decent pricing these days.

Blow Up Enlargements for Everyone !

Never mind the new drag racing season coming ... it's now the downhill run to Christmas 2010. What, are you serious ?
Absoloutely and we have a wide, broad, large, even massive range of photos that can all be blown up and enlarged, making for great presents.
From drag racing to Barbagallo and not forgetting all of our WA Scenery and flora images ... all of it is available to purchase as an enlargement.
Remember too, that our enlargements are true photographic prints, printed by a professional colour photo lab in Perth.
Our 40cm X 50cm print size is proving to be especially popular, although with inflation and price increases all around, the current price of $55.00 postage included is going to rise soon - not much, but a little :)
(and no, that doesn't include framing, because if it did, even for $100.00, it'd be ridiculous !)
Have a look around this Blog and check out our images at Alamy and Gekko and on our Facebook page too.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Western Australian wildflowers & flora

trying to get the next set together for Garden Picture Library. It seems to take forever just to prepare images, add keywords and make sure all dust spots are removed. Still, it's all par for the course in this game.

Keywording data base for Stock Photography

I learnt a valuable lesson last week.
With backup and then backup and even more backup the name of the game with images, feature articles as well as personal information for tax and more ... you'd think I'd have devised a system for backing up my keywords and sets of keywords.
Well, when Windows XP went bye bye last week, all my stored Photoshop CS4 IPTC data fields went on a permanent holiday too.
Oh, and yes, I'm still using XP.
Big fan of XP, Vista can go take a jump ... might get to 7 eventually.
Anyway, while most of my keyword sets and groups are in my head, as well as attached to my images around the libraries, it was a valuable lesson learnt.
Even if one does use Bridge or Lightroom or whatever, a seperate backup data base for keywords and sets is a good idea.
Pity it took me this long to realise it.
Better get on with this Excel document then !