Sunday, February 15, 2009

UGCX Conference.

I spent Monday & Tuesday of last week down in San Jose at a User Generated Content Conference it was put on by these people. Some of the Microstock companies were there like iStockphoto & Fotolia as well as some rights managed stock companies like Jupiter Images who represent me.

I have made a several thousands of $$$ in the past from my images being licensed & still continue to get royalty checks in the mail a few times a year.
It seems with the growth of microstock industry & the current economic climate the RM sales have slowed down.

As most assignment photographers including myself would never think of submitting images to microstock to sell for a $1 or less there are hundreds of thousands photographers around the world making a living form this industry.

Our whole world & industry is changing rapidly on a daily basis & rather than turn our backs on theses things its important to embrace change & see where we fit in and can profit from such things. 

Everything can have its place.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Work for Marketing Book.

Even though I have been neglecting my blog I have being busy lately.
The images above I shot in December  of model Sarah Ellis who I have worked with before.
Simple idea just to shoot some lingerie style test shots, I kept things really simple using available light or just one Kino Flo light shooting everything wide open.
The images are going into a BLURB book that I am printing that is going to be used for marketing.I hope to get the book finished by the end of February and will sow the finished product on this blog.