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Whoever has a camera to photograph, be it a professional DSLR or a smartphone, can make money selling his photos and videos online.

Agencies like Pond5, Shutterstock, and Adobe Stock sell stock images to webmasters and advertisers, and stock footage to TV producers and directors. That content is produced by freelancers around the world that sometimes work with $1,500 equipment.

Stock images subjects can be city landmarks, people, professions, animals, and others, but only producers who know what the market wants can make a lot of money with microstock.

To learn more, please visit this page:
https://www.microstockguru.com/someone-wants-to-buy-your-photos/
and listen to this podcast:
https://www.microstockguru.com/podcast/

Sell your photos and videos online Daniele Carrer

    • Visual Arts
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Whoever has a camera to photograph, be it a professional DSLR or a smartphone, can make money selling his photos and videos online.

Agencies like Pond5, Shutterstock, and Adobe Stock sell stock images to webmasters and advertisers, and stock footage to TV producers and directors. That content is produced by freelancers around the world that sometimes work with $1,500 equipment.

Stock images subjects can be city landmarks, people, professions, animals, and others, but only producers who know what the market wants can make a lot of money with microstock.

To learn more, please visit this page:
https://www.microstockguru.com/someone-wants-to-buy-your-photos/
and listen to this podcast:
https://www.microstockguru.com/podcast/

    Stock photographers are the new rappers

    Stock photographers are the new rappers

    Sometimes stock photographers are people who make thousands of dollars per month, but usually they are just guys who think that producing stock images is a job, but they make just a few dollars per month.

    In this episode you will understand why stock photography can help you live a better life, but can also give you a lot of problems if you don't study what to do by listening to successful producers stories.

    You will also learn:
    - what kind of ND filter to buy
    - what a magview is
    - what the best lens set for shooting stock footage and stock images is
    - when you can use cheap equipment and when you can not
    - what taxes at source are
    - how to sign multiple model releases with an App
    - how long Pond5 takes to review your content
    - how the new Pond5 membership area pay-outs work

    You can find the text and the links of the episode in this page:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/stock-photographers-new-rappers/

    • 21 min
    Stock photography: the reasons why you must start your business today

    Stock photography: the reasons why you must start your business today

    Being a producer of stock images and stock footage is the business of the future for many photographers and film makers. In that market competition rises day by day and only talented people can make money with stock photography.

    Videoblocks gave me $3,000 to upload my content to their marketplace, but there's no secret formula to make money with microstock: just hard work and talent.

    In this podcast you will also learn about:

    - the agencies' algorithm
    - history of microstocks
    - when to use editorial use license
    - if a music soundtrack is allowed on stock footage
    - what the duration of videos to upload is
    - when you need multiple releases
    - if a pianist stock footage sells
    - what shutter speed to set to shoot northern lights
    - what the best camera brand for shooting a time-lapse is

    You can find the text of the episode and all the link quoted here:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/stock-photography-start-today/

    • 18 min
    Why you're not selling photos online anymore

    Why you're not selling photos online anymore

    In the microstock industry the competition between stock images and stock footage producers is rising, and in the globalized world your competitors are not only the photographers and video makers who live in your city, but people from all over the world.
    The only strategy to beat them is studying and working hard to produce the content that the market wants.

    In this episode Daniele Carrer will also tell you:
    - Who your competitors are
    - Why Copacana footage can sell while Milan footage doesn't as well
    - Why new agencies don't have a chance to survive
    - Who to price stock footage on Pond5
    - Why a photo can sell hundreds of times on Fotolia
    - A new strategy to produce content that sells
    - What codec to use to export stock footage
    - When to use editorial license to shoot cities
    - If a Samsung Galaxy can create stock footage and stock images
    - What tool to use to understand if a subject can sell

    You can read the text of the episode and find all the links in this page:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/why-not-selling-photos-online/

    • 22 min
    Paying for the hotel with your stock footage sales

    Paying for the hotel with your stock footage sales

    A few years ago, I shot the hotel room that I rented for the weekend, and the stock footage I created allowed me to earn more than what I spent during those days. Today there is more competition in the microstock industry, but it's still possible to make money with the stock images and the stock footage you can create while visiting the world.

    In this episode of the podcast, Daniele Carrer also explains:

    - How you can pay a five-stars hotel with your stock footage sales.
    - How long it takes to sell the stock footage you uploaded.
    - How long Pond5 may take to review your content.
    - If it is worth to shoot cities in 4k.
    - If time-lapses can be created with speeded up real time footage.
    - Why people buy images instead of download them with Google images.
    - How to shoot travel photos and videos.

    You can find the text of the podcast, along with all the links mentioned at:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/paying-hotel-stock-footage-sales/

    • 18 min
    Don't upload to Pexels and Unsplash

    Don't upload to Pexels and Unsplash

    In the last few years, agencies like Pexels and Unsplash started giving away stock images to webmasters and advertisers. For a photographer who wants to make money with microstock, it is not the best choice to upload on those websites, even if sometimes they can generate leads for their business.

    Working for free means first not being free, because if you do not get paid, it means that you cannot do what you love for the time you want. Secondly, it destroys the professionalism of those who ask for money when they work.

    In this episode of the podcast, Daniele Carrer also answers these questions from the community of microstockguru.com:

    - What is the Pond5 release?
    - Can I send photos made with an analog camera?
    - Is Adobe After Effects really necessary to create time-lapses?
    - If my videos are good, could I upload them without editing?
    - Can I upload content to multiple agencies?
    - If you publish an image portraying a VIP person, and you select the editorial license, can these images be protected by extra copyrights?
    - Why Shutterstock sells 4k stock footage at such a high price?
    - Can I export in .mov with Pinnacle?

    You can find the text of the podcast, along with all the links mentioned at:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/dont-upload-pexels-unsplash/

    • 19 min
    When producing microstock was like tourism

    When producing microstock was like tourism

    In the early years of microstock producers could make money even by creating content like tourists with a camera, but today the competition is too strong, and to make money you have to be professional.

    In 2008 I shot a few clips in Valencia, and I paid for the holiday with the sales of them on Istockphoto, which at that time was the most important agency for selling stock footage.

    In this episode I tell the whole story about what happened and I also answer the questions I've received about making money selling photos and videos online.

    You can find the text of the podcast, along with all the links mentioned at:
    https://www.microstockguru.com/when-producing-microstock-was-like-tourism/

    • 16 min

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