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12/13/2016 12:41:02 PM · #1
The last year I have been working on a great number of RAW-images that were collecting dust on the harddisk of my laptop. Although many more to go, I'm starting to have quite a collection. I was thinking of actions I could take to have a bit of fun with it. Maybe I can print some images myself, mount them and try to sell them in a nearby Craftshop. And when I logged into my Adobe account the other day, I saw they also do stock images. So maybe something I could try as well? I don't expect to make money out of my images, but you never know and maybe it's fun to try. Before going that way, I would like to know what makes an image a good stock image. Maybe you can give me some qualifications a good stock image should have and the do's and don'ts of this business.

Thanks!
12/13/2016 12:47:06 PM · #2
You might want to check the forums at the Microstock Group site:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php
12/13/2016 09:20:41 PM · #3
If you choose to go with a macrostock site like Alamy, they are really super-picky on the technical end...but if you can ensure that your images don't fall in any of the list of 25 reasons for rejection (they will reject ALL the images in a queue, not just the one faulty image, even if all the others are perfect.) But at least they tell you which it is and what's wrong with it. Then you can fix the image and re-submit it, as I have often done.
01/11/2017 05:53:14 AM · #4
Originally posted by Kroburg:

The last year I have been working on a great number of RAW-images that were collecting dust on the harddisk of my laptop. Although many more to go, I'm starting to have quite a collection. I was thinking of actions I could take to have a bit of fun with it. Maybe I can print some images myself, mount them and try to sell them in a nearby Craftshop. And when I logged into my Adobe account the other day, I saw they also do stock images. So maybe something I could try as well? I don't expect to make money out of my images, but you never know and maybe it's fun to try. Before going that way, I would like to know what makes an image a good stock image. Maybe you can give me some qualifications a good stock image should have and the do's and don'ts of this business.

Thanks!

Congratulation and I would like to say, there is nothing wrong in trying for stock image. As there is nothing to lose on your side so just go for it!
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