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1st Edition

Microstock Photography
How to Make Money from Your Digital Images

ISBN 9780240808963
Published March 25, 2008 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Be a part of one of the world's fastest growing imaging phenomenons: microstock photography. Microstock photography provides both professional and amateur photographers an opportunity to diversify their income and expand their artistic visibility by turning day trip photos or photography portfolios into viable business investments.

Douglas Freer has written a comprehensive book that details the technical and commercial processes of the microstock industry. A must read for entrants into the microstock photography field, Microstock Photography shows you how to:

.Choose the right microstock agency
.Shoot work that will sell
.Navigate the strict technical requirements
.Understand the likely financial returns
.Review licensing models
.Understand copyright issues

Over 60 illustrations and photographs help you improve your skills, learn new techniques specific to shooting stock photography and better understand what the microstock market demands. Anyone can shoot digital stock photography, but in order to make money and be successful, you need the practical advice that can only be found in this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 CHAPTER 1 Understanding the Microstock Revolution; Chapter 2 CHAPTER 2 How to Make Dollars from Cents; Chapter 3 CHAPTER 3 What Sells and What Does Not; Chapter 4 CHAPTER 4 How to Make Sure Your Pictures Win; Chapter 5 CHAPTER 5 Technical Issues: Killing the Gremlins before They Kill Your Pictures; Chapter 6 CHAPTER 6 Equipment; Chapter 7 CHAPTER 7 Setting up a Home Studio; Chapter 8 CHAPTER 8 Twenty Tips andTricks to Winningon Microstocks; Chapter 9 CHAPTER 9 Mixing It with Rights-Managed Stock; Chapter 10 CHAPTER 10 Case Studies; Chapter 11 CHAPTER 11 Copyright, Trademarks, and Model Releases; Chapter 12 CHAPTER 12 The Future of Microstock Photography; Chapter 13 APPENDIX 1 Microstock Library Links; Chapter 14 APPENDIX 2 Model and Property Releases; Chapter 15 APPENDIX 3 Useful Links INDEX;

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