Eingestellt Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:27AM
I'm new here and although an illustrator and designer first and foremost, wanted to give a bit back from the photography point of view - what a great site this is!
I have this surf pic on istock from my trip to South Africa, and another of a great white lurking somewhere on here , but wondered if there is any mileage in similar surf pics I have that can be uploaded? They are of same surf at different energy points (nothing Hawaii stylee tho )
Are they useful?
Eingestellt Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:27AM
Dip your toe in that water Allison.
If the shots are good enough to get into the collection, they will.
Start by doing searches of similar imagery to see what sells. If you have content in your portfolio, the shots are good and keyworded properly, they may sell depending on content. As a designer/illustrator, ask yourself if you would use those shots or if you see more useful imagery already present that you would prefer.
It costs you nothing if you already have the shots. If they don't move in six months, consider deactivating them as would be your option. Don't ride your expectations on just what you have, shoot new material.
welcome to istock!
Eingestellt Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:31AM
Thanks for the welcome and advice ... methinks if I want to add the photographer string to my bow I'd do well to get hold of a better camera and get out there... Canon EOS 10D beckons to me
I have a lot of interesting shots on file, but they were merely for reference and my personal experimentation initially and they are sadly undersized for here.
Does anyone know where might like smaller size shots such as 1200 x 980? They were/are pretty much my best stuff so would be a shame to see them go to waste in the cobwebs of my hard drive
Eingestellt Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:15AM
Allison, you only have two images in your portfolio, it is kind of hard to make an overall critique, so first advice would be to upload more images with a little more visual impact, more of a visual message. The photo on your profile, for instance, is colorful and says something. It could be stock if the user needed a colorful image of a pretty woman holding a fish. Nano already said it: look at the image and think about what you could do with it; or think of images you would need for projects and go shoot them.
Welcome and good luck!
Eingestellt Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:41AM
Yes, I see what you mean, thanks
THESE are some of the ones that are undersized for Istock, but are of my favourite passion, the seaside, 'coz I live there
I have uploaded a second, larger quantity of different ones to Istock, but the ratio for my first upload was: 8 up, 2 accepted ... could have been worse, LOL