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The Skinny on Shooting for Royalty-Free Stock

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Photoshop User’s 5-star review said: “This is truly a textbook on how and what to shoot to make money in the microstock photo market.”

You can make money shooting stock photography, especially the super affordable royalty-free "microstock". However, many great photographers are jumping on the bandwagon, so competition is stiff. In this book, iStockphoto's former chief evangelist shares her insider tips for a successful career shooting microstock. Learn what kind of photos sell, five shoot ideas guaranteed to produce results, processing tips for Lightroom and Photoshop’s Camera Raw, how to describe and keyword images so they’ll be found, how to save and submit your files, and more.

Please see the Table of Contents below for a complete list of topics.

This is an eBook available in formats compatible with various book readers from Kindle to iBooks that you can read on a computer, tablet or even a smart phone. After you make your payment you will receive an email with a link to download the eBook in the format of your choice.

(A note about ebook quality: for the best visual quality, get the PDF version; for the best reflow experience, get the EPUB or iBooks version; to read on a Kindle, get the Kindle version.)

Pages: 106

Table of Contents: 

  • Overview
  • What is royalty-free stock photography (microstock)?
  • The Big Players
  • Learn what sells
  • Trends in stock photos
  • About model and property releases
  • Processing tips
  • Leave space for copy
  • Get closer
  • Shoot from different perspectives
  • Avoid capturing text
  • Five shoots that work
  • Process your images
  • Remove Chromatic Aberration
  • Remove sensor spots
  • Metadata and Keywording
  • View your image at 100% and compare with original
  • Don’t over-filter
  • Save as highest quality JPEG to submit
  • Titles and descriptions
  • Keywords
  • Quantity works
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Wrapping up
  • Learn more
  • About the author
  • Connect with Lesa
  • Lesa’s videos
  • Lesa’s books and discounts
  • eBooks
  • Acknowledgments
  • Copyright and disclaimers
You will get the following files:
  • EPUB (53MB)
  • PDF (36MB)

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