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This year Yuri Arcurs Photography is putting together an elite international academy program in the hope of producing the most competent and gifted ...

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Microstock Agencies – An Overview for Beginners

Stock Photography – By far the most profitable way to sell images online – One of the most popular post’s on this site by – Yuri ...

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Gear I Regret Buying and Things I Really Love

This is the don’t-make-the-same-mistakes-I-did post. Enjoy. Things I Recommend you Don’t Buy 1. Don’t buy at Canon 1Ds Mark lll Don’t buy a ...

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Clash of the Titans – Canon 1Ds Mark III vs Nikon D3X for Stock

Canon vs. Nikon: Battle of the Titans I recently bought a new Nikon D3X and after playing with it I’m now ready to let you know how it stacks up against ...

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What is a model release? – Download a Generic Model Release

A model release is a formal agreement between the model and the photographer about usage of the images where the model appears. When a model signs a model ...

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What should I shoot and what sells well?

Branding Microstock is overrun with bazillions (okay, millions and millions) of images so if you don’t stand out your pictures will be completely lost in ...

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Legal ABC for stock photographers

Legal issues   …are not the most exciting part of our job. However, a legal mess can completely ruin you or create major obstacles in your ...

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My New Studio. How to Spend 300k Euro on lighting Equiptment

Every day shooting in this studio is a dream come true.

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I’m one of the most influential photographer of this decade. PDN survey.

I’m one of the most influential photographer of this decade. PDN survey. To my big surprise I am on the list of the most influential photographers of ...

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Video Episode 5 – A tour in my studio

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Keywording program and IPTC editor

In microstock you have to do your keywording yourself. You do this by applying the finished keywords to the IPTC data in the jpg file. You can do this in ...

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Microstock sees its first major setback in 6 years and here is why

You might have noticed huge amounts of images being removed from micro subscription sites such as Shutterstock.com, Fotolia.com, Dreamstime.com etc. You ...

The Holy Grail of Business

What sells in microstock anno 2012?

About 4 years ago I wrote a post where I summarized what I believed was the holy grail of what sold well and what kind of content was in high demand for ...

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Advanced Stock Photography Terminology- for Photographers

This guide is about the tools I use on a daily basis to make decisions about the distribution of my images. The concepts described here are powerful tools ...

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Optimizing Photoshop CS4 Mac Performance for Digital Photography

  How to optimize the new Photoshop CS4 and how it differs from CS3 regarding performance With the newly launched CS4 a lot of people are experiencing new ...