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This review is from: Microstock Photography: How to Make Money from Your Digital Images (Paperback)
Over the years I have bought an awful lot of 'how to make money from photography' books. Having worked as a professional photographer for many years I know how to expose, frame, use filters, angles, etc, etc., what I wanted was a bit more insight into this relatively new market.
That is exactly what you get with this book.
It is a very practical and unassuming book. It does not baffle you with techno-jargon, nor does it assume that your photographic skills are on a par with a professional photographer - at least to begin with!
What it does do is lead you through all the twists and turns required to make sure that your images are the ones that will sell. Sometimes you have to face a hard truth - like learning how to take images that people will actually buy, rather than taking pictures that you, personally, enjoy taking.
It also includes useful information on just about every stage of the process and what to expect.
Within a week of reading this book I made my first microstock sale. I honestly don't think this was a coincidence - I learned from this book exactly how to tailor my submissions and make them more salable. Before I read this book I had been floundering a little, to be honest, now I have a far better idea of exactly what is involved in microstock photography, and how to make sure I get my share of this particular market.
There is no easy solution, so if you are looking for a quick read followed by photo-stardom, this probably isn't the book for you. However, if you are prepared to read this book and act on the things you learn from it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.