Book Review: Boughn’s ‘Microstock Money Shots’

Posted on 8/20/2010 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

If you have decided you want to enter the microstock world, you can’t get better advice than is contained in Ellen Boughn’s newly release Microstock Money Shots. Boughn doesn’t promise that it’s easy or that you’ll get rich quick, but she will save you a lot of the frustration that comes from learning the hard way by trial and error.

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  • Bill Bachmann Posted Aug 20, 2010
    Jim, Where do you get the fact that "more people are earning over 100K in Microstock than RM"? Come on.... building false dreams again.

    Why do you KEEP encouraging people to give their work away?? You know I care for you, but I do think you are offering a disservice with 'out of your rear' comments like that! The top shooter in the WORLD --Yuri Arcurs --is now getting into RM to make more money! He sees the Microstock model failing for photographers!!!

    Microstock is a pipe dream giving away your work. Who does it help??? The client who pays a dollar or two. That's IT!!

    You keep getting top shooters telling you that, and then you still go & write comments like that! It is deceiving to the beginner, the part-timer & the novice.

    You have interviewed me and other top shooters, yet you STILL make statements that are IMPOSSIBLE to check. Please make sense to people and you help a lot more.

    I talk to photographers all the time in my lectures & workshops. It is not all doom & gloom. Read my book again, Jim!

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