Boughn Authors Micro Book

Posted on 2/17/2010 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (2)

Stock industry mainstay Ellen Boughn has penned a book that offers a perspective into microstock that is informed by 30 years of traditional experience. Though Microstock Money Shots targets primarily the photo enthusiast, it may help traditional photographers evaluate the creative differences between micro and macro.

Uniquely, Boughn is revered almost equally on both sides of the macro/micro divide. She has been an agency owner (After-Image, now part of Getty Images), has held executive-level posts at numerous agencies (Corbis, UpperCut, Artville, Punchstock and SuperStock) and, most recently, served as director of content at Dreamstime, which she says is the third highest-grossing microstock agency. Beyond a bookwriting career, Boughn currently dispenses wisdom via a free blog and pay-for consulting services.

Microstock Money Shots covers image subjects, models, locations, themes and a range of less straightforward aspects of shooting microstock images that sell with minimal production costs. The foreword was written by one of the leading microstock shooters Andres Rodriguez. Lee Torrens of Microstock Diaries, featured on the book’s cover, offers a more in-depth review.

The book becomes commercially available this summer and can be pre-ordered.

Copyright © 2010 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


  • Leslie Hughes Posted Feb 17, 2010
    Congratulations to Ellen!

  • Carol Reid Posted Feb 17, 2010
    I pre-ordered my copy Ellen, congratulations.


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