iPhoneography: The Future??

Posted on 12/22/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (3)

The core business of providing pictures for commercial and consumer use has moved from hiring a professional photographer to shoot an assignment, to RM stock, to RF and then to microstock. The next paradigm shift will be iPhoneography. Learn how this may impact you. Check out Jack Hollingsworth's two day workshop on the subject

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  • Bill Bachmann Posted Dec 22, 2011

    You say that 95% of the number of pictures downloaded are from Microstock.... what you always forget to remind your readers is that almost 50% of the total money received is still from Rights Managed images. I personally would rather have a decent price for my images in RM..... selling for $1 is not what I entered into this profession for. Yet you constantly say get a real job and make beer money in Microstock! Why?

    I still make a large percentage of my income from RM stock sales --- and so do other top shooters. The vast majority of Microstock sellers make beer money only and do something else for a living.

    Learning cell phone pictures from Jack seminar. Golly, I give a seminar once a year for photographers that still want to make a REAL income and have a profession of a photographer. Your answer is always that few make any money from RM and fewer make a living from Microstock. But, IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, you can still make a living with RM. The secret is doing it right. You won't learn that from a Microstock lecture or a Cell Phone lecture.

    Jim, please don't always say "the sky is falling". You are doing a disservice by always stating that Microstock beats RM in NUMBERS OF SALES.... I, and many many other photographers, are living examples that you CAN succeed in RM in today's world. We would rather make less numbers and hundreds times more money per sale.... that is how you become a photographer and not an amateur who sells some Microstock.


  • Frans Lemmens Posted Dec 23, 2011
    I do agree with Bill,

  • Robert Dahl Posted Dec 25, 2011
    And, for $695, you can attend his seminar! ... (written on my iPhone...)

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