Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dreamstime interview

For anyone interested my interview as Featured Contributor is up on Dreamstime. Here is the link:
I had good fun choosing the images to go with it! Regards, David.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

January updates:

A good start to the year in January.

Shutterstock saw a BME for quantity with 95 downloads ($37.87). 36 of these were from my B/W archives including one of the late Phil Lynott (pictured). January also marked my 2000th download at Shutterstock.

Dreamstime produced a healthy 17 downloads ($7.15) though a large number of subscription sales helped keep the actual revenue down.

Istock achieved 7 downloads ($10.01) with a further $1.68 from 6 partner sales. My portfolio continued to climb -now reaching 426 images.

123RF saw 12 downloads ($6.20). Again, subs sales to the fore. Eleven of the sales were Editorial.

Bigstock produced 3 downloads ($4.20). The Bridge connector continued to push my new Shutterstock approvals over without any further effort on my part. I also identified a number of images that got missed in the initial transfer and uploaded those direct.

Yaymicro saw 1 download but paying a very nice 7.5 euros. Enough to earn me another payout.

Fotalia got 2 dowloads (0.45 credits).

Mostphotos saw another subscription sale at just 0.12 euros. As I have said before, previous sub sales have paid out good amounts, so I won't complain about that.

Uploading in January saw the previously posted Rock and Roll pictures as well as a set of a 1992 anti fox hunting demonstration in Tenterden, Kent.

Though these are January updates I have to jump ahead to say I was delighted yesterday to hear from I am their featured photographer of the week. It commenced today with a selection of my portfolio appearing on their home page. I have also answered some interview questions about my photography which should be published in the next day or so (with some images of my choice). And I even get a T shirt! So thanks to Dreamstime for the great exposure my port will get. Regards, David.