Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:49PM
Hi guys, I've been a member to Istock since 2008 but I've started to upload photos in 2011, I have 91 photos now and I would like to receive some critic about my photos, what I could do better and advices.
here is my istock portfolio http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/3609542/?facets=%7B%2225%22%3A%226%22%7D#88780ca
Thanks again to take your time reading my post.
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:51PM
The critique forum doesn't do portfolio reviews, so I've moved this to the photography forum, where hopefully some kind passing souls will give you the benefit of their years of blood, sweat and tears.
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:46PM
Hi Danny, I think you need much more variety in your submissions. Essentially you now have only maybe six or seven different general stories or concepts. Some consisting (in my view) of too many "somewhat similars". And more importantly, I think you simply need many more images, so keep uploading regularly. When I started to get more serious here many people told me at LEAST several hundred images - or more - would be needed for the average contributor to even begin to start seeing regular sales. And that was in 2009-2010, when the microstock collections here and everywhere else were probably only half as big as now. So there is constantly increasing competition for everyone. Tough to get noticed in that immense crowd unless you take it seriously and keep at it consistently.
Just my two cents. Good luck going forward.
Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:17AM
Hehehe yeah I'm afraid you're right, I just uploaded many photos of the same concept because I rarely have the opportunity of taking pictures so when I do I try to take every possible angle, I'm trying to change that but even so I'll upload every photo I think it might have a chance to sell, but what about the photos, are they good, so-so? or do they need improvement?? every once in a while I need to hear a professional opinion.
I'll keep that in mind. Thank you for your advice
Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:59AM
Your concept with the vinyl records is a good one, as you can see by the sales... keep with this idea - find a unique subject, with a good frame and copy space, and then diversify...