Friday, March 20, 2009

Stock photographer extraordinaire...

How many of your photography friends have said "you can't make any money in stock photography"?

Obviously they forgot to tell Rich Legg.

I recently listened to an interview Rich did over at StudioLighting.net, I was struck by his willingness to share what he has learned and that "there is money in them thar stock photos".

Rich talks about how his relationship with iStock Photo started, what worked for him, what didn't, and laid out for listeners everything they need to know if they too wanted to venture into the world of stock photography.

I also learned that he is waaaaaay more organized than I am, anyone who keeps a spreadsheet of all his iStock images to track how many times they are downloaded and how much revenue each image generates make mes look like an unorganized buffoon.

Wait, I am an unorganized buffoon.

And if you stop by his blog, Rich keeps on sharing. You can see what Rich is doing, how he is doing it, and why it is working.

That is one of the things I loved most when I first got into photography, those who are successful are often willing to share the secrets of their success and Rich Legg certainly embodies that.

For those of you who look down your nose at stock photography, you need to change the angle of your head, Rich is living the dream that every photographer has, he's busy, his shoots a ton, he's making money, and most important - he's seems to be having a whole lot of fun.

And isn't that what it's all about?

2 comments:

John said...

Thanks a lot for exposing Rich Legg. What a pleasure to visit his blog (and see that his talents include more than microstock work!).

It reminded me that recently I noticed that guilded veteran Bryan Peterson's ppsop.com school is actually offering a class in microstock photography called "Maximum Profits from the Microstock World." Amazing. It would have been unthinkable a few years ago.
http://www.ppsop.com/micr.aspx

half blind said...

What a great niche! It actually looks quite challenging, having to be creative and come up with new ideas all the time. I really enjoy Rich's photos and can well understand his success. He sure knows his craft.