Please come and join me on Tuesday May 10th...

Well, not just me, but a bunch of other photographers too, because that's when stock photography and Lightroom expert Rob Sylvan will be speaking to the Maine Photographers Coalition.

If Rob's name sounds familiar it's because we recently reviewed his new book "Taking Stock: Make money in microstock creating photos that sell".

I am sure some out there are thinking "why should I go, I'm not a stock photographer"... oh contraire, if you're a wedding photographer, a portrait photographer, a commercial photographer, or just "a photographer", you are ALREADY a stock photographer and you very likely have hundreds of stock images just waiting to be discovered on your hard drive that could become another revenue stream for you.

So come meet, mingle, and learn how to create images that can be sold as stock and how to earn an income from images that you already have. Heck, it’s the equivalent of putting on last winters jacket and finding $20 in the pocket - and who doesn’t like found money?

More about Rob, he's a photographer, a trainer, author, and a web developer. He's a NAPP help desk specialist, and instructor for the Perfect picture School of Photography and the host of Peachpit’s Lightroom Resource Center, and the site director and inspector for iStockphoto.

Rob writes the “Under the Loupe” column for Photoshop User Magazine and is the author of “Lightroom for Dummies”, and “Taking Stock”. Check out his Lightroom-focused blog at (he's a busy, busy guy).

Not only has he been an Stockphoto inspector since 2002, Rob has also made tens of thousands of dollars from his own stock photography. So, no one knows better than he about what it takes to get your photos accepted to stock sites—and what to do to make them sell.

Our Other Special Guest

We will also be joined by StockFood America, an international stock agency with an office right here in Maine. They will share with us what sells and why in this lucrative industry and will offer tips to ensure your success.

As always there will be some great photography related giveaways so be sure to bring a business card to drop into the fishbowl.

The Details:

* 7:30 pm (doors open at 7pm)
* Held at the studio of Stacey Kane - 134 Black Point Road in Scarborough
* PLEASE RSVP via Facebook so we know how many to expect.
* There is a $10 admin fee due at the door

Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Miguel Palaviccini said...

I bought the book per your suggestion and it's great! I wish I lived in Maine.

I finally submitted some photos to iStock (sadly I was rejected, but I hear that's not uncommon).

Thanks again for turning me to this book!