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Damn! a stock related topic with no beer!!! Whatever next!!!
With brewing, and learning more about brewing coupled with mortgage / house extension plans I’ve had no time what so ever for stock. Not even picked up the camera for something creative since about October last year, shocking I know!

Here, go click the referral link http://yaymicro.com/register.action?referredBy=pdtnc πŸ˜‰

Description:
Stock Photo: Light at the end of the Tunnel, old railway tunnel, natural lighting from tunnel entrance.
Keywords:
architecture,brickwork,dark,darkness,gloom,light,natural lighting,nobody,railway,tunnel,underground

This is news to me, its the first sale I’ve had marked like thisΒ  “Credit for Photo Sale by reseller”…
Could this be how the Fotolia Free API works??
The Pics below:

Fotolia Sale by Reseller
Details FSBRS
futureworks
http://futureworks.co.kr a Fotolia Reseller in Korea, is a Flash website, but I couldn’t spot how to purchase images.

The recent Fotolia new letter:
“COMING SOON: FOTOLIA’S FREE CONTENT API

The first website based on the Fotolia’s free content API will soon be released! The site will drive traffic to Fotolia and is a fantastic opportunity for Fotolia’s contributors to get additional visibility amongst stock photography buyers.

Fotolia’s extensive API infrastructure (partner, Business, Developer and Reseller) has already shown their capacities in driving qualified traffic on the Fotolia website. We’re confident that this new API will do the same.

As a backgrounder, Fotolia’s free content API is based on free contents and unsold files. This API will be used by Fotolia to attract more stock imagery users and to invite them to buy additional imagery on Fotolia. That means: more traffic, more buyers and more sales. As you already know, you can add your unsold files to this program and get a half credit for each file added. Your file will be still offered on Fotolia.com at the standard price, while at the same time, being offered for free through the API.”

As always, its really nice to find your work in print, but this find has put together a couple of my favourite hobbies.
I’m not actually a CAMRA member but I am a Real Ale drinker and Home Brewer, couple this with my interests in photography and design. The CAMRA ‘Beer’ magazine was passed onto me by one of the guys at work and I’d already flicked through it once and missed finding this shot of Spook the dog and a pint of beer, the shot has been downloaded 24 times at iStock and a handful of times at other stock sites.

It makes it better for my photography to be displayed in the well designed magazine that ‘Beer’ is, my compliments to the designer for a clean and tactile feeling read, the use of paper stock compliments the look nicely.
Camra 'Beer Magazine Spring 2009'

Here’s the original shot of ‘Dog and a Pint’

Keywords:
Pub, Dog, Half Full, Empty, Glass, Beer, Full, Pint Glass, House, Black, Bench, Bitter, Sitting, Road, People, White, public house

Just a quick note to say that my Mostphotos.com portfolio is now deleted.
It seemed a waste of space, I rarely checked the site and never sold anything, better to delete my account. At least Yaymicro has sold 1 image.

March was different, I made my average cashout level but just missed out by a day or so on cashouts from iStock and Dreamstime, for the first time in a while SXP did not reach the minimum payout figure.
Here’s the Lookstat graph for March:
march09lookstat

Next up here’s my monthly cashouts graph over time, after reading things on Microstockdiaries regarding some slowdown, so the graph below kind of backs that up showing me that earnings for March are as good, or bad, as they were over two years ago. August ’08 being my best month ever, its looks like a gradual slide downward now.
monthlycashouts

This is backed up my blog views at imagepushing.com , the first graph in weeks and then months after shows a slump in views… meanning less designers, artworkers, and buyers are searching for images
imagepushingweekly
imagepushingmonthly

What I need to do is to start being more targeted in what I shoot and submit, if only to improve my approval ratings a little!
Its a short report this month, more in reaction to Lee’s over at MD to see if there was any correlation.

My very first iStockAudio sample sale….
Saturday March 14, 2009, 11:51 AM – basic track 44.1 kHz – Regular – $0.56 πŸ™‚


Stock sound description:
High pitch Theremin deepens to the end and warbles.

Keywords:
Bizarre,Theremin,Futuristic,Sound,warble,Eccentric,Haunting,Horror,High Pitch


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