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Flickr Curated Connections

Back in April I had a little flutter with Stock Photography, but was put back in my place by Shutterstock when they rejected my initial submissions.

Today Flickr announced, on their blog, “Curated Connections: A new Flickr licensing experience” which sounds like their brand for Stock Photography, but they say it will be an easy and transparent way to earn money from your photos, so I’ve signed up!

I actually recently sold the rights to one photo to a US website who found me via Flickr, so I know the potential is there.  With 6,000 photos on Flickr, I’m very interested to see what “Curated Connections” will do for me.


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Stock photography – first attempt

I thought I’d try my hand at stock photography, which is basically submitting images you own to an agency to sell on your behalf.  (The Wikipedia entry on Stock Photography explains the concept well).  Signing up to Shutterstock, I submitted 10 photos I’d taken in the SIlverton area over the past couple of years, but to their reviewer’s eyes all were out of focus and rejected.  I’m not sure how they came to that conclusion, nor do I agree with some of the other feedback (who would have thought standard road signs would be a trade mark violation?!

Anyway, I’ll let the dust settle and try again soon.


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