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10 Reasons Why Your Stock Photography Portfolio Sucks (and How to Fix It)

Photographing for microstocks takes time, effort and persistence. You learn the tricks of the trade as you go along; you perfect your skills, rinse and repeat. How come you’re not getting the returns you expect? To be quite frank with you - your portfolio could use an upgrade. Don’t worry though! We’re here to help you fix these common mistakes photographers make and you can improve your portfolio with a few simple adjustments.

A Bit of Magic Realism: Interview With John Wilhelm

John Wilhelm is one photographer that has chosen an unconventional path. With a background in IT, John creates whimsical worlds for his children that result in beautiful works of magic-realism-like photographs. Using photographs of his kids, John digitally transforms the images to take place in surreal, funny and even some bizarre environments.

Increase Your Profits with These Unexplored Themes in Stock Photography [Part 3]

Stock photographers have an extraordinary amount of power in the communications industry. Your works are used to support content and communicate with audiences before they even have a chance to dig into any actual reading. This element of choice in what you shoot plays an important role in other industries.

Here’s your chance to tap into the market and shoot for themes that are in high demand. Use your resources to expand on the unexplored themes in stock photography and you are bound to find success.

Behind the Scenes with Stefan Dahl

One of our top contributors, Stefan Dahl, has ventured into stock photography with an impressive 12 year experience in the field. Like many photographers, Stefan started with a camera and a passion. He was photographing family members, dogs, plants and weddings. With a short break devoted to his family, he eventually started his own stock photography business with his wife Janni.

Celebrate the Aliens

Today is the birthday of the actress Sigourney Weaver, perhaps best known as the remarkable Ripley, who starred in four Alien movies, which makes it a great occasion to remember the 1979 movie that started it all. Alien (1979), with the fantastic designs by H.R. Giger, launched a new era of space visuals, and this tradition is still very present in contemporary cinema. In honor of this Alien star, we are happy to share our selection of the most exciting alien creatures and worlds created by our contributors.

Retro monster. | Stock Vector © Depositphotos | Ekaterina Panova