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Can customers find your stock photos online?


Can customers find your stock photos online? It seems an obvious question, but at A4StockPhotos we still receive submissions which have no useful metadata attached, and in this context ‘useful’ means the keywords which will help potential customers find your photo. If the shots are good we will still take them, but it has to be

Royalty Free stock photos – the death spiral of micro stock and subscriptions?


Has the over-saturation of the royalty free stock photos market caused an unstoppable downward spiral which may eventually kill the whole industry, or is there more to it than that? It’s certainly true that the micro stock explosion has resulted in levels of market saturation previously unknown in the photographic industry, but looking at it from

DJI inspire 1 Pro (not) out of the box


This article should have been about how our latest acquisition, another DJI Inspire 1 Pro, has quickly become a valuable addition to our inventory, but instead it’s become just another disaster story of customer dissatisfaction and frustration. It all began with the first attempt to buy one of these drones, from a leading online UK

Freelance designers – how to get paid for stock photos


Getting reimbursed for the true cost of supplying stock photos and images has become a major headache for freelance designers and other creative professionals in recent years. Thankfully, the number of clients who pretend to believe that photos ‘downloaded from the internet are free’ has diminished these days, but that hasn’t removed all the convenient

DJI Phantom 3 Pro camera vs GoPro Hero Black


The 4K camera on the DJI Phantom 3 Pro has been the subject of a lot of comments and reviews since it was first released two years ago, some of them not very complimentary. We’ve been flying one around for some time now, mostly for the 4K video which seems to give excellent results once we

Stock photos of meerkats & other animals


  Simple stock photos: This shot was taken with a 100-400mm lens at 250mm. The lens was easily capable of getting the subject larger in the frame, but this seemed the better composition. The camera was set to ISO 320 with a shutter speed of 1/250th. Stock photos like this will sell.   Taking effective animal photos

Images and workflow – Life after Aperture


    Managing images and workflow One of the most tiresome aspects of running an all-Apple studio is the inevitable fall-out from the seemingly endless operating system upgrades. It’s probably just as bad for PC users, but we wouldn’t really know as we haven’t had one in this studio for a long time. We’ve been

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