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Double Your Stock Sales Potential

Double Your Stock Sales Potential

One of the first truisms I ever learned about stock photography was that images with model releases usually earn twice as much as non-released images. Now I’ll admin that was a loooong time ago, so I’m not sure whether that’s still an accurate number, but with so many amateur images in the market… and so many buyers wanting released images for non-commercial uses as well… my guess is that the ratio is even higher. So it should really be a…

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13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More

13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More

What if you don’t want to spend $50 per month on a Creative Cloud subscription? The good news is that there are free alternatives available. Here are some of the best.globaleyeimages’s insight: It’s been a while since I went looking for software alternatives, but when I was updating the photographer’s area for the new GlobalEyeStock.com website, I came across this list. I’m actually interested to know if anyone has tried Raw Therapee as an alternative to Lightroom? Will check out…

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Welcome…

Welcome…

This website is part personal blog, part business directory and part publishing hub. The short explanation of all that is, this is my content management system that I use to publish all kinds of photography / photography-business content, that is then syndicated across the GlobalEye network. It also works as a kind of private business directory to help me keep track of all the different website projects we’ve got on the boil… mostly they are part of the GlobalEye network,…

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Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes

Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes

Add A Complete Store To Your Website In 60 Minutes If you’re like a lot of photographers, you’re always on the lookout for ways to generate additional income from your website or blog? One option I’ve looked at a lot in the past is a shop of some sort, but it’s always been something that gets really complicated, really fast. It takes a lot of time to find and import products, write descriptions, find and resize photos, keep prices…

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Getty jumps on the free image bandwagon… and why we’re not worried!

Getty jumps on the free image bandwagon… and why we’re not worried!

In case you missed it…  Getty images has just announced they’re going to make some 35 million images from their collection available for free. No surprise, the move has caused quite a stir among their photographers. Getty say it’s a response to online piracy… in which case the reasoning seems to be that the images are being used without permission anyway, so if they give them away instead then there’s no harm being done?! “We can’t stop you stealing so…

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2-Minute Trick To Maximise Your Kindle Profits

2-Minute Trick To Maximise Your Kindle Profits

Here’s a simple step you can take when you start promoting your Kindle Books that can seriously ramp up your returns. It’s actually quite obvious but a lot of people miss it… Always use an Amazon affiliate link in your promos and submissions. Here’s a quick demo of how to set it up…   How it works… Every time you publish a new Kindle title, you should spend a bit of time promoting it across  the web, which mostly means…

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How To Shoot Photos That Sell

How To Shoot Photos That Sell

Most photographers never really get around to it, but there’s no denying, the more time you put into identifying the markets for you work and researching their specific needs, more saleable your work is going to be. There’s no big secret there: the best marketers in any field are those who identify a market, research it and create a product that their new customers simply have to have. The good news is it’s quite straightforward to apply that approach to…

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