Check out the work of our featured Bigstock contributor Jag_CZ. His photography portfolio features a colorful and chaotic collection of solids, liquids, and even gases flying in, out of, and around the frame. It’s a splashy mid-air delight! For even more freeze-frame fun, be sure to check out some of JAG_CZ’s featured work in the…Read More
Making time for metadata doesn’t mean starting from scratch every time you upload content to Bigstock. An easy solution is to create your own Master Keyword and Category Lists.
A Master Keyword & Category List: – Saves you time when uploading your images. – Maintains consistency of your portfolio. – Streamlines your workflow. – Simplifies customer searches.
A Note about the List: There are so many possible subjects and styles, this list could be endless. Let’s focus on some of the main types of content submitted. Start by categorizing your content in your mind, then upload images from the same shoot or illustrations of the same type of subject. Identify what is in the image for your keywords.
We’re excited to tell you about a new program we’re offering to a select group of contributors at Bigstock’s sister site, Shutterstock. We’re calling it the Bridge to Bigstock. Here’s what we’re doing and why we think it’s a win for everyone. As you may know, Shutterstock and Bigstock are two stock image sites owned…Read More
10 Tips to Shoot Better Stock Other than constantly shooting to further hone your craft, it’s important to understand the purpose of stock: to sell or promote a product, concept or idea. With this in mind, here are ten tips to help you shoot better stock, hence more earnings. 1. Create images with clear subject…Read More
We know stock photographers are hungry for information about how to shoot good pictures and achieve the most success in licensing them. As the industry grows, there are an increasing number of books on the subject. We recently came across one that does a great job of explaining our sometimes-esoteric business. Microstock Money Shots is…Read More
One of the questions we get asked the most from submitters is “What do the buyers want?” The answer is not so simple. We have customers from different parts of the world, all searching for different images, and different types of projects. The most important thing to remember is that variety is key. Try different…Read More
At Bigstock, we encourage photographers to submit images with model releases and, if appropriate, property releases, so buyers have the flexibility to use the images in advertisements. Sometimes, however, it makes more sense to submit an image as an editorial image—like the celebrity red carpet photo seen here. This post will help explain what those…Read More
When you upload your images to Bigstock, make keywording an important part of your workflow. Your images will sell better if you put a little extra effort to writing accurate keywords, and lots of them. Here are a few tips to help you master the art and science of keywording. 1. Think like an image…Read More
If you sell stock images, you know how important—and rewarding—it can be to track your sales. Bigstock thinks our contributors deserve the best reporting tools, so we’ve just introduced some upgrades to help you track your sales. Here’s what’s new: The Commissions Hover. When you’re logged in to Bigstock, just hover your mouse over the…Read More
As many contributors know, downloads for specifically-themed images spike during certain times of the year. For example, Bigstock buyers are most likely going to be searching for summer-themed images during spring (or in some cases, even earlier). When to upload particular seasonal or other “timing” based images is a popular question, and while there’s no…Read More