Friday, May 29, 2009

Stock Photography

I occasionally post some of my images to stock photo sites, as a way to improve my photography, get more pictures out there, and just to see how it works. Well, I wanted to gather some statistics about that, so here it goes!

First of all, I'm currently working with 3 sites.
Shutterstock -I've been accepted for about a week or two. It took me 2 tries to get accepted, and I had to wait 1 month between tries.
Bigstock I've been posting images for about 2 months or so.
Fotolia I've been there for about a month.

Total accepted for each site:
Shutterstock- 26
Bigstock - 43
Fotolia- 10

Total Submited
Shutterstock- 59
Bigstock- 111
Fotolia- 88

Total downloads
Shutterstock 1
Bigstock 3
Fotolia 0

Total combined acceptance
Shutterstock Only - 7
Bigstock Only - 24
Fotolia Only - 5
Shutterstock and Bigstock Only -15
Shutterstock and Fotolia Only -1
Bigstock and Fotolia Only -1
All 3- 3

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Tucson Zoo

Every now and then I make it to the Tucson zoo, and I always get some good shots when I go. This was the first time that I went with my 28x135mm lens, so I was able to get alot of cool shots I couldn't last time. It really makes a difference when you can zoom! Anyways, hope you enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Daily Photography in the Desert

As a bit of stress relief, excuse to get some exercise, and to work on my photography, I've been forcing myself to take a picture every day for the last week, and will continue this tradition. I'm posting the pictures at my album here. It's been an interesting adventure, and especially last night, I decided I just couldn't decide which picture to use. So, I'm going to post all of the pictures that would have made it, if I had used it another day. So, here's my "Almost Daylies". Oh, if you want quicker updates, follow @pearsonartphoto on twitter.

Oh, and if you like these pictures, please click on the picture, bring your mouse over the picture on the right and give it a thumbs up. Thanks!