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My students credit this course with helping them sell their first photographs!
Do you love to shoot photos, and you're just looking for a breakthrough tip or trick - some guidelines - so you can make PASSIVE income selling your photos online - month after month?
I find taking great photos to be an enormous joy; getting paid for those photos by a stock photo agency makes that joy last and last! Get paid for YOUR photos! It's easier than you think!
Frankly, there's more opportunity than ever before. But you need to follow a couple of simple rules - and avoid some common mistakes.(Launched 2/15; Updated 8/7/15!) _________________________________________________________________________
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I've just completed the course, it is well explained and worth the investment. This course really provides whatever it says and I always love courses from Robert. He is a great instructor."
"Stock Photo Ninja!
Mr. Scot's course is direct and perfectly informative, taught with passion and a knack for getting to the crux of the subject matter. As a life-long point-and-shoot photographer, Mr. Scot has changed the way I shoot my pictures, and has opened my eyes to the money that can be made by turning my love for shooting into passive income. THANK YOU!" _________________________________________________________________________
I take you from the inside of the camera to the inside of the stock photo agency business.
After a section on the ingenious mechanics of the camera, this course concentrates on how to sell those high-quality photos you've taken.
In this course, I teach you how to turn your love of photography into long-term, passive income.
Today is the day to start; there's NEVER been a more profitable or more accessible time to sell your photos to stock photography agencies.
When I started shooting stock photography with my Canon AE1, back in the 1980s, getting your photos sold through stock photo agencies required an extraordinary and expensive effort - from shooting to developing the photos to finding the agencies to getting approved.
The process has become much simpler these days - but the competition is fierce.
By sticking to the basics - and establishing a work-flow that ensures that you're creating the highest quality images in the appropriate format - you can quickly move to the head of the line - and start selling your photos right away.
I shoot with a Nikon D800 - a truly remarkable photographic tool - but these days, there are high-quality smart phones that have what it takes to capture world-class images.
It's NOT about the camera! The key to making money in the stock photo business is your creativity, and attention to detail.
This course is designed to save you money and time - by discussing specifically what the top stock photo agencies expect - AND what they reject
I discuss which categories are hot, and which are not.
And, I list not only my favorite stock photo agencies to work with (and who are willing to work with YOU), but I've included a downloadable, clickable .pdf list of links to more than two dozen agencies to whom YOU should be submitting.
Now, let me be clear, this is NO get-rich-quick scheme. You'll need to commit yourself to a substantial amount of effort and detailed diligence. But, follow my plan step by step, and you will have your photos uploaded and optimized, and selling in no time.
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|Section 1: Tech Talk - Some of the Science of Photography|
The Dissection of a Camera - How it Works!Preview
The Aperture - A PrimerPreview
Shutter Speed - What is it, and how fast is too fast?
Film Speed - ISO/ASA - A Primer
The Rule of Sunny 16s
|Section 2: Welcome to Stock Photo Ninja|
I've been in the photography and video business for more than three decades, having published magazines for nearly 17 years and created television and web commercials for corporate and professional clients.
Let me tell you what I've learned.
Here's some notes on how to get the most out of this course.
|Section 3: Getting Started|
Making professional contact with the end-user is a full-time job; leave it to the pros.
A long journey starts with the first step.
|Section 4: What They (the agencies) Expect from You|
Before your photos make it into a stock agency's portfolio, they must exceed the minimum standards.
You can save a lot of time and grief by ensuring that your photos are the right size and format.
Let's talk about where in your photos the focus should be.
Lighting: there may be no more important consideration for a photographer who want to sell photos.
Why do photographers and videographers call it Magic Hour?
|Section 5: Submitting Your Photos for Approval|
How much editing should you do before submitting your photos
How do you know you're ready to submit your first photos to a stock agency?
|Section 6: Exceeding the Standards|
Get it right the first time - first submission checklist.
Avoid common faux pas on your first submission.
|Section 7: What Types of Photos Sell and to Whom?|
The stock agencies LOVE photos of people - doing things. I talk about why that is.
Let's talk about more categories that are most often sought-after by the stock agencies.
The agencies have received so many photos in certain categories that you would be completely wasting your time trying to submit any more of these ...
My four favorite agencies, and a clickable list of the top two dozen.
Use the Resources Offered by the Agencies
|Section 8: Addendum: More Photography Talk|
Taking Stock of What's Out There
The Value of Teamwork in Stock Photography
|Section 9: Special Bonus from the Instructor|
Special Bonus Worth Almost $1,500!
Robert Scot's courses on Udemy have received nearly 400 Five-Star Reviews, with more than 30,000 students enrolled, from 161 countries.
Known in web video, affiliate marketing, and YouTube marketing circles as Dr. YouTube, Mr. Scot has created and managed advertising and marketing campaigns for a diverse variety of professional industries, including doctors, lawyers, artists, affiliate marketing, and service businesses.
"I am committed to bringing top-shelf courses to my students - courses that could help them get ahead in life, and make a substantial living," preaches Dr. YouTube.
For nearly two decades, Dr. YouTube has been teaching, both online and in live seminars, on multiple aspects of his professional experience in video and filmmaking, photography, advertising, copywriting, affiliate marketing and publishing.
In the past 10 years, Mr. Scot has developed a reputation as one of the top experts on YouTube marketing and web video marketing, in general, as his practice became laser focused on getting clients Page 1 Google search results, through the use of YouTube videos.
In his video optimization courses, Mr. Scot teaches proven methods on how to get your videos (or your client's videos!) to the the top of Google - in easy-to-follow, step-by-step lectures.
For about 15 years, Mr. Scot published a series of magazines in the town of Sedona, Arizona (U.S. Southwest), including an Arts & Politics newsmagazine and a number of tourist-oriented glossies.
The glossies featured spectacular photos from the red rock country of Sedona, "America's Most Beautiful City" (USA Today), many of which Mr. Scot shot, and many of which he acquired through hiring photographers and working with stock photography agencies.
Dr. YouTube's stock photo courses guide photo lovers into making money in the stock photography business. Not only does he touch on some simple photo tips and tricks to improve your photos, his mission is "to help you create a workflow that guarantees long-term passive income doing something you love."
"Frankly, the YouTube optimization courses are as valuable to my stock photo students at they are to my YouTube and video optimization students."
Mr. Scot is one of the founders of the Web Video Means Business team, whose members share strategies and techniques for improving video rankings on Google - mostly through the use of YouTube.
In 2010 … "Back in 2006, when Google bought YouTube, everything changed in the web video marketing world. Today, the effect has shaken the Affiliate Marketing world. In fact, it's turned the Affiliate Marketing world upside-down."
Mr. Scot's photography and aerial videography is available for licensing through private and public stock agencies.