If you know me for more than a few days, you’ll know how I love online social exchange. I’ve been active in the iStock forums since I signed up in early 2007, I’ve been on Facebook since 2008 (I think) and signed up for Google Plus when it was in Beta (and now I do the same on ello). Continue Reading →
You must have been sitting in a deep hole in Antarctica if you haven’t heard about Ello yet. There has been a lot of hype within the last week.
So I thought it might be time for all those who just returned from a trip to the outback into civilization to learn about it… well, that might be far stretched. But at least let me share my thoughts on Ello and why I am on it. And why I think it might be a good idea for you to consider joining it, too. Continue Reading →
September marks a new personal milestone in my overall earnings levels since I went non-exclusive from iStockphoto at the end of 2012: Especially Shutterstock and Stocksy United have returned new record numbers this month.
Just a random thought: Are those self-doubts I am having a normal part of being a photographer or is it a piece of my personality?
I have been bragging about the recognition I was getting recently, achiever higher acceptance rates at the higher end agencies, having been selected as one of the “20 photographers to follow” on the EyeEm blog and being invited to hold presentations on Photokina.
Though, there are (lots of) times when I doubt myself. Not being good enough, not producing enough material, having to balancr short term work with long term efforts. Those come regularly when I’m being forced to look at my bank account as well, of course.
It is so hard to tell how good we are as there is no clear definition of “good”. There are a few brilliant people, some are excellent in photography, some are brilliant in marketing themselves. Those are just a few handul amongst millions of passionate photographers but those are the ones we admire and measure us against.
So… I am wondering how you feel about your work and yourself?
September 23, 2014
by Michael Zwahlen Comments Off
Stocksy was a start and remains my favorite place to go to
As you might have already figured out I like to try out new things related to what I consider my job. I was lucky enough to just had turned non-exclusive when Stocksy United was started, so I was a founding contributor.