Stock Photography – Using it, making money with it

Well, we all hear how it’s hard making money in stock photography due to the microstock photography dropping ASP’s (Average Selling Prices) for licenses and the plethora of images now available for stock download today.

Still, I have just attended a seminar, hosted by SmugMug, that talked about people making money in stock (mircostock) photography today.

Shutterstock is one of the largest microstock agencies and has recently floated an IPO October 11, 2012 on the NYSE, symbol:  SSTK.

They have a cool keyword search tool for looking for stock images:

 

Shutterstock Stock Photo Keyword Search:Search Terms:

 

 

For example, one may use the search bar above from Shutterstock to search for any kind of keyworded images. You’ll probably find a lot.

The example I used was “women in nature”.

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