Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another CEL at 123RF

I was waiting for my first Comprehensive Extended License for more than 1.5 year but today I got another within a week. Maybe it's just coincidence but it will make this month BME.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sold Comprehensive Extended License at 123RF

It's probably most expensive license on 123RF. Image can be used in magazines or as book cover.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

My photo featured on Forbes.com

Maybe should resume uploading to Alamy because apparently Forbes is buying images from them. In article America's Top 25 Towns To Live Well I found my picture from Cupertino Memorial Park.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon introduces the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, the most popular focal range in Canon's telephoto arsenal and a staple lens for any professional photographer, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens provides the focal length, maximum aperture and zoom power for capturing everything from fast-action sports to studio portraits.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My 2009 microstock results

My 2009 totals just confirms what I saw every month. Almost 50% of my sales comes from SS. Next 3 are around 5x less which might bring some payouts every couple months. Next 3 are more wishful thinking for me that really contributors. Everything else is just plain waste of time. From this group I am only uploading to Veer cause they are relatively new and I want to give them a chance. Hopefully next year at this time I could select best 5-6 performers and forget about others.

SS 48.62%
DT 13.45%
123RF 12.85%
SXP 11.90%
FT 4.04%
CSP 3.01%
IS 2.78%
YM 0.85%
BS 0.61%
CS 0.52%
Veer/SV 0.59%
MSP 0.54%
FP 0.24%


December 2009 earnings breakdown

Usually when my number one is underperforming the other ones got pretty good results. This month SS is 30% below results from last couple months. Three next combined achieved roughly the same result which means that it was very bad month. Biggest positive surprise was IS which made to top 5 mostly because FT underperformed this month.

Dec Dec/Nov
SS 48.06% 71.94%
123RF 14.19% 103.32%
DT 13.22% 145.00%
SXP 11.13% 37.98%
IS 6.12% 151.61%
FT 5.49% 86.65%
CSP 1.18% 18.43%
BS 0.59% 66.67%