First step toward finding my $tock agency
I was already announcing that I’ll blog on my progress of trying to sell my stock images. While brainstorming I’ve made plan that has three stages. First is to test different agencies and get a feel if my work fit in it and how. Firstly I have in mind agencies like Alamy, Ipak, Istock and Digitalrailroad.net. Second step is to severely renovate my website that will offer much more then just portfolio showcase. Third is to go for the big agencies like Corbis and Getty. I was talking with my fellow photographers who are working with Corbis and they said it’s a pain in the ass to get beyond the bureaucracy and all the meetings. Certainly I will prepare myself very well and then send my first email to them (You never get a second chance for a first appearance).
First step was made. I carefully read instructions for contributers at Alamy website and choosed ten images for quality test. I also contacted Bojan Brecelj from Ipak agency and then I’ve sent two CD’s with images to Ipak and to Alamy and will see what will happen. If you have any suggestions or some advices please leave a comment!
PS: posting of two CDs (and one was to UK) was just 1,7 EUROs. Viva la EU!