Phil Lowe

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About Phil Lowe

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    Photography, Videography, Editing, Tennis, SCUBA Diving
  1. Thanks, Paul!
  2. One of my latest images shot with the Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6. Got approved this morning. I submitted 12 images last night: 6 from the MkIV and 6 from the D500. All approved. Lots of winners with both of these cameras lately. Really enjoying the keeper rates from both. Both have excellent sensors with best-in-class AF systems (MkIV's comes from 1DXMkII, D500's comes from D5). Definitely makes shooting fun again!
  3. But honestly, number of images doesn't appear to matter anymore, since even having more than a thousand now means nothing compared to the million+ SS gets every week. My first month's earnings were in October, 2013. With more than 1,000 images, here's what I got in July of 2017: $5.45. Unless you're taking and uploading a couple thousand images a week, you're not going to win at this. And I don't know any single photographer, like myself, who can upload a couple thousand images a week.
  4. $3.69 with 27 photos. One of my early best sellers:
  5. Don't lose the passion just because the money isn't there. I was doing photography long, long before I made any money in it. If you're in this for the money, you will always be disappointed and frustrated. Do it - or don't - because you love photography.
  6. Looks like it's going to be a good one!
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  8. I sent an email to support and they resolved the issue by tagging the first three clips as editorial. Thanks for the tips, guys.
  9. Thank you, Sheila. Good advice! I'm on Azythromycin, Prednisone, an inhaler, and Codeine cough med.
  10. Thanks, Paul. Unfortunately, I just spent 4 more hours in the emergency room this morning to find out I have pneumonia. And I'm all out of vacation and sick leave. No pay for me.
  11. More and more businesses, organizations, and bloggers are using mixed media to reach their respective audiences. A veterinary hospital may need pictures of dogs and cats. A computer repair shop might need the insides of computers. An automotive repair shop...well, you get the idea. The trick is to find out what people are DOING, and shoot images that represent that activity. That is, by far, the quickest way to start selling: See a need. Meet a need. As others have indicated, what needs do your images meet as they stand now? If you can't answer that, then a buyer probably can't either.