Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Microstock Photography

Hey hey, I'm sorry I'm so late on this topic. But a promise is a promise so here it goes.

1st the disclaimer, I'm not a pro thus I don't think I should be writting any advice on this. BUT, I would love to share my research with you. So it's up to you to try your luck. :D

So here goes...

What is microstock photography?
From Wikipedia: Microstock photography, also known as micropayment photography, is an offshoot of traditional stock photography. What defines a company as a microstock photography company is that they
  1. Source their images almost exclusively via the Internet,
  2. Do so from a wider range of photographers than the traditional stock agencies (including a willingness to accept images from "amateurs" and hobbyists), and
  3. Sell their images at a very low rate (anywhere from $.20 - $10) for a royalty-free image.
    A number of microstock sites also sell vector art, and some sell Flash animations and video, as well as images.
You may find some microstock website that you can join for free and start uploading your photos to earn money thru this site:

And if you already have that collection and really fell in love with microstock photography, why not create a website to talk about microstock photography and add your site to ?

Gud luck and I'm trying my luck soon as well. :D

What will our life turn out to be?

It has been bugging me lately, about what I really want. Is it the corporate world, working from 8 - 5:30 (in actual, I can leave office at anytime and even work from home -- it's a flexible company) and get my salary every end of the month? Or a life within my total control and enjoy the freedom to do what ever I want?

It might sound nice to work for myself, doing the things that I love but I'm sure that there are many obstacles out there. I guess it's the comfort zone that I'm in now that makes me worry to leave the corporate world.

People says you must have some skills, and that skill must be revolving and evolving so that it follow the trend and never dies off easily. So, I start analyzing on what I love to do a.k.a my passion...
1) dancing
2) posing for photoshoot
3) photographing (I'm very much into this now)
4) Photoshopping (Been learning lately)
5) Album creating - digital album and print outs (Doing this right now as well)

So it's pretty obvious on what I love to do but how good am I? I should say I'm still a novice in this area. Will I improve? I guess it's the passion that will keep me moving.

Will photography and post-processing skills bring me to somewhere I wanted to go? Will photography and post-processing skills dies off tomorrow? Let the time to be the judge. Mark this date and see how soon I can achieve my dream and start writting my success stories... hahaha.

My Twitter account

As for a start... I have 3 followers and I'm following 2... hahahaha ok how to add more? I'm making it private still coz not sure about the feeling of a stranger following my tweets.

If you feel that I'm that "interesting" :P follow my tweets @ meow_mii... yay!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Follow me on Twitter

Yay, I just setup my own Twitter account. Yeah.. yeah.. I know I'm so late at this but... but... ok I don't have any reason actually.

I wonder if ppl will actually interested to follow me on Twitter or not but just for the fun of it...

I have no interest to follow any celebrities twit tho, but in search to follow good photographer but wonder how to search for them... I got a website that actually told me who but I've forgotten which website is that... sigh... need to look for it again.

Well, just updated my twit... I'm at home working *cough cough* while listening to my favourite song. Life's great on Friday!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Continuing Previous Post

My goodness, the installation was only completed after 3.45hrs! It seems like, ensuring a good installation guide is very important! Did any project have such good installation guide? So far, I experience only on my previous development projects. It seems like the ppl in the US region don't like to make a good installation guide... hmm is it that difficult?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


It was raining heavily this morning and I was sooo lazy to wake up but it's my project site implementation... I have to be there on time.

From 8AM and now 10:08AM I'm still in the implementation, DB install completed successfully, linked server... connecting... connecting and failed @ 8:30AM. Troubleshooting by the installer guys... check open ports, check server name, check username and password, all done and still not connected, ok login with another username and password again, Wow, it get connected and it is connected to the linked Server and it's 10:09AM.

Continue with Web Application installation in the web server, x'ing fingers. It will be complicated.... stay tuned... hehehe

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wonderful Explorations...

I read quite a few magazines, online photography tutorials, e-books and it got me facinated with the world of a photography. I started to see things that I hardly ever think about to see. Yeah, framing of a pictures and how to get the dof (depth of field) so that my pictures will be standing out and sharp. It's not that easy as I thought it would be and really need to have the individual styles to get out from the norms.

Alrite, I'll be snapping away!