I've been doing professional photography since 1993 and have recently gotten into stock photography through what is called "microstock" websites. I am looking for models who are interested in modeling for this industry. If you're not familiar with what microstock is check out www.istockphoto.com
. In my opinion it is the future of stock photography.
I'm not looking for TFP or TFCD. I will pay you for your work. I will make money off the pictures I take of you and I think it's only fair that you do to. I will require a signed model release.
I'm looking for basic lifestyle imagery everything from college students hanging out, business meetings, athletes, couples and fashion etc. . I need pictures of people living life. I AM NOT looking for nude or sexual images.
These images will be uploaded to 9 different microstock sites and will be distributed throughout the world. It is great exposure.
The microstock industry gets its name from its payment method. Photographers earn "micro" or small commissions on the images we license. For instance, we earn btween 30 cents and $75 per license (yea I said 30 cents). But just because the payments are small doesn't mean the clients who license the images are. Many of the largest companies in the world license images through microstock agencies. I have personally licensed images to Microsoft and others.
In addition, I am not guaranteed anything for my work. I shoot strictly on spec or speculation on what I may be able to license. I may license some pictures hundreds of times and others may not license at all. As a result of this risk, I have developed the following payment structure for models that choose to work with me.
I will pay $50.00 for two hours work. If we collaborate well, this should be a repeating job.
If you would be interested in working with me in the Ventura, Ca. area, drop me a line.
(Here is a link for my portfolio on Dreamstime, another microstock site. http://www.dreamstime.com/miflippo_info
Up to this point, I have primarily done still life but in the future I will be doing more people images)