In which format and resolution you need to upload photos. At what number of frames per second you have to export stock footage. When you have to cut the audio from the stock footage. Which video codec must be chosen? When it is best to work in RAW and when in JPG.
Lesson 11 (13:56) – The best agencies for selling stock footage
Why it is better to send your footage to only a few agencies. At what prices microstocks sell videos. When you have to refuse new agencies invitations. How to calculate your net earnings.
Lesson 12 (24:33) – How to use agencies’ search engines to sell more
How to understand the market by analyzing the ranking pages on Pond5 and Shutterstock. Why, by focusing on niche subjects, you can sell more. What you have to do to sell content of subjects with a lot of competition.
Lesson 13 (13:08) – How to find niche subjects which allow you to earn more
What a niche is. Why, at the beginning, it is better to avoid subjects with strong competition, even if these are the most requested by buyers. How your earnings are a passive income that you still receive even if you stop producing. How to find the right situations to produce content that sells.
Lesson 14 (16:36) – How to shoot a big city
How to plan the shooting. How to use sun trackers to always have perfect lighting. Two case studies of content shot in Paris that made me thousands of euros. Why choosing a new technology can make the difference in sales. Which cities are the most requested by buyers?
Lesson 15 (18:09) – How to create the best content of a small city
What the most profitable content is in a small city. A case study that shows how much you can earn by shooting a place visited by tourists. How to shoot subjects that are requested regardless of their location. How to use a tool that tells you if a city is in demand. How to understand which keywords are searched by buyers, and copying them with a click.
Lesson 16 (19:25) – Advanced tips for shooting a static time-lapse, a tilt shift and a hyper-lapse
How every camera can create 4K time-lapses. In which format you have to record the photos of your sequence. How to avoid flicker by selecting the right shooting mode. Why photo sequences are better than sped-up videos. What shutter speed you have to set, depending on the situation. What shooting mode to use. How to shoot a time-lapse tilt shift. How to shoot a hyper-lapse (moving time-lapse).
Lesson 17 (9:58) – How to use software to transform a sequence of photos into a time-lapse
How to use motion trackers to stabilize a sequence in Adobe After Effects. A step by step guide to exporting the time-lapse in 4K, according to the guidelines of the agencies. Why you don't need color correction.
Lesson 18 (10:10) – How to create the tilt shift effect in your time-lapse
Why the human eye thinks that tilt shift time-lapses always portray miniatures. How, with just a blur effect applied with Adobe After Effects, you can produce niche content that improves your portfolio. Why the built-in tilt shift effect of some cameras doesn't work for stock footage.
Lesson 19 (10:28) – Why microstock is the first step to creating a steady income with photography
The mistakes to avoid when shooting and editing a time-lapse tilt shift. Why producing original content is the key to your success. Why it is better to focus your collection on a few subjects. What kinds of projects you can easily launch after understanding how the microstock business works.
Lesson 20 (22:17) – How to post-produce a hyper-lapse
How, by creating a hyper-lapse, you can still sell content of places with a lot of competition. Which settings you have to select in the After Effects stabilizer to achieve a smooth motion. When to use the automatic stabilizer and when to use the manual one. Why you have to export in 4K.
Lesson 21 (10:40) – How to remove the flicker from time-lapses
How to fix flicker with the GBdeflicker plug-in for Adobe After Effects. What kinds of issues in your stock footage can cause rejections?
Lesson 22 (12:51) – How to shoot stock footage
Why the market does not yet sell slow motion video (and how you can take advantage of this). When you don't have to raise the ISO to avoid rejections by agencies. What lens is best to use. When it is more convenient to shoot a real-time video and when a time-lapse.
Lesson 23 (18:31) – How to edit and export your stock footage
What duration must your stock footage be in order to sell. How to choose the best part of the footage to give buyers what they are looking for. How to use Adobe Premiere to transform rough video into stock footage in just a few steps.
Lesson 24 (6:33) – How to archive photos and videos to find them easily and avoid naming problems when uploading
How to name and archive the files in your collection. How to avoid duplicate names. How to set up folders to easily find the file you are looking for even years after you created it.
Lesson 25 (6:34) – How to convert your videos with codecs accepted by agencies
How to use the free MPEG streamclip software to convert video format, resolution and compression. Which codecs are accepted by microstocks. When it is necessary to change video settings.
Lesson 26 (11:35) – Everything you need to know about Pond5
Why Pond5 is the agency that facilitates the biggest sales of stock footage. How to sign up. How to choose the best method to get paid. How to set up a professional profile. Which agency sale programs you have to subscribe to in order to earn more. Which settings you have to change to receive only useful emails.
Lesson 27 (20:25) – How to create titles and keywords that boost your sales on Pond5 (and save a lot of time)
How to use artificial intelligence to automatically create keywords for your photos and videos.How to choose between FTP software and website interface to upload your content. How to work with templates. How to find the keywords that increase the salability of your footage. How to choose the best price for your content. How to set the editorial use only license. How to change the preview frame of videos.
Lesson 28 (10:47) – The best strategy for describing your photos and videos on Shutterstock
Why you have to upload stock footage with FTP software and stock images with the web interface. How to use multiple selections to save days of work. How to change the description when a file is sold with the editorial license. How to change the preview frame of stock footage.
Lesson 29 (9:20) – How to transfer descriptions from Pond5 to Shutterstock in just a few clicks
What are .csv files. Why tools like Stocksubmitter are not the best option to choose for stock footage. How to adapt a .csv file downloaded from Pond5 to Shutterstock.
Lesson 30 (10:24) – What you have to do to make photography and video making your job
Why photography and video making can boost the sales of every online business. How microstock can teach you what you need to know to make money with the internet. How to track your sales without wasting time. Why lifestyle content makes you more money. How to find the moment to become a full-time producer.