I have taken a couple of weeks off from getting photos and have been working in the office on some long overdue web site updates and such.
Google never liked my main business web site due to it not being “mobile friendly.” I don’t really care what Google wants me to do, but I have to be realistic. If my web site doesn’t show up on a mobile phone web search, that’s people who aren’t finding me.
I design and maintain my own and others web sites and as I grow older, it’s become a challenge learning the ins-and-outs of SEO optimization and site functionality.
Basic redesigns are done and online now. I’m still doing fine tweaking on some of the pages here and there.
I’ve just added the “Colorado Landscape Photo Tour” page to the main web page. That should get me in the search results. My goal is to have everything I’m doing turn up on page one google search results. Should be there by the end of this month.
Today’s post is about life in the stock photography world.
This photograph of a raven was taken on my last trip to Moab, mostly on a whim. These birds have always frequented this particular area and they are totally unafraid of humans. I have seen them climb in cars and look around for food and stuff.
This happens frequently.
Without mentioning names, one of the stock agencies I used rejected this image as they felt it had “no commercial value or appeal”
Okay, fine. It’s not a work of art. The other agencies I submitted it to all approved the image.
Today, I sold the first copy of this image on one of my stock agencies and it was not just a simple 35 cent sale. It actually made me a few dollars and I’d bet it sells again.
The lesson I suppose is; any photo not earning income is worthless.
Even a photograph someone deemed worthless has value. Never take it personal when you get rejected and never believe a photo is worthless based on one person’s opinion.