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Becoming a Stock Contributor

Becoming a Stock Contributor

Rich Harrington

About this course

In this course, instructor Richard Harrington discusses how to earn additional revenue by becoming a stock image creator. This includes strategies to monetize your existing image/design/video libraries, and for creating new content. You'll also learn about the required documents needed to sell and best practices to make your content discoverable.

Topics include:

  • Who uses stock images
  • How creators earn money from selling stock
  • Requirements to sell content as stock
  • Shooting strategies for stock
  • Advice from a stock seller
  • Advice from a stock marketplace
  • Optimizing images
  • Uploading content
  • Improving discoverability

Curriculum2h 54m

  • What You’ll Learn in This Course
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Class
  • The Business Case for Stock Images & Footage
  • What Are Stock Images?
  • Who Uses Stock Images?
  • The Way Creators Earn Money
  • Thoughts from a Successful Contributor
  • Requirements to Sell Content as Stock
  • Copyright Status & Trademark Restrictions
  • Model Releases
  • Property Releases
  • Choosing Content to Sell
  • Existing Content or Create New Items
  • Evaluating Trends
  • Checking Out the Competition
  • Advice from a Stock Seller
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Subject Matter Considerations
  • Advice for Shooting Photos
  • Technical Requirements for Photos
  • Advice for Shooting Video
  • Creating a Range of Moods
  • Technical Requirements for Video
  • Vector & Motion Design Strategies
  • Technical Considerations
  • Advice for Designing Vector Graphics
  • Advice for Creating Design Templates
  • Advice for Designing Motion Graphic Templates
  • Signing Up to Sell Stock
  • Information Needed
  • Tax Documents Needed
  • Understanding the Legal Agreements
  • The Approval Process
  • Gotchas to Avoid – Advice from Adobe Stock
  • Optimizing Images
  • Optimizing Image Exposure
  • Optimizing Image Color
  • Optimizing Image Sharpness & Noise
  • Saving the Project File
  • Optimizing Video Exposure
  • Optimizing Video Color
  • Optimizing Video Sharpness & Noise
  • Saving the Project File
  • Uploading Content
  • Saving Files in the Right Photo Format
  • Saving Files in the Right Vector Format
  • Saving Files in the Right Movie Format
  • Uploading via FTP
  • Uploading via Adobe Stock
  • Improving Discoverability
  • Naming Content
  • Tagging Content with Keywords
  • Using AI to Generate Keywords
  • Keyword Advice from a Stock Marketplace
  • Wrap Up

About this course

In this course, instructor Richard Harrington discusses how to earn additional revenue by becoming a stock image creator. This includes strategies to monetize your existing image/design/video libraries, and for creating new content. You'll also learn about the required documents needed to sell and best practices to make your content discoverable.

Topics include:

  • Who uses stock images
  • How creators earn money from selling stock
  • Requirements to sell content as stock
  • Shooting strategies for stock
  • Advice from a stock seller
  • Advice from a stock marketplace
  • Optimizing images
  • Uploading content
  • Improving discoverability

Curriculum2h 54m

  • What You’ll Learn in This Course
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Class
  • The Business Case for Stock Images & Footage
  • What Are Stock Images?
  • Who Uses Stock Images?
  • The Way Creators Earn Money
  • Thoughts from a Successful Contributor
  • Requirements to Sell Content as Stock
  • Copyright Status & Trademark Restrictions
  • Model Releases
  • Property Releases
  • Choosing Content to Sell
  • Existing Content or Create New Items
  • Evaluating Trends
  • Checking Out the Competition
  • Advice from a Stock Seller
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Subject Matter Considerations
  • Advice for Shooting Photos
  • Technical Requirements for Photos
  • Advice for Shooting Video
  • Creating a Range of Moods
  • Technical Requirements for Video
  • Vector & Motion Design Strategies
  • Technical Considerations
  • Advice for Designing Vector Graphics
  • Advice for Creating Design Templates
  • Advice for Designing Motion Graphic Templates
  • Signing Up to Sell Stock
  • Information Needed
  • Tax Documents Needed
  • Understanding the Legal Agreements
  • The Approval Process
  • Gotchas to Avoid – Advice from Adobe Stock
  • Optimizing Images
  • Optimizing Image Exposure
  • Optimizing Image Color
  • Optimizing Image Sharpness & Noise
  • Saving the Project File
  • Optimizing Video Exposure
  • Optimizing Video Color
  • Optimizing Video Sharpness & Noise
  • Saving the Project File
  • Uploading Content
  • Saving Files in the Right Photo Format
  • Saving Files in the Right Vector Format
  • Saving Files in the Right Movie Format
  • Uploading via FTP
  • Uploading via Adobe Stock
  • Improving Discoverability
  • Naming Content
  • Tagging Content with Keywords
  • Using AI to Generate Keywords
  • Keyword Advice from a Stock Marketplace
  • Wrap Up