All posts and articles by Victoria Schaal

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PhotoReportage: Luca Camuffo – Roman Dance (Eng&Ita)

La settimana scorsa sono stata a Roma per alcuni giorni dove ho incontrato il mio amico d’infanzia Luca Camuffo, che ora è un artista e un ballerino fresco di Accademia Nazionale. Mi ha lasciato fotografarlo mentre danzava sulla riva del Tevere nonostante i 39 gradi sotto il sole! Potete vedere le foto qui sotto.

Sebbene le sue origini siano veneziane, Luca vive a Roma da anni. Ha frequentato il Centro Elaborazione Danza di Laura Sgaragli, l’Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma e ha anche partecipato alle residenze artistiche del Premio MAB.

Dal 2012 collabora a progetti di artisti di fama internazionale (Andrea Morucchio, Lukas Bures, Katia Della Fonte) sperimentando le possibilità del corpo in spazi non convenzionali, unendo fotografia, video e bodypainting.

Per contattare Luca Camuffo, ecco la sua e-mail: lc.camuffo@gmail.com

 

Last week I was in Rome for a few days and I had the chance to meet my childhood friend Luca Camuffo who is now a popular artist, dancer and performer. He let me shoot him while dancing on the bank of the Tiber despite the 39 degrees under the sun! Have a look at the pics below.

Although his origins are Venetian, Luca has been living in Rome for years, where he attended the ‘Centro Elaborazione Danza’ of Laura Sgaragli, the National Academy of Dance and also participated in the artistic residencies of the MAB Prize.

Since 2012 Luca has collaborated on projects with international artists, such as Andrea Morucchio, Lukas Bures, Katia Della Fonte,  experimenting with the human’s body infinite potential, combining photography, videography and bodypainting.

If you’d like to contact him, drop an email here: lc.camuffo@gmail.com

 


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Creative Block? Try Hypnosis

Do you ever have a creative block? You know … Those days when you feel completely uninspired… when you spent so many hours on a chair that your butt has become square shaped and all you produced is good enough to wipe off your desk the stains of those dozens of coffees or glasses of red wine you had to fuel your imagination?!

If you say no, you’re no real creative. If you say yes, then welcome to the club.

Now… I know some solve this problem with procrastination. ‘Today’s no good. I’ll just leave it till tomorrow‘. And fair enough, it’s generally a good choice. But sometimes you have deadlines and projects and expectations and clients and so on… so you gotta produce something and it better be good!

So what can you do? To some people a nice walk in the outdoors does the trick, I know of many who get liquid inspiration from a bottle while some prefer a brief one-to-one with Maryjane..

But these don’t always work and some are not very healthy either.

There’s a healthier way to get inspired. Don’t get high on substances, get high on your brain.

If you’ve never practised meditation, it is time for you to try. Yeah I know, the title of this post is hypnosis. But you see, you always need to start with a little meditation to be able to advance to hypnosis.

Meditation sounds easy and in fact it actually is at its most basic level, which is achieving relaxation. However, meditation can be used for more complex achievements such as coping with grief or trauma, overcoming phobias, suppressing addictions, and much much more, like problem solving.

Creative blocks can be huge problems, especially when you’re on a tight deadline and your boss is prepping a firing round.

You can solve such an issue with a meditation that focuses on the problem you have. The broad explanation of how it works starts with total relaxation. For a brief time you will allow yourself to relax physically and mentally, letting go of all thoughts and issues and emotional interference. After you have cleared your mind, you will see how easy it’ll be to focus on just the one problem you have, without stress.

Like most things in life, the more you practice meditation, the more effective the experience will be. It’s easier to start with short meditations ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. When you get more experienced you’ll manage to meditate for longer.

Auto-hypnosis is harder, although I noticed that the beginner’s luck is common. Many people told me that the first time they tried to auto-hypnotise themselves, it worked and they had amazing experiences. It was the same for me, the first time was astounding and seemed rather easy peasy to me. Yet, I was wrong. It took me several attempts before I managed to enter in a hypnotic state again. But this didn’t stop me from trying and it shouldn’t worry you either.

Not entering in the hypnotic state is no biggie, failure simply translates to a deep meditative experience or a simple short doze. Both are refreshing experiences and both can unleash your clogged creative juice.

You may try to meditate on your own. However, auto-hypnosis without any external help requires a lot of experience and skill. It’s for pros really.

What I use are guided meditations and hypnosis sessions with specific videos.

There’s a plethora on YouTube. You can choose the ones you like based on what you want to achieve and your experience level. An expert on YouTube is Michael Sealey whose videos are all over the hypnotic and meditative categories. However, there are many others who are equally good.

Here below I embedded two videos I really like and that work on me.

The first is a meditation and I highly recommend it to newbies and those of you who have a particularly stressful time.

The second is a hypnotic session. I chose it because I found it quite effective on me and rather easy to focus on.

However, if these don’t work out for you, have a look yourself. As I said there are thousands of good guided sessions on YouTube. And above all, please don’t give up on it if it doesn’t work perfectly at your first attempt. You can’t just go to the Olympics and expect to win a gold medal straight away. You need practice and training.

Happy meditation 🙂 and let us know how it went on the comments!

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Famous blogger Rachel Lerch interviews Victoria Schaal on stock photography industry

I had the privilege to be interviewed by Rachel Lerch, a now famous blogger and vlogger who fascinates every week her thousands of subscribers and viewers with her enriching videos about photography. Naturally Rachel has talked several times about stock photography as well.

Thus, it was a pleasure for me to participate in her latest video and answer all her questions about the industry with my knowledge and insights from when I was Marketing Exec at 123RF.   

You may see the video below.

I also strongly recommend Rachel Lerch’s other videos, which I find extremely useful to improve photography skills and highly engaging. Rachel also has a beautiful website where you can see her work and read her blog.

You can visit it here: https://rachellerch.com/2019/08/10/stock-photography-employee-shares-inside-scoop-how-to-be-successful/

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World Stock Photography Market Report 2019

The new report about the the Stock Photography Market Report 2019 is out.

This report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and chain structure.
It also presents market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

You may know more and download it here: https://thefeedgraph.org/world-stock-photography-market-2019-industry-size-demand-dynamics-business-growth-and-2025-forecasts/192234/

 


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Famous blogger Rachel Lerch interviews Victoria Schaal on stock photography industry

I had the privilege to be interviewed by Rachel Lerch, a now famous blogger and vlogger who fascinates every week her thousands of subscribers and viewers with her enriching videos about photography. Naturally Rachel has talked several times…
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World Stock Photography Market Report 2019

The new report about the the Stock Photography Market Report 2019 is out. This report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and chain structure. It also presents market analysis is provided…
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Stock photography agency employee: Best Ways to Make Money

If you, like me, have enthusiasm for digital photography burning in you, a profession in digital photography would certainly be a fantastic suggestion! Yet, making money with photography is easier said than done! Stock Photography is definitely…

 

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Stock photography agency employee: Best Ways to Make Money

If you, like me, have enthusiasm for digital photography burning in you, a profession in digital photography would certainly be a fantastic suggestion!

Yet, making money with photography is easier said than done!

Stock Photography is definitely a way to make money.  There are numerous companies that require images that are substantial to their jobs yet do not have much time to take these images as a result of their busy routines. They decide to buy stock images as opposed to employing a specialist digital photographer, not just to conserve cash, however time too due to the fact that these images prepare to make use of.

I’ve been contributing for years and I learnt a couple of things about stock photography.

Moreover, I worked as a Marketer for one of the largest agencies too. So let me transfer to you some of my knowledge. Learn more about me here

Exactly what is stock photography?

Stock pictures are not photographed for a certain customer or usage yet portray a much more basic idea. Purchasers obtain wanted image, stock digital photography agents obtain a portion of every image offered on their site, and also professional photographer obtains continuing to be percent.

How to sell stock digital photography?

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You require your pictures to be of its finest. You should ensure that there are no noticeable sounds or grains in your stock pictures. They have to be free from spots, as well as unneeded background products. There are stringent standards you require to comply with. In order for your images to be thought about stock picture top quality, they have to be small, effectively taken, skilfully revealed as well as with high resolution.

Stock photography is the highest quality requiring photography. 

As such, see it as a gym to learn and practice photography at its toughest level. When in the future you decide to move towards more artistic creations or perhaps photojournalism, your standards will be amongst the highest. Learn more about this on this other article I wrote here

You will certainly additionally require software to edit your stock pictures.

You needn’t purchase the extremely expensive Adobe license to use Photoshop. You can download an older version of Photoshop for free, which is great if you want to start out without investment.

There are a whole lot of electronic cameras in market with fantastic attributes. Personally I like my Nikon D3200. It’s the best in terms of price/quality ratio and the easiest for beginners in the range of pro cameras. Nikon produced later versions like the D3400 which is a great DSLR and amongst the cheapest. DSLRs can be expensive to start out and the cheapest with a lens included goes between 250 to 380 Dollars. However you can also go for a second hand one. I always advise to buy used electronics either via Ebay because they protect you from scams or via Facebook if you can meet the seller, thus try the camera. However, it is always safer and better to purchase a new one. Amazon has interesting prices and options. Remember that you should always invest more on lenses rather than cameras.

I recommend this little book to practice all kinds of photography. I love it cause it tells you in bullet points exactly what settings to use in each situation and it’s small enough to be carried around and on the field. 

What are the top selling portfolios?

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Difficulty in offering your stock images is its originality as well as adaptability. In order to increase your possibilities of selling you can either try to build a portfolio with a large variety of categories (i.e. travel, business, food, nature…etc.) or select a certain particular niche market. if you choose this approach, you generally need less photos in your portfolio but these pictures have to be exactly what your consumers are trying to find. You have to have the ability to have an extensive understanding of the niche market and also make sure there is enough demand for that niche. 

Quantity in your portfolio is also relevant. Most bloggers only give you tips about how YOU can improve your pictures. Reality is that the IT algorithms used by stock photo agencies determine heavily who and what is going to sell. If your portfolio is large, it’ll be shown more, thus you’ll have better chances of selling. The more you sell, the more the algorithm will show you. 

There are a bunch of stock digital photography recruitment agencies where your images can be offered. These websites have standards on what you ought to get in order to make an effective image entry. Generally, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Dreamstime and Istock require at least 4mp but 123RF will ask for 6mp.

I advise you to put your keywords directly in your files metadata rather than pasting them as you upload your pics on every site. It’ll save you a lot of time!

Last but not least

Remember, there are people who manage to live out of stock photography. They are only a few but you can be one of them. It just takes time and patience. You’ll likely need years to create a 10 000 photo portfolio but if you stay put, you’ll achieve it.

Start with small objectives. Reaching 100 pictures is a milestone. When you get to 500, you’ll start seeing a real progress in your earnings. 1000 photos truly changes your earnings report so work on that for now. 

I’m out for now, drop a comment or email if you want more info. Please do not use this article in your blog unless you ask me first.

Learn more about the World Stock Photography Market 2019 by viewing the new report on the industry here.

 

 

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PhotoReportage: Luca Camuffo - Roman Dance (Eng&Ita)

La settimana scorsa sono stata a Roma per alcuni giorni dove ho incontrato il mio amico d'infanzia Luca Camuffo, che ora è un artista e un ballerino fresco di Accademia Nazionale. Mi ha lasciato fotografarlo mentre danzava sulla riva del Tevere…
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Creative Block? Try Hypnosis

Do you ever have a creative block? You know ... Those days when you feel completely uninspired... when you spent so many hours on a chair that your butt has become square shaped and all you produced is good enough to wipe off your desk the stains…
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Famous blogger Rachel Lerch interviews Victoria Schaal on stock photography industry

I had the privilege to be interviewed by Rachel Lerch, a now famous blogger and vlogger who fascinates every week her thousands of subscribers and viewers with her enriching videos about photography. Naturally Rachel has talked several times…
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World Stock Photography Market Report 2019

The new report about the the Stock Photography Market Report 2019 is out. This report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and chain structure. It also presents market analysis is provided…
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Stock photography agency employee: Best Ways to Make Money

If you, like me, have enthusiasm for digital photography burning in you, a profession in digital photography would certainly be a fantastic suggestion! Yet, making money with photography is easier said than done! Stock Photography is definitely…
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Photo Reportage: Il lato oscuro della manifestazione No Grandi Navi (The dark side of the protest against cruise ships in Venice) ITA-ENG

Venezia, Italia  --- Venice, Italy  02.06.2019 Una nave da crociera MSC riscontra un'avaria al motore. (An MSC cruise ship discovers an issue with the engines) Il vascello è incontrollabile e finisce per scontrarsi contro…

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Photo Reportage: Il lato oscuro della manifestazione No Grandi Navi (The dark side of the protest against cruise ships in Venice) ITA-ENG

Venezia, Italia  — Venice, Italy  02.06.2019

Una nave da crociera MSC riscontra un’avaria al motore. (An MSC cruise ship discovers an issue with the engines)

Il vascello è incontrollabile e finisce per scontrarsi contro una crociera fluviale e la banchina in zona S.Basilio. Fortunatamente nessuno è morto. (The vessel is out of control and wounds up in a clash with a river cruise and the pontoon in the S.Basilio area. Fortunately nobody got killed.) 

Nel pomeriggio le proteste inizano a farsi sentire e il movimento No Grandi Navi si piazza davanti alla prefettura di Polizia. Peccato che i manifestanti siano quattro gatti che a breve si dileguano. (In the afternoon protests can already be heard and the No Grandi Navi movement demonstrates in front of the police headquarters. It is a pity, though, that the protesters are too few and they soon depart.)

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Ma i membri del movimento No Grandi Navi sanno organizzarsi e il sabato successivo 10 000 manifestanti si riuniscono in un corteo alle Zattere alle 16.30. (But the members of the movement against cruise liners called No Grandi Navi know how to prep up and on Saturday 10 000 protesters unite in a manifestation in the Zattere area at 4.30pm)

C’e’ chi protesta a piedi e chi in barca. In fin dei conti protestare in barca contro barche ha molto senso… (Some protest on foot, others on boats. After all, demonstrating against boats, by boat makes a lot of sense…) 

È bello notare che questo corteo usa un linguaggio forbito ed elegante sui cartelloni… (It is nice to notice that this demonstration uses an elegant and sophisticated vocabulary on its banners…)

Dalla folla escono urla e grida, canzoni popolari o inventate sul momento. Bandiere e stendardi si alzano verso il cielo con fierezza. La dedizione alla causa dei manifestanti è indiscutibile….

(The crowd lets out screams and shouts, popular chants and made up songs. Flags and banners are proudly raised high. Protesters’ dedication to the cause is undeniable….)

Venice, 08.06.2019 Policeman in front of protesters against cruises. Victoria Schaal

La marea umana riempie le strade, obiettivo: Piazza San Marco. Le forze dell’ordine seguono con attenzione. (The sea of people floods the streets. Target: San Marco square. The police follows what goes on carefully)

Il corteo avanza attraverso le strade del centro chic di Venezia, da Santo Stefano, passando Calle XXII Marzo verso Piazza San Marco, tutti passaggi occupati da marche lussuose come Burberry, Gucci ed Hermes. Le forze dell’ordine deviano il traffico di turisti per lasciar passare il corteo senza che nessuno si faccia male. (The manifestation advances through the glamourous streets of the city centre, from Santo Stefano square, through calle XXII Marzo, till San Marco square. This itinerary hosts luxury brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Hermes. The police deviates tourists towards safer streets in order to let the manifestation pass without hurting anyone.)

Ma c’è chi resta bloccato nella zona di pericolo… Questa povera turista francofona si è appena comprata un articolo da Hermes e uscendo dal negozio si ritrova giusto in mezzo alla linea di poliziotti antisommossa! È un momento di grande panico e si vede con quanto impeto la turista cerca di allontanarsi dal pericolo! 

(However, there are people who get stuck in the danger zone! Like this poor francophone tourist who has just bought an item at Hermes and exiting the shop she finds herself  in the middle of the task force’s line. It is a moment of great panic. In fact you can observe how hard the tourist fights to get out of danger!)

 

Verso le 17.45 la folla raggiunge San Marco. La piazza è interdetta alle proteste pubbliche ma qualcuno se ne frega. (Around 5.45pm the crowd reaches San Marco. It is not allowed to protest publicly in the square, but some do not give a damn)

Venice, Italy, 08.06.2019 Protesters against cruise ships in Venice

Il grosso della manifestazione viene tuttavia stanata dai poliziotti e carabinieri in tenuta antisommossa all’entrata ove stanno le due colonne che un tempo segnava il loco di esecuzione pubblica. However most of the manifestation gets stopped by carabineers and policemen in armour at the gates where once upon a time guilty people were publicly executed, between the two columns.)

 

 

Arrivano finalmente le 19.30. La folla, il caldo, il sole, le urla…..che gran mal di testa! (It is finally 7.30pm. The crowd, the heat, the sun, the screams….what a headache!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Covers and Book Design

Italian author Francesca Schaal Zucchiatti needed novel and creative artworks for her latest books and a designer for the pagination of the manuscripts so that they would be ready for online publication and selling on Amazon.

I drew the book covers, created banners and publicity for the authors website and social media and designed the entire pagination of the publications (i.e. margins, page numbers, chapter design, etc.). I also created and currently maintain her website, blog, social media strategy and e-commerce.

Find Francesca Schaal Zucchiatti’s books and blog here: www.francesca-schaal.com

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”How Do You Like It?”: My New Book

In February 2019 I published my latest book. It is available on Amazon worldwide. Get your copy here.

HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?  Customer Services: Personalisation or Standardisation?

Abstract: This research faces two practical questions, which have arisen in the past decades and have not found a concrete solution yet: how do individuals expect customer services to be delivered and which is the most effective approach to retain customers.

The importance of customer retention is now widely recognised and the vital role of customer services in it has been agreed. Yet, the bridge that links customer services and customer retention is a field still mined by discussions and arguments.

Scholars depict two main approaches in order to retain consumers: standardisation and customisation. Although academics have produced extensive studies on these approaches and have evaluated both, none has gathered primary data on the matter in order to reach a more realistic, reliable and applicable conclusion.

This dissertation explores the numerous academic works, but also attempts to obtain results through the production of an inductive qualitative research aiming at interviewing consumers in order to discover concretely what are their preferences and the reasons behind their reactions and behaviours.

The results of the research provide concrete answers to this dissertation’s questions: they indicate the exact expectations customers’ have in relation to how customer services agents should serve them and illustrate how individuals’ favourite approach changes depending on subjective factors. Furthermore, this dissertation can serve as a basis for future studies on the topic, as well as represent a priceless starting point on which organisations may train their customer services. Based on academic theory and the research’s findings, it attempts to provide guidelines to create a successful training program for businesses aiming at customer services improvement and consumer retention.

Wherever you are in the world, get your copy on Amazon.com  If you’re in  -United Kingdom, get it on Amazon.co.uk  // Italy, Amazon.it // France, Amazon.fr // Germany, Amazon.de //  Spain, Amazon.es // Japan, Amazon.jp

 

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Level Up Conference in KL 2018: Report

Last week I had the chance to attend the famous Level Up conference in Kuala Lumpur.

The atmosphere at Level Up was truly electrifying. Seeing all these youngsters showing their artistic creations was absolutely marvellous.

The conference talks were held by a plethora of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds within the gaming, digital art, software and hardware industries.

I found particularly interesting the presentation given by HTC regarding VR and their future intentions for the new technology. The speech was quite technical but luckily I had gone to a VR lab the week prior to Level Up to try it out as I wrote in my previous article. My first experience was quite…..hilarious. If you’re interested in seeing a ridiculous girl pretending to ski in VR and falling by herself, click here to watch the video.

A disappointment, however, arises from the lack of debate regarding the ‘side effects’ of VR.

We do not know how the human psychology will react once VR is easily accessible to everyone or even a future commonly found at home tech, like they all seemed to predict at Level Up. Controversial studies have been carried out and subsequent correlations have already been found between violent videogames and real life aggression. And this was with 2D on screen games, so what’s it going to be with VR games? And we also have lots of cases of gaming addiction, particularly in Asia where bootcamps are held for rehab from technology. So what’s going to happen with VR in the mix too?

I loved some of the games that were exhibited and was mesmerised by the new Prestige range of MSI laptops. In fact, I am very tempted to buy the P42: such a powerful laptop and yet so thin and light. A masterpiece truly. If you’re interested, you can have a look at its features here. After all, both 11.11 and Black Friday/CyberMonday are getting close so we won’t feel to guilty to buy a new toy if it’s discounted!

So all in all, the success of Level Up is totally justified. It was well organised, the location very neat and pleasant, the crowd quite varied and the speakers capable.

But to me, the best of Level Up was seeing so many young minds attending, each showing a great passion and a strong will to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment like gaming, apps and digital art.

In a way a contradictory but also reassuring observation I made was that several of these digital talents were still sketching on paper all the time, even during talks. It is nice to see that art evolves but the starting point remains traditional: the hand sketch.

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VR, my first time: amazing but disturbing

I live in Kuala Lumpur and at this time of the year the monsoon hits us hard especially during the afternoons and evenings. The rain floods streets and the humid heat renders the air stale and tiring.

So what to do on a Saturday night in this weather? Go to spend an hour at the VR lab.

Last Saturday was my first time (VR-wise) and my boyfriend suggested a ski game to, as he put it, ‘experience fully the power of VR‘. Sure. Why not.

As I was ‘experiencing fully’ the thing, he decided to film me in one of the most ridiculous moments of my young life. You can see it too here.

In conclusion, I found VR to be an extrordinary thing. It’s incredible how effectively real everything feels. I say feels and not looks, as it’s not the graphics that make you believe you’re in other dimension. It’s the whole interaction between the visual illusion and your brain that drives you nuts.

I did feel nausea when jumping on my skis, scared when some snakes tried to eat me, tired after a pub fight and I had a strong headache afterward. But it was totally worth a try and I will likely go again some time.

Yet, I cannot prevent myself from thinking about the potential consequences of VR on human psychology. Using it an hour at an arcade is no biggie but VR will likely become more and more affordable and am sure a good portion of the population will end up having it at home, always accessible.
Controversial studies and correlations have already been made regarding violent screen-videogames and real life aggression. And we also have lots of cases of gaming addiction, particularly in Asia where bootcamps are also held for rehab from technology. So what’s going to happen with VR in the mix too? How many individuals will prefer the virtual reality they build themselfves to their actual lives?

How many people who may already be prone to addicition, violence or psychological trouble will lose their minds with VR?

This is not a criticism. I leave these questions open as I am clueless of what’s going to happen. Yet, I do find that these questions are not asked enough.

Next week I’ll go to the Level Up Conference in KL and hope to find some answers.

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Stock Photography Agency Employee: “It’s a gym for beginners!”

Hi, I am a stock photographer. Actually, that is how my passion for photography started all together and  throughout the years lead me to become a visual artist and a stock photography agency employee. In fact, I am a marketing specialist for 123RF.

Stock photography is often criticised by the so called ‘real photographers’. Yet, I find such criticisms rather snobbish. Before becoming an artistic photographer, everyone needs practice. There are lots of things to learn: technical abilities, artistic skills, the creative market’ functioning and so on.

Money is also relevant. We don’t all know since the start that we want to take photography seriously or if we are able to. You can make some passive income by uploading your digital pictures to stock photography websites. Every time an image of yours is downloaded you earn a commission.

As a visual artist and a marketing expert for a stock photography agency, I strongly believe stock photography is a gym for beginners.

It enables you to draw some income to purchase your first gear, understand what the market is looking for, analyse what are the subjects you shoot best, keep high quality and technical standards and more.

It is also an excellent way to master technical abilities. Stock photography requires perfection. Contrasting the fine art world where rules are made to broken, if your picture is a little bit noisy or slightly out of focus, it will not be sellable as stock. This a good discipline for beginners who still have to learn how to respect rules before going onto the next level and learn how to break the rules.

There are numerous stock photography sites that need your photos. Numerous people, organizations, associations, sites and print distributions are in consistent need of a wide assortment of value photos for their sites, direct mail advertisements, handouts, magazines, recordings and daily papers. These substances consistently swing to stock photography sites to purchase the photos that they require.

Stock photography agencies will pay you a rate for each one of your photos that gets downloaded, each time it is downloaded. Your photos can be downloaded a boundless number of times.

You can present your computerized photos to sites Shutterstock and the agency for whom i work, 123RF. You don’t need to be an expert picture taker. You simply require a computerized camera (with additional memory cards) and web get to. Agreeing to accept these sites is free. Each time one of your photos is downloaded you’ll get paid a level of the cost of the photo, which for the most part comes to twenty-five pennies to a few dollars.

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Pretty much any sort of computerized picture is acknowledged as long as it is of high caliber. Your photos should be in JPG/JPEG and for most stock sites they ought to be 1600 x 1200 pixels or bigger. New picture takers for Shutterstock need to submit photos that are 4.0 Megapixels or Million Pixels (MP). You can ascertain the quantity of pixels in a photo by increasing the width by the stature. A photo that is 1600×1200 is 1.92 million pixels.

In photos that portray a minor, or where an identifiable human face is unmistakable, you should send a model discharge with the photo to the site. You have to submit unique work and ensure that you do exclude copyrighted material or logos in your pictures. Try not to submit photos that have been expanded in estimate from their unique document measure. You should read the accommodation rules from every site before you begin posting your photos.

When you have transferred a photo to a stock photography site, it remains there for whatever length of time that you like (notwithstanding for quite a long time). Each time it gets downloaded you win cash. You can transfer your photos to a few unique sites as long as the sites permit the accommodation of non-restrictive photos.

You can take ten pictures every day and transfer every one to ten diverse stock photography sites. In only three months you’ll have around 900 photos transferred 9,000 times. What is extremely cool about this is before your photos are transferred they keep on making cash for you with no extra work on your part. In the event that you constantly transfer pictures to the stock sites you can win considerably more.

TIP: As a stock photography agency employee, I know that the first real milestone income-wise is having 1000 photos on sale. From that turning point, you will see a major change in your revenue. 

Yet, you don’t need to reach that amount to have some good surprises. When I had around 500 images on Shutterstock, I sold one for 44$ of commission in one sale… I was astounded! But this sort of unexpected surprises happens often and the more pics you have online, the more frequently you’ll get surprised.

The majority of the stock sites pay you once every month through PayPal, MoneyBookers, paper check or direct store.

Start by taking pictures in your general vicinity, or travel anyplace and bring home the bacon by taking stock photos. The more pictures you upload the all the more procuring potential you have. You can profit from this “employment” from pretty much anyplace on the planet.

Want me to refer you as a contributor and increase your chances to sell? Just follow this link: https://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=3756818

Learn more about the World Stock Photography Market 2019 by viewing the new report on the industry here.

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PhotoReportage: Luca Camuffo - Roman Dance (Eng&Ita)

La settimana scorsa sono stata a Roma per alcuni giorni dove ho incontrato il mio amico d'infanzia Luca Camuffo, che ora è un artista e un ballerino fresco di Accademia Nazionale. Mi ha lasciato fotografarlo mentre danzava sulla riva del Tevere…
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Creative Block? Try Hypnosis

Do you ever have a creative block? You know ... Those days when you feel completely uninspired... when you spent so many hours on a chair that your butt has become square shaped and all you produced is good enough to wipe off your desk the stains…
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Famous blogger Rachel Lerch interviews Victoria Schaal on stock photography industry

I had the privilege to be interviewed by Rachel Lerch, a now famous blogger and vlogger who fascinates every week her thousands of subscribers and viewers with her enriching videos about photography. Naturally Rachel has talked several times…
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World Stock Photography Market Report 2019

The new report about the the Stock Photography Market Report 2019 is out. This report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and chain structure. It also presents market analysis is provided…
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Stock photography agency employee: Best Ways to Make Money

If you, like me, have enthusiasm for digital photography burning in you, a profession in digital photography would certainly be a fantastic suggestion! Yet, making money with photography is easier said than done! Stock Photography is definitely…
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Photo Reportage: Il lato oscuro della manifestazione No Grandi Navi (The dark side of the protest against cruise ships in Venice) ITA-ENG

Venezia, Italia  --- Venice, Italy  02.06.2019 Una nave da crociera MSC riscontra un'avaria al motore. (An MSC cruise ship discovers an issue with the engines) Il vascello è incontrollabile e finisce per scontrarsi contro…

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Advertising, Copywriting, Email Marketing, Graphic Design on my Portfolio here

Advertising, Copywriting, Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Book Covers….

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Nikon releases two full frame mirrorless cameras

Last Minute News

Nikon is releasing two full-frame mirrorless cameras on August 23rd!

The cameras apparently will get rather sci-fi android names: the Z6 and Z7 (so original guys!)
They are said to be introduced alongside three lenses and the Z7 will shoot at 45 megapixels!

I’ll update as soon as I get more info.

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I’m on Behance

It seems that a visual artist or photographer must be on Behance these days…and on Instagram… and on Facebook and on LinkedIn and on a website and on Twitter and on Pinterest…

Jeez, the time and energy wasted on all these publicity channels is crazy… all time not being used to create. It really frustrates me.

Yet, am not here to change the world so I gave in to some of these channels. Some..

And today i announce that I am on Behance. I am just starting, beware. 

If you’d like to help me by putting a like on a project, it’d be real nice:

https://www.behance.net/vicschaal071a

Pulling up my pants!

Hello and welcome to the official website of Victoria Schaal!
At the moment it’s in progress -duh! Really?!- I gather you guessed it.
But it’ll be soon up an running! So stay tuned!

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Marketing Video: World Photography Day 2017 (123RF with PIXLR)

Context: To celebrate World Photography Day 2017, 123RF and Pixlr organised a contest to engage with photographers and contributors. In order to advertise the contest, a video was created, released on Vimeo, Youtube and other social media.

 

My role: copywriting the script, testimonial on screen for European and North-American markets. Video still available on www.youtube.com/watch?v=FutFTA4TONE