September 1


Welcome, New Readers!!

By Dan

September 1, 2010

Yesterday, people read more pages here on my blog than on any other day, ever. In fact, my traffic has been steadily increasing on a very steep incline during the past few weeks. From June to July, it doubled, then it climbed another 30% in August. Of course, when I talk about traffic, though, I’m really talking about you- the reader.

I’d like to take a moment to welcome all the new readers who have come over from The Photoletariat, Digital Photography School Forum and from Jill Homer’s Outside Blog, as well as the people who have found me on Twitter, Facebook and on some of the other photography resource websites that are out there.

And welcome to all the people who have landed here by searching the web for photos of Ice Road Trucker, Lisa Kelly. As I said before, I had no idea just how famous she was when I took her picture during my photo assignment for Carlyle Trucking. I didn’t even know who she was.

Anyway, you obviously think the topics that I write about have value to you, otherwise you wouldn’t keep coming back. For that I am grateful and it inspires me to keep posting photography based content that is worthy of your attention.

So, I’ll keep doing my research, filling my little red Moleskine notebook with ideas, blogging about the world of outdoor photography and sharing images and tips, as well as news and other information about the photo industry.

In the meantime, I would ask that you please share this site with your friends and fellow photographers. Like it. Tweet it, bookmark it and post the articles that you especially like to services like Digg and Delicious. Also, don’t be afraid to comment. Tell me your ideas and let me know what topics that you’d like to see me cover.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting!  -Dan

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

  • Hi Dan,

    I’m one of the new readers. I’ve enjoyed several of your posts on the ins and outs of the stock agencies.

    The changes at Veer have hit home and I’m not sure whether I want to move to Corbis heavily. Your insight to these and other agencies is much appreciated.

    Your now in my RSS.



  • Thanks, Chris!

    The difficulty with the Corbis issue is that if we don’t keep submitting new work, and they do start producing strong sales, we’ll be left out in the cold. At the same time if we keep submitting our best imagery and it doesn’t sell, then we’re no better off.

    As I’ve experienced numerous times over the years, starting out with a new agency is tough too, because it takes years to build up a steady earning collection of imagery. It’s definitely a gamble: Do you stay with the agency that you’ve vested so much work with, or do you put your effort with someone new? The best answer is to diversify your collection across multiple agencies.

    I just sent Corbis some new work the other day, so I guess I still remain hopeful, although they’re not my only agency. As I mentioned, they have a very strong rights managed collection and they certainly do have the resources to remain competitive. We can only wait and see how they market plays itself out.

  • Thanks Dan.

    Definitely interesting times right now. I’m focused on my local area for events to shoot and clients to deliver solutions for right now. I think your advice to diversify is well made and that will be the “spare time” work for the next while.

    All the best to you.


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