Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Top 4 performers of my iStock Portfolio


below are the top four performing image files, in terms of actual revenue recieved, from my iStock portfolio..

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My images on the web across the globe


I have had a number of sales from stock sites such as iStockPhoto.com, Fotolia, DreamstimeShutterstockMostPhotos, 123rf and quite few others but until now there use and who had bought the images was a total mystery to me.

Google’s recent upgrade to its image search options – you can now drag an image either from your desktop or from another web page onto the image search page and google will search for that image and similar images on the web.

This latest great function provided by Google has helped me find at least a few of my images and where these have been used. And find I did… not all mind you but its a start and its good to see where they have been used. So below I have catalogued a list of sites that have made use of some of my files:

Lonely Bay: Mike Gatt on iStock

An Israeli site in Hebrew – Masa.co.il
My Image found on this page.


Mike Gatt on iStock

A Travel site – Try Malta . The image above can be seen on their homepage.


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Mike Gatt on iStock

The above 5 images have been found on this uk site: http://www.realgap.co.uk/kilimanjaro-climb#pics_vids


Mike Gatt on iStock

Another Travel Site which promotes safaris in Africa…. Norwegian this time and can be found here: http://travels.kilroy.no/Destinasjoner/Afrika/Salg/drifters.htm


Mike Gatt on iStock

A Travel Blog even…. see it here: Travels with Harriet.


Mike Gatt on iStock

On a website dedicated to Flight, Tandem Flying and all things that take men up into the air – Fly2Up.


Mike Gatt on iStock

Miller Adams Critical Power Group – you can see the image on the slide show on their homepage.


Mike Gatt on iStock

Used by a Psychotherapist and Councillor on their contact page – Lyn Abery. Psychotherapist and Councellor.


Mike Gatt on iStock

On a Wine Enthusiast Website in an article on how to build your own wine rack – Love to Know Wine.


And Last…. but defintely not least…. An image of mine on a Maltese Website – MEPA’s Website none other…

Mike Gatt on iStock

You can find the image on this page where they discuss the quality of Malta’s air –

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF OUR AIR

Stock Portfolio increasing in size…


A few more images have been accepted to my iStock Portfolio, one was a rejected file which then got accepted on my second attempt… love that and that’s why I love iStock. The rejection notes are detailed and well explained helping you work out what was wrong with the file… or at least why it couldn’t be accepted to the database. Such notes help you understand your own post-processing and improve it. Mine I think has improved by leaps and bounds though there is still a hell of a lot to learn.

MIPP’s Photoshop course in late August hopefully will go a long way to redress that.

Anyway… lets get down to the more exciting things… the new images accepted to istock:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents concerned as Mepa approves development in valley – timesofmalta.com


Residents concerned as Mepa approves development in valley – timesofmalta.com

It seems that the establishment designed and meant to protect the little bit of nature and environment left on this tiny bit of rock is determined to make it a tiny bit of totally barren rock!

2 meter buffer zone? As if that is enough! Even a 10 meter buffer zone wouldn’t be enough… the damage would be done, the eyesore will be there and yet another part of Malta’s fast disappearing greenery – plus a natural spring to boot (something which is rarer then diamonds in Malta) – is in jeopardy!