From the yearly archives: 2012

How’d you like to find seven million dollars worth of gold in your garage?  I sure would!  However, we may not all have unknown cousins to leave it to us.  We may, though, have unused or unwanted jewelry laying about that has value, and that’s the theme of this new royalty [...]

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Instagram’s Blunder

On December 18, 2012 By

Surely you’ve heard of Instagram’s New Terms Of Service that will go into effect on January 16, 2013.  That’s probably what brought you here.  Let’s take a look at what it means.

UPDATE: Backpedaling or clarification? http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening

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A few weeks back, I introduced my personal portfolio website, AccordStock, where you can use the kinds of tools you are used to from your regular stock image sites to browse my portfolio and identify images of interest.  Today I’m introducing a new sorting method that should help you find your images a [...]

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2012 Charity Drive Wrap Up

On December 10, 2012 By

The week is finished, the sales numbers are in, so let’s take a look at how this year’s charity drive based on my iStockphoto.com portfolio sales went for last week.

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It doesn’t take a wizard to figure out that when a stock image series is successful, that you may want to continue producing images in that same vein.  That’s why I’ve created and am happy to share with you, some more more content in my series of “table top backgrounds“.

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Last week I heralded the arrival of the holiday season with the announcement of my annual charity drive, proceeds to be based on my iStockphoto.com portfolio downloads for the week.

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Ho, ho, ho, it’s the giving time of year.  Next week I’ll be kicking off my 2012 Charity Drive, based on my iStockphoto portfolio downloads.  By licensing work from my portfolio, you’ll be helping me donate money to three great causes.  Read on for more details…

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Welcome to AccordStock

On November 29, 2012 By

Eyeballs are what makes the world go around.  Specifically, the more eyeballs you can get onto your work, the better chance you have of selling that work, especially when it comes to stock content, like the kind I have in my iStockphoto.com portfolio.  So, for the last several months I’ve been working on [...]

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iStockphoto Scam Site

On November 27, 2012 By

Scams abound online.  Sure, we all know the old Nigerian ones ( I didn’t know I had so many relatives there! ).  Or simple fake email Paypal phishing ploys ( you’d think they’d at least spell correctly in those).  Sometimes, however, you have to scratch your head and wonder.  I’m talking [...]

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2012 Charity Drive

On November 26, 2012 By

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  We were out of town, so we’re having Thanksgiving Thursday this week so I can cook up some goodness and have leftovers for a few days.  Who doesn’t love a turkey-stuffing-cranberry sauce, .etc sandwich.  Don’t forget the moist-maker!  Anyhow, back to business.  It’s the holiday season, and [...]

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