Elevate Your Stock Footage Game: Five Reasons to Invest in the DJI Air 3 Today
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
1w ago
I've recently upgraded to the DJI Air 3 drone for improved photography and videography. In this blog post I'll discuss 5 reasons why I believe it was a smart decision that I'll never regret. Let's get started ..read more
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June 2024 Brutally Honest Earnings Report – Finally over $1k in Earnings
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
2w ago
Welcome to my entertaining & hopefully useful June 2024 Brutally Honest Report, where as usual I'll be discussing my monthly earnings and industry news. Let's get this journey started ..read more
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May 2024 Brutally Honest Earnings Report
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
1M ago
Welcome to my entertaining & hopefully useful May 2024 Brutally Honest Report, where as usual I'll be discussing my earnings as well as AI news. Let's get started ..read more
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Adobe Stock Free Photo Collection Giveaway Analysis from my own Port
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
1M ago
Almost everybody's favourite agency, Adobe Stock, is happily at it again for a third year in a row exchanging $5/download so clients may use the image for a year for free. Last two years I've just gone for broke and let them choose whatever they wanted. But this year I'm taking a different approach and actually asking myself, with the aid of the wonderful Microstockr, if I'm hurting my sales both at Adobe Stock and elsewhere by agreeing to give away some of my images away for free in exchange for just $5. Let's get started ..read more
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Three Reasons Why I’m only Shooting Vertical Aerial Drone Footage
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
2M ago
One of the latest trends to gain significant traction is the preference for vertical mode over the traditional horizontal format, particularly for usage in social media. In this blog post I'll discuss three reasons how I'm adapting to the demand for vertical media while piloting my DJI Mini 3 Pro and how you may also take advantage of this trend. Let's get started ..read more
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Case Study: Will I Recover my Costs from my Recent trip to South Africa?
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
3M ago
I've just returned from a memorable 10-day trip to Cape Town, South Africa and its surroundings. In the same spirit as my Spanish stock-gathering trip from April-2023 and late-2023 transatlantic cruise I'll go through my main costs and ask myself the usual question - whether I'll eventually be able to recover (some of) my costs from the trip? Let's get started ..read more
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March 2024 Brutally Honest Earnings Report – Happy 10-year “Passive Income” Anniversary Special
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
3M ago
Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa and welcome to the March 2024 Brutally Honest Report, where as usual I'll be discussing my earnings as well as my first impressions piloting the super-light weight DJI Mini 3 Pro. Let's get started ..read more
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Shuttered Shutterstock: Why It’s Losing Its Shine for Contributors
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
4M ago
During the past two years or so I've been watching how Shutterstock's competition is catching up and in my case has already overtaken Shutterstock in terms of overall earnings, especially Adobe Stock. In this blog post I'll try to make sense of how Shutterstock has fallen from grace with three theories as to why ..read more
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Future-Proofing Creativity: 5 Strategies for Stock Photographers & Videographers in the Age of AI
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
4M ago
As AI technology continues to advance, it's understandable for us stock photographers and videographers to feel concerned about its potential disruptions to our revenue streams. We can just keep doing the same old and hope that it just "blows over" (which it won't) or we may adopt strategies to protect our livelihoods. Here are five such strategies that you may wish to start adopting right away - let's get started ..read more
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Interview with Super Microstocker, Andrea Piacquadio – 750,000 licenses/year
Brutally Honest Alex
by Alexandre Rotenberg
4M ago
I'm pleased to welcome Super Microstocker, Andrea Piacquadio, for an exclusive interview here at the Brutally Honest Stock Blog to continue our extensive Stock Wizards interview series. Andrea licenses an average of 750,000 images a year and will discuss some of his secrets, the new AI emergence and his new stock agency with a unique ethos, Tiltsnap. Let's get started ..read more
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