Wednesday, May 23, 2007

2nd Place Winner for the Stockxpert Contest!

Canon 20D - 17-40mm - 40mm - 1/40 - f7.1

My picture "Soon to be Father" won the 2nd prize at the Stockxpert monthly contest. The theme was Parenthood. This picture was taken just 2 weeks before my wife gave birth to our little angel Célia.

Stockxpert is the the first micro stock agency to my knowledge to offer such nice prices... I just received a Video Ipod for being in 2nd place!

Stockxpert is one of my favorite agency because it has the highest commission (50%) for photographers in the micro stock industry. The site is extremely simple to use and the upload process couldn't be easier. I also love the fast review times (never took longer than a few hours to get my images reviewed) and the folders that you can create to organize your images. The site has one of the best user interface, if not the best.

My only deception is that my picture was supposed to be advertised on their front page, and I was counting on that to get a great exposure on my portfolio. Unfortunately they were not able to find a compelling crop for my picture.

This month's theme is "graduation", see the details here.


Nicole said...

I stumbled on your blog after reading the stock photo debate on DPreview....

Congrats! That really is a great shot!

Christophe said...

Thanks Nicole!

Laura Lim said...

Congratulations Chris!
You must be proud a proud dad.
The pic is so beautiful!