This is the week I start a photography course to improve the handling of my camera and get to grips with all its complex settings. I already have a portfolio at Alamy with around 125 images to date. As I look to build photography into my business through 2019, I’m exploring other avenues of promotion. The next is stock photo site Twenty20.

Why is this any different to my Alamy portfolio, I hear you ask? Well, I’m spreading myself out for two reasons. The first is that their technical requirements are seemingly not as stringent as that of Alamy. I have many photos that I have never submitted there because I fear they may be rejected if I did. So I’ve stuck to uploading images that definitely adhere to their requirements and I know they won’t reject. So far, so good, as I’ve not yet had a single image rejected.

The second reason is that Twenty20 has photo challenges available through their official app which can be submitted directly from the mobile device or from the official gallery, or through the website. It’s this feature that I hope will allow me to get the creative juices flowing and provide inspiration in the every day, especially as I have a strong preference for nature and landscape photography.

MG Mason grey squirrel
Copyright MG Mason 2018

You can buy licenses to buy any of my images for your editorial or commercial use at the site, just like Alamy. Please visit the my Twenty20 portfolio page to see more.

The Twitterverse

In case you missed it, I announced just before Christmas that I had finally entered into the Twitterverse. There is now an official MG Mason Creative Twitter. It will link to my blog posts, but also other content that I find around the web, new photograph announcements from Alamy and Twenty20 and so on. I am not scaling back this content on my Facebook page. but I’m not getting the reach that I thought I would and wonder if I might have more success with Twitter.

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I'm Matt, a freelance writer, writing mostly about education, early career recruitment, tech, B2B and professional services. Dabbling with landscape and nature photography too. For this content , please look at my main site linked below. I'm also a self-published author, creator of the quirky crime comedy book series Salmonweird. If that's what you're looking for, then good news! The village has its own website listed below.

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