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White background and studio shots more popular?

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Winnietam
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Message posted at 09/22/2013, 10:48:05 AM by Winnietam
I've tried uploading some pictures (the majority rejected) and when I look up similar subjects I notice the top sellers are usually studio or isolated on a white background. are these the type of photos we need to have to be successful? I enjoy photographing scenic, landscapes, nature and food and don't usually like to set up my shots. Am I going about this the wrong way?
Nikon D5100

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Lostarts
1194 posts
67
Message posted at 09/23/2013, 07:49:13 AM by Lostarts
Do a search for most popular images selling here and other places. You will see a mix of subject matter and treatment.
Canon bodies and lenses.

Uploaded files:830 | Total Sales: 1283
Chanevy
585 posts
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Message posted at 09/23/2013, 21:15:47 PM by Chanevy
You have some nice shots that were accepted. I really think you should do well if you keep trying. The rejection notices can be pretty helpful as well as studying the top sellers.
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Alvera
2651 posts
77
Message posted at 09/23/2013, 23:56:04 PM by Alvera
My portfolio is oriented on studio and isolated on white people photos. I compared the sales with a friend's portfolio who have landscapes, nature and editorial street photography like buildings from big and beautiful cities of the world. I have twice more sales than he in the same period of time (one year).

So, my advice is to shoot people isolated against white background. Isolation is not so important, but please look at top contributors, they shoot only people. No nature, no nothing. People, people, people. Of course, they put beautiful people in the middle of beautiful landscapes, but this is hard to do :)

Hope this info will help. I will write a mini blog soon to make public the result compared from those two portfolios. Stay tuned. Your King out. (This is a joke, I'm not a King, I'm just a servant :)) )
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Message posted at 09/25/2013, 09:56:23 AM by Promicrostockraw
Agency to agency the experience vary. On DT, the isolation on white works. DT accepts these images. I think there are very less chances of going wrong with hue, saturation, noise and other stuff which can impact an image on non-white.
Nikon Gears

Uploaded files:294 | Total Sales: 33
Godfer
1495 posts
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Message posted at 09/26/2013, 09:09:26 AM by Godfer
If I sort my portfolio by Best Selling only about 5% are studio shots.
Canon 5D MK II

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Peanutroaster
1512 posts
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Message posted at 09/26/2013, 19:31:32 PM by Peanutroaster
As they say in the investment world, past performance does not guarantee future results. Rather than look back in time (i.e. looking at images that have sold in the past), keep up with new trends in the industry by seeing what is used in magazines, billboards etc. White background may have been all the rage (and maybe still is) or it could be fading.
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Alvera
2651 posts
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Message posted at 09/28/2013, 14:37:51 PM by Alvera

Originally posted by Peanutroaster:
Quoted Message: As they say in the investment world, past performance does not guarantee future results. Rather than look back in time (i.e. looking at images that have sold in the past), keep up with new trends in the industry by seeing what is used in magazines, billboards etc. White background may have been all the rage (and maybe still is) or it could be fading.


Yes, good point.
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