Advise for new photographers - displaying and designing billboards

K.I.S.S. ( Keep it simple seriously )

New on dreamstime? Trying to figure out how this whole world of stock footage works? You must do a lot of research, and read every blog you can on this site that applies to you. It took me 2 years to learn this whole system and I finally can pass on what I have learned so will post more as time permits!

Christmas time in the stock footage world is highly competitive so you must stand out above the rest, so the K.I.S.S. rules apply especially when there is a lot of distractions in the stock world!

Always remember this when it comes to stock photography design, especially for billboards!

The background should always be super clean with no distractions, and your subject should always be lit by a professional that knows how to make the picture pop!

The picture shown here is designed with using only two colors in the image, against a theater backdrop. If you use more then two colors in your displays it becomes distracting, so remember less is always more when it comes to stock footage!

The other most important thing is leave enough room for your clients to be able to write on the billboard!

Christmas themes should be clean lines, and to the point, nobody wants to see a million ornaments in one shot anymore!

Keep shooting and uploading pictures, the more you load the more you sell! This picture you see is my 699th picture on this site! Time is the only thing that will make your site a success, so if you are serious about stock footage keep going, and start sharing your stories and getting yourself known in the stock world! Welcome aboard!

Fancy toy soldier standing on guard-Christmas Events and story

Photo credits: Project007.

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December 01, 2018


😉 thank you all for your support!!!!

November 24, 2018


Thank you for advice! It was helpful! Jelena

November 19, 2018


Wonderful ideas. Thanks for the article! William

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