Editorial can Work
I've always been a bit skeptical about shooting non-hard-press editorial imagery, since I underestimated the amount of editorial publications that need images of a more commentary and information type of style.
Dreamstime, I'm glad to report, are one of the few agencies (ok, the only one in my experience) that has a holistic approach to editorial imagery and can see value in images that are not "hard" news.
I sit with a decent archive of images of personalities and issues, that I'm gladly now adding to my Dreamstime portfolio, since it has proven, that when I submit it exclusively to Dreamstime, it can bring sales.
These two images have earned some revenue for me, that otherwise would've been lost. I'm really grateful for this, as I'm a commercial shooter that does not have time to always shoot bona fide stock images, but have to scour my archives and images I take on the fly for submission.
Living in a country such as South Africa, I certainly don't have a shortage of editorial images to be had.
For instance, I'm sitting on hundreds of images I took in Libya just prior to the revolution, but that is generic enough in nature to still be relevant.
I'm looking forward to more editorial sales!
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Photo credits: Danie Nel.