Finding the time and keeping a list.
The importance of keeping a log of ideas as a photographer cannot be stressed enough, especially as I begin to embark on a journey to get a decent turnover from stock photography. 365 project has made me see things in a different light.
When you're struggling for inspiration a list of photo ideas can always save the day and mine is building up nicely. this post, I'm still trying to find my style as a photographer so I'm keen to try as many things out as possible. Ffffl*ckr (which is a great little web app that you should definitely check out) every day I have been religiously going through the photos available and making a note of anything I want to try out. This photo has given me an idea to pursue over the weekend, and I've found another hundred or so that I've made a note of.
Take what you can when you can and anything else make a note of.
By testing my photography with new styles/ideas I am constantly stumbling across props/locations/ideas for stock photography.
There's a great article here by John Lund who talks about taking photos for the enjoyment of it and hopefully getting some useful stock images out of it, and whilst I would encourage that, creative photos aren't always the best for stock photography.
For any type of photography I feel this is very relevant.
Photo credits: Chris Turner.
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