Get out of the box!
You know that stock photography market is getting more & more complicated! So many agencies now a days & more & more photographers! Not to mention the crises that made some agencies reduce the contributor's commission!
Anyway we are in DreamsTime so let's concentrate on how to keep this agency the best paying and collaborating in the market!
From DT side, no doubt they are doing a great job, in marketing & updating the site (The most user friendly site)... Still in memory the milestone day & participating in a contest...
Not to mention recently that they have protected us by removing one of their distributors for infringement...
And the best part that they have mentioned that royalties and prices are tending to stay the same during this year! :))
Getting out of the box... If you look around & make some search on images you will know that there are so many subjects that have never been shot! Subjects that are surrounding us on our day by day life!
Unfortunately, most of us "we contributors" are thinking of enriching our portfolios & sell whatever the subject is!!
Okay the point is, with new subjects we can make this agency looks better & more attractive to buyers!
Main subjects & occasions of the year are still the hot topics to sell, but with time you will find that these subjects are no longer competitive! Too much offer & low demand!
I think I made my point, but instead of just speaking about it I will suggest some subjects that might inspire you to shoot!
1- How many times you have heard or faced canceled flights, due to snow or any other reason?! Isn't that desperate!
How about models with luggage looking desperate to a monitor that announced their flight cancellation?! Use your imagination! ;)
2- Don't tell me that you have never seen someone throwing garbage or even a cigarette from the window of the car?!
Uncivilized act but it happens & in many places! Use your imagination!
3- Who never saw or experienced, someone getting wet clothes because the street is full of water & some drivers are careless!
I confess that it is not a hot topic to sell, but if you take a good shot it might be! Not to mention that there isn't any image a like!
Use your imagination!
4- Not all people are the same, some parents can favor one of their children on another!
Want help?! A mother giving a candy to a child & the other child is looking sad to them on the other couch! Haha that is mean but unfortunately could happen!
5- Children fight! How about two brothers, friends, students fighting on a toy or object?! Each one pulling from a side!
By the end of the session give them a hug & reward them with a candy or something! :)))
6- The latest assignment is one of the greatest topics that I like! Unfortunately I won't have time to execute my ideas for personal reasons! Anyway HELP
A- Helping an old model crossing the road!
B- Putting hands for someone to reach up, instead of using a ladder!
Okay okay as it is a competition, I will keep it for your imagination! ;)
7- How many times workers have made a manifestation in front of a company or a factory?!
How about some workers with helmets & costumes protesting with banners or shouting?!
8- How about a politician with a long nose making a speech! haha
Okay I won't go longer than this! Be creative & let's make this year different & more successful for us on DT. Happy shooting everyone! :)
Photo credits: Maen Zayyad.