Local photography - short tip -

We all have the need to travel a brought to get the images that we need. We have the feeling that the exotic places to us are the images that are in demand. This can work against us. Looking at Dreamstime having clients all around the globe maybe many of us could be wrong with their thinking. Your city can be important for others as well.

In recent Microstock meetings it came regularly up that there is an increasing demand for local authentic photos. Look at you city as a buyer. Photograph your local food, the people, events and buildings like churches, schools and so on. You can shoot commercial and editorial dependent what the situation allows. Try to cover everything that has value. Living in your city gives you the advantage to know all the special places that a tourist would not. Be the specialist of your city. Let buyers feel that you are the one with the needed images. Another advantage is the minimal costs. You don’t need to spend money for traveling, hotels, restaurants…..

Photo credits: Mirco Vacca, Keremgo, Lenutaidi.

Your article must be written in English

May 08, 2014


Absolutely, its also quite exciting to be a tourist in the own environment.
One of my personal favourits is to bring a thermos with coffee and some sandwiches an early morning and then going to spots that i have researched in advance. Putting the camera on tripod and then just wait for the best moment to shot. This can actually be done at any time or season of the year, but in my opinion, early summer mornings are the best :-)

April 22, 2014


This is very true. You would also know about exotic spots that no magazine can tell you about.

April 21, 2014


That is some thing we miss. Thanks for sharing.

April 21, 2014


VEry True. I just shot some images in the downtown area of my city and all were acepted. If you look on the files, not much coverage of my home area. Need to get out and shoot more

April 21, 2014


Thank you so much, great entry! ^_^

April 21, 2014


Thanks for the advice, I will photograph your city! Maybe someone will like it. And I'm on the site for three months, and my pictures no one even looks. (

April 21, 2014


I agree with you, thanks for reminding that and thank you that you used my image with grilled trout! :) I really like grilled trout! Thank you, Mirco!

Related image searches
Real related image searches