Macro photography

It is worth posting macro photography ? Well, I'm a beginner with Dreamstime but I can tell you the answer is NO.

I am thrilled to take shoots of living insects but this seems to be my pleasure and not a business.

I am told that I have more chances selling macro photos if I add some concept in my compositions. This is exactly what I'm going to do, some Photoshop editing.

A picture like this clearly does not sell.

But if I do some editing, this image has lots of chances of becoming a commercial success.

I believe I will ad a hand of poker cards held by the Mantis in this image.

What do you think of my idea?

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September 11, 2012


You are good in macro, but praying mantis is not popular with buyers and is very well covered. Try mosquito (now it brought west Nile virus to Europe), Colorado beetle or especially tick (insect). Find out what are niches in macro. When you have an idea, look at

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