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.

Praying mantis

A picture like this clearly does not sell.

Praying mantis

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?

Photo credits: Bogdanzagan.
  • Bogdanzagan
I consider stock photography like a game. You got levels, sales, rules, blogs etc. My role play is a photographer trying to guess what the market needs. So the game is about marketing, photography, innovation, imagination, editing skills and much much passion.

Thank you for buying my products and I assure you that I invested care and time and I enjoyed the creation process.

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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