Newbie To Stock Photography

So where to start, been here for a few years now and looking to expand my stock porfiolio. I have been good at photography for a while but trying to find what stock photos are poplular is a tricky challenege.

Over the course of this blog I plan to expand my portfolio, gain more of an understanding of stock photos and of course achieve more sales.

I welcome any comments along the way.

So happy blogging hopefully.

If you care to have a look at my blog the link is here: https://www.dreamstime.com/dplum_portfolio_pg1

and some of my favourites here:

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June 10, 2013

Dplum

Many thanks for that Celiaak. Comments noted and planning to get a lot more photos on there now.
Thanks for the bit about the image link too, wondered what the problem was there.

Watchi this space for more photos.

June 08, 2013

Celiaak

I like your portfolio. You just need to grow it more.
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February 27, 2013

Dplum

Big Sale for me today :) need some more of these!
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February 22, 2013

Dplum

Sold this one today, is this more the sort of stock photo than landscapes and that sort of thing?
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February 18, 2013

Dplum

Is it worth trying to focus on a certain category of stock photos each time i go out shooting or just find things of interest when i do. At the moment i have started trying to focus on certain items of each time i go out on a shoot.
what do you guys think?

February 11, 2013

Dplum

Thanks everyone, i have been doing a bit more research into what is more stock specific. I will post my findings soon. Anyone care to post up some of their best sellers to get me in the right direction?

February 10, 2013

Eclecticelegance

Welcome! :-)

February 07, 2013

Dplum

I bought some books by Scott Kelby which are well worth a read too, just finished his digital photography book and his book on CS5.
Worth a look if you get a chance - http://scottkelby.com/

February 06, 2013

Lenutaidi

Welcome to DT, enjoy your time here, it is a great community!Good luck in sales!

February 06, 2013

Infokus408

welcome to dt! good luck and many sales.

February 05, 2013

Defess

Welcome to DT and good luck!

February 05, 2013

Egomezta

Welcome to DT, enjoy your time here, it is agreat community.

February 05, 2013

Fantasyart

Think in concepts. A good picture must convey a concept. That makes it more sought and bought. Congratulations for your portfolio, and keep shooting :-)

February 05, 2013

Dplum

Thanks, that is a good point. At the moment i do try and take a picture then try and slot it into the stock photo without thinking of a specific subject first and researching it.

February 05, 2013

Rigsby8131

Welcome.
Good portfolio so far. My advice would be before you shoot your subject, have a look on the site to see what is already here and then think of new concepts.
I wish you good luck for the future.

February 05, 2013

Dplum

Thanks for the positive comments guys.

February 05, 2013

M4rio1979

Welcome to this great community.

February 05, 2013

Miraclemoments

Welcome and good luck. As mentioned you have a good start already. Browse the forums and read them. You will find lots of ideas and advice.

February 05, 2013

Dplum

Many thanks, i just need to focus more on stock shots then general photography i think but looking forward to growing my sales and profile.

February 05, 2013

Inyrdreams

welcome to DT david, looks like you are off to a good start

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