A Photo for Every Season: Mascots
When we think of increasing stock photo sales, we think of capitalizing on what’s trending. When it comes to upcoming events, we can always count on holidays. Yes, there is Christmas, New Year, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and a host of others. But there is another big “holiday season” that takes place each fall in America: College Football!
Here in the United States, and especially in the south, home of the SEC (Go Dawgs!), college football is huge! Every Saturday from August to November, hundreds of thousands of people make pilgrimages to their alma maters to pay reverence to their beloved schools. And each one of those games gets media coverage. And media coverage needs stock photos!
“Well, I’m not a sports photographer,” you say. But every sports team has a mascot; many being animals. So even the wildlife photographer has a market in the sports arena. Some of my best selling photos are of longhorn bulls. I suspect the Texas Longhorns have something to do with that!
Right in my area of the United States we have the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs. Other teams have secondary animal mascots like Alabama’s elephant, Auburn’s War Eagle and Tennessee’s Coonhound.So even a photographer that focuses on animals and wildlife has a place in the sports stock photo market!
Photo credits: William Wise.
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