This is a repost (slightly edited)of something I said in one of the forums.I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from.It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the need for diversification to make a living.I'll start by saying please don't take this the wrong way, it is meant to be constructive, not a criticism.I think the challenge a lot of people have is they want to remain solely... continue reading
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"Don't put all of your eggs in one basket" is an old saying that rings true with micro stock photography.At least in my limited experience.Basically there are two schools of thought when it comes to your portfolio:One is that you should concentrate on what you like to photograph.If you like taking pictures of trains or flowers or the stars, then develop a stunning portfolio that covers the subject from all angles.The only downfall of this is if your subject matter is not in demand of... continue reading
After recent success in adding some new types of images to my portfolio -- signing up two golf models, I attempted to take some of these images and isolate the golfers onto a white background thus furthering the diversification of my portfolio with existing images.I studied many of the posted blogs on isolation techniques and although it sounds easy on first read, I quickly learned that patience and practice are necessary for quality resultsThe first submissions were rejected, however on the... continue reading
In reading the numerous blogs and message boards offering advice on how to increase sales many of the seasoned Dreamstimers suggest diversification. Often said is try something new, shoot something different, be bold, be creative, invent! So, with that in mind here are my efforts at photographing something new.I’m no stranger to the game of golf -- after my 10 year try atRegistered Nursing (cannot tolerate the smell of blood, sight of it, no problem, but yikes hate the smell. So after figuring... continue reading
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