A pioneer in the stock business once said,"A good stock photo is an incomplete photo".That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished business of some stock photos make sense.Look at these images:Image on the left seems to be waiting for something to happen. Wouldn't it be a better photo of... continue reading
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Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't.One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of It!Seems like some of the better images could be considered to be incomplete and most are not cropped.It appears that they leave plenty of room on images for advertisers to use to add their customization (tag lines, other image... continue reading
I am not sure how many people out there belong to the same boat as I do. I don't have strobe lights, models, studio to work with.My main source of stock photograph are plucked off the street during my street shoots. Namely landscape, street abstracts and maybe some macro shots.Like mentioned earlier in my previous article "stock minded - boon or bane", I have problems now finding my passion which is now lost in the sea of stock photography. Sometimes, all that I am shooting is something which... continue reading
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