The Kung Fu Master of Stock Photography was holding a set of prints given to him by Grasshopper. With a grand smile, Master looked at Grasshopper and exclaimed, "Grasshopper! These photographs are exquisite! Masterful! I am stunned by your abilities!" Grasshopper could only give Master a little wince and a dejected look as he dug his toe into the dirt. "But Master," said Grasshopper, "The people I gave those prints to didn't like them!"The old Master, sensing there was more to the story, began... continue reading
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I'm almost literally jumping out of my skin right now I'm so excited about a trip I'm doing this weekend and what it means for stock photography for me!Last year, my good friend and I decided to make a trip to the Deschutes River and float a long section of water, sleeping overnight on the banks of the river.We had such a great time, this has now become an annual trip. I learned a ton last year in relation to logistical aspects of the trip: fishing, floating, camping, rattlesnake counting,... continue reading
If you're not a commercial photographer, it's tough starting out in stock. You have a day job and other responsibilities so there isn't much time you can devote to your little passion on the side. You look at the portfolios of the "big boys" and can only wish. Inmany cases for them, they're working as professional photographers. They have access to beautiful, young people and specific locations, all prime ingredients for stock images that easily shoot up to Level 3 and higher. The money they make... continue reading
This is my first image to be accepted!I have been trying to market my images for over a year, and I have finally made it!Though it was frustrating to receive rejections, I now realize that the criticism I received from the editors has helped me to become a better photographer and I learned things that I could not have learned otherwise.Thank you very much, editors of Dreamstime! continue reading
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