Subject matter composition vs Success levels
Today I am wondering what others are thinking …
I don't usually approach my photography from a point of view of "will it sell" … I usually am more concerned out getting the composition that I am trying to get … for ME.
But I wonder if i should not be so precious about what it is that I want, and be more cognizant of what "buyers" may be looking for/at.
I 'd like to give a quick example:
ref the image below:
at the time of this posting [only 12 hits with 2 downloads] — Online since, 2008/09/23.
Now that was shot … for me [with my composition in mind] for use as I wanted …
While the following:
was definitely not for me, but just look at volume of interest it has generated …
at the time of this posting [831 hits with 0 downloads] — Online since, 2009/02/10.
Subject matter aside … I can't begin to assume that there is far more interest for editorial images, as the latter is such a type of license …
But WOW what a stark contrast, in success rate …
How do others approach the choice between individual taste and mass demand?
Your thoughts and comments are most welcomed.
Photo credits: Patrick Allen.
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