I must admit I am not the best photographer out there not am I giving the best submissions for sale. Yet I must say stock photography changed my perspective at taking photographs.
In the past I took so many photos, keeping them was good in a way but for a whole collection of street abstract especially..do they even mean a thing?
I don't have so much memory space on my hard disk! I dump them all to Flickr as an online hard disk. How cruel to the photos can I get?
Why not make something out of it. The spark came when I was browsing through forums and saw someone introducing stock photography. Giving it a try was discouraging at first but the painful step is the step to success. I saw myself demanding more standards from my own shots. Shoot what is necessary.
I might not have the best of studio set up or lighting but things and landscape in their natural state in the outdoor or indoor ain't bad either.
It becomes a commitment, something I look forward to despite knowing its a long term investment.
If any newcomer to photography was to seek improvement for himself, besides learning from the others, test yourself and standards. Stock photography is the way to go!