Struggles of a Small Portfolio


posted on 19th of december, 2009

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. In many 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 from Internet stock sites is extra gravy from assignments they've already been paid to do.

Well, it's no use worrying about things like that. Being a professional photographer is not an easy life nor does it pay well except for an elite few. Either way, for the rest of us, building a portfolio to where the...

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Posted by Driley on January 18, 2010
nice post. I've been on DT for less than a week but am on a steep learning curve looking at my rejected pictures. Kick starting me to do something i've been wanting to do for a while - learn how to use photoshop properly!
Posted by Tipareth on January 18, 2010
I completely agree, all you've written is like written for me! My struggle is to get to 100 images, because I have tiny portfolio, but I am happy that many images from my tiny portfolio are selling.
Posted by Tipareth on January 18, 2010
I completely agree, all you've written is like written for me! My struggle is to get to 100 images, because I have tiny portfolio, but I am happy that many images from my tiny portfolio are selling.



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