Finding your Niche


posted on 5th of january, 2011
>Since I started contributing to Dreamstime almost five years ago, I have learned a few things about RF Stock. 1. The internet has made it more convenient for buyers to connect with photographers, but it has also made RF stock more competitive. 2. Shooting for stock is much different than shooting for art. There is less creative license for the images in RF stock because of their intended use, so things that can be used to create a mood or a focus are more strictly controlled, like white balance, exposure, and lighting setups. When I shoot a wedding, I may want to use an ISO of 400 and incorporate that graininess into the 'feel' of the image, whereas there are very limited uses for grainy images in stock and therefore, most of the time, images will be considered unusable for stock....

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Comments (3)

Posted by Cammeraydave on January 06, 2011
Very good blog. Thanks
Posted by Dmccale on January 05, 2011
nice blog and so true.I really like your Iraq and Afghanistan images.
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 05, 2011
Good work. There is definitely a place for niche photography.
The advantage being you don't have to compete against the masses .
If you are in a position to shoot niche photography for Dreamstime, I would say, go for it.



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