Stock minded - boon or bane

posted on 30th of september, 2007

Since I started to contribute photographs to dreamstime, I see a change in my shooting style.

Sometimes I wonder if I am deviating from a passion to one that is becoming a slight liability that I keep thinking that I shoot for what can sell.

My 'deleting' habit continues to strike me, right after a shot, reviewing the shots on my way home, and even more when I am doing the actual post processing.

In my quest for looking for what can sell and what is pleasing, I tend to blatantly delete what I think can't make it as a stock photo, or in many ways does not appeal to me.

Because of that, I don't take photographs of very simple things anymore. Things like a simple monument, a bridge or a scene in a place that I only first been to - all these I will tend to discard the pictures after taking them.

Am I losing interest as a photography itself or am I indulging too much into stock photography?

What about this image taken during an event itself? My immediate reflex action was to take him without the face. Boon or bane?

Comments (1)

Posted by Fertographer on October 01, 2007
haha, i got to hold back this disease of mine then! its getting the better of me..time for a cure, or maybe a slight one first *grins*

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Photo credits: Koh Sze Kiat.

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