First hurdle!

posted on 22nd of february, 2008

Well I have just managed to get over 50 uploads accepted after a few weeks of being a new member. It was one of my first goals - now all I need is sales! The past few weeks have been really interesting and I have been trying to learn as much as I can about stock photography; which still seems a bit alien to me.

Last weekend I went to Whitstable on the Kent coast armed with my camera and an aim to take some stock photos rather than my usual attempt at "pretty pretty trying to be creative" images! In some ways I succeeded, I started noticing objects and scenarios that I wouldn't have looked at before and took a few shots of things that I thought mights sell but wouldn't necessarily hang on the bedroom wall!

I uploaded about 30 images when I got home and waited with anticipation to see if they would be accepted. Quite a few were, I am happy to say, but again I seem to have got it wrong with quite a few shots. My composition lets me down somewhat. I think it is because I still try and go for what looks nice rather than a balance between that, creativity and usefulness. I also have difficulty with exposure on my sunsets - which seem too dark for stock. Still a lot to learn...I am having fun doing it though.

Whitstable is a beautiful place to visit by the way.

Thanks to all the useful blogs and articles on the site for giving such great tips.

Comments (3)

Posted by Aryanimagery on February 25, 2008
Exceptionally good portfolio, keep it up. Only suggestion, there is no fight between creative photography and stock photography. My personal standpoint.
Posted by Irisangel on February 25, 2008
Nice portfolio. Good luck and keep uploading.
Posted by Madartists on February 25, 2008
Congrats and good luck!

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