Taking chances

posted on 4th of february, 2009

Sometimes with stock photography it pays to 'play it safe' and add to your portfolio with similar images to what you have done in the past. Ultimately, though, I suspect that growing your portfolio in new ways helps a lot. Mostly though - it keeps you interested. While I don't have the luxury of spending hours on every shot I really enjoy it when I have an idea and take some time out to realize it. There is some risk involved as you could spend the time and then have it rejected!

For me it is very satisfying to get shots accepted when it takes some extra work to get the images completed. The recent assignment was an example of this. In addition to the assignment photo I had accepted and the one above spurred by the assignment, I also finished two other shots that were concept ideas I had written down and finally found some time to complete:

I always find that more often than not it is worth it to take chances - the sense of accomplishment seeing them online is all the more worthwhile!

Comments (4)

Comment by Danielleongjinonn on February 06, 2009

thanks for sharing your topic....iy really help other photographer get some ideas from here>.......:)

Comment by Bradcalkins on February 05, 2009

Thanks, Creativei. I've admired your portfolio as well - and your downloads per image!

Comment by Creativei on February 05, 2009

Your blogs and your pictures are really great. I liked the strange businessman image, hats off mate. good job.

Comment by Eclecticelegance on February 04, 2009

Wow! I really like the concepts behind your photos!

This image below (although not as original as yours) was an photo that I thought about ahead of time and was very pleased with the result. I completely understand that feeling of satisfaction!!

 Scarecrow Portrait 

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