Sometimes I wonder if there are people that happens the same as me. I bought my first digital camera on 2004 and I began to shoot at everything, it was so exciting! I became more and more interested in photography, until I discovered Stock photography in 2006.
I learned about it, I found DT and other agencies, I did a try at 2 or 3 but my pics were too bad, just crap. So I got a lot of frustration and began to learn how did stock works, what kind of photos should I send and what not.
And now, 3 years after I joined DT I'm still learning and fighting with rejections. But my photographic eye has changed. Now, when I take my camera and go out, I always shoot at things that maybe I would never do if I weren't into microstock.
Maybe I would shoot a lots of landscapes, portraits of my pets, flowers, beaches, sunsets, etc... the "allpaper-kind" pictures ;) beautiful and visually pleasant, but not very stock oriented ;)
However, shoot a phone cell isolated in white, medical tools isolated in white, pencils, technology, cigarettes,paper clips and a long etc
Sometimes my frends freak out when they see me making some kind of pictures like this one of pens pot
And you? Has stock changed your eye? Do yo see objects to photography at that time ago you didn't see?