Be The Best "You"

posted on 20th of october, 2010

Getting exposure as a photographer — and making sales — is all about standing out in the crowd.
But, in Dreamstime especially, that crowd is VERY, very large. So how do you stand out?

It's all about exploiting your unique skills and opportunities. For example, during a fishing trip in Nunavut, Canada, I took a very basic landscape photo of the Arctic Tundra. I have since sold this image on Dreamstime several times over, and will no doubt continue to see revenue from it into the future.

Why? Simple - not a lot of people have stock imagery of the Arctic Tundra. And I've found many of my most popular images have come from "unique" shoots, rather than "technically spectacular" shoots.

So - what special opportunities can you exploit?

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Posted by Julia161 on October 21, 2010
I have more or less same experience. Most of sales come from unique editorials. But regular touristic images from popular destinations also sell. The worst go isolated objects (though thy are the most difficult to make) and surprisingly, food :( I think this is because too many photographers shoot them.
Posted by Egomezta on October 21, 2010
Exactly.... You have to take advantage of those uniques images you can only get.
Posted by Evabattrick on October 21, 2010
You make a very good point! Thanks
Posted by Thanatonautii on October 21, 2010
Great blog! Thanks for sharing! You portfolio looks great! I wish I could visit all the places you have been to! :)
Posted by Frantab01 on October 21, 2010
that's great - thanks for sharing - it's much easier said than done though :)

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David Webb is a travel writer and adventure photographer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His work appears in Explore, British Columbia Magazine, acrossandabroad.com, Destination Canada and more.

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