What i was and what i got

posted on 2nd of november, 2011

Today for some reason i said to look through my portfolio and search to see what photos i've sold more and which not .But doesn't matter that to much because i saw something that i liked more ...i saw sold photos from each session shot i did till now and that thing make me happy.

Before stock i never did photos and today i know i am just a stock photographer ,i don't know if it is a good or bad thing but i can make a live from stock .
Friday i will have a new session shot,all session it is already planning on a paper,my models are ready or getting ready .At each session i have three or more themes ,one it is main subject and the others subjects are secondary .The main subject it is each time different and new ,new for me.
I use to work more with four,five of my models because they already know and understand what i wanna do,they already know whats mean stock and they are good on that.

So i have few advices from all new photographers that want to photograph people:
1) Plan you session shot on a paper very well and talk with the models before shooting about what are you planning to shot
2)Plan on paper what clothes you will use for models and what objects you need for them to have for session
3)Start to photograph with the important subject because later it is possible they to get tired or bored
4)Stay relaxed and have fun with models...makes jokes ,laugh because they will have a natural smile and will be relaxed in photos also.
5)Make little breaks all the time and let them to smoke or drink something
6)If you have new ideas during session shot and you must to change all what you planning before try only few ideas ...because you will lose all session if you not respect the plan.

Sometime i would like to be more artistic than commercial ,to have more editors' choice but i am proud of myself ,anyway because I know what started as a photographer was and where I got today even if my photos are simple.

Three years ago I would not have thought or imagined that today my pictures will be used in newspapers, magazines or websites.Last week i found two local newspapers with my photos in use and of course i make my models happy with those founds:)

And i would like to finish this article with a little advice for all of you ,try to promote your portfolio ...for example participate in the current Assignment each month....i never won the Assignment but i've sold a lot of Assignment photos and i had a good exposure of my portfolio during contest.Or try to promote yourself by writing an article by time to time:)

Best regards

Comments (62)

Posted by Justmeyo on July 13, 2013
Thank you very much!
Posted by Lenutaidi on July 13, 2013
Wow!!You have a beautiful and great portfolio!Great work!Congratulations you are very good!
Posted by Justmeyo on October 23, 2012
Thank you very much!I not pay also my models,most of photos are with my wife,my brothers,family,friends....I pay only kids,even if they are family.
Posted by Alexa_adrian2001 on October 23, 2012
nice article Gabriel, you have a great portfolio. you understood pretty well the concept as I can see. I have one question: do you pay for models? i don't know how it is with that. I have asked someone he said that he pays not. What about u?
Posted by Alvera on October 16, 2012
You are my muse, thank you!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 30, 2011
Thank you very much:)
Posted by Cammeraydave on November 29, 2011
Good blog, Nice work !
Posted by Justmeyo on November 29, 2011
Thank you,you got wonderful photos also!
Posted by Anhong on November 29, 2011
Worthy of admiration! Wonderful pictures! Thanks to share!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 25, 2011
Thank you Mailis for your comment,i really appreciate your words!
Posted by Maigi on November 24, 2011
Hey, Gab! You are absolutely fantastic!!! Great portfolio and nothing simple in the boring sense. Your photos are clear and vivid. And models are wonderful. Keep on doing it the way you are doing! Greetings to your team!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 23, 2011
Thank you for reading my blog Zenonk
Posted by Zenonk on November 22, 2011
Hehe good promotion ;)
Posted by Justmeyo on November 18, 2011
Thank you very much Yuritz!Wish you the best!
Posted by Yuritz on November 18, 2011
Thanks for sharing your experience in the stock world and congratulations on your milestones and achivements!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 17, 2011
Thank you Feng Hui :)
Posted by Fenghui on November 17, 2011
great story about you,keep up the work!it is very useful to plan work.
Posted by Justmeyo on November 16, 2011
Thank you very much Arnd. Wish you the best and many sales!
Posted by Fotoarts on November 15, 2011
carry on with your great work! always good to see that your continous effort does really pay back well for you, congrats!!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 12, 2011
Thank you very much Calyx22 for your words!
Posted by Calyx22 on November 11, 2011
Justmeyo, you've always been an inspiration to me. I think your portfolio is fantastic and I am frequently envious. :) You deserve your success; it's well earned.
Posted by Justmeyo on November 10, 2011
Thank you Margaret:)
Posted by Margaretanne on November 10, 2011
A good portfolio... well done :)
Posted by Justmeyo on November 09, 2011
Yes they looks relaxed because drink a lot before shooting:))I joke,of course...Thank you very much for your words Carolyne
Posted by Wildmac on November 09, 2011
Your portfolio is excellent Gabriel! You've really got a talent for shooting people. Everyone looks relaxed and natural in your shots. Beautiful work! Good luck my friend :)
Posted by Justmeyo on November 09, 2011
I am proud also to be your friend,Susan:)Thank you!
Posted by Noonie on November 09, 2011
You've done really well, and I'm proud to know you!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 09, 2011
Thank you very much for your message Ingrid:)
Posted by Titania1980 on November 09, 2011
You have a great portfolio! I'm sure you'll be featured soon or later :)
you will be the next Yuri ;)
Posted by Hinnamsaisuy on November 09, 2011
Thank you

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