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 November 09, 2011
Thank you also ,Ewapix for your nice words!
Posted by Ewapix on November 08, 2011
This is a really nice blog from a very experienced photographer. Interesting and inspiring. Thank you! Ewapix
Posted by Justmeyo on November 08, 2011
I wish i could be a school of stock Maen:)O will try my best,thank you very much:)
Thank youJdanne for your message!
Posted by Mani33 on November 08, 2011
You are a school in stock photography now Gabriel! Keep up the good work buddy! :)
Posted by Jdanne on November 08, 2011
Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 04, 2011
Thank you for your words Serdar:) I try my best and i think all of us trying to working hard for good results.Wish you the best !
Posted by Davulcu on November 04, 2011
I have been watching your performance for a long time and it is really amazing my friend. Congrats. You are really a hard working stock artist.
Posted by Justmeyo on November 04, 2011
Thank you for your message!
Posted by Cammeraydave on November 03, 2011
Great story about your progress ! Thanks
Posted by Justmeyo on November 03, 2011
Thank you Maria:)
Posted by Mariaam on November 03, 2011
Great portfolio! Thanks for sharing your experience!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 03, 2011
Thank you Francesca
Yes it is good to plan your work:)
Posted by Francy874 on November 03, 2011
Nice blog Gabriel! Although I am an illustrator, I too plan my work, it's very useful! Bye, Francesca :-) p.s. I love your portfolio!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 03, 2011
Thank you very much for your words , Sarah.Best wishes for you also!
Posted by Scottysally2 on November 03, 2011
I've always thought you had a great port folio Gabriel, and models look like they have a lot of fun. Great blog, best wishes for the future. :)
Posted by Justmeyo on November 03, 2011
Thank you Anhong:)
Posted by Anhong on November 02, 2011
thanks to share! beautiful portfolio´╝ü
Posted by Justmeyo on November 02, 2011
Thank you Enrique for welcoming me:)Wish you the best!
Posted by Egomezta on November 02, 2011
Nice to see you back with another blog... Thanks for sharing you tips are always great.
Posted by Justmeyo on November 02, 2011
Thank you very much Concetta
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 02, 2011
You have the photos and beautiful portfolio, congratulations you are very good!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 02, 2011
Thank you Kphotos6411 ,i wish you good luck in RF and in the Assignment:)
Thank you Dragos,you got a really great portfolio also
Brad i will try to not miss the seminar and thank you for your message:)
Thank you Christian
Posted by Rigsby8131 on November 02, 2011
Very useful blog. Thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by Bradcalkins on November 02, 2011
Congrats and thanks for the tips - you shouldn't miss the upcoming beauty and fashion seminar free on creative live in a week or so...
Posted by smartview27 on November 02, 2011
Thanks for sharing ! Great photos !
Posted by Kphotos6411 on November 02, 2011
Congratulations. You have good ideas. My favorite picture in this blog is the Cleaning Team. It has really sold well, too. I have been a free-lance documentary photographer for 15 years, but, just started RF sales recently. It is entirely different!
Posted by Justmeyo on November 02, 2011
Thank you all too for reading my blog and for your messages,i also wish you to have many sales and success in all what you do.
Posted by Meryll on November 02, 2011
Congrats Gabriel! I suppose you have successed in what many photographers just dream here about :-)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on November 02, 2011
Great advice and wonderful pics!
Posted by Rosedarc on November 02, 2011
Thanks for your tips Gabriel, you can certainly be proud of what you have achieved!

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