Being a newbie in the stock photography business has proven to have it's ups and downs. Doing a lot of landscape photography I have often wondered how all the big "Dreamers" here know when they have a photography or image that is stock worthy.
I am still figuring this out but something that I have noticed is that unlike our soap operas that people so enjoy watching and that portray a sense of the so called perfect life, stock photography is more of the everyday real life things.
Tomatoes, potatoes,toes...and for that matter just about everything around you is a potential stock image.
The next thing is to get yourself thinking stock all the time. You need to be aware of everything around you which has proven beneficial in more than one field of business in my case. Everything is a potential money spinner on your portfolio.
I may be wrong but this is how I see it. I still need to get my acceptance percentages up as they are nowhere near where I would like them to be but hey...all in good time. For those newbies out there...welcome and don't get discourage. It's tough getting into the swing of things.
Cheers and good luck...keep shooting.