posted on 18th of september, 2012

So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot? How to find inspiration?

One option would be to browse the website for most popular stock photos, you'll find some great concepts there, but that won't help you much. You would just copy them and, most likely, you won't get as much success as they did, being the first.

Another option would be to browse our top stock photographers and learn from their portfolios. That won't help you much either, because you'll end up...

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Posted by Dazzthree1 on December 04, 2014
thank you, this is really helpful
Posted by Perkyone45 on November 13, 2013
perkyone45 on November 13-2013, very good advice, well put together and
wonderful tips to share, I know people who would be interested in this articles
Thank-You for sharing..
Posted by Ewapix on November 18, 2012
Thanks, very good advise. I love magazines and always start my supermarket shopping with going through their magazines rack. I love food magazines most but you would be surprise how many good ideas for images are in magazines such as New Scientist. Libraries have reading rooms where you can sit and read magazines for free (I don't know about American libraries but in the UK almost every small library has coffee machines and comfy chairs!). No to mentioned dentists' waiting rooms :-)

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Never in my life had I thought I would become a photographer... It all started as a small business, in a small town, for small money. I bought my first (small) camera to shoot graduation portraits in high schools. But then, having a digital camera, I took it anywhere with me, and shot everything I saw. This is how the passion grew on me. Photography soon became my passion, my job, my life. The passion got bigger, the camera got bigger, and the money also (because I never forgot about the business factor). Finding my passion and making money from it led to a beaut... [Read more]

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