The Road to 3,000 Sales

posted on 6th of may, 2013

When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't necessarily make great Stock Photography.

While I started this as a hobby I also wanted to make it a successful adventure. So I wanted to find a balance between what I love to photograph and what sells good as Stock. And what I found is that I could photograph things I love and that it could be good Stock photography. I've learned to see the world through different eyes. There are so many things you can photograph that will make good stock photography. I've learned never to pass up the opportunity to photograph something even if at the moment it just doesn't seem to be a photograph that would sell.

I'm very happy with where I'm heading. I will continue to learn from every rejection and every sale. I don't compare myself to anyone and I don't compete with anyone. I go at my own pace.
Some of my favorite and best sellers:

Comments (9)

Posted by Egomezta on May 12, 2013
Congratulations, great achievement.
Posted by Starletdarlene on May 08, 2013
Thanks to all.

Bradcalkins: Congrats to you as well.
Posted by Bradcalkins on May 08, 2013
Congrats! There is little need to compare your numbers to others as you never know how the time you spend compares, or any number of other factors. Focus on your own goals and you will reach them :)
Posted by Lenutaidi on May 07, 2013
Yes, Starletdarlene..:).I understand and once again congratulations!
Posted by Cammeraydave on May 07, 2013
Congratulations ! I could never be a wedding photographer.... too hard !
Posted by Alexstork on May 07, 2013
Congratulations Starletdarlene, I like your attitude and perspective!!
Posted by Starletdarlene on May 07, 2013
Lenutaidi, thanks for the complement. I didn't convey the correct thought when I said: "a wedding photograph does not necessarily make a good stock photograph" What I meant was just because I took beautiful wedding photographs didn't mean that all the photos of people would translate into great stock images. There are many wedding photographs that are beautiful and great sellers. But what a Bride and Groom love as wedding pictures and what a buyer want can differ.

I'm not sure I have made myself any clearer. Sometimes I ramble on and it becomes less clearer than if I had said nothing! :/

Thanks to all for the well wishes

Posted by Clearvista on May 07, 2013
Well done, great milestone. Portfolio is great and enjoyed your blog, thanks.
Posted by Lenutaidi on May 07, 2013
You have a beautiful portofolio!Congratulations and thank you for sharing!I'm not so sure that wedding photography does not great stock photography.For example check here:[imgl]15325818[/imgl],[imgl] 19795665[/imgl],[imgl]17267579[/imgl] or this [imgl]7161794[/imgl]...

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My photographs have been used in numerous Golf Magazines, Photography Books, Childrens Books and the cover of Romance Novels. As well as many Web Sites. My Photographs have also been sold retail as Canvas Art. I hope you find something you like. Starlet

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