What is Stock?

posted on 12th of february, 2013

I had spent the entire day walking around downtown specifically to shoot pictures for stock. I'm trying to grow my portfolio to where it can generate a nice side income every month. I took a picture of an office building. I also shot a bridge going over a river. There was a construction site so I photographed a MEN WORKING sign.

During the entire day I kept thinking "What is STOCK?" Why do I see small portfolios with huge sales while large portfolios have virtually no sales? All you have to do is keep uploading and the sales will come, right?

All I had to show for an entire day of shooting was three pictures. I actually spent most of the time in the city park trying to get a shot of one of the resident squirrels who live in the trees over there. A killer image of a squirrel surely would get me noticed...

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Posted by Lifeontheside on March 01, 2013
Great blog!!! Very interesting, well written and educational in a left hand comical way. Loved it! Thankyou!
Posted by Infokus408 on February 24, 2013
nice article! thanks for sharing.
Posted by Hellen8 on February 24, 2013
Great blog and a nice portfolio!
Even I wanted to shoot a squirrel, too, but I noticed a beautiful pelican sitting on a branch and I quickly prepared the camera and took a picture. Well, is not he beautiful?


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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin... [Read more]

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