Goal: To Sell Images Not to Capture Reality

posted on 9th of december, 2014

I love all aspects of photography especially learning new things and challenging myself to create new images. When I first began in photography about 25 years ago, it was very difficult to change or alter what you captured. I shot mainly slide films for publishing. Pretty much what you shot is what you got. There were no second chances.

When I first started selling stock photos, I was to a small degree, still in this same mindset. I mean, I would occasionally clone out a distracting branch or trash in the photo that I hadn't seen before. Other than that, and small adjustments to contrast and color, the photos I submitted were pretty much exactly like I shot them. There is nothing wrong with this approach. I've sold thousands of these types of stock photos.

As the years went on...

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Posted by Eric1513 on January 13, 2015
Thank you everyone for your great comments! I love to hear your responses to my blogs and look forward to additional blogs and feedback.
Posted by Davidwatmough on January 06, 2015
Beautifully told and obvious why your images sell well. David .
Posted by Williamlyu on January 05, 2015
As a new photographer from Chinese it is my pleasure to read this article. Thank you!

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