Progression of Stock Photography

posted on 19th of january, 2010

Since I've began my journey into the stock photography realm, my progression as a photographer has changed in many ways.

I realized shortly after focusing all of my attention into creating stock images that my passion and love for photography quickly diminished, whether it be from having images that I had worked on for countless hours not being approved, or by the effort to find things that I felt were stock worthy. I needed to make a change. I took a month or two off, then began to shoot the things that I had enjoyed shooting in the past, live music, nature, and fashion. What pleased me the most from this experience is that the images I took during these shoots were better stock images as well, so I was able to shoot what I love and still be able to be successful with these images...

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Posted by Rosedarc on January 20, 2010
I'm sure we all go through phases where we wonder if it's all worth it! I also take photos of what I like and then select what I consider worthy of stock. My problem is no so much rejection as sales. I never know what will sell and what sells is often not what I prefer out of my photos... I don't submit many shots but I spend quite a bit of time in post-production, selecting carefully, cleaning up, choosing a title and keywords. It's a very time consuming effort and it's a lot "one way" to start with, not instantly gratifying for sure but worth it nevertheless.
Posted by Justmeyo on January 20, 2010
You got nice images,Matthew:)
Posted by Creativei on January 20, 2010
Well even I'm going through this, earlier I used shoot lots of people on the street, their expression and way of life. No before I click my shutter button I think hey will it sale, is it worth to take this picture. Now I change, I shoot everything I like, later select from this lot what to sell. And it makes sense. This idea was from Mani and another of my close friend here in Dubai.

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