A list of Stock Photography Dos and Dont's

georgemann

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Do keep a wish list. What would you love to shoot? What steps can you take to make this happen?

Don’t “take sides.” You’re selling an idea or concept, not a personal statement. While partisan viewpoints have their place (in editorial photos, for example), your image will be more marketable for a variety of uses if you focus on how the potential image would be used. Plan ahead!

Do shoot as often as you can. Not everything will be suitable for stock, but the practice will make you a better photographer.

A lot more at this link: http://nikondp.com/2009/11/shutterstock-stock-photography-dos-and-don’ts/
 

Jaiden

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Apr 6, 2008
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Thanks for the tips+link. Should be very helpful for those wishing to get into stock photography.
 

georgemann

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Thanks for the tips+link. Should be very helpful for those wishing to get into stock photography.
You're welcome Jaiden, this is actually two months worth of tips from Shutterstock combined in one post.

http://nikondp.com/2009/11/shutterstock-stock-photography-dos-and-don’ts/

Even if you are not planning to send your work to an agency like Shutterstock, I think it is always good to have some goals in mind when you are out with your camera looking for pictures.

George Mann
 
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