Every week I get many messages asking where I get my stock images from. But before I answer that question, I am going to throw my two pence (an English saying for any international readers) in to the stock image debate.
Have you ever wondered what it looks like behind the scenes of the cliche stock photos plastered across the web? If so, DigitalRev’s latest video should give you some humorous insight.
In the three minute video, the DigitalRev team shows what the situations are that lead to the almost laughable stock photos where computer peripherals aren’t even connected or lens flares take over any but of usable image. [Read more…]
It’s no secret that the photography market is no longer the exclusive realm of professionals. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re the client, but with so many “professional” photographers out there these days it’s not hard finding a dud.
Be it your next door neighbor who just bought a DSLR, his grandchild who believes his 16 megapixel smartphone camera is just as good as the D4s or your sister-in-law’s cousin who has been photographing weddings as a side gig when he isn’t working at the corner deli, anyone of them has a reasonable chance of getting hired for a low-budget project where the client is mainly concerned about price.
Some moments, however, are too precious to risk with an amateur and that’s exactly the message the video below brings home.
If you are a stock photography shooter, or if you are currently building your collection with the intention of getting into stock photography – model releases and property releases are a critical part of your workflow.
Model release mobile apps make it much easier to obtain and manage your releases – but to make sure that your images are accepted into a stock photography collection, it is important to use model release and property release apps that are approved by stock agencies.
In this article, I will share all of the model release mobile apps for stock photography that are currently approved by Getty Images – one of the worlds largest stock photography agencies.
One of the things that I love about creating stock photography is that it gives me an incentive to create very artistic and polished photographs of my own family.
I have been shooting for Stocksy for nearly a year now, and a sizable portion of my portfolio are photos of family members – to steal a line from Chase Jarvis:
“The best model is the one you have with you”
When I look back on my portfolio, I see a whole year of family photos that are completely different than the snapshots I would normally take.
In this article, I am going to share a few of the stories behind some of my favorite family photos.
I am not primarily a stock photographer, but I do contribute to a few stock agencies (primarily Stocksy United). Right now, I mostly see stock photography as a way to earn passive income by leveraging leftover photography from paid gigs or personal work into additional revenue streams.
It’s pretty sweet to check your stock photography stats and find out that you just earned some extra cash from work that would otherwise just be sitting on a hard drive somewhere.
However, every once in a while I do go out to specifically shoot stock photography.
In this article, I am going to share the anatomy of a recent Christmas stock photography shoot.