If you’re on the lookout for ideas for some extra stock shots you can add to your catalogue, here’s a few to stay away from.
My two main rules for stock photography have always been:
Always shoot with a possible buyer / buyer type in mind… who can use the subject matter and message you’re capturing? …
And when you’re done, if you can’t think of a situation where the image could be first choice for a buyer, then it’s a miss and don’t waste any more time on it.
Well I think it’s safe to say the photos that follow miss on both counts… spectacularly!
Stock photography is the unsung workhorse of the online community. Where would be without awkwardly staged pictures of businessmen checking their watches, or ethnically diverse children hugging in the spray from a sprinkler?
The Internet would be a boring wasteland of words, occasionally adorned with blurry photos taken by journalists who have no idea how to properly capture a woman staring sadly out a window on a rainy day.But in their rush to provide us with ever more diverse and niche images to fill our every need, sometimes stock photographers miss their mark. That’s when they give us stuff like a woman trying to kill a goldfish with a handgun…
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