Stock photography

January 13, 2014  •  1 Comment

     For the last few days I have been rethinking my strategy. I question myself as all of us photographers do in how do I get my work out there. We have tons of social media outlets, groups, forums and then there is the big guys like Getty Images and the not so big like Cavan Images which I know takes the images that they purchase and peddle them too Getty for a profit but within these cash cows of picturesque glory there may be a buck to be made for us little guys. Yes I know, this hurts the industry. I have read it a thousand times and I am in complete agreement with this scenario. I sucks the art, the creativity, the life right out of someone with a real vision and dumbs down the industry. Alright I don't mean to sound as though those photos being submitted to the stock agency's are not creative it just brings down the value of our work wouldn't you agree?

 

   What are we supposed to do is the question? For me it has always been a dream and a goal to make a living at something I am passionate about. I was once a musician playing guitar in a rock n roll band and doing gigs and with music it's the same deal. How do we get noticed? Is it really even about getting noticed? Well, yes it is. We are in the business of visual stimuli. Without being noticed we don't sell anything hence we can not make that living that our passions would like us too. I guess for now I will stick to my guns and continue to hold the copyrights to my photos  not selling out to the big guy with hope that someday in the very near future I and we are able to make those dreams come true. Let's go 2014!

 


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Linda Hardy(non-registered)
This is an amazing photo .
Keep up your work...the compostion of this photo .... a town..
clinging to the hill... and the light is ...wonderful ..Thankyou for sharing your progress and story .I can expect more of this from you ! I tweeted your webpage ...cause its good .
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