My photo career started with a very narrow goal – to shoot and sell stock:
The stock aspect of my business continues through agencies and my office, but my business is more diverse now than I ever dreamed it would be.
Why? Partly because other photo work intrigued me and became commercially successful. And partly because the stock industry started changing in big ways in the mid to late 90’s:
- Royalty free hit the market, offering “ludicrously low prices” on stock imagery.
- The web had a huge impact and made more imagery more available.
- Crowdsourcing undercut the “ludicrously low prices” of royalty free!
My favourite stock subject – anything dynamic, fun, different- see swing above.
My biggest sale – fun, dynamic, different shot of a car in rush hour shot from above the driver’s window. Licensed in Columbia through AGEFotostock.com
My image with most sales – bowling pins being blasted by bowling ball – with motion. Licensed by FirstLight.com
Shoot what you enjoy – it’ll make a difference!