Most of the time I don’t show you guys the work that I do outside of a certain genre. In fact I would bet that 80% of what goes up on here fits that specific category. As we know though, I do like to post a variety. Like today’s image, and yesterday’s.
Today’s shot isn’t about the glitz and glamour, it’s about business, and creating an image that is broad and versatile enough to have several different applications. I was hired to photograph an acupuncturist for a story. Plain, simple and given where it was going…straightforward. For most that is the end of it, but it doesn’t have to be. Many photographers don’t ever consider shooting stock work, or don’t realize that their work can be used in that capacity. Which I suppose is why I chose this.
No, it’s not an exciting image. There are no stunning faces to look at, no deeper meaning. It sells though, and it serves it’s purpose well.
I know several photographers read this, and you are really who I’m pointing this at. If you find that you need to be making more from your work but can’t bear to charge more, it’s a very good idea to look into stock or even micro-stock photography. In fact, it’s a good idea to look into it regardless of what you make because more never hurts.
So go do it.
I’m out of words now, so I’ll see you all next time.