After many failed attempts, I have finally been accepted by a couple of photo stock agencys, My images are now available to be downloaded and seen by potentially millions of people globally, its a great feeling and I do intend to shoot more especially for stock purposes, including product photography as this is something ive really got into during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
So what did I do differently to be accepted for stock photography?
Instead of trying the normal photo agencies like everyone else does, I had been trying Alamy for years, instead I went for Adobe, seeing I am an Adobe cusyomer anyway, most of my submissions were accepted straight away.
Here are some of my images currently on the Adobe Stock platform, I intend to upload a ton more too.
Additionally I have started to build my own photo stock library website too, more on that another day.
10 Top Tips To Shooting Stock Photography
- Do not edit the images.
- Get everything right in camera and not on the computer.
- Straight lines and horizons.
- Maximum resolution.
- No branding.
- No intelectual property.
- Model and building releases if needed,
- Using the correct equipment.
- Finding the right agency for your niche.
- Use a tripod in daylight (not me personally).
I shoot a lot of landscapes, I try and ensure personally there are no people in the images, thats just me tho, how you shoot might be a lot more different.