Ingredients of a Successful Stock Image

Ingredients of a Successful Stock Image

“Let your images breathe for copy space, and keep them authentic.”

 

I often get asked to contribute to articles which is always and honor for me. Shutterstock recently asked for my insight on the topic of what ingredients make a successful stock image. There are so many elements that make a successful stock image, but I decided to focus on a few that really matter.

Gear: Nikon D7100 camera, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens. Settings: Exposure 1/125 sec; f2.8; ISO 800.
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Gear: Nikon D7100 camera, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens. Settings: Exposure 1/125 sec; f2.8; ISO 800.
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Is there a formula to making a successful photograph?

 

I think that a successful photograph should tell a story in one decisive moment, while transferring a simple and clear message through the use of excellent light and color harmony. I love to photograph Indigenous people and their unique lifestyle, so in recent years I have traveled extensively throughout Australasia and Oceania to document the cultures of Indigenous Australians and Pacific Islanders. Let your images breathe for copy space, and keep them authentic.

Gear: Nikon D7100 camera, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens. Settings: Exposure 1/125 sec; f2.8; ISO 800.
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