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  1. Hi, Having read a series of books on stock photography, I came across the frequently expressed idea, that your best selling photograph is often one, you yourself, regarded as the plainest, or least expected to sell. This was certainly the case with my best selling photograph, on Shutterstock. I was very cynical about even trying to recycle food waste in a compostable food bag, let alone take and publish a photograph of it. After finally being persuaded by my wife to donate one of my compost bins to the cause, I almost took the photograph to prove the justified reasons for my reluctance. How wrong I was. The bag is no longer with us. Ashes to ashes, compost bag to compost. All that said, the photograph is still selling steadily, 10 months later. Not a load of rubbish after all. Have any of you similar stories to share and tell? I'd love to hear from you as a beginner stock photographer, who wants to become an intermediate in the very near future. Best wishes, Peter Shaw https://www.shutterstock.com/imaghttps://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/this-initiative-avoids-plastic-being-used-1469706467e-photo/this-initiative-avoids-plastic-being-used-1469706467
  2. Hey One area of photography that interests me is Fine Art Photography and Creative Composites. I'm a huge fan of Brooke Shaden, Erik Almas and Sean Mundy. These images can take hours, if not days to plan, shoot and edit. I see it as the ultimate quality over quantity way of doing things, though obviously a lot of conceptual stuff can be quite vague, and unless it's well executed, it just plain sucks. Wondering though, is it worth doing some intricate composites? I love things involving clones, floating, death, and general strangeness. But can (a well executed) composite sell? Is it important that it has a really clear meaning? I think either way, I'll be starting out with a diverse portfolio, including composites, but will adjust over time. Thanks for any thoughts on this!
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