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« on: August 26, 2008, 11:14 »
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hi,

I do stockphotography for about 2 months and until now I tryed different types of images. I think that I am relatively good in isolating simple objects on a white background. So I think about to focus my photographic work to isolations.
my questions now:
1. do you think that these kind of pictures sell well? is the RPI of such pictures higher or lower compared to the average RPI??? whats your oppinion?
2. have you made an experiance that isolated objects sell relatively better on some sites?
3. do you think that it is an good idea to focus in one niche?
4. any other suggestions????

would be great of you let me now your thoughts...

thanks a lot
(and sorry for my bad english  ;D  :-X )


« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 11:21 »
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While some isolations sell well, overall, they are very simple to do, which is why everyone does them.  People, objects, animals, they've all been done already.  You're just cutting into the pie.

jsnover

« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 11:29 »
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I think that focusing on one area only is inherently risky and that in general a diverse portfolio with a variety of types of images is a better approach. Good isolations can be part of that overall set.

If you can create things with carefully planed backgrounds (nice out of focus areas with good mood and sufficiently muted to be good as copyspace) I think you'll have a more defensible niche than isolations.

« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 11:53 »
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If you can create things with carefully planed backgrounds (nice out of focus areas with good mood and sufficiently muted to be good as copyspace) I think you'll have a more defensible niche than isolations.

agreed.  i think there is more opportunity for growth in this area than isolated on white.

« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 02:52 »
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thanks a lot for your advice... I guess you are right that I should not focus on isolations...   :)
competition is realy hard.

gunnar

« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 18:23 »
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I f you have good skills to isolate things than don't waste it by simply omitting isolations. What our friends posted before doesn't exclude isolations.

At my day job I'm a graphic designer, I often need stock photos as illustrations and guess what I use? Yes, isolated images because the paper is white, I don't need copy space and I don't have square frame. I know, many designers use isolated photos like this. Just open some magazines and see the small isolated photo illustrations near the articles.

A important thing: don't isolate completely the subjects! leave a slight shadow so the objects don't "float" in the nowhere, the shadow gives a "surface".

I suggest to you to focus on isolations but on blurry backgrounds too.


 

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