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« on: November 16, 2018, 09:59 »
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While I have been taking pictures forever, I just started trying my luck with micro stock.  A bit of background:  I work as a software designer in IT but live on a hobby farm in Wisconsin.  Much of what I photo is related to our farm and surrounding areas.  (photograph what you know, right?) 

I would like to get some constructive feedback from folks here. 

This is just one sample. 



dpimborough

« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 11:19 »
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PrincessFerf you need to think outside the box.

Everyone does eggs it'll never sell.

Why not have a hen on her nest with her chicks tucked up?

Or some other aspect of farm life that hasn't been done to death.

Do some research by looking at what photos are already out there?

Talking of which how about a big meat cleaver stuck in the block with a chicken staring at it?

I'm not kidding you never know it might sell

« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 13:17 »
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Thank you for your feedback.  Yes, I assumed eggs were common.  I have a couple of photos on my hens and goats out there, too. 

I need to train my goats to sit still.  Right now every time I put my camera to my face, they come right up to the lens thinking its a snack.  (why else would our human put something up to her face, if not to eat it?)  Blurry goat nose photos won't sell!

« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 13:20 »
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A video of a goat trying to eat your camera as you put it up to you face probably would.

compasiune11

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 11:45 »
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Good image. Low color and constrast.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 12:02 »
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Good image. Low color and constrast.

Same thing I thought on first view.

Yes eggs are eggs, easy to find, common subject, but I think the OP has a nice composition and a shot that could potentially be more marketable.

In the general sense of Microstock, true, eggs are like sliced tomatoes, or house pets... name some other common things you can find around the house to take photos of.

This shot is outside of the common or ordinary.

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 14:03 »
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It's not only that eggs are common, but why would they be on a cut treetrunk?
Look at what other people have done with eggs, and see if you can think of anything sensible* which hasn't been done before.
*but WDIK? I remember years ago noticing one particular photo coming through on iS and thinking WOE (to be polite), and a couple of months later I actually saw that same pic used on a poster fairly near me - one of the extremely few times I happened to stumble upon someone else's pic 'out in the wild'.
You can never really tell what will sell.  ::)

« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 16:14 »
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Good image. Low color and constrast.

You came back 2 1/2 years after your last post to comment on a photo of eggs?  Lol.

« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 18:12 »
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PrincessFerf you need to think outside the box.

Everyone does eggs it'll never sell.

Why not have a hen on her nest with her chicks tucked up?

Or some other aspect of farm life that hasn't been done to death.

Do some research by looking at what photos are already out there?

Talking of which how about a big meat cleaver stuck in the block with a chicken staring at it?

I'm not kidding you never know it might sell

I shoot what I like to shoot, I always have. No point doing it otherwise. I did one shoot, because I wanted to, and afterward discovered there are literally thousands of shots identical to what I did. I got dejected and almost trashed the whole bunch. Instead I said f@#k it, I'll upload anyway.

The best selling of that shoot just crossed $500 and the whole set has brought in about $850-$900.

I don't tell people to shoot what they think will sell. You might as well get a job selling paperclips. Shoot what you enjoy. Be creative and do it well but enjoy it.


 

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