MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Author Topic: Your Stock Photos Shouldn't Look Like Stock Photos  (Read 5652 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


« on: July 21, 2013, 02:04 »
If we talk about advertising:

Your Stock Photos Shouldn't Look Like Stock Photos

I find a lot of typical micro stock photos. I almost have more candid shots than stocksy  ;)

What is the gist of Stocksy these days? I still believe if it comes down to Stocksy I have plenty of work that is more stocksy than what I find on stocksy. By saying that I am not knocking the quality of the images, as the quality is fine, its just that many images are typical staged stock images. I am confused about that tag line.

I never got that rejection email, maybe I should try again.


  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 05:56 »
I agree: a considerable proportion of Stocksy images have the usual 'stock' look. And a few at least of those which don't are snapshots.
Maybe they should drop that tagline and focus on the Fair Compensation angle.

« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 15:53 »
I'd say some of the top stock producers have done so much of it for so long, that it's hard for them to even perceive 'stockiness', it's like snow to Eskimos.  And buyers saying they want photos that look 'real' - they think they're serious, but what they really want is just different sorts of posing and staging.   This isn't really a putdown.  Stock is a genre, these people have worked in it for years and internalized it and learned how to see and photograph in a certain way.

« Last Edit: July 21, 2013, 16:28 by stockastic »


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
7 Replies
Last post September 18, 2006, 21:23
by maunger
39 Replies
Last post August 12, 2010, 03:13
by mtkang
9 Replies
Last post December 07, 2011, 04:53
by ruigsantos
6 Replies
Last post July 19, 2012, 03:13
by ShadySue
33 Replies
Last post August 28, 2012, 18:16
by rimglow


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results


3100 Posing Cards Bundle