shoot shoot shoot!
Today I was happy to hear from The Territory Ahead about a submission I sent in a while back. They want to run the photo above in their winter catalog and pay me $700. Ok, fine by me!
For any of you photographers out there wanting to get into stock, never stop shooting! It will pay off later on. I've realized this more and more lately. I shot this image in 2003 when I was up visiting my family in Oregon. Basically I was getting really bored sitting around the house, so I went out exploring and shooting photos all day long for a few days. Sometimes I'd feel like I got nothing good at all and I just took a bunch of lame photos, but I would always have fun doing it. I don't think much of this photo at all, but I've learned that everything doesn't need to be picture perfect. Well, sometimes it does, but not for stock.
Here is another photo of mine that UpperCut licensed recently. Same exact situation... I was getting bored in Oregon so I went out shooting. Now it's selling! Hope you all can learn from this... shoot shoot shoot!