Friday, June 1, 2012
Stock Photography, Here I come!
A lot of photographers look down on this type of stuff because... well, it's boring stuff, and when someone does like and buy one of your pictures to use... the photographer might get .75 for it. That's not seventy five dollars... that's seventy five cents. I guess if you had a lot of them, it might add up. I bought a stock photo once for one of my craigslist ads. I didn't have a picture of a graduate wearing a cap and gown, so I bought this one. It cost me around 5 bucks for the licensing to use it for my own advertising, and like I said, the photographer gets less than a dollar. Advertisers want pictures of boring things. When I looked through the most popular images at istock.com the most popular ones were pictures of roosters, two hands shaking, a kid jumping in the air like he's yelling "Yippeee!!" and stuff like that.