What kind of stock photography is in demand?

Even though I will not be submitting anymore images to Getty because of their Premium Access Licensing, I still lurk the forums to see how things are going, who’s complaining and what is selling.

Remember that this is the largest and most successful agency in the world. It’s not always the best for an artist to be with the largest. It is too easy to get lost in the crowd.

Getty started another private forum where members can submit images by posting them to the group for approval. In less than a week there are over 12,000 images. Each member is allowed to contribute 5o images a week. Browsing the group is an exercise in what is being offered an also what it takes to stand apart from the crowd. Ninety percent of the photos easily are ho hum and don’t merit a second glance. People really need to learn how to edit their work. It wastes an editors time to go through fifty photos to see half of them are similar versions of the same subject.

Getty is also posting a Twitter feed where they daily or hourly post their requests or demands for photos. It’s informative to say the least. Check it out if you want to see what  is needed or selling?

Happy shooting,


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~ by Dan Jurak on November 9, 2009.

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