The Stock Photo
Stock Images Have To Pass Certain Standards For Acceptance
Every stock photo agency you see will have slightly differing criteria that you must meet when submitting photographs. It is important not only to abide by that criteria but also to exceed it. You see, getting your images accepted is just half the battle, getting them sold is the key! The best way to sell stock photos regularly is to check to see what is needed for acceptance. Follow the guidelines to a T, then study what is popular.
Ensure the required standards are built in to your regular workflow for shooting stock images. You can then concentrate more on the topics that are selling well and how you can:
- 1Better them
- 2Improve them
- 3Make more sales!
The following is a basic stock photo guide as taken from one of the larger agencies, Alamy.
As I said, these are just general guidelines. Please refer to the agency that you are submitting any stock images to, for their own criteria. If you intend to shoot stock photos for microstock agencies, you would do well to read up and check out each individual agencies terms and conditions. As well as their requirements for quality etc.
If you are serious about stock and want to make a regular income, please start as you mean to continue. Get it right from the start. The next section will explain how you can meet all these requirements and more, by using simple techniques.