How to Take High Quality Photos that I can sell Online?

@sdas86 (6076)
Malaysia
July 23, 2008 4:12am CST
Hi, Anyone know a great way to take photos and then sell the photos on stock photos sites such as istockphoto, ShutterStock and so on. Any tips that can help me to increase the possibility of selling my photos?
4 responses
@thestar (304)
• Egypt
26 Jul 08
i think that the best advice to you my friend is to focus on strange sights this unique one that smashing others at the first sight this what you really need to shot don't waste your time with normal views or sights unless it gives something new you didn't feel it before . you have to join many exhibitions you have to get a lot of knowledge in this career this business and it really need to give it a lot of your time i believe that you could make a lot of money with this career good luck my friend with this new field and let me always telling you my opinion on your new shots you could send me the links to for it to download it c u latter
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 08
Hi, Thanks for your tips. I really appreciate it. I will try to take some unique photos.
@alpha6 (47)
• India
25 Jul 08
HI I have submitted 13 images to a site for approval but only one was accepted do you imagine the cause? poor lighting and composition since I was new I submitted all of them without editing so you should edit all your photos in photoshop thanks
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 08
Hi, Thanks for the tips. I will edit my photos. Now, I am facing problem to take photos because I am not sure what photos to take.
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
25 Jul 08
The #1 reason photos get rejected from sites like Shutterstock and iStock is because of noise. If you want to sell your photo as stock, it can't have any noise in it what so ever. So always shoot at the lowest ISO possible. Make sure your photo is correctly exposed. And if necessary, run your photo through some noise-reduction software! Also, photos with bright, vibrant colors get accepted the most! Make sure your photo doesn't have dull, flat colors. Increase the saturation if necessary. Lighting is another common reason photos get rejected. Your photo should not have any harsh shadows or hot spots! The best thing you can do is look at the types of images that get approved. Study them and learn what types of content, lighting, composition, etc. gets approved!
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
Hi, Thanks for the tips. You are right, some of my photos are having noise and the color is not attractive. I will try my shot again.
@buzzmaker (631)
• India
23 Jul 08
I think you should try to take some as unique snaps as possible. The more unique your snaps are the more they will be viewed and downloaded. More downloads result in more earnings. Also, you should put the snaps in the correct category while submitting to a site. So that they are listed better in search results.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
Hi, Thanks. You are giving me a really great advice. I will try to take unique photos and make some money.