It is not what you would think.
The trend is not to use expensive cameras and lenses and studio equipment, and years of experience.
Instead he reported that the agencies who purchase stock photos are snapping up cell phone or film and toy camera shots with lots of grain.
There are two key elements: bring the viewer into the shot.
And keep it fresh.
That’s it. Those agencies are looking for new and emotional images of every kind.
Then, the third element appeared. Topaz has a new suite called Studio that provides an array of precision tools for post-processing.
Et Voilà! These shots were among the results.
I don’t plan to be a Stock photographer (I am not in that league yet), but Rittenmyer convinced us that even a newbie can produce a shot that brings in years of residuals. Hmmm …
Images: Chez BeBe assets/NoCal and SoCal