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    Question Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    Will appreciate if someone give some opinions for me to improve my stock photography skill.

    Do you think still life objects can sell? (E.g. objects isolated on white background like the duck, train on my gallery)

    1. Comments on Duck, Train
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    2. Comments on Egg, Unity
    http://my.fotolia.com/hancheng/Index

    Thanks!
    Last edited by roygoh; 9th May 2008 at 04:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    I think they have limited commercial value, and the reason they wont sell is because your portfolio is too small, people wont be drawn to see your work, especially if your not continuously uploading and putting yourself back at the front of the list.

    Still life definitely can sell, but how many things can isolated fake ducks or an isolated train ornament be used for? Im surprised the train wasn't rejected for copyright infringements by DT.

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    Default Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    I think they have limited commercial value, and the reason they wont sell is because your portfolio is too small, people wont be drawn to see your work, especially if your not continuously uploading and putting yourself back at the front of the list.

    Still life definitely can sell, but how many things can isolated fake ducks or an isolated train ornament be used for? Im surprised the train wasn't rejected for copyright infringements by DT.
    I agree that nobody will buy an image on isolated fake ducks or an isolated train ornament. I was actually practicing on still life object photography, so no harm uploading them also.

    I will find more suitable objects to photograph.

    Thanks for the comment.

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    Default Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    1. Make sure when you do isolated object that white background is 100% dropped out. There are still traces on tone on the white background especially on the top left corner.

    2. Try to make the shadow as neutral grey as possible.

    It looks deceptively simple to do isolated object on white background. But there are techniques to refined.

    Also choose your objects carefully and make them "generic" and not just shoot anything you pick up lying around in the house.

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    Smile Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    to give you an example. to illustrate the concept of credit debts, shots of credit cards against the background of bank statements. of course, it should be generic as far as possible so as to give it wide application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Also choose your objects carefully and make them "generic" and not just shoot anything you pick up lying around in the house.
    This is an excellent comment.

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    Smile Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    not miine, heh?

    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    This is an excellent comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003 View Post
    not miine, heh?
    Yours was a great one too. But I am just worried that the credit card number appears in the photo. Security reasons you see ...

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    Smile Re: Require opinions on still life as stock photo

    that is when one's creativity and innovativeness are tested.

    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Yours was a great one too. But I am just worried that the credit card number appears in the photo. Security reasons you see ...

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    Gallery updated if anyone interested.

    http://my.fotolia.com/hancheng/Index

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