My week of stock photography
I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot some stock for the worlds largest microstock library last week. It was not something I had done much of before, and I didn’t really know what to expect, but I agreed to go to the initial meeting to see what it was about.
I went off the the house they had rented in Sea Point, and the initial meeting went very well. I was told that I would be on probation for the first day, and if they were happy with me, I would then return and shoot for a further 5 days.
I arrived on the set at 8:45 on the Friday morning, not really knowing what to expect, and was soon in the deep end. Without going into too much detail on what we did, it was a non stop shooting spree from 9:30 till 5 every day. Over 7000 images per day, in many different settings, with a large variety on models. The most difficult was shooting the kids. Youngsters have a mind of their own, and don’t always want to do what you tell them. Needless to say they always booked more kids than were needed, so we would at least have a few co-operative ones all the time.
The 5 days of shooting was relentless, and I learned a great deal from the experience. It looks like ill be doing it one day a week from now on, and I am really looking forward to it.
Just a few images from my phone, as i never had much time to shoot anything else. hahaha