Today’s post is about life in the stock photography world.
This photograph of a raven was taken on my last trip to Moab, mostly on a whim. These birds have always frequented this particular area and they are totally unafraid of humans. I have seen them climb in cars and look around for food and stuff.
This happens frequently.
Without mentioning names, one of the stock agencies I used rejected this image as they felt it had “no commercial value or appeal”
Okay, fine. It’s not a work of art. The other agencies I submitted it to all approved the image.
Today, I sold the first copy of this image on one of my stock agencies and it was not just a simple 35 cent sale. It actually made me a few dollars and I’d bet it sells again.
The lesson I suppose is; any photo not earning income is worthless.
Even a photograph someone deemed worthless has value. Never take it personal when you get rejected and never believe a photo is worthless based on one person’s opinion.