LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT
“The new adventures of Miss Stockport!”
Super Hero Photography
Sounds like a Super Hero character… Miss Stockport, here to make your day! It was a few weeks back now when Katie emailed me saying she’d seen one of the photo’s from our last session in the Daily Mail. Vivid work with a number of models to produce lifestyle photography images that are used across the world.
One of the problems with selling stock images, is you know the image/size/market sector, who has purchased an image but not the exact details. As in this case, it’s just a matter of luck if you actually see it in print. The image used is the one below and it was part of an article on heat transfer from Laptops whilst using then on your knee.
One more photo
So I thought it was about time we did another shoot to add a few more images to our stock.
Stock Library image content can be about just about anything, as in the image above, the search criteria may have been ‘Blond woman laptop knee sofa’. So the more variety the better, it’s just a matter of matching all the keywords searched for.
So for this shoot, first we went for something topical, being in debt!!
It is a numbers game
One thing I always do on any images showing Credit Card numbers, Account Details, Names and Addresses is alter them in Photoshop, however small they are in the frame they get changed or removed.
I had a few images in mind that probably may never sell, but it’s all a numbers and chance game, you just don’t know what image may be required.
Finding the rare image
If a picture editor wants an image of ‘woman on phone’, through one popular Stock Library that returns 37000 images to choose from, little chance of them choosing mine.
On the other hand ‘woman wiring a plug’ returns only 16 results, so although an unlikely search, it’s worth shooting an image that fits that search.
Another Bad lightbulb joke
Another search with low results is ‘woman changing a light bulb’ again you never know so it’s worth shooting a selection of images round this criteria.
As a matter of interest, how many models does it change a light bulb?
3 …….one to hold the bulb and 2 to turn the ladder.
Sorry had to do a light bulb joke, obviously Katie managed to change it all on her own.
And after a couple of hours of changing bulbs, wiring plugs, cutting up credit cards, pulling on jeans, taking pills, doing yoga it was time for a bit of rest and relaxation.
It’s a tough job being a model………
Not too difficult for the photographer either.
As always it was a pleasure working with Katie. If you would like to find out about our lifestyle photography service offering please visit out commercial photography page or speak to a member of the Vivid team on 0161 477 2404