Cooking With Stock : Comments
September 9, 2008
Nice article Jason. I agree with the whole cliche idea on the stock photos. If you are going to use any stock photography, stay away from things that have been done before. Seriously consult a client who insists you use that conference room meeting shot with the smiley faces; its been done before.
Better yet, if one is up for it, shoot your own stock photography. I, by no means, consider myself a professional photographer, but I have taken some very nice personal stock photography shots to use in future projects. There is no reason one cant do that for a client, especially if that client wants to be unique (rather than buy some stock that anyone else can use).
After a quick look at the web community on flickr, I would say a good percentage of us have a decent DSLR camera and lens. How many out there have used their own custom stock photos for themselves, or a client?