I haven’t been getting out and about so much recently, mainly because of the pandemic and this means I’m not producing as much as I’d like. It’s partly because there’s not as much going on as usual but also demand for stock images has reduced drastically and this has dampened my enthusiasm.

In the previous post I spoke of selling images on Fine Art America and I’m now finding that this has nudged  me very much away from producing images for stock and towards images more suitable for hanging on a wall, be it an office wall or a wall in the home.

I’ve said earlier my stock images are mainly destined for the editorial market and were not altered.  Producing images for print is a very different game as I’m allowed artistic licence. I am still sometimes reluctant to alter the scene too far from reality but I imagine with time this will change.

What also caught me unawares is that sometimes people expect information on the artist who they buy the picture they are going to hang on their wall from. I may well have to give up my stock shooter’s anonymity. Along with this I find myself fielding questions on the best paper to have an image printed on, frame design and the size of print suitable for a particular room and the like. I’m learning fast and enjoying it but these are questions that I just didn’t have to think about when selling stock images through an agency.

I like to produce images from the city and have been concentrating on these. I’ve tried my hand at landscape photography but I’ve found I prefer photographs with an urban theme. For now anyway.

Some recent images are below.

Titanic Memorial Garden in the grounds of City hall
Titanic Memorial Garden in the grounds of City hall

Titanic Memorial Garden in the grounds of City hall
Titanic Memorial Garden in the grounds of City hall

Lagan Weir Bridge, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lagan Weir Bridge, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast
Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photographed from Queen’s Square with fountains in the foreground

Ornate light on the Queen's Bridge, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Obel Tower is visible in the background
Ornate light on the Queen’s Bridge, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Obel Tower is visible in the background

Shipyard crane behind apartment blocks, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Shipyard crane behind apartment blocks, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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