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From the author of Tip 2: Photograph What You Love

Tip 2: Photograph What You Love

The majority of the photographs I create are for stock photography, meaning that I make images for designers to license and use in their projects. This business model interests many other photographers, and often I'm asked, "What photographs should I take that will sell?" I usually don't like this question, since the answer differs for each person—what works for me may not work for him or her. But the biggest reason I don't like to answer it is because I think it's very important to photograph what you enjoy, and not try to change your style because you think it might help you make a few bucks.

What it really boils down to is this: If you enjoy photography, find your niche, figure out what makes you happy, and photograph it. I find that I put my heart into the images I love to create, and I always hope that it shows through my photographs (see Figure 2).

Figure 2 I enjoy photographing people, especially children.

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