Micro Gap Explained
Ever see a mountain of potential in your image and then show it to others, and the reaction underwhelms you? Above is a small image groomed for an article on fast food, dining, or recession era economy. But some people just see…nothing.
Here are 5 reasons why the underwhelming keeps happening.
1. Too Much, Too Soon.
Getting the whole shot in to the camera is half the fun, but a shot densely packed with objects just isn’t fun or interesting to some people. Concentrate on a certain element or tableaus within the shot. Crop to make this the entire subject of the shot. Sharpen and edge in a contrasting color, fuzzing the background or bringing up the color as needed.
Â 2. Artsy-Fartsy
Sure, it’s harsh phrase to throw around. But sometimes photographers can get so intensely caught up on a moment of pure natural drama or color emotion they lose touch with what a first time observer sees. Is there a delicacy about the flower? Is there a rarity about the natural happening, or does the clarity of the shot of some shape or shadow make it interesting?
Â 3. Wish You Were HereÂ
Everybody knows what these pictures are for. The brag value is high. I went to so and so and frolicked in the sun, on the beach, on the slopes, in the jet, with the rock stars, movie stars, wrestling stars, whomever. These pictures belong on your Facebook page or your I-phone or your desktop. Not in your online gallery.
4. Media High
With a cash paying market for your photography, the concept of micro stock pictures falls flat.Â if you constantly show pictures in all ranges for those people with no use for them, the concept of monetizing them dies away. The caliber of a micro stock shot is its appeal for a buyer to use, not appreciate.
The goal of altruistic beauty in any art field is a constant, and photography is no different. But only people who publish websites, organize page layouts, build color wheels for palettes of sites or tint pages and blocks can know the utility of your shot. Look to a practical feedback audience to make sure you are getting the critical support you need.