There comes a time in the life of every photographer when they realize that the art of the hobby photograph has left them and that their habitual way of looking at images is part of a money earning, career growth concern. The path to riches is lined with…pixels! This is what makes the micro stock photographer a professional instead of an amateur.
There is an important message here for microstock (and all photographers). While “Make Me A Supermodel winner Jen Hunter looks as if this outfit was custom-made for her”, the costume, styling, posing and lighting make all the difference. These photographs are not equal and they present a very misleading idea about the ability of even those in the industry to wrap their head around the realities of photography.