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41. Stock photography

I used to love taking photos, i'd have my camera with me wherever I went, snapping away, relishing the challenge of trying to show something in a unique way.

But somewhere over the years I stopped doing that. And it's only now that I've bought a new lighter weight compact camera and i'm taking it out every day to shoot for my blog that i realise how much I've missed it.

Speaking to my mum yesterday about this she suggested applying to sell my photos as stock imagery, if i'm shooting it anyway, the closeups of hands on laptop keyboards, pasta being rolled out etc for the blog could also potentially provide a passive income. My brother and his wife have been selling vector illustrations on there for a couple of years and do quite well out of it.

So as soon as I woke up this morning i sent 15 of my best photos to iStock/Getty and prepared myself to wait the 30 day approval period.

2 hours later I received an approval email, i'm officially an iStock contributor!

Best get uploading!

My camera is a Fujifilm X-A20 Compact System Camera with XC 15-45mm OIS Lens available from John Lewis. I did a fair bit of research before buying my blogging camera and i'm thrilled with my choice now. A £299 compact camera taking stock photos makes me feel like i'm bucking the system.

'A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.' Roger Kingston [via Emma]


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