What do you think is the most important thing when shooting stock photos? There are a lot of things you have to keep in mind such as composition, locations, models etc. However, we think that the Theme is most important thing in shooting stock photos.

To be a well-selling contributor, you should make the theme obvious and clear, and think about how your images will be used by customers.

If the theme is unclear or complicated, customers may feel confused and they won’t purchase such images. Images with clearer themes allow customers to imagine how they can use them easily and are therefore easy to sell.

The easiest way to judge whether your images have clear themes or not would be the title. If it takes time for you to choose appropriate titles for your images, chances are that they do not have clear themes. Images with unclear themes drive your customers away and your photo sales will decrease.

Check out the examples below and let’s try them on your works!!

Examples
Portrait: Clarify what the models are doing

Food, scenery, animals, etc: Single out objects and clarify the theme