But what do you wear? If you'd like props in your photos, what can you bring?
Stock photography is different than "traditional" portraits and business photos.
Here are tips to help you:
Tip #1: Wear clothes that do not have logos on them. Clothing or props may "not" contain the following:
Ultimately this means -- nothing with a copyright.
It is best to wear clothes with solid colours or a generic pattern. (Catherine will include sample photos in the near future to give you ideas on what to wear and what not to wear.)
(Please Note: Catherine will be adding these questions to a downloadable PDF in the near future so you can print them off and write in your answers.)
Please answer the following questions:
1) What is your goal with the photos Catherine takes for you?
2) Are there any special images you hope for? Something, for instance, that incorporates a special item -- such as wedding rings, a family heirloom?
3) Would you like to bring a prop that does have a trademark? Catherine is happy to incorporate that in for you, though she cannot use it as commercial stock. Perhaps editorial though. Further insight will help Catherine get the images you hope for.
Model releases let stock photo agencies know you're giving Catherine permission to sell the images she takes. Photo buyers purchase a "commerce license" to use the photos Catherine takes.
So Catherine retains the copyright of the images she takes. But photo buyers are buying a license to use them in a variety of ways.
Your photos could appear around the world -- in magazines, on websites, on billboards, on product packaging (such as the images you see inside picture frames for sale in department and dollar stores) and more.
Catherine will continue to share more about this in the near future. Until then, thank you so much for being here!