Christmas Is Early! Glitter, Tinsel and Sequins

I love a bit of glitter and sequins at most times, but how fantastic are these for Christmas! These pictures come from close ups of my new Christmas dress, it’s insanely over the top.

I have a load of stock photos like this for your projects and web pages, grab your glitz and glamour! (links below!)

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My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.squeeb.co.uk)

Oil Slicks on the Road…

I know it is a pollutant, but there is something quite magical when petrol and rain mix together on tarmac and roads. The rainbows are so metallic and eye catching, sometimes I have to make sure I’m watching out for cars when taking photos!!

My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.squeeb.co.uk)
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Dried Roses Decorative Background

I love roses, even when they dry up they seem to hold their romance in their petals. This is a selection of stock photographs I have for sale (links below) Dried Rose Petals Red Abstract 1Dried Rose Petals Yellow Abstract BackgroundDried Rose Petals Red Abstract deadDried Rose Petals Red Abstract BackgroundDried Rose Petals Red AbstractDried Rose Petals Yellow Abstract

 

My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.squeeb.co.uk)

Abstract Cactus!

I’ve been fortunate enough to find some cool looking cactus plants. Enjoyed adding some filters to them for a bit of stock photo fun!

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My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.squeeb.co.uk)

Working With Cacti for Stock Photography

I used to own a lot of cacti and succulents, but some bad house moves and a dodgy damp flat and my plants have died in rapid succession! However the few I have I love to take close ups of the spikes and leaves. I was fortunate enough to catch one of them flower. The flower only lasts about 48 hours so I was lucky to have the day off and could catch some close ups. (links to stock sites below)

And yes, I did get spiked, thanks for asking! ūüėÄ

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My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

Stock Photography – Why I Do It

Hi! So, I’ve finally decided on a ‘rebrand’, by going back to the old site name of shellystillphoto for my blog. I chased illustration, but I am woefully underskilled, and it got to the point that actually doodling was depressing the hell out of me. I love drawing monsters and oddities, but I’m going to keep that side of me to myself for the foreseeable future. So, my blog will be mainly about my photography side, the stock photos I take, the vintage items I come across and also the more arty shots I take from time to time. I decided to send my work to stock photography sites because I was fed up of the photos just sitting on my computer, doing nothing. I started just over a year ago on Shutterstock, iStock and Fotiolia (now Adobe Stock) as an experiment, and even though the majority of my photos just sit on their servers rather than my hard drive I do sometimes get surprise big sales!

Flowering Cactus on White Background Stock - Shelly Still

I do hear a lot of grumbles about how pitiful the pay off’s can be with stock sites, and they are right, sometimes I sell a photo for 2c (about 1p) BUT they are rare, often the amount will be 33c (about 23p) and sometimes, just sometimes one will randomly sell for ¬£53, or $76. For example the photo below I took on a little day trip to London, I took it on a compact camera. It sold a few weeks later for $76. This paid for my day trip!

Bistro Chairs Avalable at Shutterstock - Shelly Still

I must admit the stock sites have given me little goals too, trying to upload ‘x’ amount in a week, chasing photos, also for an introvert it gives me reason to go out for walks and generally get out of the house. Anyway, I’m sure I will write more about stock in the future, in truth I would love to sell my photography to galleries and make more that 33c for them, but I’m not brave enough or would enjoy the process of getting to that level. I know my little introvert mind and I work with it.

My stock sites

Shutterstock – https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill