Mind The Spikes! Abstract Cactus Photography (In Yellow)

Thanks Wilkinson for having some wicked colour card that worked perfectly for some backgrounds… On, and also for maybe some of the cacti plants, hehe, can’t resist a cacti on special offer!

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My stock sites

SHUTTERSTOCK – www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

iSTOCK  – https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/portfolio/shellystill

ADOBE STOCK – https://stock.adobe.com/uk/contributor/206164235/Shelly%20Still

ALAMY – www.alamy.com/portfolio/653127.html

DEPOSIT PHOTO – https://depositphotos.com/portfolio-8418148.html

POND 5 – www.pond5.com/artist/shellystillphoto

DREAMSTIME – www.dreamstime.com/shellystillphoto_info

 

Please email me if you can’t find the photos you are looking for! shellystill@outlook.com
(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.shellystill.co.uk)
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Mind The Spikes! Abstract Cactus Photography (In Red)

Thanks Wilkinson for having some wicked colour card that worked perfectly for some backgrounds… On, and also for maybe some of the cacti plants, hehe, can’t resist a cacti on special offer! Abstract Hipster Cactus Succulent Close Up Red Pink Background Shelly Still 2Abstract Hipster Cactus Succulent Close Up Red Pink Background Shelly Still 4Abstract Hipster Cactus Succulent Close Up Red Pink Background Shelly Still 5Abstract Hipster Cactus Succulent Close Up Red Pink Background Shelly StillAbstract Hipster Cactus Succulent Close Up Red Pink Background Shelly Still

My stock sites

SHUTTERSTOCK – www.shutterstock.com/g/shellystill

iSTOCK  – https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/portfolio/shellystill

ADOBE STOCK – https://stock.adobe.com/uk/contributor/206164235/Shelly%20Still

ALAMY – www.alamy.com/portfolio/653127.html

DEPOSIT PHOTO – https://depositphotos.com/portfolio-8418148.html

POND 5 – www.pond5.com/artist/shellystillphoto

DREAMSTIME – www.dreamstime.com/shellystillphoto_info

 

Please email me if you can’t find the photos you are looking for! shellystill@outlook.com
(Check out my Illustrations and cartoons at www.shellystill.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! 😀

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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

A Collection of Potted Cacti and Succulents

Thought I’d try a different brush and illustration style for the new year. I’ve been using my cacti collection as inspiration. Also this cold winter is making me wish for a hotter climate!

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Let me know what you think!

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http://www.shellystill.co.uk