We've featured Yuri Arcurs, the worlds most successful micro stock photographer, many times here on Fstoppers. In a time when people complain that the value of photography has gone the way of the buffalo, Yuri has created an empire on images that cost less than $1. In this video Yuri explains exactly what makes a great stock image and what it is specifically that clients are looking for in a good image.
It's easy to get wrapped up in the lighting, the theme, and creating something unique but often times what sells is really just an approachable face in a common scenario. Infact, it's hard for me to listen to Yuri without thinking about Peter Hurley and how important an approachable yet confident face is for marketing. I know from our Facebook Group that there are a lot of very talented photographers here on Fstoppers but there is always something to be gained listening to other photographers talk about their success. I hope this video offers a fresh reminder on how important clean and crisp images can be for your own portfolio.