I'm a professional stock photographer. Ask me anything!
Hi! I'm new to Reddit, and multiple people requested I do an AMA after my post in /r/aww exploded this morning:
I am a professional stock photographer, currently working with three agencies.
My website: https://www.PhotographyByAdri.com
Ask me anything!
Update to add: I would like to make some clarification, since I have been told that "this entire post is a joke."
I never claimed to make all of my income from stock photography, but I can understand how there could be confusion about that because I called myself a professional. I would like to clarify that I absolutely am a professional photographer and videographer; I make the vast majority of my income from photo & video work. Stock photography is not my biggest earner, however, I do have a very thorough understanding of how it works, I have hundreds of images in my portfolio, I have sales every single day, and my stock photos have been published in articles including on the New York Times, the official Shutterstock blog (for which I was part of an interview), and way more places than I could ever possibly count.
If you do not believe that someone can be a professional without making all of their income from something, then I'm not a professional stock photographer. But I AM a professional photographer & videographer, with a better understanding of stock photography than 99% of people - including other photographers. I have never considered professionalism to be solely about how much money you make. In my view, professionalism is about experience in & understanding of a field. And in this way, I absolutely qualify as a professional stock photographer. But if you believe that you must make the vast majority if your income in a field to be considered a professional, then you can simply say that I am a professional photographer/videographer who spends a lot of time working on stock photos.