With the availability of first-rate retouching and compositing techniques, you no longer have to strive so hard to make sure that the backgrounds of your images are perfectly clean for them to be useful in commercial applications. Shoot the elements you need and DLP can bring them together to make a great image you can sell to countless clients, or one really special buyer.
These are 2 examples of my stock photography that initially I knew there was something I could do with, but I wasn’t entirely certain just what. Some time exploring options and waiting to be able to capture the necessary elements to finish the composition and they both went from blasé to ‘I’ll buy that.’ How much hidden treasure do you have hiding in your catalogs? It’d be worth it to find out.