This is my best stock photo. While I haven’t made a sell yet, I do believe that this would be my best selling photo. All of the agencies that I’ve submitted to have accepted this image. I feel that this photo is very fresh and could have multiple uses for someone who purchases this photo.
I took this photo using a light tent and an LED light. As you can see in the before photo, the photo was dark and the fold from the tent is visible. I considered this a throw away photo at first but I realized that I can do a few things to fix up the photo. I used the clone tool in Photoshop to grab the white parts of the tent and painted over the fold. I also brightened up the photo and added a little bit of contrast. I like this photo because it looks completely different from the original photo. The power of Photoshop is real.
I also painted some exposure of the leaves because they seemed a bit sparse to me and I wanted them pop. I also sharpened the plant a little bit because I was afraid that the photo was too out of focus. All in all, I am happy with the way that the photo came out. I’m excited to sell this photo.