The world of stock photography has unarguably conquered two thirds of all imageries that you see around. With almost every communication on the web taking the form of an imagery, it is quite apparent that best Stock Photographers or Digital artists have an edge over the market. There is a lot of independence that comes along with a stock photographer. They are independent professionals, not working directly for any particular client and use the several image bank platforms to make some money. In an attempt to bring forth the importance of Stock Photography, PhotoConcierge has reached out to Catherine Le Blond, a popular name amidst the stock photographers.
Catherine Le Blond started off as a self taught photographer until she felt the need to go through a professional training. After 15 months of rigorous training with Photography Institute, Catherine graduated and accompanied a French photographer, Jean-Paul Chassenet during evenings and weekends for photography assignments, thereby fine-tuning her art.
Catherine had to undergo certain ordeals in her personal life, which made her to take a break from her full time job as a Sales Manager. She decided to move to Pondicherry in India for a short break until she could decide what to do with her life and of course to stay soulfully connected to her passion for photography. In Pondy, Catherine was busy doing several awareness campaigns for children, focusing more on education. Catherine has tried her hands with several image bank websites and found them to be very intriguing. “It is very exciting to see your own images getting sold all over the globe, each morning when you get up” says an excited Catherine. She has had a consistent increase in her imagery sales on these platforms all along and emphasis that the sense of being independent and to be able to photograph what one likes cannot be compared to anything.
Buyers are looking for authentic pictures in business and health. It is important to stay patient as a photographer and stay curious so that it reflects in your photos and the buyers can buy pictures online would find you”, adds Catherine.
She is extremely passionate about travel portraits and scenes of streets, although she claims that they are not best sellers. Her maximum sales have been for medical institutions with more focus on hair loss.
Catherine’s gears include CANON 5d Mark III with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 L IS USM, 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS USM and 100 mm Macro f/2.8 L IS.