I’m going to be honest and admit that I’ve had a few stock photos that just don’t add up to me.
They’re like the stock images that don’t make sense, like a guy in a red shirt with his dog in a photo of him doing a yoga pose or a girl with her backpack in a stock photo of her doing a walk in the park.
Or the photos of a dog wearing sunglasses, which just make no sense in the slightest.
But here’s the thing: I’m not really all that into stock photos.
So when a friend posted a photo on Instagram of a baby and his dog, I was instantly intrigued.
But that’s not how stock photos work.
So here’s how to fix them.
The first step is to figure out what makes the stock photos weird.
So, let’s look at what makes stock photos interesting.
The photos in the photo are often taken from the same location.
They may have been taken by the same photographer.
They are usually taken in the same place.
They tend to have the same lighting.
It’s hard to tell what they’re really trying to communicate with, like an emotional connection between the photographer and the subject, and it’s also hard to figure how the subject looks in the picture.
So what do we do with these stock photos?
The simplest thing is to use the image’s original context.
The first thing you need to do is figure out how the original photo was taken.
You’ll probably want to look at photos of famous people from the past and use their photos to figure it out.
The first thing to do here is figure the date of the photo.
What is the date in years that the photo was snapped?
If you know the year, that should give you a rough idea of when the photo might have been snapped.
Next, look at the type of lighting in the image.
Is it flash or natural light?
Do you have street lights or city lights?
If it’s street light, is it an indoor or outdoor shot?
If the photo is indoors, where is the subject sitting?
If there are buildings, do they have windows?
If they do, how do they work?
Next, check the size and composition of the stock photo.
Are the photos framed, posed, or stacked?
Are they cropped or full-screen?
If so, how did you make the shots?
Lastly, look for the text or tags that the stock photographer has placed on the photos.
What are they doing?
How do we fix stock photos This next step involves making sense of the text on the stock picture.
You need to know how it was captured.
To find out the type and content of the capture, check out the photos that the photographer has taken.
What kind of photos are they taking?
Where are they shooting?
What are their settings?
Do they have flash on the camera?
If yes, then you’re ready to start fixing stock photos with stock images.
What are the most common stock photos we see?
If you’re not sure what type of photos the photographer is using, you can look at some of the most popular stock photos on Instagram.
You can also check out this list of stock photos in their original context to see if you can identify the type.
If not, look into the subject and see if there’s anything that matches.
If you can, go to the original stock photos and look for what they have in common.
What do we need to fix stock images?
So how do we solve the stock stock photo mystery?
The best way to fix a stock stock picture is to look for its context.
If there’s something in the background that we can tell from the context of the picture, then we can work backwards to find out what it is we want to fix.