As a stock photographer I have no idea how my photos may be used. There is one thing I do you might not, which is, to leave room for copy space. Copy space is a relatively uncluttered area of a photo or graphic where text can be placed. Headlines, articles, graphics and miscellaneous text is often used by editors in the copy space of photos.
This is where the Rule of Thirds comes into play. By photographing with copy space in mind and using the Rule of Thirds, I create marketable photographs editors for magazines, books, ebooks, blogs, websites and other traditional and non-traditional media markets like to use. For instance, maybe my friends at the HydroBowl would like to use this photo of racing inboard hydroplanes I took at last year’s event for a poster.
Even if you are not photographing for stock, keep copy space in mind to use in your own projects like slideshows, blog posts, photo books for friends and family, Christmas and other kinds of cards. Click here to learn more about the Rule of Thirds and have a chance to earn a spot in an online photography class on Composition.