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Photographer John Lund flips his wig in this humorous self portrait and stock photo.
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Stock Photo ArticleCreating A Conceptual/Fine Art Stock Photo with Adobe PhotoshopPicture of the Devil - Creating a Stock PhotoFire Breathing DragonsConceptual Stock Photography - Sell Stock PhotosShooting People and Location Stock Photos AbroadRoyalty Free - Rights Managed - Micro Stock - Stock Photography PricingHindu Gods - The Hindu God Ganesha - Picture and StoryStock Photos…the Highest Form of Commercial PhotographyPictures of Dog Breeds - Shooting Stock Photos of Miniature PoodlesDominatrix Pictures - Photo Shoot and PhotoshopFemale Photography - Photographing the Human BodyPicture of a Wrecking Ball Produced with Adobe Photoshop ToolsPictures of Cows - Being Creative Taking Pictures of a CowPictures of Lions - The King of BeastsTaking Pictures of the Great Wall of ChinaShooting Stock Photos in the Himalayas – A Travel Adventure Photo-ShootPictures of Snakes - Taking Stock Photos in Mumbai, IndiaGetting Started in Stock Photography: Choosing Your Stock Photo Equipment CorrectlyStock Photos - Selling and Marketing Your Stock Photo ImagesPictures of Money - Lots of Different Kinds of Money PicturesUsing Sailboat Stock Image and PhotoShop to Make a Unique New Hot Stock PhotoSelling Your Photos as Greeting CardsFunny Monkey Pictures - Stock Photos and Pictures of Monkeys or BaboonsTiger Pictures - Shooting a Tiger for StockStarting a Stock Photo CareerFilling Small Business Needs in Stock PhotographyCreating Stock Photos with Strategic AlliancesPhotography Tips from a Pro on Shooting in Low LightThe Power of PositiveFunny Pictures - Funny Pics of Animals and PeopleBumbles, Blunders and Bad Luck!Crowd sourcing, Micro Stock and MoneyCreating a Conceptual Photo ImageThe (Information) Road to Stock Photography SuccessUse Your Photo Shoot Estimate as a Selling ToolHow to Generate Effective Ideas for Stock PhotosBlend Images - A Modern Day Stock Agency Photo Success StoryTaking Pictures of Backgrounds For Producing Great Stock PhotosHow to Shoot Successful Lifestyle Stock PhotosDiversify Your Stock Photo Business - Selling Photos on Mugs, T Shirts, and Printed Merchandise!Beginner Photography Tips - Understanding the Role of ApertureFive Quick Tips For Great Pet PhotographyTurning Doctor Visits Into Hot Selling Medical Stock PhotosSelling Stock Photos to the Largest Market of AllCreating A Successful Concept Stock PhotoChoosing the Right Stock Photo for Your Small BusinessMaking A Living At Stock PhotographyChoosing the Right Concept Stock Photo For Your BusinessHandshake Pictures and Images in Advertising and Business CommunicationsBeautiful and unusual Pictures of Lighthouses and Lighthouse Images with Beacons and Stormy SeasAnimal AnticsMotion FootageMassage Cats ArticleJohn's Galleries of unique stock picturesJohn's Stock Photo ArticlesFunny Pictures Of AnimalsPictures of Cute Cats Doing Funny ThingsFunny Pictures of Elephants Doing Extraordinary Things! Flying elephants, Disco ElephantsFunny Animals - Pictures of funny animals like cats, dogs, cows, and MoreFunny Dogs - Cute Puppies - Cute Dog Pictures - The Funniest Pictures on the Net.
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Concept Stock Photos  - Fine Art Prints - Funny Animal Pictures  

Conceptual stock photos and signed fine art prints by John Lund. John's unique collection of stock photos and beautiful fine art prints are created by John using digitally manipulated photography.

Stock Photos -  Who Knew?

When I first started my photography business a few years ago…there was no such thing as an answering machine! Nor did individuals have fax machines…I remember being very excited about getting a fax machine…because now an Art Director could send me a layout without using a bike messenger or Fed Ex!.  Now, here I am shooting without film, digitally enhancing my images on a computer and delivering them via the internet.

For twenty years I shot assignments.  A huge part of the business was marketing myself to ad agencies and design firms.  After the dot com bubble burst I found myself without assignments for a couple of months…but it didn’t matter because I was making plenty of money with stock photography.  One gig ended and another took over.  Of course, today that industry is in turmoil…first royalty-free stock photos impacted the business…and now micro-stock.  I even see pay per click ads that cost the advertiser money…advertising free stock photos!  I guess I don’t have much to worry about now…because the prices can’t go any lower than that!

I remember when it took a week and buckets of money to get a good print from a photo lab!  Now, if I want to print a funny animal picture I just hit command-p on my keyboard…and get almost free prints that are of far better quality than anything I used to get from the lab!  I can make fine art prints that are even more archival than what the labs could offer…and these prints are in my hands in just a matter of minutes.

A few years ago I bought a house…a beautiful house on a hillside overlooking a valley.  I was surrounded by horses, deer, wild turkeys, and even bobcats and coyotes!  I planned living in that house till the end of my days.  A close friend cautioned me though, that I should not count on living there forever.  “One day you will sell that house”  he said.  I laughed. As I write this I am planning on selling the house in the Spring.

My greeting card business was growing like crazy.  Each quarter my royalty checks were getting larger and larger.  People loved the cards…the company was thriving and I was their number one greeting card artist. Still, a business consultant friend suggested I create a worst-case scenario plan for my business.  It was difficult because I could not see any worst case scenarios on the horizon.  Eventually the planning stalled and faded away.

Fast forward five years…the greeting card company no longer exists.  It was purchased by a venture capital firm that made some bad decisions.  I am now with a different greeting card company and we are slowly rebuilding the business.  One thing is different this time…I no longer assume that the greeting card business will be around forever.

Two new 35mm digital cameras have just been announced…one by Nikon and one by Canon, that both shoot, in addition to extremely high quality digital stills, HDTV motion.

Who was it who said the only constant is change?  That is so true…but I do have a method for coping with all this change.  My secret…a good attitude and continuously reminding myself of the need to stay open and flexible.

Marc Silber interviews John...  Video Interview