Being a photographer is great if you enjoy travelling and are lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit a lot of contrasting countries. If you enjoy adding to your collection of stock photos, it is even better, particularly if you like to specialize in photos that easily lend themselves to generic popular interests such as health and wellness for example. You can actually build up an interesting portfolio of photos based around fruits and vegetables, as well as all the unique offerings that can be found in food markets. If you throw in roadside vendors cooking with fresh foods, it doesn’t take long to build up your portfolio.
Of course, South East Asia has an abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables and if you want to focus on stock photography that is relevant to juicing for example, the opportunities for doing so are abundant. A juice extractor has high relevance in this context as it is an important part of the health and wellness industry, so that any stock photos you take of fruits and vegetables will have immediate relevance for anyone who is interested in marketing juice extractors.
If you enjoy the delights of resort type holidaying, you can increase the range of your stock photos if you wanted to photograph the ways in which fresh fruits and vegetables are used in a more up-market way. Consider the range of cocktails that require fresh fruit juices, not to mention shots of said cocktails being made and eagerly consumed by happy holiday makers in high end surroundings. Again, these types of shots are ideal for use in a portfolio of stock photos that features fresh fruits as well as how they can be used.
If you don’t mind mixing it with the locals and have a desire to capture shots of local fruits and vegetables being grown, tended and or harvested, you have another unique opportunity to add to your stock photography portfolio. These types of photos also lend themselves to artistic and creative pursuits with color and texture.
Another angle that is always pleasing includes the people who actually do the growing, tending and harvesting of the produce. In addition to having interesting faces and colourful local clothing, photos that feature local people with natural fresh produce add to the overall concept of ‘organic’. It results in photos that depict ‘natural’ far more effectively than scenes from a canning factory for example. Don’t forget too, that home gardens also offer unique opportunities for shots of real people growing real local foods for home consumption and these types of shots also make excellent additions to a stock portfolio.
So if you are planning a trip to South East Asia and are looking to increase your stock photography portfolio, there is a huge market built around the health and wellness industry for stock photos of healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as the meals that can be created from those foods. It’s a great hobby/profession for anyone who loves traveling and meeting friendly people is also a huge plus. Besides, there’s always the opportunity to learn new things no matter how many times you have visited a particular county in South East Asia. In short, you will never run out of interesting things (and people) to photograph.