A Blog About Stock Photography. John specializes in shooting stock photos including a mix of funny animal pictures with anthropomorphized pets (including dogs, cats, cows, elephants, monkeys and more), and concept stock photos for business and consumer communications. John's site includes interviews with photographers and leaders in the stock photo community as well as numerous articles on photography, digital imaging, and the stock photo business.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
How The Internet Works Stock Photo
How the Internet works: A stock photo about cloud computing, networking and cloud computing infrastructure.
Technology Stock Photos
With the importance and ubiquitous nature of networks, cloud
computing, and the Internet, it’s hard to go wrong when making stock photo
images to create images dealing with communications technology. It was with that
in mind that I created this image that shows, conceptually, the infrastructure of networking, cloud computing and the Internet.
Servers, Routers And
Servers, routers, and other equipment necessary for running
the Internet, are visually represented in this stock photo with gears,
sprockets and chains. This intricate set of gears illustrates the complexity of
communications technology as well as the physical aspects of running the net.
Streaming Data And Online Connections
Multi-colored light trails, created with long-exposures of
city lights at night and camera movement, provide a metaphor for streaming
data, online connections, and networking. The light trails provide a sense of
motion and add color to the image. The background is a gradation of blue to
black. Blue is the color of business and both the blue and black areas provide
copy space for headlines and text.
Big Data Collection,
Management And Distribution
Another concept area that this image can illustrate is that
of big data issues. The merging of the separate light trails into one as they
go through the gears symbolizes the collection, management and distribution of
data…and big data in particular. All manner of data ideas can actually be
visually represented with this image of light trails and gears.
Infrastructure, Speed And Bandwidth
One hallmark of a great selling stock image is in it’s
versatility…it’s ability to represent numerous concepts and to be easy to use a
lot of different ways. This image can represent Internet infrastructure,
communications technology, network and complexity, not to mention speed and
bandwidth issues. I was also careful in composing the image to allow for
vertical, horizontal and square cropping.
This Internet and cloud computing stock photo I have
assigned to Getty as a Royalty Free image. I chose RF because I think the image
will be easy to use and appropriates for so many different clients. RF gives
more visibility than RM and I am hopeful that a high volume of sales will
offset the lower fees. I’ll let you know in a year or so (which is often how
long it takes me to really see how well a stock image is doing).