Posted on 4/1/1996 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)



April, 1996 -- The following is a list of some of the most often requested concepts.
The ones that are starred (*) are more frequently requested than the others.
In planning shoots stock photographers may want to focus on producing images
that illustrate certain concepts. If your image illustrates several concepts
that is likely to make it more marketable.

Abundance Enthusiasm Hot * Reliability
* Action Environment Icon Research & Development
Active Environmental Imagination Responsibility
Affection Equality Independence Rest
Aging Eternal Insurance Risk
* Americana Eternity * Integrity * Role Model
Balance Everlasting Intelligence * Romance
* Banking Evil * International Save
Barbarity * Excellence Intimacy Safety
Beach Exoti * Involvement Satisfied
Beauty Faith * Joy Savagery
Birth Family Togetherness * Kindness Saving
Bright Family Values Large Saving Our Schools
Built Tough Farm Fresh Latest Technology Security
Carefree Fastest * Leadership Senior Citizen
* Caring Fear Learning Separation
* Celebrations Financial Reward Leisure * Service
Change Fine Craftsmanship Liveliness * Sharing
Childhood First Loan Sharing Insights
Choice Forever Loneliness Shopping
Cold Freedom * Love Simplicity
Colorful Fresh Love One Another Soft
Communicating Frustration Lust * Speed
* Communication * Fun Luxurious * Stability
* Competition * Future Male Bonding * Strength
Computer Age * Futuristic Mentor Stress
* Concentration Generation Gap Momentum * Success
Concerned Generation Motherhood Surprise
Confidence Gentleman Farmer Mother's Care Sweet
* Conflict Get-Aways Motivation * Teamwork
Cool Getting Away From It AllNewness * Technology
* Cooperation Gift Nostalgia * Tenderness
Couples Glamour Old Fashioned The Good Life
Courage * Global Old Love * Three Generations
* Craftsmanship God Optimism * Time
Danger Golden Years * Order Togetherness
Dependability * Good Life * Organization Trust
Desire Grays On The Go Out of Balance Vastness
Desolation Greed Pain * Victory
Determination Greening of America Parenting Wall (Rock, Fence)
Difficult Growth Participation Warm
* Disaster * Happiness Patience We Work For You
Diversity Hard * Peace * Wealth
Dry * Hard Work Peace of Mind Wet
Durable Healthcare Pollution Wholesome
* Ecology * Healthy * Power * Winning
* Education Height (Peak, #1) * Pride Wisdom
* Effort * High Tech Pure Work
* Elderly * Holiday Purity Working Class
Elegant (Fine) Honesty Rare Working Together
* Energy Hope Reality Young Love
* Entertainment Hostile * Recycle Youth

Copyright © 1996 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-251-0720, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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