I am starting a new series called "Tips for Stock Photographers"! I hope you will find it useful. I have no intention of being like super nice and holding photographers little artistic hands. So here is your first tip:
TIP 1: When shooting submitting stock photography compose, don't shoot.
What I really mean: Photo editors hate similar's, especially when you have put zero effort into them. NO, I do not want to see your plant shot 150 time at fractional angles. It's not art or stock and it kind of makes us angry. We mostly want to smite your plant from afar. Oh little reject key, I love you so.
The big tip: If you think your multiples or similars have real sale-ability, go ahead with your bad old self and shoot and edit 150 shots of the same plant, but upload them in separate batches, and don't get hurt and indignant when you get rejections.
....that's what she said...."But Cora, someone might NEED angle 136." NO. Someone needs a great, well thought out shot, and statistics show most people don't search past the first 75 images in a topic and 96% of people never go past 250 images in a search. Suck it up butter cup! Make great pictures, not more of the same to puff up your portfolio. Be your own best critic and you will get more sales all the time.
Until next rant, see ya!