At the end of April, I attended the Photojournalism 2010 conference in Toronto. I decided to arrive 5 days earlier to shoot stock photos, as you probably noticed with the last few day posts.
Since I was paying hotel and restaurant, my time was precious. I could have paid the ferry to the islands and spend an evening getting the perfect sunset shot of Toronto skyline and the CN tower, the most known landmark of the city. But that would have been time not wisely spent, since it was a bit too obvious photo.
Microstock agencies are already filled with postcard shot of every landmark of the world, sold at a buck each. I can afford to spend to time shooting the Chateau Frontenac here in Quebec City, since it’s my hometown and I drive by often, but the time I would spend getting a good shoot of the CN tower was time I was not spending shooting something else in a city that I don’t visit often (enough). When you are a stock photographer, but not the microstock type, you have to readjust the way you are shooting and what you are shooting.
That said, I DID shoot the CN Tower here and there, but not in the obvious way. Here are three of them.
CN tower is seen behind the Canada Malting Co. grain processing tower in Toronto. The tower is part of the earlier industrial era of Toronto heritage, concentrated along the Toronto Harbour and lower Don River mouth
The CN Tower is silhouetted against a bright sun in Toronto. The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.3 metres (1,815 ft) tall.
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