Commission change - James West comments in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted December 17, 2018 4 minutes ago, geogphotos said: Only if there are sufficient incentives to do so and to cover costs. Haha... yeah, exactly. I try to work on a "zero cost to shoot" policy. Of course, I've invested in various pieces of software for motion/stills graphics etc but once they've been paid for, time is my main expense. A few props here and there and that's it. I would never pay to go to XYZ to just to take photos for stock. Takes too long to recoup costs before making a profit.