Many years ago I realised that stock photographjy would enable me to earn a living and be relatively free whilst doing so. No offices, no bosses, no deadlines etc. However, in order to make a living from stock photography one needs to apply a great deal of discipline to the process of taking photographs. One soon realises pretty pictures are not enough and discipline is imposed by the marketplace. The digital era has added it's own challenge but still, stock is a great way to earn a crust.