I'm going to be taking a 6-month 'career break' shortly, and planned to use the time to a lot of photography - do what I didn't have enough time to do whilst I was working. One thing I'm looking at is taking and submitting photographs to stock libraries, but I'm completely in the dark about this area.

Has anyone in apug gone through a similar experience and can give some advice? In particular;

- photograph subject matter
- size of portfolio needed
- sources of information
- library sites
- expected rates
- is there a market for b&w?
- general experience of it all

I shoot mostly 6x7 transparency (when I'm not doing b&w). I guess I need a decent neg scanner, or do libraries these days expect (god forbid) digitally captured images.

Please PM me if you like.