We are beginning to explore some monetary incentives to shoot more with big stock photo vendors but really, to come and think of it, we are no different from an artist who desires to create a work of art while presenting it to the world in our own unique way.
Carving with light, its really oftentimes either an artistic act for good photographers or a mechanical act for not-so-good photographers! I have come across too many friends and strangers alike who shoots poor quality pictures with their highly competent Nikon D700 and D3s. Its talent and hard work put together.
Quite an interesting prospect and label I must say...that we are, by trait a photographer, but by nature, an artist. Hmm...nice.