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« on: May 08, 2019, 14:00 »
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Hello,

Two simple questions:

1- What size portfolio is generally needed before one should start to expect more regular sales?

2- Am I on the right track with these types of photos?

newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/g/deniscomeauphoto [nonactive]

Thanks for taking the time to answer.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 14:03 by loneranger »


« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 14:08 »
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I'm not a professional but I liked the pictures. Try to take more editorials and exploit your local experience. Also I don't know what "regular sales" mean to you but I think you would need more than 1000 to expect some revenue

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 14:19 »
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Regarding #1...I didnt start to see regular sales until I had over 500 images up. But that was 14 years ago. Since there are millions of images on the sites now, I would expect that number to be a lot more. But the quality, useability, and popularity of your images factor in, too, I would think.

« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 14:32 »
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I'm also not a stock pro, but I like your images. They're clean, crisp and appealing.

Nice work, IMHO!

« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 15:04 »
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Hello,

Two simple questions:

1- What size portfolio is generally needed before one should start to expect more regular sales?

2- Am I on the right track with these types of photos?

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/deniscomeauphoto

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

You've got exposure issues (lemons, cocktails (?)), some things are crooked (wood backgrounds), selective color (don't), text on the images (don't).

The fly lure ones are good.  I'd expand on that.

« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 15:05 »
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Some of your images are missing a distinct white-point or appear dark, (Winter shot of the Perc Rock)
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 15:08 »
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Some of your images are missing a distinct white-point or appear dark, (Winter shot of the Perc Rock)
...

Explore your location more, there are some nice land/seascapes

« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 22:04 »
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In addition to all the above comments, you need to pay attention to keywords.

I saw one photo of a rising lump of bread dough that had pasta, pastry and cake as keywords. It also had kneading and baker when nothing was being done to the dough and no baker around. Possibly this is just one badly keyworded image, but you will not help yourself by including keywords that are clearly not applicable to the image.

Oddly, there's a sea salt and peppercorn image that doesn't have the keywords salt or pepper!

In addition to having saleable images, buyers have to be able to find them...

« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 10:53 »
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Thanks for all the great comments and advice everyone, it's much appreciated.


 

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