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« on: February 28, 2006, 12:18 »
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I've just started my stock photography experience and i didn't have any dowload yet from any microstock site where i'm subrscribed  ::)

just want to know what is your best selling photo (or photos) ;)


« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 12:23 »
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Have you submitted to Shutterstock yet?  You should be able to get some downloads there pretty quick.

My best selling image on shuterstock is this one.
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-17349.html
Not a totally typical 'top seller' for someone, but is still my best seller.  I think it will be replaced as my best seller some time latter this year though.  Good luck, keep submitting.

how many images do you have online by the way?  and where?

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 12:29 »
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One more thing I would sudjest, is going to Shutterstock and searching for something that you are interesting in taking pictures of.  If it is food, just type in 'food' in the search.  Click on the tab at the top to sort the images by 'most popular'... this should give you a good idea of what sells best. 

Of course there are lots of people who do this, and so the 'most popular' images are allready copied to death, so there is no point in doing this, however it will at least give you an idea of what is a saleable image, and perhaps help you brainstorm for other ideas.

« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 12:33 »
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yes, i've just submittend to shutterstock this morning and i'm waiting that they review the ID i've uploaded :)

actually i've got abotu 10 images in these sites in featurepics.com, imagevortex.com and a few less in totallyphotos.com
i'm waiting that istockphoto.com, bigstockphoto.com and fotolia.com will accept my images


(i've uploaded only 10 images per site because in the last 5 days my adsl connection didn't work... and i'm using a 56k modem  :'( :-X ...when my connection will work again i will upload about 60 more photos per site)

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 12:55 »
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ahh 56k modem.. i understand :)

feel free to link to one of your portfolios somewhere and we (or I at least) could give you my thoughts.  I am sure you will see a download before too long, or well as soon as they are on dreamstime, istock, fotolia, and shutterstock.  I think a lot of people are still waiting for their first download from totallyphoto, freaturepics, and imagevortex... people with 100's of pics.

« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 14:55 »
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This is my best seller:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-920725.html

It was one of my first attempts at isolation and with photoshop so there are some things wrong with it technically but still, it's my best seller overall.

Also - I'm still waiting on my first dl from lots of sites so you are not alone!

« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 18:34 »
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Wow that was my first time seeing shutterstock..i have TONS of "Isolations" I made as a student..Please can you tell me how did you get involved with shutterstock and how do you get paid?

« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 18:42 »
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Just go and submit 10 pictures, then they review them and if they accept at least 7 then you're good to go.  You could even help out a poor starving student and use my referral link :)

http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=58119

Good luck!

Added: Forgot the last part of your question: You are paid via paypal or snail mail check every month you make more than $100 (or whatever minimum you set - I believe the minimum is $75)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2006, 18:43 by shannonmrush »

« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006, 01:39 »
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Good luck Featurefoto.  your dog image looks realy good, If you have 10 like that i am sure you will get accepted (as long as they don't have noise).  I would run them through something like noise ninja (the purchased version so you can do it on the tiff file in photoshop)

« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006, 04:04 »
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ahh 56k modem.. i understand :)

feel free to link to one of your portfolios somewhere and we (or I at least) could give you my thoughts.  I am sure you will see a download before too long, or well as soon as they are on dreamstime, istock, fotolia, and shutterstock.  I think a lot of people are still waiting for their first download from totallyphoto, freaturepics, and imagevortex... people with 100's of pics.


here is a link of my featurepics gallery: http://www.featurepics.com/Authors/Images.aspx?id=228
is where i have major acceptance rate :)
the gallery is not very stock oriented because i've never shoot with stock photography in mind...but in the next weekends i'm planning to do some "stock photo session" :)

i'm thinking about uploading only at shutterstok, istock, bigstock, fotolia and featurepics (that i think it's a very great site) and to totallyphoto and imagevortex only my best selling photos
what can you say to me about stockexpert, dreamstime, microstockphoto, areaimage and 123rf?

let me know all your advices ;)

thanks a lot!

« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2006, 04:12 »
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Stockexpert is a good site.  Few downloads but virtually no time spent uploading (if you use ftp and have keywords imbeded in your images)
Dreamstime - absolutly upload there. they are one of my best earners
123rf - once again, very little effort to upload, and middle of the road earnings

« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 09:49 »
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Go to Istockphoto.com

Type in any search criteria,  click on a picture you like and the number of downloads will be displayed for you so you can see what is selling.

Al :)

« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 10:20 »
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Yeah, dreamstime also displays the images very nicely to see which ones have been downloaded and how many times.  Also you can sort the search by 'most downloaded'

« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 16:18 »
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No offence to your original post, but I think it's unwise to 'post up' your best selling work.

To do this makes it just then a sitting target to be copied (exactly), which has been done so many times before.
Threads with "show us your best" etc are just an easy way of gathering together images which can be exploited.
I would suggest that the contributor who wants to get a handle on the market and what can and does sell, should research this for themselves.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 16:24 by takestock »

« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 16:19 »
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Uh, four year old post, dude.

« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2010, 16:26 »
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Uh, four year old post, dude.
Yeah I know, thanks - but it still might be of use to someone!

« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2010, 17:39 »
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Uh, four year old post, dude.
Yeah I know, thanks - but it still might be of use to someone!
Yes, someone with a time machine :)


« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2010, 17:49 »
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Haha, I was confused because I didn't check the date of the thread. 4 years old, yay! :D

donding

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2010, 18:40 »
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I didn't check the date either.....when I was reading it I was wondering how long it would take for everyone to behead the guy for asking.....lol

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010, 22:35 »
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Here is my best selling photo from four years ago...

« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 20:49 »
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Here is my best selling photo from four years ago...
Great! I have many of those but they never sold.  :-\

« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 21:51 »
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What is a best selling photo, anyway? Downloads or $?

The one that made me more money (in a direct RM sale) is so simple...

« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2010, 08:41 »
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Did SS accept him ??? :P

« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2010, 11:26 »
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Did SS accept him ??? :P
Yes after I cloned out the nothingness as you can see here and here.  ;D

RacePhoto

« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2010, 19:46 »
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Here is my best selling photo from four years ago...

Mine too! But I know you've done much better since then.  :)

I will add that the pictures that sell the best, most often, are things that I just tossed up there and for some unknown reason, take off with buyers. I don't have a clue why!

Maybe I should start a thread for "what was your first Microstock photo sale" which could be amusing. I think it was on Lucky Oliver or Snap Village?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 02:52 by RacePhoto »


 

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