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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2012, 11:16 »
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To turn back on the whole ranking thing.
I just noticed something, maybe its easy explainable, maybe not.

I sold my first file 2 days ago.
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-20023350-golf-scoring-board.php
It had only 17 views and 1 sale, its was a week online.
Since this sale the views gone grom 17 to 91 in 2 days.
while in a whole week it just got that 17.

All other photos are under 20 views
except for this photo. http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-20069694-old-and-yound-hand-on-pregnant-belly.php
Am i watching to closely on these stats or is it that a sale might boost ranking?


I seriously believe you need to think before posting.. OF COURSE it went from 17 to 91.. imagine all the folks at microstockgroup openning it, come on  ;D


lisafx

« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2012, 11:27 »
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currently i own my own internet firm, developing hundres of websites en e-commerce sites i am involved in a lot of stock photography on the buyers side, since i am also a professional sports photographer thats going more and more towards studio stuff i think stock is great to make practice shoots worth while in stead of just shooting to shoot.

the clean, models, acting stuff is something i'm annoyed to aswel, more and more web clients ask me to come up with photos of real stuff, real people and such, but why are the Yuri arcurs of this world so successful? i do respect he's work and i realy love it, but for use i think its way TO clean, to white, to plastic.

Is this what you guys see as a trend going more realistic and less stock like

I've always shot realistic models in real life situations, but Yuri, Monkeybusiness, etc. outsell me by a wide margin, so obviously there's a great demand for what they do.

« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2012, 11:35 »
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...I've always shot realistic models in real life situations, but Yuri, Monkeybusiness, etc. outsell me by a wide margin, so obviously there's a great demand for what they do.

Depending on what your goals and financial needs are, there's nothing wrong with filling niches with solid, but not huge, demand. Yuri & Monkeybusiness may outsell Lisa, but there's still a solid and arguably longer-term demand for the closer to real life work that Lisa does. Trends and fads change pretty quickly, but the work Lisa does will probably stay relevant for much longer.

My stuff is in a lower demand area than Lisa's, but it still sells and it's also for the most part long-lived (no fashion, not much technology, few quirky/fadish processing techniques).

lisafx

« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2012, 07:35 »
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...I've always shot realistic models in real life situations, but Yuri, Monkeybusiness, etc. outsell me by a wide margin, so obviously there's a great demand for what they do.

Depending on what your goals and financial needs are, there's nothing wrong with filling niches with solid, but not huge, demand. Yuri & Monkeybusiness may outsell Lisa, but there's still a solid and arguably longer-term demand for the closer to real life work that Lisa does. Trends and fads change pretty quickly, but the work Lisa does will probably stay relevant for much longer.

My stuff is in a lower demand area than Lisa's, but it still sells and it's also for the most part long-lived (no fashion, not much technology, few quirky/fadish processing techniques).

From your mouth to the customers' ears, JoAnn!  I hope so.  If I could produce like the top guys I definitely would, but it too financially risky and too labor intensive for a one person operation - except Sean, of course, but he's a phenomenon all on his own. 

Slightly OT, I just spent over $600 on a niche shoot I did yesterday.  I am kicking myself because I don't know if it will pay off.  We had a lot of fun though, and the pictures are gorgeous.  Thank goodness my hubby has a steady job so I can afford to shoot myself in the foot once in awhile ;)


 

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