Hi! I'm an avid photographer and photography is my part time hobby. I've been an active DT member since 2008 and have currently reached 50 uploads in my account. Recently, I have noticed several problems that I’ve faced in DT whereby I had a couple of images, which were mostly viewed, files but with less downloads. I would like to know from other DT members whether anyone would be interested in these photos or are there any areas of improvement needed in these photos.
Here are the several images that are highly viewed but with low downloads:-
This laptop keyboard shot was my first upload in 2008 and it was viewed 25 times with nil download. Though, I have to admit there are many shots on keyboards but I was hoping that there would be users who would want to purchase this photo as it can be used in business concepts.
This is another photo which has nil sales with only 9 views. I took this shot when I was traveling in Melbourne and noticed the unique architecture of the Melbourne Central’s dome which can be seen as a spiral effect if u stare at it for long. I thought of uploading this picture due to its uniqueness but it looks like its not saleable.
After knowing that food shots were popular in stock imaging, I tried for improvements by taking this muffin shot in 2009 but it seems that the downloads are still the same where there are only 2 downloads from 31 viewing.
Also, I faced problems from low revenue due to the subscription plan that DT has offered to buyers whereby most of my stock images sales generate low earnings. For example, I have sales of photos where it only generates $0.42 cents for a maximum resolution for a level 2 image. I understand that the subscription plan is beneficial for both buyers and sellers of stock imaging on DT as it attracts and encourages more sales. However, I do not know whether this will only be favourable for popular contributors instead of “newcomers in DT”. I wonder whether if it is possible to have different price rates for different type of resolution for the subscription plan.
I’m open to all suggestions for improvement and hope to learn more from experienced photographers. My other stock images can be viewed from my portfolio at http://www.dreamstime.com/Shutterbestiole_portfolio_pg1 for those who are interested in them.