When we are starters at micro stock, one of the things we must do to learn more about stock image industry is to study the database to see what is uploaded, what sells better, what are the current trends and so on.
This cannot be achieved in one day or a week, it is more a continuous work we all must do while we are shooting, editing, drawing, uploading, keyworing and doing all other necessary work.
One of the errors I have made when I started was to assume that images with some or many sales were the best ones in the database and draw some (wrong) conclusions of it.
Althought most of those images have proven their value, there was one point I have missed: their age on the database. An old image has more chances of being sold more times because back then there was less... [ Read more...