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  • Top Travel Photo Spots-Part II

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of January, 2008

    If we use the Top Travel Photo Ops destinations in Part I as examples of typical travel destinations, you can learn some specifics about what travel photos will sell. The first step, starting weeks or more in advance, is to do research. What are the best seasons to visit... More
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... More
  • Photoshelter 2013 trends de ja voux

    by Alistaircotton | 20th of October, 2013

    Photoshelter has released its 2013 What Buyers Want from Photographers survey. It's an interesting read - so if you have 10mins or so - it's well worth the time. It prompted me to remember a blog post I wrote about a few years back that was also published on DT entitled... More
  • Stop at my sales!

    by Angelaravaioli | 21st of June, 2013

    My sales have almost stopped, but I have just over 1000 images online ... It is the fault of the crisis? or maybe my portfolio is very poor? Should I start a little to reflect. I think DT is a good place to put your pictures online, my photos are viewed, but despite purchases... More
  • May is my favorite month

    by Mvogel | 3rd of June, 2013

    Using the awesome tools on DT I am able to review my performance over the last 3 years and I have noticed some interesting trends. May is year to year my best month. June is year to year my worst month. Using the graphs I can see some very definite cyclical trends in buyer... More
  • Interesting trend, really. More account activity, more sales!

    by MorganOliver | 8th of August, 2012

    I must share this thought of the day. A follow-up on a previous blog; I'm still heart broken after my man of 9 years pulled the rug out from under me, and ran away scared. He left me in an apartment I couldn't afford, in a city that can only be compared to the "the pits of... More
  • Sales trends

    by Zenonk | 29th of May, 2012

    well I have read about how sales are going up and down and how you should grow your portfolio to make it more stable and that it is seasonal for some people. We all probably know that and should acknowledge it, but I had a best month ever in April and this month is going... More
  • Finally a new BME!

    by Mvogel | 26th of February, 2012

    After 6 months of waiting I finally got a new BME this month in terms of number of sales, however, the RPD is down as most of the sales this month are subscription sales. My last BME was in August an then my sales took a downward trend for the rest of the year. January... More
  • The Practical Keyworder: Sad Guys on Trading Floors

    by Hatcheckgirl | 8th of August, 2011

    We all know that good stock photographers follow the trends - they keep up with the zeitgeist - they are in touch with the imagery that creates our visual world on a daily basis. So what are the trends now? Well - here is one that someone has devoted a blog to: "Sad Guys... More
  • Surviving Ups and Downs of Microstock

    by Haslinda | 9th of June, 2011

    In life, things can go up and down. Just like any market, sales in microstock comes and goes too. Over time, I think you can see patterns and trends here and there. Those that are here from the beginning will have a lot more insights. This article is to offer some bit of... More
  • Patience is Key When Marketing Stock Imagery

    by Wysiwygfoto | 22nd of May, 2011

    Having been away from the business for three years and coming back has been an eye opening experience. I’m seeing a few changes, and a lot of the same questions and issues coming from contributors. Unfortunately, I see there are a few folks I used to enjoy collaborating... More
  • 200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats

    by Bevanward | 3rd of February, 2011

    I had planned on writing a 200 sales blog for a while now however it has come and past so this will have to be for 235 sales. My first 100 images took 422 Days to achieve which was for a portfolio of 271 images (each image online for an average of 251 days). My second... More
  • Trends in sales

    by Saniphoto | 30th of November, 2008

    After reading an interesting posting by Iofoto (aka Ron Chapple) in a microstock discussion group I gave a look at my personal yearly trends. It was an interesting discover especially to analyze the year trend broken down by month. I found out that mine was almost exactly... More
  • Hey Dude?!! Where's My Spring??

    by Niagaragirl | 11th of June, 2008

    I think I missed spring this year. It is a time of year I really look forward to. Delicate blossoms, the heady scent of hyacinth, gentle breezes wafting down from the flowering trees. But somehow the spring season I crave escaped me this year. I had a feeling of foreboding... More
  • Connecting Creativity & Commerce

    by Iofoto | 31st of October, 2007

    Stock is a business based on creativity. Knowing what subjects to shoot and how to diversify your collection is paramount to creating a good income from stock photography. At the recent PhotoPlus in New York City, I was privileged to be on the "Do It Yourself Creative... More

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