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Top Travel Photo Spots-Part II
posted 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.... More...
The Trendspotting Trend*
posted 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... More...
Photoshelter 2013 trends de ja voux
posted 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... More...
Stop at my sales!
posted 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,... More...
May is my favorite month
posted 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... More...
Interesting trend, really. More account activity, more sales!
posted 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... More...
Sales trends
posted 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... More...
Finally a new BME!
posted 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... More...
The Practical Keyworder: Sad Guys on Trading Floors
posted 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... More...
Surviving Ups and Downs of Microstock
posted 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.... More...
Patience is Key When Marketing Stock Imagery
posted 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... More...
200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats
posted 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... More...
Trends in sales
posted 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.... More...
Hey Dude?!! Where's My Spring??
posted 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... More...
Connecting Creativity & Commerce
posted 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... More...
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