Black and White?

posted on 15th of september, 2008

I really enjoy shooting in black and white, however, I am not quite sure how well monotone images sell as stock.

I have uploaded a few black and white images in the few months that I have been here and some seem to sell ok (not a great deal but a few sales). I am always reluctant to upload more though as I am not sure if designers need these kind of images. Surely they could convert any of the coloured images they buy into black and white if they needed to?

I would be interested in hearing how any one else does with the sales of their black and white shots and also from any designers...do you really need black and white stock shots?

Comments (4)

Posted by Rigmanyi on November 27, 2011
Thanks! Seems like for some reason there's a need for nice B&W-s even in stock photography :) Good luck!
Posted by Cleaper on November 25, 2011
Same here now! I wrote this blog a couple of years ago and now a couple of my B&W ar emy best sellers! I like your image!
Posted by Rigmanyi on November 25, 2011
Hi :) I only have a few black and white shots in my portfolio, but my best selling image so far is black and white :)

Posted by Cleaper on September 15, 2008
Thanks Tracy - I thought that might be the case. I think I will continue to shoot mostly in colour for stock so that the designers have the choice.

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