You can give the same camera to 100 different people yet you will see 100 unique collections of work after the people have created a collection of images. This is because as individuals we all see the world differently and our creativity will gravitate toward what interests us the most. In the end our talents and tastes will direct us toward our niche in photography. But what is the niche in your back yard?
I considered uploading it months ago but I didn't think it was a good photograph and there were technical problems. It was merely a quick snapshot while on a vacation. Since then I have learned how to remove noise and take care of other issues so I worked it and it was accepted. I still don't think it's what I would call a great image (for the subject) but IT IS THE ONLY IMAGE ON DT OF THIS SUBJECT. It remains to be seen how well it will sell but I have no competition! It is unique to DT! That may change after posting this blog :-) but I think you get the idea.
In your back yard there are many mundane subjects you can photograph, but just because they are mundane doesn't mean they are not worthy as stock images. Wherever you live in the world, it is an exotic location for everyone else so you should not ignore the potential of the extra sales they can generate.
For example, I randomly picked some subjects and came up with this keyword search: SHANGHAI MONORAIL. There are only four images on DT that come up and the one I'm showing here has 25 sales! The four of them have a total of 51 sales! It is a simple, every day scene but it is also an image that virtually none of us can photograph because it is not in our back yard.
So... what images are there in YOUR region of the world that can generate extra sales beyond what you normally photograph? Keyword search MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS: zero images come up. Someone in that part of the world is missing out on potential sales. Unique images from where you live will have virtually no competition and this is the niche in your back yard!
Thanks for reading and I hope this topic will help with getting you extra sales.