Taking a risk

posted on 24th of may, 2011

Here are two examples of a risk that I took last year. This is a random picture that I snapped at a local city fair and a crab on the beach while on vacation. Once I returned home and started going through all of the images I found these images but was worried that they would not be accepted or sell. I decided to take a risk and sent them in. Both pictures were accepted and have since sold, one twice.

This is a good illustration of the microstock market. Not every picture has to be a piece of art in order to sell.

Comments (10)

Posted by Joezachs on May 27, 2011
Agree to this.
The one you least expected to be accepeted gets accepted, and then they get sold too. Its happened to me with 3 of my pictures.
Posted by Scottysally2 on May 26, 2011
Nice images, worth the risk! :)
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 25, 2011
I agree!
Posted by Keki on May 25, 2011
hehehe you just never know! :) well done
Posted by lzf on May 25, 2011
yes.nice pics also
Posted by Almaterra on May 25, 2011
I agree!
Posted by Igordabari on May 25, 2011
Quite agree. Two my 3-level bestsellers are obviously not a pieces of art :)
Posted by Rosedarc on May 24, 2011
There're certainly not as artistically beautiful and vibrant as your gorgeous bird on a cherry tree blossom, but there're nice shots too. As I improve my skills, I get much more picky with the pictures I submit. It's good in a way, but sometimes I wonder if I'm not missing opportunities by being too selective...
Posted by Egomezta on May 24, 2011
I guess you're right... Same thing has happaned to me, and also images that I think that are great and will sell very good don't really work. You always have to take the risk.
Posted by Vilaimages on May 24, 2011
Good point, you never know...

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