My bestseller used on a website!

posted on 19th of june, 2013

Now this is something really exciting! I casually searched my bestselling image, the comet and moon night scene...and found it on a binocular related website along with many other spectacular images. This isn't really the typical "bestseller" with 300 downloads. It only has 5 downloads...but for me that is quite a good sale rate because this file isn't even 6 months old. This would make it to level 5 one day (nobody got arrested for dreaming yet). :)

Here is where it is used: Which-binoculars

The other images used there are truly spectacular, probably all from Dreamstime. I can't imagine how mine found a place there. I spend at least 10-15 minutes on EVERY image, post processing it carefully to get the right colors and get a balance between the "natural" and "imaginary" aspects of an image. So this time spent isn't an overkill I guess. More images coming up soon....

Waiting to get a Di-466 flash now. Cheaper one than the Canon speedlites...so maybe I can get 2 or 3 more units with subsequent payouts and have a proper lighting setup one of these days.
Also sold my only proper food photo:

The food photo earned enough to buy another kilo of sweets. No harm, I love edible models.

It turned up on the very first row when I searched "Indian sweets". Now...I spend around 5-10 minutes on even keywording. That wasn't an overkill either. Yeah, it is frustrating. Because I have over 300 images lined up for post processing and keywording and uploading.

Thanks to 20 Kbps blindingly lightning fast Indian internet connection. By the time one image uploads, I am usually easily able to get 10 more images ready for upload.
90 sales so far. Get me a 3-digit number soon DT!

Comments (21)

Posted by Onime on June 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Adeliepenguin on June 22, 2013
All good news-congratulations:) I look forward to celebrating your first level 5. Your patience and enthusiasm are amazing.
Posted by Kartouchken on June 22, 2013
Congratulations, nice picture
Posted by Peanutroaster on June 21, 2013
Keep up the good work!
Posted by Egomezta on June 21, 2013
Congratulations, that's great.
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on June 21, 2013
Congrats Pratik!
Posted by Laurasinelle on June 20, 2013
Great! Congrats!
Posted by Famed01 on June 20, 2013
Congratulations!!! :-)
Posted by Apurbakr on June 20, 2013
Posted by Kristene444 on June 20, 2013
That's so awesome! Congratulations! :)
Posted by Kkamlesh on June 20, 2013
Congratulations Pratik!! And Good luck for the upcoming milestone. :)
Posted by Pindiyath100 on June 20, 2013
Posted by Robinstockphotos on June 20, 2013
I'm in a hurry to get this going smoothly. So I'll be trying to upload proper photos. I had no travel photos...so that's what I'll put up this month. Then some food and conceptual... :)
Posted by Rigsby8131 on June 20, 2013
Congratulations!!! Hope you reach the 100 sales soon.
Posted by Murdock2013 on June 20, 2013
Really pleased for you. Congratulations! Keep them coming! Sales and Uploads!!
Posted by Inyrdreams on June 20, 2013
wow, you are really on a roll here! congrats and good luck on getting to the 100 mark soon.. you have done it twice as fast as I did! its such a rush to see your work in use, isnt it?
Posted by Kezza53 on June 20, 2013
Congratulations!! :)
Posted by Robinstockphotos on June 20, 2013
Pindiyath100, I cannot be a knight... I am the researcher. I design and research for the king. I'm sure he wouldn't send me to war. He can't risk it. There is no replacement for my post available (I already got them exiled).
Posted by Pindiyath100 on June 20, 2013
First Congratulations on finding your images on the net. Second the happy news. ..the moment you hit 100, you'll be awarded the 'knighthood' by our our 'King'. ;)
Posted by Lenutaidi on June 20, 2013
Posted by Suyerry on June 19, 2013
Congrats! Its really cool to see your images being used online legally! :) Good luck on getting that 100th sale!

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