2015 in review

posted on 7th of january, 2016

Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! May this be an amazing year, much better than the last one.

But before we bid adieu to an eventful 2015, we want to have a last look at what happened stock wise here on Dreamstime. As usual, we're making some stats and facts public in order to help you understand what the 2015 stock trends were, what sold best and what people looked for when shopping for stock.

If you check my previous reviews for 2014, 2012 and 2010, you'll notice few changes in tastes. Icons we'll never grow old, vintage is back in fashion for some years now, we're still looking for families, relationships, weddings, major social and political events will always be reflected in image searches and purchases and we're very much concerned about the present and future of our planet. Old or new images, everything sells as long as it's good. So it's no surprise that one of the 2010 best sellers is on the 2015 list as well: Curious which one?.

Good images, strong concepts, powerful messages, clean&simple compositions are 'again' the characteristics of our best sellers. Feel free to use them as tips for future uploads. In addition to what we usually disclosed in the past, we've also added some extra stats for you to see which equipment is top choice for your contributors. Just in case you're shopping for some gear and need advice on what's most used.

These being said, I'll just leave the image speak for itself:

Comments (30)

Posted by Burelli on March 02, 2016
This is a fantastic summary! As I am just starting out, this is great food for thought .
Posted by Ugrekz on February 01, 2016
Thanks. Very Useful. Read
Posted by Richman21 on January 28, 2016
Thanks. Very interestingly. I will use this information
Posted by Perstock on January 25, 2016
Interresting! Thanks!
Posted by Bluchiavari on January 25, 2016
Useful! Thanks for the infos.
Posted by Onime on January 24, 2016
Very interesting useful information, thank you for sharing.
Posted by Rekhadream on January 23, 2016
Good information. Very Useful.
Posted by Stokydoky on January 21, 2016
Thank you for the useful information!
Posted by Cathconvey on January 21, 2016
Very interesting to read, thank you!
Posted by Amsis1 on January 14, 2016
The most searched words are certainly useful and would be interesting to have a tool that allows us to see them "live".
At the time, to my knowledge, we have only the monthly trend that we receive by e-mail, but often, at the receiving, indications are already outdated...
Posted by Maocheng on January 14, 2016
Good luck 2016!
Posted by Ctmphotog on January 13, 2016
Thanks Carmen! Good information!
Posted by Gladiatore1969 on January 12, 2016
merhaba welcom in turkie
Posted by Freidirt on January 11, 2016
it is helpful, many thanks!
Posted by Gmargittai on January 11, 2016
I have many travel photos and none of them has the keyword travel. Silly me. I'll fix this soon.
Posted by Kvintet on January 11, 2016
Good article, because for a photographer it is important to know that the designer is looking for.
If the designer is looking for a tractor, and all authors will offer him candy and cookies, then the designer is likely to be unhappy, though, candy will be tasty)
This is important for both the photographer and the designer.
A very useful review!
Let the year 2016 be successful!
Posted by Leonwang302 on January 10, 2016
thanks very much.
woow,it seems that Canon and Nikon Camera world here
Posted by Julietta24 on January 10, 2016
Posted by Corluc on January 10, 2016
Very interesting, the most searched words are very useful for us contributors !
Posted by Paparazzofamily on January 10, 2016
Thanks for interesting info!

Happy New Year!

Good luck for all!
Posted by Cleymans on January 10, 2016
Happy new Working year. Super - like your blog. Very useful and inspiring. Thanks Tangie.
Posted by Grafoo on January 09, 2016
Happy New Year :)

Thanks for the useful stats and tips.
Posted by Arapix on January 09, 2016
Really useful stats.

Posted by Ninoak on January 09, 2016
Thanks, I like statistics
Posted by Mikekwok on January 08, 2016
Happy New Year !!
Posted by TMarchev on January 08, 2016
(: Happy New Year :)
Posted by Adammeadows12 on January 08, 2016
Posted by Picstudio on January 07, 2016
Happy New Year.
Posted by Mccallk69 on January 07, 2016
I second that emotion. Priceless info. Something I can chew on and shoot for.
Posted by Edgloris on January 07, 2016
Great info & advices.
Thank you, Carmen!

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