Archive for the ‘Stock Images’ Category
Here is my all-time top-5 run-down… (I’ve had a massive stock break, not uploaded anything in about 2 years! *which also means I’ve been brewing for 2 years!)
This shows which my consistent sellers are at the main stock sites. (Grunge ahoy!)
In at number one is ‘Black Photocopy background Texture’ selling 164 times, 5093 and earning $268.68
At number two is ‘Coffee Cup coaster ring stains’ selling 119 times, 4092 views and earning $119.06
At number three is ‘CT Scan Skull Slices’ selling 116 times, 25345 views and earning $59.52
At number four is ‘Acorns from an Oak tree’ selling 111 times, 4388 views and earning $131.53
At number five is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 97 times, 5494 views, and earning $177.12
In at number one is ‘Canvas texture Element’ selling 49 times, 1900 vies and earning $60.32
At number two is ‘Cup Stains Set’ selling 48 times, 2138 views and earning $58.92
At number three is ‘Photocopy Texture Element’ selling 39 times, 2150 views and earning $80.29
At number four is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 35 times, 54239 views and earning $59.89
At number five is ‘Cup Stains set’ selling 33 times, 1342 views and earning $41.13
I’d do Shutterstock & Fotolia too but they don’t give image specific stats, I could do Fotolia sales and views but it doesn’t show the image earnings.
You can sort by ‘downloads’ at my Fotolia Portfolio to see the current sales & view stats and see the most popular downloads from my Shutterstock Portfolio.
Just done a bit of Google Image Search trawling… found a couple of things.
My view of Amsterdam again:
And a shot of a sign post near Haworth:
Damn! a stock related topic with no beer!!! Whatever next!!!
With brewing, and learning more about brewing coupled with mortgage / house extension plans I’ve had no time what so ever for stock. Not even picked up the camera for something creative since about October last year, shocking I know!
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Stock Photo: Light at the end of the Tunnel, old railway tunnel, natural lighting from tunnel entrance.
This is news to me, its the first sale I’ve had marked like this “Credit for Photo Sale by reseller”…
Could this be how the Fotolia Free API works??
The Pics below:
The recent Fotolia new letter:
“COMING SOON: FOTOLIA’S FREE CONTENT API
The first website based on the Fotolia’s free content API will soon be released! The site will drive traffic to Fotolia and is a fantastic opportunity for Fotolia’s contributors to get additional visibility amongst stock photography buyers.
Fotolia’s extensive API infrastructure (partner, Business, Developer and Reseller) has already shown their capacities in driving qualified traffic on the Fotolia website. We’re confident that this new API will do the same.
As a backgrounder, Fotolia’s free content API is based on free contents and unsold files. This API will be used by Fotolia to attract more stock imagery users and to invite them to buy additional imagery on Fotolia. That means: more traffic, more buyers and more sales. As you already know, you can add your unsold files to this program and get a half credit for each file added. Your file will be still offered on Fotolia.com at the standard price, while at the same time, being offered for free through the API.”
As always, its really nice to find your work in print, but this find has put together a couple of my favourite hobbies.
I’m not actually a CAMRA member but I am a Real Ale drinker and Home Brewer, couple this with my interests in photography and design. The CAMRA ‘Beer’ magazine was passed onto me by one of the guys at work and I’d already flicked through it once and missed finding this shot of Spook the dog and a pint of beer, the shot has been downloaded 24 times at iStock and a handful of times at other stock sites.
It makes it better for my photography to be displayed in the well designed magazine that ‘Beer’ is, my compliments to the designer for a clean and tactile feeling read, the use of paper stock compliments the look nicely.
Pub, Dog, Half Full, Empty, Glass, Beer, Full, Pint Glass, House, Black, Bench, Bitter, Sitting, Road, People, White, public house
Just a quick note to say that my Mostphotos.com portfolio is now deleted.
It seemed a waste of space, I rarely checked the site and never sold anything, better to delete my account. At least Yaymicro has sold 1 image.
This might be the next camera HD video sounds interesting for the occasional stock footage creation. Shame it doesn’t quite get to XXL size at istock though.
With the EOS 500D, every side of your story comes alive. Capture every detail in stunning 15.1 Megapixel resolution, or switch to shooting pin-sharp Full High Definition video.
Tell the full story.
15.1 MP CMOS sensor
Full HD movie recording
High ISO for low light
3.4fps with up to 170 JPEG burst
3.0” Clear View LCD with Live View mode
9-point AF system
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Full EF/EF-S and EX Speedlite compatibility
March was different, I made my average cashout level but just missed out by a day or so on cashouts from iStock and Dreamstime, for the first time in a while SXP did not reach the minimum payout figure.
Here’s the Lookstat graph for March:
Next up here’s my monthly cashouts graph over time, after reading things on Microstockdiaries regarding some slowdown, so the graph below kind of backs that up showing me that earnings for March are as good, or bad, as they were over two years ago. August ’08 being my best month ever, its looks like a gradual slide downward now.
This is backed up my blog views at imagepushing.com , the first graph in weeks and then months after shows a slump in views… meanning less designers, artworkers, and buyers are searching for images
What I need to do is to start being more targeted in what I shoot and submit, if only to improve my approval ratings a little!
Its a short report this month, more in reaction to Lee’s over at MD to see if there was any correlation.