Selling photos – last 5 months report

A summary of the last five months March to July 2010
( previous:  February 2010 )


Medieval KnightThis time there is no detailed description for each agency stats, because it would make a real mess.
I hope charts below will  show best what happens with my images at particular agency.

We are in the middle of vacation period and this probably has some influence on a decline in downloads (black progress line).
It can be just my kind of pictures as well but it’s an ordinary course of events.

Last months I’ve made a great progress with getting more high quality photos. Two things helped me with this.

A postprocessing workflow improvement is the first. All the time I practice  working with Photoshop and browse any websites having tips, tricks and tutorials.

See for example  TipSquirrel , Digital Photography School or  Marc Silber Show & SilberStudios.Tv ( there are hundreds great resources on the internet ).

Shooting thousands of photos and choosing the right one is a part of this process.
( I create graphics and photos for years but this kind of activity always needs improvements ).

Summary earnings change,
month by month since February 2009

The second improvement was made  thanks to two lenses I’ve upgraded my photo gear.  Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L  IS USM and Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. They give me a lot more light, speed and sharpness than my standard lenses, so there is a hughe difference with the same shots taken…

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Microstock earnings February 2010

Winter sun raysPhoto sales summary for February 2010 ( previous stats: January 2010 ).

After the December’s craze, February as the shortest month did not look promising.
Fortunately it turned out to my Best Month Ever 8-O. It was even more surprising since I just stopped to watch the stats.

This time I show You one chart less as I have already accidentaly summed up March results so it would be misleading.


Wykres sprzedaży zdjęć w Lutym

Monthly Income Chart
with averaged progress line ( February 2010 )

First lines – February to January

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Dice images gallery enhanced

Updated my favourite illustrations motif  – Dice – with four new clean sets (thumbnails link to high resolution images at Dreamstime).

Black diesDice Yellow and black stack  5 black diceRed dies

Same designs for download available:

1.  super black (Fotolia, cropped, much closer and without the mirror and shadow as in article Black Dice on white background)
2.  unique yellow (Fotolia)
3.   juicy cherry red (123RF)
4. low key design (Shutterstock) study as a variation to previous Black dice (post).

All illustrations  available on my stock photo galleries, altough each agency selects completely different artworks.
Example Dreamstime  dice collection, 123RF dice lightbox, Shutterstock dice collection or my  dice images selected by Fotolia.

Find out more through out the images collections page.

Update 04.02.2010:

Some  designs now available on real customizable gadgets/gifts! like…

Roll the dice
Winners accessories