Read my latest short post about how to use newest social tools to promote photos and illustrations through collections and not one by one.
See selected photo collections on diigo
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.
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…
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.
Stock photo sales in January 2010 – the eleventh month of my microstock ‘career’ (previous: December 2009). Finally I found some time to upload new images. Still it was not a big number, about 15 images prepared and some sites accepted less.
The biggest issue is my learning curve which i try to keep steady and steep but some topics and subjects consume a lot more time than i thought.
Too bad because it was obvious that sales are pretty steady and i need just upload more, though. On the other side it’s really interesting what will hapen to other stock sites earnings, where the customers will go etc. Ok, and now as usual my stats: