Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Top 15 images

I have been submitting to microstock agencies for 32 months and still I am feeling like very serious hobbyist. Starting with my collection of landscape and travel shots I learned that it's not most profitable niche in microstock. Your images got buried in a pile million images from all over the world. Still my two best earners are representing this category:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="NYC"]NYC[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mission San Francisco de Asis"]Mission San Francisco de Asis[/caption]

Later I realized that microstock best images are actually model released photographs. I was not ready to throw money and hiring models so I decided to shoot me and my family.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Father having fun with his daughter on the beach. "]Father having fun with his daughter on the beach. [/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Mother is feeding little girl"]Mother is feeding little girl[/caption]

When you have infant at home your travel options are limited but still I was able to get some sales from the stuff I did before.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Lake Tahoe"]Lake Tahoe[/caption]

Then your child start walking which again opens possibilities for exploring outdoors together.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Assisted walking"]Assisted walking[/caption]

You cannot go very far so your are happy that old stuff still sells.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Hang gliding"]Hang gliding[/caption]

You start visiting places like museums and aquariums.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Chrysaora fuscescens"]Chrysaora fuscescens[/caption]

It seems like my other subjects never got much traction. Still I am mostly selling my old collection of nature and travel shots.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Lake Shasta Caverns "]Lake Shasta Caverns [/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Racetrack Playa"]Racetrack Playa[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Bodie, California"]Bodie, California[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Bixby Bridge"]Bixby Bridge[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Wrangell-St. Elias National Park"]Wrangell-St. Elias National Park[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Big Sur "]Big Sur[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Inca Trail"]Inca trail[/caption]