Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Shutterstock sales!



Well as I just posted earlier I only had a couple of dollars to go before reaching my $500. Sales at Shutterstock have been painfully slow for the first two days of the month (1 download) so I wondered when I would make it. Wonder no more -I just had 4 regular sales and my first ever Enhanced Download (paying $28). The image (pictured) was of a little seafront chapel that I took on my trip to the Greek island of Halki last Summer. Three of the other downloads were from the same trip as well. So a big well done to Shutterstock and thank you to the buyer! Regards, David (now in the 33cent club).

9 comments:

Lissandra said...

Congratulations on your EL!Wish you more and more to come

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Many thanks Lissandra! Of course, with a high percentage of editorial images in my ports it makes it harder to get them. Regards, David.

Luis Santos said...

congratulations, always nice to get higher royalties, doesn´t happen much :P

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Thanks Luis, it was exciting to get both events happen at once! The higher commission rate kicked in right away (I had expected a day or so delay) so next payout should come even quicker. Regards, David.

Luis Santos said...

yep, you will feel a big change in earnings, keep on feeding it! :)

eskaylim said...

congratulations,this will give you more energy to submit more pictures :p

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Thanks Eskay, yes it was a nice boost and encouragement to keep building my portfolio. Regards, David.

Microstock Posts said...

Hey congrats David. The ELs are nice huh, I just wish they'd come more often. I'm almost at the 33 cent club myself, although I've been saying that for a while. Seems that this last mile is taking ages. :-)

David Fowler (newsfocus1) said...

Thanks Komar, you will be there soon enough I'm sure. Regards, David.