A slight Summer slowdown on some sites this month but overall not at all too bad.
As ever, Shutterstock led the way with 78 downloads ($51.54) but sadly no ELs this month.
Dreamstime kept up a strong performance with 11 downloads ($19.41) before stopping dead in its tracks towards the end of the month. No downloads at all since then.
Istock produced 12 downloads ($14.73) plus a further $1.68 from 6 PP sales. My portfolio continues to grow there and is now approaching 550 images. I was pleased to get 18/18 acceptance on my last two batches. A softening on the "no celebrities" line there also opened up more of my portfolio for upload so I was able to submit Conservative politician Amber Rudd and a number of bands from the recent Tentertainment music festival. A welcome move on their part.
Bigstock saw 8 downloads ($5.80). The Bridge connector continues to push my Shutterstock approvals over, although it can sometimes take a few days for them to show up.
123rf dropped yet further with just 5 downloads ($3.08). I really don't know what to make of this decline there. They were doing so well for me earlier in the year.
Yaymicro produced one sale through a partner paying 1euro in commission.
And finally, a second sale at Cutcaster -an image of Olympic cyclist Jamie Staff earning $0.46.
Shooting and uploading saw me covering the 20th Eastbourne International Airshow (Airbourne) on August 11. Good conditions this year helped produce a whole bunch of stock images with around 30 uploaded so far including the Hawker Hunter jet and the wartime Douglas C47A Dakota (both pictured).
In September I hope to start seeing some returns on all my recent uploading. Regards, David.