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.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

May sales updates:

May was never going to match the special circumstances of April, however it still proved a strong month.
Inevitably, out in front was Shutterstock with 151 downloads ($97.16). A single sale of the Old Town area of Hastings netted $18.75 helping to push up the income total.

Istock produced 10 downloads ($20.14) with four PP sales adding another $1.40. In a surprise move they recently scrapped their restrictive upload limits and contributors can now submit up to 999 images per week. A welcome move I had always hoped for.  

Dreamstime saw 16 downloads ($17.73). A number of subscription sales helped keep the amount earned down.

Picturenation saw an archive image of Labour MP Chris Smith selling in high resolution which earned a worthwhile £6 in commission. Sadly, not long now till their close down in August but, hopefully, I may pick up a few more sales before then.

123rf continued to get sales with 16 downloads ($7.15). 

Bigstock achieved 9 downloads ($5.02). All of these were editorial images.

Mostphotos pleased with two downloads making Euro 4.09.

Fotolia netted three downloads earning 0.70 in credits.

As previously posted, my first FineArtAmerica sale netted $25.35. A very welcome start.

No sales at Cutcaster but one of my referred contributors had their first sale there netting me $0.06 in commission. It's a start!

Uploads in May saw some archive images of Bruce Kent, Vice President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and some portrait shots of a Common Barn Owl. 

We are now heading into the famous Summer Slowdown period so it remains to be seen how sales will go in June. Regards, David.