|The road to Sa Calobra in Majorca -a famous cycling challenge|
Once again Shutterstock retained its first place with a solid month helped by a regular On Demand sales and a pleasing Single sale coming right at the end of the month.
Bouncing back into my charts at second place were Alamy with another good paying sale (a B/W archive image of actor Nigel Havers). I certainly feel my effort in uploading my portfolio to Alamy is proving worthwhile. All my archive stuff (pre 1992) is now up (via their Archive and Reportage portal) and I am continuing uploading my portfolio of digital images from 2007 onwards.
|Puerto Pollensa beach in Majorca|
Fourth place went to Redbubble with 4 product sales varying from stickers to mugs.
Fifth place went to 123RF with 9 downloads. I really feel sales should be much higher here given the size of my portfolio (over 2K images). I have the feeling that whilst they accept editorial images they do not perhaps have the buyers for them. On the plus side, recent reviews of new uploads have all been prompt.
In sixth place were Bigstock with 5 downloads. Hastings images to the fore once again.
In a sad seventh place were Dreamstime with just 3 downloads (all subs). Compounded with (to date) no sales at all in October things are not looking good there. I really like Dreamstime and hope that they can get back to near the top where they used to be (for me, if not everyone).
|Tram tracks in Port de Soller in Majorca|
Bringing up the rear were Fotolia in eighth place with 3 downloads (though in the absence of editorial images my portfolio is tiny there).
Uploading recently has concentrated on my September trip to Puerto Pollensa in Majorca. Though only there for a week I shot a large range of stock images from Roman ruins at Alcudia through to the beauty of the Tramuntana mountains. A world away from the bars and nightclubs of Magaluf which many associate with Majorca.
A return visit in the future is certain to visit some more of the places I couldn't get to this time, hopefully in 2018. Regards, David.