|Santa Eulalia merchant schooner in Barcelona|
Back on form in first place were Shutterstock with much improved sales and the return of a good number of On Demand downloads. Several modest Single sales also added to the results here.
Second place went to Istock with 25 downloads with my Tentertainment music festival images continuing to do well.
Redbubble came in third place with 3 product sales. I continue to be impressed with this site and always look forward to seeing what products from my range are purchased. Sadly, as yet, no one has bought a calendar -which I had expected to do well.
Fourth place went to Bigstock with 7 downloads -a mix of local images and Greek islands.
|Vintage tram at Port Soller in Majorca|
Dreamstime made fifth place with 5 downloads (all subscription sales).
123rf were in sixth place with just 4 downloads. To be fair, as well as stopping new uploads to them I
Bringing up the rear were Mostphotos with just 1 download (a subscription sale for just a few euro cents). Some people, I gather, do quite well here but it has never really taken off for me. The ability to download your own images for free makes them useful as an additional back up for my files.
Nothing from Alamy in February but I continued to upload my back catalogue to them and now have around 2200 images there. I am hoping that because all my images are available with a Royalty Free license (they have to be because they are RF on other sites) I'll have a bit of an edge there. Carrying out test searches on my image subjects often throws up a lot of competition -until you exclude Rights Managed images from the results and a lot of the competition vanishes.
|Zea marina at Piraeus in Athens|
Recent uploading had me working through my various trips from last year including those from Athens, Barcelona and Majorca. This year I am returning for an extended stay in Barcelona and going to the Greek island of Tilos -so I'm busy doing research to get stock image ideas ready. I'll report back on those later in the year. Regards, David.