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Average 70 downloads per image!

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Message posted at 04/30/2013, 16:59:39 PM by Robinstockphotos
I study one portfolio with careful detail and take notes every weekend. I believe this helps me get better and know what suits stock best.
I happened to come across this portfolio with 46 files and almost 3,200 sales. Average of almost 70 downloads per image. Probably the site's highest?

Sergey Skrebnev - portfolio

I thought people visiting the boards would benefit from this here it is.
The colors in the images are very carefully chosen and the background patterns laid out perfectly. This is worth studying if you're working on abstract backgrounds. This guy is probably the best they can get.
Canon EOS 600D and Canon SX30 IS with 50mm, f/1.8 lens, 18-5...

Uploaded files:649 | Total Sales: 405
29 posts
Message posted at 04/30/2013, 17:31:30 PM by Kristene444
Wow, very impressive! Thanks for sharing~ :)
Just purchased the Canon EOS 60D on April 15, 2013~

Uploaded files:166 | Total Sales: 27
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Message posted at 04/30/2013, 21:54:37 PM by Cjmgrafx
That is indeed impressive and some nice work.

Honestly though, I am not surprised. I have a friend that does similar work and he also has very few images and sells like crazy. Not to the extent of this portfolio, but better than I ever have.

Uploaded files:326 | Total Sales: 110
469 posts
Message posted at 04/30/2013, 22:22:06 PM by Mudplucker
Wow, i do have a color wheel and Harmony chart that i bought to go with some lessons and books i was reading to design clothing colors for photo shoots. Now i think i will start taking some graphic design lessons to learn a new skill and put those colors to good use.

Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 F4 L I...

Uploaded files:125 | Total Sales: 84
768 posts
Message posted at 05/01/2013, 11:32:34 AM by Celiaak
That user was here since 2008. Older portfolios tend to have most sales because the database was not so much saturated back then. Also this user stopped uploading on image 16.400.000 (for some reason).
So, no more uploads on images that sell little. The older ones not sold were cleaned from database.
That left us with the good and sold ones.
I allways check the antiquity of the image and portfolio.
Nonetheless, there are great images.
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands

Uploaded files:893 | Total Sales: 834
2504 posts
Message posted at 05/03/2013, 08:31:49 AM by Nikon4004

ARe there any portfolios of photographs that have reasched the same type number?
NikonD300, D90 , D70 ........ Ricohflex 2 1/2 Nikon 50mm 1....

Uploaded files:231 | Total Sales: 112
3274 posts
Message posted at 05/03/2013, 10:47:08 AM by Lenutaidi
Wow!Wonderful!Great images!Thank you for sharing,Robinstockphotos!:)

Uploaded files:1773 | Total Sales: 449
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Message edited at 05/03/2013, 13:06:42 PM by Parkinsonsniper
Great share my friend :) as I always say, you are on the right way. Keep going :)

I have to say that Celiaak's input is very valuable, too.

You know what they say;
"Hey I can do that, hold my beer!"
- 2x Nikon D300 - Olympus e-PM1 - Nikkor 20mm f2.8 ...

Uploaded files:637 | Total Sales: 2462
Message posted at 05/03/2013, 13:23:21 PM by Robinstockphotos
Well no, this is the highest performance I've ever seen on the site. I've already scanned through creators of most bestsellers.

It's hard to agree with Celiaak because someone with this type of portfolio wouldn't have images removed because of being "old". It's simply impossible.

There are people with huge ports since 2008. But nobody gets 70 sales/image....even if they are being filtered all the time. This guy most probably has no deactivated images at all.

If this guy had 10,000 photos with average 70 sales, I'd have popped off my chair and hit the ceiling.
Canon EOS 600D and Canon SX30 IS with 50mm, f/1.8 lens, 18-5...

Uploaded files:649 | Total Sales: 405
768 posts
Message posted at 05/04/2013, 01:39:01 AM by Celiaak
I think all images with no sales and with 4 years old are removed from the portfolio and moved to the free section or deactivated if the uploader doesnt want them on free section.
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands

Uploaded files:893 | Total Sales: 834
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Message posted at 05/04/2013, 03:58:49 AM by Simonzhongzzl
thanks for sharing with me.especially for the new contributors like me.
Canon 5D2,Canon powershot s95,canon100mm/2.8,canon24-70m...

Uploaded files:160 | Total Sales: 12
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Message posted at 05/07/2013, 12:53:28 PM by Pulsar124
Interesting - abstract background photos apparently sell like hotcakes. I needed one myself recently, for a PowerPoint presentation. May be I should experiment with this myself?
Canon 50D, Canon 135mm f2.0L, Canon 70-200mm f4L, Sigma 1...

Uploaded files:108 | Total Sales: 319
Message posted at 05/07/2013, 13:09:49 PM by Robinstockphotos
Celiaak: Yeah they are removed. But a guy cannot really have so many level 5 images and have photos removed for being "useless" at the same time. He looks like a skilled guy. All those level5 looks planned. ;)
Canon EOS 600D and Canon SX30 IS with 50mm, f/1.8 lens, 18-5...

Uploaded files:649 | Total Sales: 405
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Message posted at 05/09/2013, 01:42:11 AM by Luisricardo13
good post. i need to stop taking arty farty pics and create backgrounds instead ;)

Uploaded files:206 | Total Sales: 47
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Message posted at 05/09/2013, 02:14:41 AM by Vtr
A true example that its Quality not Quantity that Counts. Thanks for sharing this post. It is a great inspiration to me, worth a mention in my blog which I have written about inspiration.

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Canon 70D, Canon 18-135 mm lens, Canon EOS 350 d rebel xt,...

Uploaded files:83 | Total Sales: 62
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Message posted at 05/09/2013, 03:10:39 AM by Angelaravaioli
That kind of pictures sells a lot. Blessed him!!!
Canon 300D, canon 350D, canon 60D, canon 10-22, canon 18/135...

Uploaded files:1616 | Total Sales: 858
768 posts
Message posted at 05/09/2013, 05:02:55 AM by Celiaak
Robinstockphotos: Oh, no, I didnt say the images were useless. They are great, of course, or they wouldnt have that many sales. I wonder why he stopped uploading...
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands

Uploaded files:893 | Total Sales: 834
Message posted at 05/10/2013, 16:56:29 PM by Robinstockphotos
Guys! Don't create any more blue backgrounds. They wouldn't really sell much now. This guy did it when he should have done it. Now is no longer the right time to spend too long on it. Stick to the arty farty stuff you mentioned. It might become the hot stuff one day. You never know. Buyers want weird things. haha!

Celiaak, "useless" in the sense that the images weren't bought for 4 whole years. Guys like this wouldn't really produce such images. "Useless" photos are generated when someone has a huge port. This one looks highly efficient. He stopped uploading because he is probably doing some other stuff and earning $2000 a month from the stuff he created years back. Maybe that's why he doesn't upload more.
Canon EOS 600D and Canon SX30 IS with 50mm, f/1.8 lens, 18-5...

Uploaded files:649 | Total Sales: 405
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Message posted at 05/11/2013, 05:51:58 AM by Sleepylog
Most of those are Vector files though, not photos. It's not really helpful for those of us who don't upload Vectors.

Uploaded files:62 | Total Sales: 27
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