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Editorial images could get more traffic and sell faster

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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/23/2012, 13:31:29 PM by Jackbluee
New article posted: Editorial images could get more traffic and sell faster


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BCritchley
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Message posted at 11/23/2012, 15:19:37 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
I agree, this is one of my latest and today sold with its very first view :)

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I guess timeless images will have a longer life than say a release of a certain phone where the demand will die off as it becomes old. i enjoy trying to capture everyday life and hope I will be around long enough that the images become vintage and a record of history :) Sort of more exciting than photographing isolated tomatoes or smiling girls in bikinis :)
Canon 5D MK III & II, Canon 300mm F/2.8L, Canon L 180mm macr...

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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/23/2012, 15:28:02 PM by Jackbluee
I like your picture. I like travel type pictures more too. It is like documentary. A picture is a story. You remind me my temporary forgotten aspect. Thank you!


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Gmargittai
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Message posted at 11/24/2012, 02:03:13 AM by Gmargittai
I have a suspicion why some editorial images sell better than expected. Some designers maybe smaller businesses are just using them as RF. Especially in cases where a person is not clearly recognisable. DT and the the other stock agencies are very strict with model releases, and logos but if there is a picture showing a persons back or some far away logos, the chances that somebody will sue is close to zero.


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Ewamewa2
674 posts
Message posted at 11/25/2012, 10:13:05 AM by Ewamewa2
I have mostly travel editorials and some of them sell quite well, though I can not say that it happens quickly. This one has 7 sales, but I uploaded it almost 2 years ago...
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Ewamewa2
674 posts
Message posted at 11/25/2012, 10:13:32 AM by Ewamewa2
I have mostly travel editorials and some of them sell quite well, though I can not say that it happens quickly. This one has 7 sales, but I uploaded it almost 2 years ago...
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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/25/2012, 10:43:52 AM by Jackbluee
Some subjects sell a little faster. I think because buyers are mostly from North America and Europe, the subjects they talk about more sell faster. Such as technology and investments. I think that is why your travel pictures don't sell fast. They are more specific. I could tell your older images were about India mainly. They don't talk about India that often.


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Dianabahrin
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Message posted at 11/25/2012, 11:40:11 AM by Dianabahrin
Interesting.I didn't know that so thanks for sharing :)


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Thanatonautii
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Message posted at 11/25/2012, 14:42:14 PM by Thanatonautii
Editorial pictures sale really well indeed. The single problem that I see with them is the fact that the buyers get them usually as a subscription, so there are small royalties for each sale....but that is ok :)


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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/25/2012, 21:08:18 PM by Jackbluee
About subscription sales, it is interesting that I have half credit sales and half subscription. But I've been selling images for only 3 months and had only 10 sales. Everything I said was just my personal research. Thank you for all your moments. You are helping me a lot.


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Fainastock02
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Message posted at 11/26/2012, 00:31:35 AM by Fainastock02
I have a lot of editorial images as well. And indeed I got a lot of sales in the beginning and also till now images are sold. However, I think that RF images will sell better eventually. But the trick is to make GOOD high quality RF images, and that is sometimes quite difficult. By this I mean, to make good images RF images that have high sales potential. Editorial images often are a bit 'snapshot-like' where there is not too much attention spend on the composition. With RF images you really can show your skills, it has more to do with real photography.

However editorial images can certainly be succesfull. But this is also dependable on the spot where the image is taken. Years ago I shot an image at the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I recognized that this image mostly sold on times when there was something happening. Once all three image of the Erasmus Bridge were sold in one day - I googled a bit - and found out that an accident had took place. So my image were newsworthy at that time....

Interesting post!!

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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/26/2012, 00:51:24 AM by Jackbluee
I agree with you that RF images could last longer. I think a lot of editorial images with people inside look like snapshots not because buyers don't need high quality of editorial images, it is because it is even harder to catch the moments and make good compositions at the same time. The editorial images that have very good compositions can last longer and they reach more buyers who need higher quality images.


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Egomezta
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Message posted at 11/26/2012, 17:02:21 PM by Egomezta
ABout 50% of my sales are editorial images, and they sell for 1 or up to 15 credits. So they work very well for me.
Cameras: - Nikon D600 and D90 - Samsung Digimax Pro 815...

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Jackbluee
269 posts
Message posted at 11/26/2012, 17:18:40 PM by Jackbluee
Thank you for letting me know. Now I have more confidence with editorial images.


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