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Average 70 downloads per image!

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.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 04/30/2013, 16:59:39 PM
Wow, very impressive! Thanks for sharing~ :)
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Posted: 04/30/2013, 17:31:30 PM
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.
Posted: 04/30/2013, 21:54:37 PM
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.

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Posted: 04/30/2013, 22:22:06 PM
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
Posted: 05/01/2013, 11:32:34 AM

ARe there any portfolios of photographs that have reasched the same type number?
2.8, Sigma 24-135. Nikon SB800 SB600 Dell Studio17 Laptop...
Posted: 05/03/2013, 08:31:49 AM
Wow!Wonderful!Great images!Thank you for sharing,Robinstockphotos!:)
Posted: 05/03/2013, 10:47:08 AM
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!"
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Edited: 05/03/2013, 13:06:42 PM
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.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 05/03/2013, 13:23:21 PM
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.
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Posted: 05/04/2013, 01:39:01 AM
thanks for sharing with me.especially for the new contributors like me.
Posted: 05/04/2013, 03:58:49 AM
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?
10-20mm f4-5.6, home photo studio...
Posted: 05/07/2013, 12:53:28 PM
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. ;)
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 05/07/2013, 13:09:49 PM
good post. i need to stop taking arty farty pics and create backgrounds instead ;)
Posted: 05/09/2013, 01:42:11 AM
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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Posted: 05/09/2013, 02:14:41 AM
That kind of pictures sells a lot. Blessed him!!!
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Posted: 05/09/2013, 03:10:39 AM
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
Posted: 05/09/2013, 05:02:55 AM
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.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 05/10/2013, 16:56:29 PM
Most of those are Vector files though, not photos. It's not really helpful for those of us who don't upload Vectors.
Posted: 05/11/2013, 05:51:58 AM