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Pictures you didnt think would do well?

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Message posted at 12/09/2013, 07:40:56 AM by Bobbrooky
I just wondered how many contributors, have entered an image to Dreamstime, more in hope than confidence. I submitted this image back in June 2012, its nothing special, but I was happy with the catchlight in the Rabbits eye. I almost missed the shot too, but to date its made $42

   Wild European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)   
Nikon D700, 70-300vr, Sigma 180 f3.5macro, Sigma 20-40 f2.8,...

Uploaded files:813 | Total Sales: 916
2,751 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 08:14:39 AM by Pindiyath100
   Books on library shelves   
This image was online since 01/06/2013 and when submitting it we didn't think it would bring good earnings. Till now it has earned $77.30 :))
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70L, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L I...

Uploaded files:3,258 | Total Sales: 5,982
856 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 08:18:44 AM by Celiaak
My best seller is the most common image one could get.
I even thought it would not be accepted, because of the shadows and it was so common.
But the buyers think different...
   Kebab Fast Food Dish   
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands

Uploaded files:1,004 | Total Sales: 1,086
3,876 posts
Message edited at 12/09/2013, 10:46:33 AM by Igordabari
 Wood texture 

This is my bestseller (54 sales for 3 years) which I did not think would be even accepted. It was more or less casual shot and it is quite common subject.

 Interior bar 

This image takes 4th place among my bestsellers. I did it in April, 2010. That time I was completely unexperienced in digital photography and saved images in JPEG (no RAWs). Exposition and ISO were choosen absolutely not correctly. Lightnig was just terrible. It was resubmitted 2 or 3 times after lot of exercises with Photoshop (I tried to get noise level and saturation which would be though more or less acceptable). Finally, it was accepted and gave 39 sales by the moment (the last one occured just yesterday) which pernanently makes me to be extremely surprised.

 Moscow Kremlin cityscape 

This image takes 5th place among my bestsellers (30 sales for 3.5 years). At shooting it was saved in JPEG. When shooting I did not look for composition and it is the most common view of Moscow (1000+ photograpers dayly make shoots just from this point). I just went through the area and push the buttoon on my camera without even stopping. Till now I can not understand why this image has such considerable success...
I, me, myself + cameras: Canon 450d (for astrophoto...

Uploaded files:1,835 | Total Sales: 2,685
2,573 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 10:06:44 AM by Bradcalkins
   New potatoes   

A shot of 'small potatoes'. $114 total! This is the kind of shot that makes newcomers to stock think - "Wow, if that shot can make it to level 5 I'll be a millionaire in no time!". Of course, if it was my only shot and I had low acceptance ratio, etc. I doubt it would have many sales :)
Olympus OM-D EM-1: 12-40mm f/2.8, 75mm f1.8, 25mm f1.4, 50-2...

Uploaded files:4,021 | Total Sales: 28,324
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Message posted at 12/09/2013, 10:34:25 AM by Marilyngould
   Christmas Trees Star Sky   

One of my early attempts to blend a photo with PhotoShop techniques, the tree props are discards from a department store the rest is a little time in PhotoShop. I was skeptical that the image would be accepted and continually amazed at the sales to date $237.60!
Canon 20D, Canon 5D mark II, EF70-200mm f/2.8L, 1.4x Exten...

Uploaded files:1,286 | Total Sales: 6,171
479 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 10:46:31 AM by Bobbrooky
Well guys and gals, after initiating this thread, even at this early stage, the thing that stands out to me with these images is they are well executed, uncomplicated and are not specialised. Perhaps that is the answer to all of our prayers!
Nikon D700, 70-300vr, Sigma 180 f3.5macro, Sigma 20-40 f2.8,...

Uploaded files:813 | Total Sales: 916
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Message edited at 12/09/2013, 11:19:38 AM by Photomo
   Metallic alien ship   
Metallic alien ship
...or... the interior of my washing machine... :)
Sold five times.
EOS 650D | Efs 18-55 IS | Efs 50-250 IS | Samyang 8mm CS II ...

Uploaded files:383 | Total Sales: 1,720
47 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 11:50:24 AM by Kumar2013
Interesting thread.. and interesting experience of photographers.. I'd love to post some images in this thread in future :)

Uploaded files:57 | Total Sales: 31
1,616 posts
Message posted at 12/09/2013, 12:06:33 PM by Rigsby8131

This has become my bestseller with 47 sales and a total of $132.21. I am still surprised how well it has done.
Canon EOS 50D with various lenses and Sony NEX-6

Uploaded files:2,098 | Total Sales: 2,143
197 posts
Message posted at 12/10/2013, 20:55:53 PM by Positiveflash
I was really surprised by how well this one has done. It is by far my top earning photo with 8 downloads and $36.55 in sales.
   Lightning through the clouds   
Canon EOS 6d, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Uploaded files:152 | Total Sales: 208
268 posts
Message edited at 12/10/2013, 21:10:21 PM by Debramillet
   Silhouette of priest lifting host   
27 downloads, $122.19
I never noticed when I first submitted it that most of the background is blurry,which was okay, but I tried to sharpen parts, but never finished. It's really a bit embarrassing , thought to redo it but not sure if they could replace this one or I'de lose the levels and have to start from level 1

Uploaded files:1,119 | Total Sales: 1,617
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Message posted at 12/13/2013, 10:26:32 AM by Nikon4004

Just another cornfield, but the reviewers liked it,

Sold 4 time
NikonD300, D90 , D70 ........ Ricohflex 2 1/2 Nikon 50mm 1....

Uploaded files:240 | Total Sales: 133
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Message posted at 12/14/2013, 15:43:47 PM by Rustypelicans
For me it's a miracle when any of mine sell!!!
Nikon D5100 Nikon D80

Uploaded files:115 | Total Sales: 27
576 posts
Message posted at 12/15/2013, 03:53:36 AM by Baldas1950
   Scorpion constellation in the night sky   

I am surprised with how this image, loaded only one year ago, has already earned $32. I'm surprised even the high demand for space images.
Nikon D90 Gimp 2.6 Adobe Photoshop

Uploaded files:715 | Total Sales: 612
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Message posted at 12/16/2013, 07:38:15 AM by Alekk03
I didn´t expect 9 downloads and $11.49 since last june with this one.

   Brazilians football fans in new Maracana Stadium   

Uploaded files:224 | Total Sales: 144
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 04:29:47 AM by Dplum
my most popular by far, but still with only 9 sales. working in the building trade i get access to a lot of interesting places before they are fully open. seems a very popular image for some reason of an industrial kitchen:
   Hospital Kitchen   
Nikon D3200 with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 2 & Tamro...

Uploaded files:77 | Total Sales: 60
574 posts
Message posted at 12/17/2013, 05:45:42 AM by Dgmate
   Stretch marks, pregnancy   
Nikon D300, Nikon24-70mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Sigma105mm, Nikon1...

Uploaded files:417 | Total Sales: 560
374 posts
Message posted at 12/29/2013, 00:46:42 AM by Gmargittai
   Enchanted forest   
This was taken in Maui in a very beautiful place with lots of interesting trees I tried to capture. None of them was accepted for one reason or another. I did this picture without even thinking, there is this saying one can not see the forest because of the trees or viceversa, I forgot.
Anyway this sold 21 times and made $81

Uploaded files:1,233 | Total Sales: 1,866
785 posts
Message posted at 12/29/2013, 15:06:32 PM by Grafoo
I uploaded this for fun, and it has given me $74 till now.
   Young Man's Moustache   
and this was just another cloud for me, but it reached $51 till now.
   Blue sky behind stormy clouds   
Olympus E-500, 17.5-45mm, 40-150mm, ... Adobe Photoshop, Ad...

Uploaded files:576 | Total Sales: 2,407
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