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Black and White?

I really enjoy shooting in black and white, however, I am not quite sure how well monotone images sell as stock.

I have uploaded a few black and white images in the few months that I have been here and some seem to sell ok (not a great deal but a few sales). I am always reluctant to upload more though as I am not sure if designers need these kind of images. Surely they could convert any of the coloured images they buy into black and white if they needed to?

I would be interested in hearing how any one else does with the sales of their black and white shots and also from any you really need black and white stock shots?

Photo credits: Charlotte Leaper.

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November 27, 2011


Thanks! Seems like for some reason there's a need for nice B&W-s even in stock photography :) Good luck!

November 25, 2011


Same here now! I wrote this blog a couple of years ago and now a couple of my B&W ar emy best sellers! I like your image!

November 25, 2011


Hi :) I only have a few black and white shots in my portfolio, but my best selling image so far is black and white :)


September 15, 2008


Thanks Tracy - I thought that might be the case. I think I will continue to shoot mostly in colour for stock so that the designers have the choice.

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