Do editorial photos sell? And at what ratio to commercial?

I have about 1200 photos on line at DT and practically all are for advertisement. But when I click on contributors portfolios, I see many editorial images. I just got back from a trip to France. Do any images of say, a prespective shot of the Arc de Triomphe with the Champs Elysees on both sides sell? What is the ratio of editorial to commercial sales on DT? Maybe I've been ignoring photos because I can't get 250 model releases or a property release to the Empire State building!

Any thoughts or ideas?

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September 09, 2014

Leswrona

I have uploaded many images at editorial licence as I like taking pictures of events and interesting people. Now, over half of my portfolio is composed of editorial pictures. Surprisingly enough, I have some downloads of those images. Most of downloads, however, are without any keywords searched for, and this is puzzling me. To answer your question, editorial images are in demand and are worth uploading.

December 21, 2012

Sunguy

As with Peanutroaster, my best selling image is also an editorial one.

December 21, 2012

Peanutroaster

My best selling image is an editorial shot.

December 20, 2012

Angelaostafichuk

Almost all my photos are editiorial, and thety they sell well. It always depends on the subject and what perspective you shoot from. Look at wat other people have of the same place and decide if its worth it or not. Good luck!

December 20, 2012

Babar760

Thanks all for the advise. I'm going to go through lots of CDs to pick out the shots I should submit to DT for editorial. And, Davidwatmough, I seem to be the only photographer on DT that is not on your "favorite" list! Inverness, I remember it still! ( great single malt and smoked salmon ).

December 20, 2012

Bradcalkins

2% of my shots are editorial, and they have earned about 2% of my total income. So for me they sell, but no better or worse than anything else I produce :)

December 20, 2012

Davidwatmough

Yes editorial shots of a pantomime for example which have just been approved can be viewed in my portfolio.
Classic car rallies, agricultural shows, castles cruise ships etc offer tremendous potential. David

December 19, 2012

Egomezta

Many of my sales are editorials... They workk very well for me.

December 19, 2012

Nikon4004

I have quite a few editorial salesl

Depending on the material.

RF Wedding pics will outsell EDitorial wedding pics, ules of someone famos.. You may not editorial wedding images approved.

December 19, 2012

BCritchley

All good photo's sell with the right concept associated to them. A good editorial out sells a bad RF shot and vice versa.

December 19, 2012

Chanevy

Most of my sales have been of editorial photos.

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