Is editorial microstock the next step ?
For some time I have this strange feeling that microstock editorial images are the next big thing that is about to happen in the field. I often shoot editorial images while being hired by a tabloid or magazine here in Germany, and of course they get those images and I don't publish them here . However sometimes it happens that doing my work I am at a venue that is of international interest so I tend to snap some pictures for the Dreamstime editorial section . Now looking at the details it comes out that in my top 5 downloaded images I have 3
that are editorial with total downloads of 68 downloads ,
my most downloaded image is editorial as well - 38 downloads -
Looking at views (which by the way I consider a very valuable indicator of what potential buyers are interested in ) in the top 10 images the top 8 are editorial images with a total of 2545 views . In the top 20 viewed images I have a total of 12 Editorial images and 8 with RF license . The RF ones have 891 views VS 2973 views for the Editorial images .
So number crunching those statistics it looks like having editorial images in your portfolio cannot hurt but only help in attracting more attention to it ... maybe a lot more attention than you've ever expected . So grab your cameras, go to the next big event in your town and snap some of the interesting things that are being presented , the companies that are present etc .
Photo credits: Alexander Nikolov.