Hi, I am new or rookie but I have portfolio in DT :) I wonder, my photos reviewing again and again but not sale.
What do you thinking and suggesting. May be this is normal situation or normal way to go professional, but I wanna incentive things.
Am I abnormal :)
Photo credits: Caner Bozlaker.
Others have said it all, just keep uploading consistently. set a minimum amount of images you can upload per month and dont worry about sales, they will come naturally with hard work. Great glass image, by the way. Also, you need about 6 months of continuous work to start seing sales. You're almost there!
Don’t worry about sales at the moment, concentrate on building your portfolio, take time to look around and see what sells and what doesn’t, boring day to day subjects sell, exploit every opportunity, you have a photo of a brand new cordless screwdriver, one photo, if it was me I would have wanted a series of photos of the screwdriver.
Keep submitting, learn from rejections and sales will come.
Hello, what wonderful information from so many helpful photographers you have. Think you just need to be patient now and take up some of the advice and it will change, all the best to you.
still zero sale, there's nothing changing..
Producing stock is like an assembly line. You have to keep feeding the beast. Just keep shoveling the images into the fire and stoke it up. If you are not ready to provide a steady stream of images then its probably not for you.
Welcome to DT, you have great images, but as already stated you need many more images to start seeing results, the reason is that there are 19 million of images for sale here and you only have 7.
Welcome to DT and Stock photography! Patience, perseverance, quality, variety and QUANTITY!
Set yourself goals, maybe to reach your first 50, then 100 and so on. Have fun doing it and learn from more experienced photographers.
Hi! Keep uploading! Don't give up! Be patient! Go to the mall! Go to the market! Go to the supermarket and take camera with you! Have fun! Good luck! Go!!
Just to give some perspective, I have more than 20,000 sales and 3500 images online. My last 40 uploads from this month have only 3 sales, and you have only 7 images uploaded without the other 3500 online images to draw buyers to your newer images. You have a drop in the bucket in terms of images, and things take time to get out to partners, etc. You need to give it time, and upload a lot more to see big sales numbers... So yes, this is normal!
Hi Caner and welcome to DT!
Susan explained most of it below.
Start thinking about what the byuer wants to pay for.
One idea is to look in various magazines - many and sometimes most images you see there is stock. Even when it´s people in them - editorial pics don't need model releases. Learn more about it in the blogs here. Are there any special things you like to photo or to do? The things you think is most fun to do, or, something you are specialist in... Then start searching around to see how to make that images better than the existing or just fill a gap...
hi and welcome to dt.
biggest thing to learn is you need a big portfolio to even get seen. or amazing image.. better if both! you have a very very small portfolio so far,,, so be patient and upload more. You will start seeing sales once you have 2-300 images.. but think about how many millions of photos buyers have to go through to find yours. be active on the blogs and get noticed, and keep uploading. most of all, shoot quality images that people want... look at what is selling and key work correctly. people cant buy your photos if they cant find them! try to find your own images using the search.. that tells you right away if your photos can be easily found! good luck