I have been very fortunate with my relatively small portfolio and I actually just passed the 50 upload mark. I am very curious to know and hear opinions about the resolution of images in general. The majority of my photos are 6.1 megapixels. Does this lower resolution affect buyers decisions?
I see images in a wide range but rarely see them below 8 megapixels.
I am going to keep uploading. I understand that the quality of images that I produce is very important. I will keep improving, reading and most importantly shooting.
Photo credits: Kasey Chesnut.
I think there are specific types of images where resolution is a key factor, like backgrounds, but otherwise the concept is much more important.
Bigger resolution is of course nice to have and if you can upgrade your equipment little by little, you will eventually benefit from it.
However, a lot of images are downloaded as a small format and used on the web; my best sellers are not my photos with the highest resolution.
Surely, resolution is a factor which affects sales. But it is not of great importance, on my experience. My 2 bestsellers are of 3 MP, for example. Your images are nice, just keep uploading.
Thank you all for the kind words. You all have amazing portfolios! The plan is to keep uploading until I earn enough for new equipment.
The bigger the better of course, but anyway you have also extra large and maximum resolution (automatically generated) and TIFF, so don't care about this. Keep uploading and have fun! Bye, Rob.
The bigger the image, the better, because depending of the size you can earn more money. Any image can be downloaded very small without loosing quality, and in the other hand a small image can not be magnified without loosing quality.
In my experience, the purchase of an image depends on many factors, among which the resolution for his address to use. I saw your portfolio, you have some very pretty pictures "commercial" and excellent still life, keep it up and you have lots of sales!