To sleep perchance to dream-- ay there's the rub

This post is written for newbies to simply relate some of my experiences with microstock.

When you have difficulty sleeping may I recommend that you create images in your head with a view to capturing them in reality the next day. Soon you will fall asleep.

Remember that many buyers are trying to illustrate an article in a newspaper or magazine .

One day my wife brought home a large 'gold' key that was on the point of being thrown out by a charity shop.

It immediately gave me the ideas ( at bedtime ) for images involving this object ' The Key to ' or another ' Faith holds the key'.

Key to credit

which sold 12 times whereas the key on the card so far has only sold 2 times.

The key to happiness has sold 21 time

and the key to Science which has sold 10 times

People in retirement may not have enough money so if they own their home go in for equity release . In consequence I dreamed up unlocking equity

Governments in Europe and America are trying to cut their budget deficits . This image so far sold only 4 times

Most of us want to win the lottery so another simple idea which so far sold 13 times is key to a win

Last week I tried five times to write a blog but technical problems prevented it appearing so I hope this time it does appear and helps a beginner in microstock. Pretty images aren't always the best sellers. Keep it simple as possible. Every picture should tell a story.

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August 14, 2013

Fredbro

I found concepts hard to find and to photograph. You seem to be doing it good though. Keep up the good work!

July 29, 2013

Egomezta

Great images I like them, good luck.

July 27, 2013

Onime

good blog. thanks for sharing

July 26, 2013

Suyerry

Great stock photos! Congrats.

July 26, 2013

Babar760

My secret to stock photography is photographing things that I think won't sell. I'm 180 degrees away from most people so I photograph just the opposite of what I would be willing to buy.

July 25, 2013

Lenutaidi

Really good concept.Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

July 25, 2013

Rigsby8131

Great concepts, perfect for microstock. I wish you continued success for the future.

July 25, 2013

Alvera

One click on Useful is from me :) Thanks for share. Have a nice day.

July 25, 2013

Karenfoleyphotography

I see you've found the "key" to your success! K-

July 24, 2013

BCritchley

"Every picture should tell a story", could not agree more David :)

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Photo credits: David Watmough.