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What about travel pictures/editorials?

I have many editiorial images in my portfolio as most of my pictures were taken during travels to India and it was impossible to ask for MR (at least to me that time:). Frankly speaking I thought they might be attractive for buyers (magazines, books etc.), but as time is passing by, I feel more and more discouraged since so far I have had only few editorial sales...

Shall I stop uploading editorials? I like most of these pictures very much, they are not going to bring money. Probably it is naive, but I am a little bit disappointed.

And here is my favorite (the one with a boy in orange), though still with no sale:

Photo credits: Ewamewa2.

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August 08, 2011

Ewamewa2

thank you all for warm words. I really appreciate you like my pictures:) Will wait and see what the future brings. So far I sold one editorial image today:)

August 08, 2011

Torasnapsfr

I have the same problem with my Moroccan photos. most weren't even accepted. I love your photos, so inspiring.

August 08, 2011

Keki

lovely images though! I say wait and see! they might not sell by the dozon, but better up then not no?

August 07, 2011

FabioConcetta

You have to wait for sales, you have beautiful pictures! Dreamstime considered only as your own personal gallery, then if the photos sell better yet, do not bind your love for photography sales, would be a mistake. I hope I get good advice!

August 07, 2011

Mvogel

It takes time. I have some editorial images that were in my portfolio for almost a year before I got a sale. You have to remember that it is not just about taking a good picture, there has to be a buyer looking for that subject. For example if you have a lot of pictures of India, there has to be a buyer looking for pictures of India for a sale to happen. I have pictures in my portfolio from Okinawa Japan which is not a hot topic so my sales on those pictures are low.

August 06, 2011

Angelaostafichuk

I do the same thing as you : ) It just takes time....and lots of uploading so just be patient. My ex does the same as well and he makes good money, it took him many years though. Your pictures are beautiful, why not write about your experiences on here in India? Happy shooting!
Ang

August 06, 2011

Walleyelj

Your photos look great. I have over 3000 sales now, and I would say the majority of them are editorial sales, mostly sports and travel. As a matter of fact, I wasn't doing very well on DT until they opened up to accepting editorial shots. It's not uncommon for a lot of my files to wait a while before they start to sell. Once they do, they tend to end up with multiple sales. Most of my travel editorials that have sold are not close up portraits of individuals, but rather broader environmental portraits that have people in them - the essence of the place as someone has mentioned. In terms of your terrific photos form India, run a search and see what the bestsellers are, and see how your photos match up. If they are very similar, just give it time. If not, if may help unlock the key for what to do in the future. Good luck!

August 06, 2011

Rosedarc

Very nice photos and your keywords seem good too. I've also got limited success with editorial images but I keep uploading my best ones and some have had a few sales. I see some highly successful ones in the database too so don't give up, you might get there too.
Building a good portfolio is part of the process, so keep on submitting your best shots and don't get discouraged if they sell slowly or don't reach high levels.

August 06, 2011

Ewamewa2

Thank you all for warm words!
Dark3y3s - it is true that images just started selling but very, very slowly and, in addition, they are viewed quite often, but it does not bring sales, what makes me thinking that something is not ok with them:) Anyway, I will try to be patient:)

August 06, 2011

Dark3y3s

The photos are very beautiful, colourful and full of life, so do not get disappointed and, more important, don't give up! This type of images won't sell overnight as well as commercial images (the type you see in every day newspapers and magazines), but there are plenty of magazines and websites that have articles about travelling and/or interesting stuff about different countries. Therefore, you just have to be patient for your photos to be seen. Moreover, I've seen that the photos already started selling so, why get disappointed?! :D

Wish you the best of luck!

August 06, 2011

Jdanne

It takes time! Just wait and sales will come ...

August 06, 2011

Verdelho

I think you are doing very well Ewamewa. I focus on travel and other editorial as well. Sales are probably slower than non-editorial but I think they may be more long lived than many commercial images. Best of luck.

August 06, 2011

Linqong

Travel and editorial images also have very good sales,

August 06, 2011

Calyx22

You're welcom, Ewamewa2! Since I'm exclusive also, I can't try them out but I'm certainly curious how they would do. Like I said, yours are very vibrant and engaging and therefore I would think, appealing to people looking for images of Indian culture and people. Best of luck with them and I hope they sell!

August 06, 2011

Jeremyrichards

Travel and editorial images can sell well, so do not give up. I know from my own experience that it can take a while before images start to get downloaded and once an image becomes popular it tends to keep getting downloaded. I have found that the best selling images are those that capture the essence of a country. Of course, some images will probably never get downloaded, but that's life.

August 06, 2011

Ewamewa2

Calyx22, thank you for your very precious information, but I am exclusive, hmmm...And I am so happy you all like my photos:)

August 06, 2011

Calyx22

Ewamewa2, I have some editorials in portfolio as well and am about to add more from my travels in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. They'll probably never be best sellers, but I have had one reach a level 2. My editorials are some of my favorite images. I for one love your editorial images because they are so vibrant and make me feel like I'm actually there. Since there are limitations on how editorial images are used, I would think this possibly can limit their sales potential. But if you are not exclusive (I can't remember off hand) then there are some stock websites that are actually geared towards travel images. Let me know if you are interested and I will dig it up. Don't be discouraged! :)

August 06, 2011

Edonalds

Your editorial pictures are very good. I have a few in my portfolio, and only one had sold until last week, when three of my four sales were editorial. I was discouraged, too, so don't give up on them.

August 06, 2011

Ewamewa2

thank you for words of cheer. It is so good to know that someone likes your pictures..So, let's hope:)

August 06, 2011

Mariaam

Travel and editorial pics are a good idea! "they are not going to bring money" - You never know what will happen, keep uploading...! ;)

August 06, 2011

Julia161

Very good pictures, they just need some time to be seen and bought many times. Most of my best sellers are editorial by the way. And I'm for sure not going to stop making them :)

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