When Your Pictures Sell

In Israel the Dry Season lasts 6-8 months and ends in heavy rain sometime between mid October and mid November.

My photos have similar behavior. I experience "dry season" that can last up to a month, then there is a burst of downloads that boost my confidence and makes me think the big breakthrough is here to stay, only to run into another "dry season".

Going thru the new images that people upload or reading the trend of the month newsletter, is a great source of knowing what sells. Then it is up to you (and me) to decide whether you wish to join everyone else and shoot stocks of smiling people shaking hands etc. or you want to stick to your photographic way and shoot images you are happy with, knowing in advance that you can forget about being in top 10 download list.

I chose to go my own way. it suits my way of shooting, and I think my images bring something different that may appeal to certain buyers.

I am not saying better, only different.

Today is one of these days that I am very satisfied with my way of doing things. the top 2 images below the text, which belong to an ever growing collection of images of my mine called "Holyland series" which has started with my old EOS 10D ten years ago and continue to date with my new Fuji X100.

I am very thankful for the buyers and happy people find my new images fit for their needs. Like rainy days in Israel, I know this is a short period and I am facing "dry season" of varying length, but for the next few days I am going to feel great about it!

Judea Mountains Panorama - This one was sold twice! today

Holy Land Series -Judea mountains panorama

Park Afek Panorama -This one also sold today

Holy Land Series -Afek National Park panorama#2

Here's few more example from the "Holyland Series".


Mt. Arbel

Holy Land series-Mt. Arbel No. 2

Gamla, Golan Heights

Holy Land Series - Gamla Creek


Holy Land Series -Stella Maris Cable Car panorama

Palmachim Beach

Holy Land Series -Palmachim National Park panorama

The Negev

Holy Land Series -Desert in blossom#3

Photo credits: Amitai.
  • Amitai
Shoot, Shoot, Shoot and always look for a stock photo opportunity.

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November 20, 2014

Your photos are beautiful! I love seeing them. Thanks for sharing.


November 19, 2014

Great country and beautiful images! Well done! Many more sales and wish you forget about the draught :)