Stock photographs still being loved by image buyers as sales continue

I have mentioned in a previous blog post how I also sell my images via a stock agency. My stock photographs have continued to prove popular over the last 18 months despite these challenging times. The number of images in my portfolio has now reached 1820 (at the time of writing). Therefore I thought it was time to share some of these images with you.

Alamy stock agency

I have a photo portfolio with a company called Alamy. You may have seen their name pop up at the end of TV shows or films. They are an agency that sells images on behalf of the artist. There are many different agencies out there, and I have used a few different ones to sell my images. However, I have found Alamy to have the best contributors interface and the best commissions!

Photo themes

Over the last couple of years I have become more diverse in the sort of images I upload to the site. When I first opened my account in 2018, I shared my back catalogue. This mainly consisted of nature and wildlife imagery. Whilst I have sold a few of this type of image, I think the market is flooded with these “pretty” images.

It was also my first sale of a mobile phone aerial which got me thinking about what photo buyers are really looking for. It turned out that they want “everyday images”, you may even think that they are boring images! For that reason, I started to take pictures of everything!

When I am out on one of my photo walks, I do capture the pretty stuff and ensure I get those shots I plan before I leave the house.

I then take a step back and look around. What else could I photograph, that might other people may overlook?

This is why, if you were to pass me in the street, I may be photographing interesting textures, a rubbish bin, a “we are open” sign or a park bench. You never know who might be looking for that particular image!

Science Themed Stock photographs

My background is in geology, and over the last couple of years, I have added some rocks and minerals to my portfolio. These are a little different, as not everyone has access to these materials.

Specimen of coke one of my stock photographs

Check out my stock photographs portfolio

If you want to see more of what I offer, why not head over to my portfolio now.

Alamy Portfolio

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