Category Archives: Research

Good Stock Photo Ideas and picNiche Rated Information

Where do Independent Microstockers Submit?

Just a quick post today to take a look at some stats from picWorkflow on which Microstock agencies are commonly used (and in what proportion) by microstock photographers. (using Google Docs interactive charts so if the spaces below are blank, wait a few seconds and refresh) First up… the share of all picWorkflow accounts which […]
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TOP 1000 Stock Photo Buyer’s Searches – THE List

I’m finally getting a decent dataset together to answer the burning question: What are stock photo buyers searching for? Here are THE top 1000 searches made by stock photography buyers over the last 6 months to 2 years. This data, and whatever else I can gleam from the various datasets I have (around half a […]
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Great Subjects to Increase Microstock Sales

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (October 2010). I also have entries below for the high picNiche rated searches among people using The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search addon for Firefox and for Chrome. These results are awesome […]
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What to Shoot for Stock – Double-Whammy!

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (September 2010). I also have a new special addition to the niche list this month of most popular searches among people using The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search addon for Firefox and […]
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Microstock Stock Photo Ideas that Sell

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (July/August 2010). If you want your microstock portfolio to sell more images, and so make more money, you should produce some images on these topics for addition to your portfolio. All of […]
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Science Themed Stock Photo Ideas To Shoot

I saw this great post on Photopreneur about Science topics being an untapped Niche in Stock Photography. There are some excellent suggestions on what to shoot for microstock and traditional stock photography, but I wondered what else might be highly relevant, and would give a good RPI (return-per-image) for the photographs or illustrations created. I’ve […]
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Stock Photos You Really Should be Shooting

If you want to be selling more microstock images, these are some of the ideas, concepts and subjects you should be shooting. For once, I’m not going to prattle on. 🙂 Here’s a list of the best stock photography niches generated by people on picNiche.com over the last two weeks. I’ll try and make this […]
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Researching “What to shoot for stock?”

I spend quite a bit of time researching what to shoot for stock, although I’m busy at the moment mostly coding picNiche and other projects, I’m slowly increasing the amount of stock photography I produce. One of the primary goals in building picNiche is to identify areas where there is currently a shortage of supply […]
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202 Challenging Subjects when Shooting for Stock

When shooting stock photography, particularly for microstock, the perception often is that there exists an endless choice of subjects just waiting to be captured, and sold, Yes, for real money! “But wait…” I hear anybody who has been selling stock for a while scream, “you can’t just shoot anything and expect to rake in the […]
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