Tag Archives: analysis

Stock Performer Giveaway!

With picWorkflow I’ve spent a LOT of time trying to come up with a viable, and reliable stats/analytics service for microstock and I’ve come to a conclusion… it’s damned near impossible to do well. Keeping up with changes in the agency pages, and collecting/collating all your image data into a usable form which offers real […]
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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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Technology & Stock Photos with Dreamstime’s Serban Enache

I thought I’d posted this interview earlier, so aplogies to picNiche readers and to Serban for not posting this sooner. An interesting interview by Dreamstime’s Serban Enache on technology and developments in the stock photography industry from Dreamstime’s perspective: Hi Serban. Please introduce yourself for those readers who may not know who you are. I’m […]
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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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The Big Guide to Improve Microstock Workflow

A few times a week I receive questions from microstock photographers who have discovered the picNiche toolbar, wondering about how they can make the whole microstock process better. As an experienced computer user (and coder) there are a lot of things I often take for granted about ‘the microstock workflow’, which others sometimes miss or […]
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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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Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!

As development progresses for the picNiche contributor toolbar, which reads basic earnings/portfolio data from the various microstock agencies, I face a dilemma, and I need your help to resolve it 🙂 I regularly receive requests to retrieve more information from the microstock agency websites, the most common are for data to generate detailed RPI (return […]
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