Tag Archives: ideas

Stock Photo Research Tool Rebuilt

Update: Moved to a new host. Send me feedback if you want this tool to stay up and running. I’ve built a new research tool prototype with new tech, to help you find ideas/topics/subjects for your stock images, i.e. what to shoot. The old one was hitting the database too hard, and built on difficult […]
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Top 2000 Image-Buyer’s Searches vs Keyword Popularity

I’ve been playing around with some of my data the last few days (having a bit of an overhaul to get picWorkflow running faster) and before I archive off some of my data-tables I thought this one might be of interest to you 🙂 The list shows the top 2000(ish) short-form searches (no more than […]
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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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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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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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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Stock Photography over Time

I’ve added a very cool new feature to the picNiche rating system today. I’ve been waiting to add this one for months but didn’t have quite enough raw data to make it worthwhile until now. It’s a little more complex than usual so I figured it would be useful to highlight the key points, and […]
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