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In May 2019 I had three sales on EyeEm through Getty Images. I only earned a few cents though, no big hit.

EyeEm Sales May 2019

EyeEm Sales May 2019

 

Both photos are rather average and not outstanding memories from our Caribbean cruise a few years ago. But it seems that these unusual views are what customers are buying. Not the dream vacation white sandy beach with coconut palm tree and turquoise blue water. Nope… A view over an old marina on Isla Margarita and a view onto a harbour shot from the cruise ship with a crowd of tourists.

I wonder where I will find those images online… šŸ™‚

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This photo “Rainbow over Willemstad CuraƧao” is one of the cherished memories from our Caribbean Cruise a few years ago and it was a once in a lifetime moment to see this rainbow over the city in the morning. I was a bit sad to see that EyeEm did not accept it as a market or partner photo, I think it is great to be used not only for tourism topics but also for gay pride. Anyway, if you like it like I do, maybe you’d like to check it out on some print on demand websites or check out my Pinterest board:

Rainbow over Willemstad CuraƧao T-Shirt on Designbyhumans by Christine aka stine1

Rainbow over Willemstad CuraƧao T-Shirt on Designbyhumans by Christine aka stine1

Rainbow over Willemstad CuraƧao Shower Curtain by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Rainbow over Willemstad CuraƧao Shower Curtain by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

Getty Images has just accepted many new photgraphs from us through EyeEm and it’s a total of 399 stock photos now! This is a milestone I am very happy about!

Christine aka stine1 on Getty Images

Christine aka stine1 on Getty Images

Do you sell stock photos on Getty Images?

A new photo manipulation I did with our most popular Santa Monica Pier photo, situated in a golden photo frame decorated with some French home decor like an artichoke and used wine corks in a glass. Available on several websites to buy:

Santa Monica Pier French Decor by Christine aka stine1 on EyeEm

Santa Monica Pier French Decor Stock Photo by Christine aka stine1 on EyeEm

 

Santa Monica Pier French Decor Canvas Print by Christine aka stine1 on Redbubble

Santa Monica Pier French Decor Canvas Print by Christine aka stine1 on Redbubble

 

Santa Monica Pier French Decor Coasters by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Santa Monica Pier French Decor Coasters by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

For some more inspiration with this Photograph, please visit my Pinterest board.

During our Caribbean Cruise a few years ago – way before hurricane Irma destroyed a lot – we have enjoyed one lazy day on the island Antigua. It was one of the most beautiful stops during the cruise, really worth a second – longer – visit!

gettyimages antigua paradise beach stock photos by stine1

I am uploading a whole series to EyeEm and GettyImages, why not check them out?

See the whole series on Getty.co.uk.

So I have joined EyeEm one year ago, in order to start a new adventure in trying to sell stock photos. With gazillions of vacation photos on our own media server at home (99% shot by my husband) and very limited time on my hands for adding new designs to my various print-on-demand shops, this had seemed like an easy endeavour.

stine1online stock photography on EyeEm

stine1online stock photography on EyeEm

And yes, it was. EyeEm makes it super easy to upload and tag your photos since they do recognize what’s the topic of your photo and suggest suitable tags. It’s a recent feature for the app version, I am using the computer version most of the time – because that’s where I have easier access to our photos.

Almost all of my uploads also add their geo tags which is important for potential customers. Also, of over 3,000 uploaded photos, more than 2,000 have been accepted into the EyeEm Marketplace. Of these, almost 500 were accepted for premium and almost 250 are actually already live on Getty Images. Other photographers do have a better ratio but I am happy about it since I usually upload almost all photos from a topic. I only weed out the ones that were a mistake, e.g. when feet or other things were cut of. Hubby tends to do that, you might say he has a thing for cutting off feet šŸ˜‰

What I also like about EyeEm is the fact that you can upload photos without the intention of adding them to the market. I did this with my digital altered photos of the Santa Monica Pier. Why? Because I do have all EyeEm uploads imported into Copytrack in order to find illegal copies of my works. That way, I do get an overview of what copycats do with my work.

And my sales? I had 3 sales within my first year. Not too bad for the first year, especially since adding photos to Getty seems to take ages. All three sales had been through the Premium Collection on Getty Images and earned me a total of $15.00:

Latest sale on EyeEm

Latest sale on EyeEm

First two Sales on EyeEm

First two Sales on EyeEm

About three weeks ago, I have started a new journey or rather adventure into the stock photo market and stock photography. After a few years with little sales on Fotolia (I have earned only about $30 with them, which is not even enough for one payout!!!), I have encountered EyeEm. EyeEm does have the huge advantage that there is no cashout limit. You can cashout with Paypal after every sale if you wish to do so. That is perfect for me, since I do not really expect many sales but a few extra bucks – or Euros – would be nice.

Uploading photos to EyeEm is very fast and super practical since the uploader does recognise the subject of the photo and suggest suitable tags. VERY HANDY!

After only three weeks, a few of my photos are already on the EyeEm Market. If they get selected for Premium, it will mean they are also available on bigger stock portfolios like Getty Images. This of course would be awesome since Getty is very strict.

If you would like to connect on EyeEm, please do not hesitate to get in touch and follow me. I usually follow back šŸ™‚

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