Shooting stock photography is a learning experience, especially as you determine what may sell vs. what won’t sell. When I first started to upload images, I went through my hard drive and was looking for shots that I thought were good enough. Now, I want to shoot images for stock that are incredible and have a much better chance of selling a ton.
iStockphoto.com has a section of their offerings called the Dollar Bin. It is a selection of images that are moving a little slow for whatever reason and they want to give customers the chance to view and purchase those images for a good price. There are images in the dollar bin that have sold hundreds of times and it is a good place to get more exposure to your work.
I currently have several images in the iStockphoto.com Dollar Bin, that are some of the first images that I uploaded and haven’t been my best sellers.
I know – not my best work, but I am getting better.