#10: Farmer in his barn next to hay stack
To all of those still afraid of noise on their shot, here is another example of a noisy shot that not only every agency I’ve sent it to accepted but has gone on to be quite a good seller at Shutterstock, while it was available there. I often say that if the inspector believes that the shot can sell, they’ll overlook some of the technical stuff that they will use in a heartbeat to refuse something that they doubt will find buyers. I have to say that it never even sold once at Istock – another example that luck has to do a lot with the success of a shot at that agency if you’re not exclusive. But then it arrived there at a time right after a huge bug with initial views that sort of killed all these shots that were submitted that week, according to my numbers. If this happens again, I’m totally deleting them and resubmitting once the bug has passed.
Royalty Free License available at Istockphoto.com
NOTE: Most of the sales on this countdown came from a combination of agencies prior to my becoming exclusive with Istock. Sales over there will not reflect the rankings of this list.