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Not a stock photograph but one of my early B&W landscapes has sold - in original selenium toned gelatin print form - over 50 times through various galleries worldwide over the years. Difficult to total the sales in £££'s as the price has increased considerably over the years but I have all the documentation and buyers information filed. In the 80's they were selling through a gallery for £350 or so, now, they are very considerably more. 

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6, then 4, then a couple of 2s.

One of the 2s my best grosser at $522.

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Sold this one four times so its my top seller!

 

 

 

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followed by this one which has sold three times!

Edited by John Gaffen

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Wow 55 sales from one shot is great

 

One of my best sellers is a very simple pack shot its sold 17 times shot with natural light on a old canon 6mp camera. Very similar shots from the same sequence have also sold 14 and 8 times

 

From the shoot of about 20 frames Ive sold them 57 times (and more sales elsewhere)

 

Ive photographed it again countless times but for some reason they still sell.

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Highest recorded in one place: 59

 

I have one here that has sold quite a few times.  I ask the dashboard how many.  Dashboard replies: 'Haven't a clue.  Why don't you count them?".

 

I tell myself: 'Get a life!'

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Earlier in this thread I said 13 times for $993.   Now it is 14 times for $1067.  That is about 5% of my total sales.  Some time back we had a post from David Kilpatrick listing 30 good things to have in a stock photo, this best seller does include a good few of them.

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Earlier in this thread I said 13 times for $993.   Now it is 14 times for $1067.  That is about 5% of my total sales.  Some time back we had a post from David Kilpatrick listing 30 good things to have in a stock photo, this best seller does include a good few of them.

 

Some good rules of thumb there for traditional magazine photography.

 

Or try this:

 

http://www.silberstudios.tv/videos/stock-photography-tips-from-john-lund-how-to-take-great-stock-photos/

Edited by Robert Brook

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63 total. 46 times through Alamy, the rest direct licensing to various clients. I've lost track of how much revenue the image has brought in over the years but it is a nice chunk of change, especially considering the cost for the shoot was roughly $0.05, heavy duty card-stock used as a background.

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Highest number for one image is a modest 7 sales for $540 gross, but best performer for income is 4 sales for $1070 gross. The sad thing is that I get a bit depressed when I see particular images selling multiple times - my ego would far prefer my entire portfolio being appreciated!

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Highest number for one image is a modest 7 sales for $540 gross, but best performer for income is 4 sales for $1070 gross. The sad thing is that I get a bit depressed when I see particular images selling multiple times - my ego would far prefer my entire portfolio being appreciated!

 

Oh to be equally depressed!!  :)

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Not sure about one single image but a situation I shot a few years ago and I uploaded a number of variations, has sold, on Alamy, 53 times for a gross of $7,808.  Mostly textbook uses.

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Amazing figures from some folk. For me, my best effort is 34 licenses of the 6 year old identical Thai twin girls that lived next door. Sadly now moved on.

 

Zero production costs involved and to date (all libraries ) $8,700 net.

 

As others have readily pointed out, it's sometimes right on your doorstep.

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Another one 40x for $60,000 total.

Shot that circa 1980,still selling and infringers still stealing!

 

I have hundreds of  images than have sold more than 40x. I starting shooting in 1978 though so factor that in.

 

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A couple of sixes and a five for me. Maybe I should give up now!!!

 

 

dov

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Through Alamy: 13 sales for $1407 gross (plus one sale and refund at $217 :( ) It was my first sale through Alamy in June 2002 (I am a few days away from marking 14 years with Alamy)

 

It may also have been sold a couple of times directly, for another #100ish I would guess

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22

 

It's now two years later and the current total is 39 for that same image.

 

wim

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