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52 but I'm fairly new here - I have a lot more photographs to put up... actually have approx 25k images (but some duplicates and rubbish ones) in my Lightroom catalogue but I need 'rests' in-between lol plus lots of other work I'm suppose to be doing - if I ever made a sale I would probably go nuts and upload like mad :-)
the catch is though, if you don't have a large stock of very nice images, you may not get a sale. a small amount means you don't take up much room on the site and your less likely to come up in the search. i have lots of images at home also, probably well over a 100k but not all of them are great. only great ones are posted. otherwise it's hard to go through. kind of like those stock sites with 30,000 images.
I would probably have more on here but I have found the procedure for adding images on FAA to be very time consuming and labor intensive, especially the multi-uploading feature. It's actually easier to do one at a time but it's still a slow process. I think this is the way they want it however.
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29 I think, but I have a lot in my files that I consider mediocre, or less than that. I tend to save lots of shots that probably should just be deleted. Broke my foot a month ago, so have been unable to get out and shoot anything new. Gettin' cabin fever!
Someone just suggested I would do better if I kept closer to 100 of my best images and only a handful of galleries, otherwise I'm confusing the buyers. I know I need to do another culling but I've found my views are going up as my portfolio grows. Would I be better if I do cull out 50-60% of my images?
that kind of advice just pares down competition. you are not confusing buyers, but if your folders are cluttered or there are too many of the same thing in different colors, that can be confusing. thing is, you don't know which images are your best because your worst, might be someone's favorite, and the one they were planning on buying when they got that bonus. never erase, only upload your best. i make sales most of the time and i have quite a bit more then you do. they aren't confused. more choices is always better.
marketing to the right people, and having thumbnails worthy of clicking - that's what you want.
I have 13 here at present and 3 wip's, all painted in the last 8 months after a 30+ year hiatus. I agree with Mike that a larger portfolio probably leads to increased chances for sales... but personally, partly because I am sooooo slow, I will never have a large portfolio and comparing the size of a painters portfolio to a photographers just does not compute. I don't know the statistics...and don't need to... but there are probably a lot more photographic images sold here than paintings if for no other reason than the sheer numbers that a buyer could choose from.