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#EyeEmPaid April: Your Bestselling Photos

By Brada - 6 min read

Photo editor Brada shares her top pick of photos that sold on EyeEm Market this month

We love to see which images sell. For one, we get to celebrate with the photographers who’ve sold – but we also get to answer the question that comes up time and time again: What kind of shots are buyers actually buying? As it turns out, the photos that sell are by photographers just like you and I. Photos of everyday life sell – and this collection of bestsellers are proof!

Congratulations to the photographers who sold one – or more – photos this month! Scroll down for my top pick of ones that sold and find a larger collection of this month’s top-sellers here. Then add photos to EyeEm Market to start selling yourself!


Sustainability

In this ever-changing world, highlighting the vulnerability of mother earth is of increasing importance to so many brands and publications. So it’s no surprise that shots that ask us how we should be protecting the world sold well this month.

Close-up recycling water bottles
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Ken

Illuminated industrial building at night

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誠十郎

Silhouette oil rig in sea against sky during sunset

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hakiimonn

Scenic view of sea against sky during sunset

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Meredith

Low angle view of snowcapped mountain against cloudy sky

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AABG


Party

Happiness sells, there’s no denying it! Images of individuals and groups celebrating sold like hotcakes this month – and it’s no wonder. Happy moments like the ones below will light up any editorial piece or creative campaign.

See more photos just like these in the Party image collection!

Portrait of man drinking cocktail under shower
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Lode Kuylenstierna

Midsection of guitarist playing bass guitar on stage

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Daniele Martire

Crowd enjoying illuminated music concert at night

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Alvaro d’Apollonio

Happy woman making face while holding popsicle stick
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Alyona Gamm

Silhouette arms raised at music concert

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Makiko


Education

Pictures of books and education communicate many things. The importance of knowledge and studying, for example, as well as that nostalgic feeling of re-reading your favorite book. Not to mention that moment of great relief on graduation day, as Zida captured perfectly!

Close-up of book

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Sheatr

Directly above shot of pencil and notebook on table

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Alexandra

Close-up of open book

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Karin Wollina

Woman lying on bed reading book with legs raised

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Mrs. Jin Chu-Ferrer

Rear view of excited students throwing mortarboard during graduation

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Zida Ismail


The Workplace

Photos that portrayed various kinds of business in new ways were incredibly popular with buyers this month. Especially those that offer personal perspectives on specialist trades seem to be in high demand.

Like these shots? There are plenty more just like them in the Business image collection.

Rolls of metal rods at construction site

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Gary Edgington

Low section of man wearing shoes standing at garage

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Artem Zhushman

High angle view of illuminated cargo containers at commercial dock

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William Li

Empty airplane cockpit

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Peter Schmiedgen

Cropped hand of computer hacker typing on keyboard

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Oliver Ponder


Imaginative

A stand-out trend this month was photos that demonstrated unique ways of interpreting the world. Those that really showed the photographer’s point of view and demonstrated a cinematic, artistic approach sold especially well – just like the ones below!

Man and woman using cups and string to communicate against blue wall

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a Brilliant Dummy

Light trails on city road at night

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Kevin Martin

Cat in illuminated gas station at night

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Adam Smialy

Double exposure on man face against white background

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Sunny Hopper

Businessman sitting on chair with fox mask in house

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Richard Casteel


How does making money from your own photos sound? Not bad, eh? Get inspired with our photo-selling tips, how-to guides and interviews with top-selling photographers – right here on the EyeEm blog!

Header image by @alyonagamm.

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