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#EyeEmPaid: Top-Selling Photos in November

By EyeEm Team - 5 min read

Our rundown of bestselling photo themes for November 2017. See how to sell photos online and find inspiration for your own next shoot.

Each month, we review the images that sold the most on EyeEm Market. We look for emerging trends and themes to share with you—so that you have a better idea of what buyers are looking for.

In November, it became very clear how much buyers’ behavior is determined by the season. As we near the end of the year, I spotted several trends that have to do with the holidays and the switch to 2018.

New Year’s Resolutions

Each turning of the year holds the promise of personal reinvention. Marketers like to tap into the optimism and promote lifestyle and fitness products. They’re buying photos to express New Year’s resolutions—or positive personal goals in general.

Close-up of bare feet

By 一哒先生

Full length of man running

By Filippo Romeo

Rear view of woman exercising in gym

By Sportns

Party Season

The end of the year marks the season for office parties, New Year’s celebrations, and other social get-togethers. This time of the year is perfect for snapping photos of various social happenings, which will sell all year round.

Portrait of smiling young women against red wall

By Criene

High angle view of beauty products on white table

By Michelle Patrick

By Prathan Chorruangsak

Close-up of place setting at wedding reception

By Aleksandrs Tihonovs

Staying In

Winter is dark and cold; no wonder people are staying in more than during the rest of the year. Photos encapsulating the coziness of season and its various activities get picked up around this time of year—particularly if they show some concrete activities.

Close-up of old teapot

By Pornprawit Phosawang

Close-up of muffins

By Suprecha Krujaroengit

Low section of person legs in water

By Sasha

Woman behind curtain

By carameluh

Winter Getaways

A lot of people travel during these winter months, if only to get some sun into their lives. Not only do travel photos sell well not, it’s a great time to get some photos uploaded in time for the spring’s travel season.

Close-up of wet window in rainy season

By Chalabala

Interior of an airplane

By Erik Witsoe

Close-up of man swimming in sea

By Alp Peker

Close-up of lotion on skin

By Carmen Vicedo


This theme isn’t limited to the holidays—but it sells particularly well towards each end of the year: Not only do theyadd some humanity to each photo, they also tell stories and convey a sense of tangibility. The best part: If there are no recognizable marks visible, you won’t need a model release for them!

Cropped image of woman hand holding mobile phone against pink background

By Michael Heim

Midsection of woman covering eyes

By Natalie Board

Low section of woman standing outdoors

By Odák

Cropped image of hand clenching fist

By Banar Fil Ardhi

Header photo bySportsn.