Starting out as a photo seller can be daunting: How do you know which photos are actually in demand? To answer this question, we regularly look at the bestselling photos on EyeEm Market to show you which overall themes are currently in demand.

If you’re unsure what to shoot next, let yourself be inspired by these shots: They show that creating a bestseller often isn’t about the camera or subject, but about timing your shoots to coincide with the seasons, holidays, or trending themes.

May: Impending Summer

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By Alexandra

This month’s selection of images is picked from our most recent update of Market Bestsellers 2017, which is all about about summer knocking on our doors.

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By martinj

Summery photos being suddenly in demand isn’t very surprising – after all, Spring has almost ended and image buyers are looking for images to use in upcoming campaigns.

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By Alina Potapenko

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By Nina

What unites these pictures is their reliance on bright colors and soft bokeh to highlight some the mainstays of summer: Produce and flowers, ice cream and time in the sunshine.

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By Makiko

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By Jennifer Kay

You’ll also notice the ongoing popularity of photos with people in them: Often shown indirectly through their hands or with obscured features, they humanize the image and add a sense of scale – all without don’t need a model release.

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By H.Fujimoto

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By Eygabroad

Now’s the time to shoot more summer pictures and get them uploaded to EyeEm Market. Working on seasonal content is always a great idea, and you can even plan ahead – upload some of your winter photos or fall pictures, even if it’s getting warm outside.

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By Cory Holodnyj

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By Peppi

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By Tilmann Gierth

Remember that photos with people in them always sell the best. If possible, ask your friends to model for your in your seasonal pictures, then get their permission to sell the photos. We’ve made this really easy on the EyeEm app – read about it here.

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By Kim Bui

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By Herr Carlsson


By Mohd Fazli Pang

Here are some more photos that sold last month – all encapsulating summer and what it feels like to live it. Consider it an ode to the season and an invitation to start uploading.

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By Travlr

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By Traveler

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By Joan Lai

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By Seamus Henderson

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By Utku

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By Silvia

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By Ilias Kountanis

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