We want all photographers on EyeEm to have an equal chance of selling their photos. That’s why we bring you these insights each month, detailing what kinds of images are selling particularly well. 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 taking your pictures from a new and surprising perspective.
If you’re looking for inspiration on what to upload, you can also explore a larger selection in Market Bestsellers 2017. That way, you’ll be able to see what sells yourself.
Round and Round
Once you start looking for circular shapes, you won’t stop seeing them everywhere: In the eyes of a friend, the rolling hills outside of the city, or the wheels of a skateboard. Circles draw the viewer in, and including them somewhere in your photos makes for a pleasing composition. No need to be obvious though: Hide such a shape in your frame and let it do its magic from within.
Corners and Edges
Sharp edges may be unpleasant in real life, but visually they’re a great way of adding dimensionality to your photos. An edge stands out even from an otherwise flat subject, creating an illusion of depth. Also, many corners form arrows and upward lines, something our minds associate with dynamism and movement. Next time you round a corner, try taking a picture of it.
Looking Through, Down and in Between
These photos show that a great photo isn’t so much determined by what’s in front of the lens, but by the thinking behind it. You can mix up any subject by picturing it from an unexpected viewpoint: Through a mirror, from up high, or even by glancing through it.
Photos are great for challenging grasp on reality. With a few simple tricks, you can create imaginary worlds in the frame – be it through abstraction, double exposures, or simply choosing a subject that’s slightly out of this world.
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