Hot Shots: 11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends (and Sold In November)

11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Caillum Smith

After this Thanksgiving, ImageBrief photographers have plenty to be thankful for, even if they’re not located in the US. In November, buyers from around the world licensed images from photographers far and wide. From Sweden to Japan, Chicago to New York, and nearly everywhere in between, photographers around the globe have found a worldwide network of buyers through ImageBrief. If you really think about it, isn’t it pretty crazy that an agency in Australia can license an image from Argentina in minutes?

Below you’ll find a small selection of the images that were licensed through ImageBrief in November. As you take a look, you’ll notice some worldwide buyer trends, mainly authentic images that make the viewer feel like they’re part of the action. Just something to keep this in mind next time you’re out and about with your camera.

11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Pao Duell

Brief: This buyer was looking for a shot that conveyed the hipster, festival-goer lifestyle. The client needed the image to be fully released, or for the subjects to be shot from behind. Clearly Swedish photographer, Pao Duell came through.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Jason Malouin

Relicense: Thanks to ImageBrief keeping track of the terms when we license images, we’re able to negotiate with buyers to relicense images and generate even more revenue for the photographer. This is one example of an image we were able to relicense—it was originally licensed via a brief—for a photographer in November.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Sash Alexander

Brief: A UK-based airline wanted a truly candid shot of someone in the Netherlands. It doesn’t get much more candid than a cute kid feeding some pigeons, does it?


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Jeff Anderson

Brief: Clearly the buyer knew exactly what they wanted when sourcing this image for a book cover. The photographer stayed on-brief and was handsomely rewarded.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Juerg Schreiter

Brief: This is a great example of an agency in Australia looking to source an image from a totally different area of the world—Argentina in this case. It also goes to show that having a high-res image available pays off, as the buyer is looking to use the image in large format applications.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Tom Bland

Marketplace SearchTom Bland is the perfect example of a photographer that has a Portfolio Marketplace with lots of content from a wide range of subjects. The buyer found this image through search and was able to license, pay, and download it instantly.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Lina Collado

Brief: In this case, the buyer’s brief matched closely to what the licensed. Wyoming-based photographer, Lina Collado clearly has an eye for creating images that buyers would use for campaigns. As you can see, she’s left plenty of room for a product to be placed within the shot.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Sarah Vasquez

Brief: This agency put out a brief that called for a wide range of images, everything from tech to fashion to mining. The thing that ties all the images together? A connection to life.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Brittany Putnam

Brief: This brief called for a high-fashion shot of a man in a suit for a campaign in India.


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Johanna Taylor

Brief: Another travel brand looking to license an authentic image of a festival crowd. Notice how it makes you feel like you’re there?


11 Images That Show Worldwide Buyer Trends

Photo: © Caillum Smith

Brief: This image totally embodies what’s hot with buyers right now: real moments. In this case it’s a real moment of anticipation.


Want to see even more of what’s selling on ImageBrief? Bookmark and check out our What’s Selling collection to stay informed about what image buyers are looking for.

Jacob Pastrovich is ImageBrief’s Marketing and Content Manager. Previously, he was the Assistant Director at the New York Photo Festival and Director of The powerHouse Portfolio Review. He has also served as the Editor of the NYPH Journal and the New Media Associate at powerHouse Books. You can follow him on Twitter: @jacobpast.

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About Jacob Pastrovich

Jacob Pastrovich is ImageBrief's Marketing and Content Manager. Previously, he was the Assistant Director at the New York Photo Festival and Director of The powerHouse Portfolio Review. He has also served as the Editor of the NYPH Journal and the New Media Associate at powerHouse Books. You can follow him on Twitter: @jacobpast.