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Selling Photos on Stock Photo Sites

Discussion in 'Photography' started by VertigoSFX, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    Do any of you guys know of any good sites to sell stock photography? I know that DreamsTime and iStockPhoto allow it but are there any others? I have a bunch of photos I've taken over the last few years and I want to start selling them to get some extra cash...if any at all. I got one for sale on dreamstime.com but there aren't as many hits on that site as I was hoping for.
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Active Member

  3. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

  4. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    Ya Greg I have that FreelanceSwitch article bookmarked...that is how I got motivated to want to do it :)

    I am going to try istock next...I did dreamstime first because it wasn't as much hassle to submit one...istock requires all kinds of stuff to go through to submit photos.

    @aarlev, that's a great link...good collection...thanks
     
  5. tim

    tim Senior Member

  6. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    Tim, when I clicked that first Aarlev sent me I noticed it said Part 1 and I was like woah...because Part I was a great bit of information...part 2 is just as good, awesome tips in there.
     
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    lol - i didn't even notice aarlev's link!

    great minds, ehh.
     
  8. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    Oh ya, great minds is correct :)
     
  9. ioffersearch05

    ioffersearch05 Junior Member

    I did dreamstime first because it wasn't as much hassle to submit one...istock requires all kinds of stuff to go through to submit photos!
     
  10. Emmi

    Emmi Junior Member

    Getty are picking images from Flickr - it's a recent thing - wondering if anyone on this forum has been approached ?
     
  11. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

    Stay away from shutterstock, they got issues at the moment, with taxes,
    anyone else from here on shutterstock..
     
  12. I'd suggest looking elsewhere than the 'microstock' sites for selling photos folks.

    Basically it devalues everyones work to one dollar - that's about 50 pence - and opens up many other problems for end-use (eg questionable licencing, competitors using the same / similar images etc)

    I'd recommend Alamy http://www.alamy.com if you are serious about creating another income stream from photography.

    Anyways, loads more about microstock here;

    Why Microstock is Bad for Any Photographer | PHOTO PRO TIPS

    BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | New threat to stock photo sales

    Photographers Direct - microstock / micropayment stock photography sites
     

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