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How to make money from Stock Photography
least 3 parties are involved. The photo buyer who will
purchase the image with a licensing agreement from the
photographer, the agent (also known as a distributor)
who introduces the buyer to the image and the photographer
who sells the photo. The agent charges 20 - 70% of
the sales price as a commission. Generally, the larger the
agency, the higher the commissions it charges.
2 main categories. "Rights-managed" and "Royalty-free"
Many buyers prefer royalty-free agreement as they can have
different use of the image but may be restricted in
reselling the image or use it in any inappropriate way.
These images are less expensive as they can sell many
times to different customers.
Rights-managed gives the buyer exclusive use of an image
for a fixed period of time. Many agencies avoid this
licensing because it needs a lot of administration. Fees
can range form a few hundred to thousands of dollars for
both the photographer and the agency. Customers who demand
exclusivity require a very high level of professionalism
in the photo.
If you sign an exclusive arrangement with an agency for
specific countries or globally, you cannot market your
photos anywhere including your own web site or gallery.
STOCK PHOTO AGENCIES
1. Stock agencies which ask you for a fee to be
listed on their website in additon to taking a commission
on sales of your work, they are more concerned about
making money from you than making money for you. There are
legitimate sites like
which promote your work and not resell it under their own agency name.
2. If an agency is interested in you, ask questions like
how long has the agency been around, its growth in both
images and photographers and what kind of sales can you
expect to see? If you get frank, honest and personalised
responses to your questions, it is likely that you can
expect a healthy relationship with this agency.
3. You need some assurance that your images are safe from
hackers and thieves if the agency provides instant
full-resolution downloads on its Web server.
4. Read the fine print before signing.
http://www.stockphoto.net/ is an excellent reference
on the stock photo business. It has an excellent FAQ
(frequently asked questions) list and a fairly extensive
agency list. Or buy "How to Sell and Re-Sell Your Photos"
by Rohn Engh.
RIGHT EQUIPMENT & ATTITUDE
A prosumer or professional digital camera from the big 4:
Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Sony. A digicam with full
manual controls and full range in your lens. SLR
body. D-SLRs may be all right for the job.
Megapixels do matter.
Experience matters as
competition is stiff. If you don't know what kind of
lighting for a model shot, you should not be marketing
model pictures. If your camera does not allow you a high
ISO setting and ultra fast shuttle speed, don't get into
Computer - high speed, memory, CPU speed and graphics card
to work on Adobe Photoshop on large images. RAW and
TIFF requires large storage spaces. Back up
What photo buyers look for? Read "How to Shoot Stock
Photos that Sell" Michal Heron. Images should be vibrant,
thought-provoking and has the "attraction" factor.
To succeed, it is quality (colour, exposure, free from
flaws etc), quantity (image size and portfolio size),
attitude (work hard, continually improve) and most
important the "attraction" factor (personal judgment,
attracted towards the picture immediately). More information at
Source: Digital Photographer July 2004.
How to Make money from Stock Photography by Steve Smith
INTERNET ADVERT RATES
($13.50/40 words/90 days. Add $14/picture 600X600 pixels). E-mail
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EXPATS RELOCATING TO
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