Selling photo's?

Canadian Goose - Taken at Springbrook Nature Center near my house early this spring. March 15th or so. I love taking all types of photos be it nature, people, animals, flowers, etc.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 21, 2007 12:54am CST
Okay I love to take photos of most anything and I travel with my camera daily wherever I happen to go. I have posted many photos in my discussions, responses, comments, and mostly in various interest categories here on myLot. Now I have told by many friends here and other members that these photos that they have seen are really good. Some have even suggested that I see about selling them or enetering them in contests. Now I'm lost as I don't surf many sites for photo sales etc. So what I'm asking is a few things. Can anyone give me links to sites that I can post photos on for sale? I prefer to sell them from online as I post them. I have no idea the format they use as far as sales and am looking for a LOT of help here. Sites that give ideas as far as what sells best online. Sites that may tell me what a certain picture is worth. Also does anyone know if I sell the photo as I post it or are they sold as prints that I have to supply? Do I turn over all rights to the photos as their posted or when their sold? See what I mean? I am totally lost and have a thousand questions. Please help out? Thanks in advance. A sample of an animal shot is attatched. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
21 May 07
Hey Bob - I've wanted to do the same thing but as of yet really haven't done much but 'look around'. But your photos are far better than mine for the most part... I have signed with two sites so far that provide photos for other people to purchase or download - you upload your photos to their site and they pay you an amount anytime someone downloads one or more of your photos. Each of these are a little different as to rights and privaliges and I haven't had time to really get those straight in my mind yet but you may have better luck. http://www.fotolia.com/partner/291887 http://www.canstockphoto.com?r=27029 I have a list of some others but haven't checked them out at all yet.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 May 07
I'll be looking into these also faith. Thanks. How much is the payout? Does it depend basically on the content of the photos? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
21 May 07
I'm sorry Bob I honestly don't know as far as I got was signing up for them and did upload one photo to fotolia but got called away on writing project and haven't had a chance to get back and get any real details.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
21 May 07
I am not an authority when it comes to photo Grandpa Bob but I really think that your photo are indeed very good. It does capture something that is beyond the photo such as the sunset that you took. Not everybody could take good pictures and I am really positive you could make something out of your hobby. Wouldn't it be great to earn for doing something that you just love doing? That would really be cool. However, I regret to tell you that I am as lost as you when it comes to selling photos on the net. I am looking forward though of the information that you would be able to gather regarding this discussion since it would help me too if ever I want to sell some photos. Goodluck and keep it up!
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@KaraLee (460)
• United States
21 May 07
Another one is deviantart.com. Its an artists community so you can post and be inspirred with like minded artists and there is also a function to where you can sell your stuff. There is a yearly fee, but I know a lot of people who have sold their work on there. Good luck :)
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
21 May 07
that's a great idea I have personnally signed up with dreamstime - it's free for photographers - they re very selective and not all the pictures I submit are accepted but they tell you why they reject them and sometimes you can "retouch" the pic digitally so it fits their criteria they pay 25c per upload if you want to sign up with them , please use the link on my webpage : http://iamhere2help.mysite.com/custom4.html thank you and good luck
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
21 May 07
this is a really good idea. I also love to take pictures and I will definately look into this more. I do not have any links to share but i can see that u have gotten some good suggestions. Good luck - by the way - I have seen some of your photos - and they are really good!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 May 07
tHANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE COMPLIMENT. iT DOES MEAN SO MUCH TO ME. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
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@RebeccaLynn (2256)
• United States
21 May 07
While I don't know much about the business end of it, I think publications like Birds and Blooms pay 100.00 when they put your photos in their magazine. Also, every state has a travel guide and they pay you for your' photos that show the beauty of your state. Calendars are another great idea for your photos. With your talent I would think that you could sell many, many calendars. You could do that online or in your local shops. Good luck! You have a gift!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 May 07
IO never thought about the States travel guide(s). I may even contact the DNR. Thanks for this wonderful suggestion also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
21 May 07
sorry I forgot: about your questions you don't have to sell the rights if you don't want to - but you can set your own price if you want - you jusdt upload the picture online and that's it, no physical support don t worry the condition with dreamstime is that the pics are JPEG saved at the highest quality .
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
21 May 07
What an absolutely fabulous idea!! I had mentioned to my husband a few yrs ago about trying to sell some of his photos cause he had some really fantasitic ones but I wasnt sure how to go aboutit...now that i have my own camera and love taking pics as much as I do this is soemthing I'd definately be interested it! Thanks Grandpa Bob for bringing this topic up!
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
You can try selling here: http://www.stockxpert.com/?ref=iya_b Or try this site: http://www.dreamstime.com/res350386 I don't sell photos there but you can if you're a photographer. ^_^ If you sell artworks or graphics you can sell them there too. ^_^
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
16 Sep 07
Well GP Bob, loved the attached photo of yours and rated it too :) But this discussion is valuable to me as I'd like to start selling my own fotos as well, so thanks for starting it so much ;) And are you able to sell yours, and on which of the sites have you placed your own photos? Any suggestion for me? Thanks again and have a nice weekend ;)
@tellus (1443)
• Finland
17 Jun 07
hello webeishere! i have a blog where you can find some sites where to sell your photos. i use them all (an more) with my photos: http://tellunphoto.blogspot.com i will also update my blog with new sites ofter ┬┤so please have a visit!
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
21 May 07
Bob, You can license your photo through a stock agency, or direct to the company. Because you are licensing your photo you can license it more than once. You own the rights to your photos though. You may want to copyright your photos. http://www.copyright.gov/forms/ You may want to pick up a copy of Photographer's Market, which includes a huge list of photo publishers. Another option is to build a website and sell your photos on there. You can get about $10 - $50 per image.