Photograph selling sites

India
June 4, 2008 5:25am CST
Hi I am not a professional photographer. But I like to take photographs of nature, landscape etc. I would like to display these photos on websites which also sell photos taken by people like me. Does anybody recommend a site which will display and sell nature photographs?
7 responses
• United States
16 Jul 08
Yeah, there's this great site called Soaphoto.com, you can't 'sell' you're pictures but it's a constantly running competition that restarts itself monthly, if you get a category win or a overall win, you can win ipods and cameras that you can sell for money. There's some amateur stuff on there and there's some really good experts on there for some good competition fun, you create an account, I think it's 1 picture upload per day, and you vote for other's pictures to win and you can be voted on. Great site, check here http://www.soaphoto.com/?ref=FishFreak please be a nice person and use the referral. THANKS!
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 12
Hi, Thanks for the great sharing. This is the first time I heard of SoaPhoto.com. I have checked the site. It looks good and I want to try to win some prizes there.
@st3ph_17 (146)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Hi there are microstock photography sites out there which sells photos. I am a part of Shutterstock and they pay you $0.25 per download of your photo. I am not sure how well they like nature shots. But if you get accepted at that site, you will surely get lots of downloads. Currently I get around 20 DLs per day with 20 illustrations online. Although that is only $5 per day, you already have those photos and you just have to upload them. It's passive income. It gets downloaded forever so it has unlimited earning potential. You won't have to do much. If you are interested, please use my referral link http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=201562 They also accept illustrations so if you are good at drawing then you might also try it out. Another site is Yaymicro and what is good about their site is that they pay in Euros. They are a new microstock site. Lowest earning you can get is I think 1 Euro per download. If the customers download a bigger size of your photo, you get a bigger amount. Up to 5 Euros per download. Again, if interested, kindly use my referral link http://yaymicro.com/register.action?referredBy=steppysteph Thank you!
• India
5 Jun 08
Hi I have once gone through the site shutterstock and they were asking for scanned copy of passport for registration. I don't have a passport. Is that essential? Have you given the copy of your passport to them. I will try the second one and surely use your referral link. thanks
@st3ph_17 (146)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Hi, yes I have sent a copy of my passport ID to them. Since you don't have a passport, then maybe you can send them a scanned copy of any government ID that you have. If they reject it, maybe you can email them and tell them about your situation. Maybe they can work something out. Good luck!
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Avoid microstocks. st3ph_17 gets $0.25 per download. I'm on Alamy, and my last sale was for over $100. You'd need 400 downloads on Shutterstock to see what I got from ONE sale. Try the traditional stock agencies. Alamy, PhotographersDirect, myLoupe, PhotoShelter, etc. If you're looking for simple online galleries, DeviantArt is a good one. Most of the best you'll have to pay for though. I'm on SmugMug. Costs $150 yearly, but it's unlimited storage. Beats having to pay for external drives.
@snowy22315 (32790)
• United States
24 Jun 08
There are several sites that buy photos but the ones I checked out do not want nature photographs. It is a shame because those are the ones that I like to take aslo.
• India
25 Jun 08
There are several sites but most of them will not accept nature photos and in some sites there no option for international members.
@snowy22315 (32790)
• United States
5 Jun 08
My hubb and I registered at a site. I think it might have been shutterstock, they were saying they did not want sunset pix, lights coming through trees etc. I forgot what it said they wanted,but whatever we had didn't seem to fit the bill.
• India
11 Jun 08
Yes they say that they have enough of such photographs with them and can not accept ours.
@lozzyjay (21)
16 Jul 08
I would definitely recommend using the website deviantart.com I have used it so many times before and it is REALLY professional and gives great results! You can have your pictures printed out any size, on canvas, as a jigsaw, anything! Check it out! :)
@st3ph_17 (146)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Hi, I found a site which doesn't need IDs... http://www.dreamstime.com/res673744 check it out.. Though they are somewhat strict so I am not sure if your nature photos will be ok.. but it's good to at least try =)
@walkerkdj (107)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Hi I am not sure if you will sell stuff on this site or not but you can display your work here.. redbubble.com This site has tons of photos which makes it hard to sell your work because there is just so much stuff to wade through.There is alot of beautiful shots on there that can be inspiring and give you some ideas. Hope this helps some.