Sell Photography

Singapore
January 6, 2009 12:45am CST
Hey i was just wondering if any of you sell your photography and how? Do you upload it to the stock image sites and hope for the best or do you seek out galleries for your work or even just sell it online? Please let me know! Thank you
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5 responses
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
yeah .. I did that too .. after tried couple of stock sites such as dreamstime, istockphoto, shutterstock, fotolia, bigstockphoto, I finally decided to stay with dreamstime. I don't know why, but it more convenience for me to upload and browse. Do visit my portfolio here: http://www.dreamstime.com/afirozia_info You might be interested to join it too. So far I have 80 photos online, 61 sales. regards, aerobrain
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• Singapore
6 Jan 09
hmm thanks for the recommendations! I was looking into Shutterstock but didn't know about the other ones. Any specific reason why you prefer dreamstime? have you been making decent money on it? and do the pix have to be exclusive or could you put them on all of those sites?
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• Singapore
8 Jan 09
hey aerobrain, (haha hilariuos name) can you give me your refid's for some of these sites? I'm registering now and was going to put the contributors to this discussion in as my referrals
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
6 Jan 09
Well, what I do is to post my pictures online that pays me for each view. The other is to upload them onto some stock site and wait for people to download it and get paid for it. Another option is to seek out magazines, print media or even online magazine and then offer your pictures to them for a fee. If you are interested in the first two option I mentioned, I have links to recommend you. They are slow in earnings, but they pay.
• Singapore
6 Jan 09
hmm thank you for the advice! Can you please send me those links or are they in your profile site?
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
6 Jan 09
you can check out my profile under shareapic. I have another from bigstock. And another that allows, well, non-office friendly pictures to be posted as well. So PM me if you are interested in the other two other than shareapic.
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• Singapore
8 Jan 09
hey ahgong, dyou want to give me your referral id's for some of the stock sites you're on? i wanna reward the contributors of this discussion for showing me these sites!
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@stiener (735)
• Singapore
6 Jan 09
Well...I only upload them onto the stock photo site and wait for people to download it. I don't think that my works will be sold for a very high price so I am looking at quantity purchase. I think most photographers who sells through stock agency does that. I do see them upload a lot of photographs all at once with little difference. Maybe one might catch the attention of potential buyers. Cheers and Happy MyLotting...
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• Singapore
8 Jan 09
hey stiener, since you were the first to respond would you like to give me your refid for dreamstime? I'll be happy to enter it in the registration I'm doing right now!
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
8 Jan 09
Sorry for the late reply. My referral ID is stiener. If you have signed up for it already then its ok. Cheers and Happy MyLotting...
• Australia
6 Jan 09
I get a lot more income from sales of prints and product made with my photos than I ever have from stock sites. T-Shirts and mugs are good movers, and every year I sell a few calendars, mouse pads, key-rings etc. Check me out at www.zazzle.com/practicaps and see if you like the idea. Zazzle is not the only site that makes up goods on demand and sells them on your behalf, but it is the one that I have had most success on.
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@tammytwo (4302)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I have been selling on Fotolia. They seem very picky at the images they accept. I only have 83 images accepted with 47 sales. It doesn't pay a whole lot but I like getting exposure for my images. You never know where you might see one of your images.