What do you like the take pictures of?

United States
November 2, 2009 4:52pm CST
I love taking photos, and the thing I love taking the most is landscaping pictures. I would love to one day to take pictures and sell them as prints. How about all you? Any ideas on how I could maybe sell my photos?
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7 responses
• United States
2 Nov 09
I do know that there is a "stock photography" website called shutterstock. I am on that. If you have enough pictures submitted, you could make a fairly decent amount. Companies browse the photo stocks, and if they decide to use one of your photos, then you get $0.03. It's not much, and you won't get the recognition that you're wanting, but it can be a good place to start to see if your photos are any good. Also, if you refer people to the site, you can make a percentage of their profits as well.
• United States
2 Nov 09
Thats a good idea. i have heard of stock photography. So i can just upload them and then for every company that uses my photo they pay me 0.03, and it can be used as many times as it wants?
• United States
3 Nov 09
Exactly! You got it... The picture can be downloaded more than once by different companies. Let me know if you would like my link to it.
@Porcospino (28024)
• Denmark
19 Nov 09
I like to take pictures of old and abandoned buildings. My husband and I often drive around in our local area, and I always look for old buildings. A few years ago I saw some photos of abandoned buildings that other people had taken, I really liked those photos, and I decided to take that kind of photos myself. I sometimes edit my photos and change the colour to black and white or sepia. I have uploaded some of my photos in my online gallery, and I sold some of them when I had an exhibition at a café.
@nautilus33 (1831)
18 Nov 09
Hi. If you want to sell your landscape photos you must be good at photography. First you may learn some tricks and tips from some books or over the internet- you must learn how to take a picture of a landscape, how to expose your photo, what are the best light conditions. You also will need a landscape objective- I mean a objective which is good for landscape pictures. And if you want to make some effects you can buy a Fish-eye objective, I think you can make a good effect landscape photos with it. Well, read a little bit more and you will learn what you need to sell your photo succesfuly.
• United States
3 Nov 09
I mostly love to take pictures of flowers or nature. I used to work at a studio and take pictures of little kids and babies. It was hard but very interesting. They tired me out really quick.
@mama_bear (1121)
• Canada
3 Nov 09
i take pictures of pretty much anything that captures my eye. my favorite human subjects are my niece and my sister. when it comes to still life, i will take pictures of fields of flowers or landscapes, or sometimes, the sun looks so good when it is setting and peaking through the clouds. i store all my pictures on flickr.
@CatGods (4592)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Shutterstock is now owned by big stock photo. And yes you get paid per download, there is no pay for uploading. No matter what stock site you choose, they all have a test you have to take before you can sell. And photos are screened first for quality and mass appeal. My last submission was 15 photos and only 5 of them made the grade, because stock sites want only the best. Please see my profile for big stock photo.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I don't take them much anymore but back when I did, I took them of all sorts of things and people. I did a whole series on closeups of peoples eyes only too see the exact same theme come out in a photography magazine a couple of months later. I have taken them of landscapes, buildings, people, animals, odd objects, etc.