Promoting Your Stock Photography - Social Networking Pitfalls


posted on 16th of december, 2012

I am new to DT and am pleasantly surprised to see that DT has in place a system for unauthorized usage. This begs the question of how and when to promote your own stock photography on other venues - particularly FaceBook, Twitter and other social networking.

If you own a blog you can promote your link to your stock photography portfolio in many different ways. So too with social networking - and this is perhaps the 'safest' way to do so.

The biggest challenge with FB and other social networking sites is that when users comment, upload or post anything onto the site, the user must be aware of the small print on the site's policy page.

Once uploaded...FB can own almost all usage rights to the photo, post or comment and can use them without buying the photo usage rights....

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Comments (6)

Posted by Transformx on December 18, 2012
Exactly @ Peanutroaster but many try to promote as a business then are upset when the images are 'borrowed' by general FB users. My comments were aimed at the situation where the person is posting as a business entity :)
Posted by Peanutroaster on December 18, 2012
Telling Grandma about your DT sale on FB certainly won't do much to add to sales. ;-)
Posted by Lenutaidi on December 16, 2012
FB does not help anything to sell photos on DT!Trust me!Only views!Not even a picture I failed to sell using FB!This is the truth!Thanks for sharing!



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