Photo for free?

posted on 11th of august, 2009

In my blog I recently posted about the photo for free strategy. Here in Dreamstime, as in other agencies, is quite popular the marketing technique to give a photo (or more photos) for free in exchange for portfolio visibility and possibly future sales.

My point was to start considering the photo for free as a personal idea, in your own blog for example.

What do you think about it? I know of only one guy doing it in his blog, are there others trying this marketing idea for themselves?
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Comments (9)

Posted by Saniphoto on September 18, 2009
Hi Oxbeast

thank you for your comment. I'm glad to be of inspiration wish you good luck in your endeavors and in photography especially!
p.s. I like your red firemen truck photo! .-)
Posted by Oxbeast1210 on September 18, 2009
hey i just wanted to let you know you are my favorite Photographer hands down! I strive to some day be as good as you Im in the millitary and have a hard time finding the time to take as many pictures as i want to but i will try to take as many as possible and keep impreoving thanks for the motivation!!
Posted by Saniphoto on August 12, 2009
thanks Eugene78, Linqong and Susan for your comments. I start to think that this idea of photo given away on your own website or blog is viable only on a temporary basis - the image should be available for a set period of time to download, not forever. In this way only faithful followers will benefit. Of course there is also to consider what kind of usage the photo for 'free' allows.
Posted by Noonie on August 11, 2009
There'll be more competition now!
Posted by Linqong on August 11, 2009
Good idea:)
Posted by Eugene78 on August 11, 2009
as far as I know, photo for free on this site is provided primarily a photographer, not a website. Photographer itself gives a picture section for free.
Posted by Saniphoto on August 11, 2009
thank you Keki and Applee for your comment.
Posted by Keki on August 11, 2009
very cool actually
Posted by Applee on August 11, 2009
cool idea.

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