How to Sell Stock Photos

posted on 20th of november, 2014

If you’re on Dreamstime you probably want to sell your photos, so let me give you a few suggestions on how to actually earn some money out of your images.

First thing to consider when shooting stock photography is usability. Before shooting something especially for stock, you need to imagine how those images could be used. If you can find a few possible uses, you’re on the right track.

It could help if you ask yourself: “Would I pay for photos on this subject?” If you’re not sure, you can visit the popular tab a few times and see what are the most popular images, the most searched keywords or check out a few portfolios of our popular photographers. You can perform a search and see what kind of images, on a given topic, would sell....

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Posted by Effavale on March 14, 2015
Thanks for your help
Posted by Pamjreynolds on March 02, 2015
Many thanks for all this information, so much so I'm going to print the article to attach to my Mac, so it is in view at all times. Thank you once again
Posted by Cleymans on January 27, 2015
Thank you for Sharing your views and visions, very usefull article, i hope to do better in 2015.

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