Question about selling photos online

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by skubish, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    I am looking at selling photos online as prints or downloads through a website such as deviantart.com or some other site. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any other recommended sites I should check out?
     
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  3. skubish thread starter macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Various photos:
    Landscape photos
    Flowers and plants photos

    Some artistic photos as well.

    I guess I would say my photos are nature photos suitable as wallpapers or prints for framing. Its all G-rated stuff.
     
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    iStockphoto.com!!

    I just joined up a few weeks ago. It requires an application process for approval, but its not that hard. Just shoot on low ISO and keep it properly exposed and focused, and you should be OK. The royalties are fairly low, but if you get enough on there you can make some real cash. It ends up turning into a bit of a lifestyle really... Shooting random things, then spending hours on end labelling and uploading.

    Check me out on there... IanBJohnson is my name, photos are my game!
     
  5. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    and... how much do you make? say per hour of shooting and labeling?
     
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Hm... well, depends on the quality of your stuff. If its things that people (companies, mainly) want to buy, you'll do really well. If not, well...


    I know it's ambiguous, but how much you can make is widespread.
     
  7. skubish thread starter macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Actually it looks pretty clear you get 20% (40% if you are exclusive...whatever that means). It doesn't looks like you have been to successful as only 1 of your photos has been downloaded.:eek: The potential is there though. The most downloaded photo in the last 3 months has 3000+ downloads.
     

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