Advice for Novice Stock Photo Contributor

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mac21ND, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Mac21ND macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2007
    Apologies if there's an existing thread....

    I was wondering if anyone had experience (good or bad) with selling stock photography online. (i.e. Shutterstock, Dreamstime, etc). Curious if anyone had a recommendation for a service, does and don'ts...

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I just signed up for istockphoto and dreamstine. I will let you know how it goes. I am not expecting to make a lot of money off of it but hopefully it will work out well.
  3. Mac21ND thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks. I'm looking to turn a hobby into some walking around money. I'm not expecting much, just enough to offset buying a new filter or accessory.
  4. zombiecakes, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

    zombiecakes macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    I buy a lot of stock photos and find it hard to find natural "facebook" style photos or artistic photos of people. Everything look like its from the same exact photographer who like things to be generic, sterile and staged. Nobody creates edgy stock photos that look different.

    "stock photo" has become a style that people can easily spot as a stock photo, which is exactly what I dont want to buy, dont do the stock photo style

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