Friday, 19 December 2008

Got a Digital Camera? Earn from Stock Photography

Photography is a pastime and hobby for many people. Since the popularity of the digital camera photography has become accessible to everyone, gone are the days of having to wait for the negatives to be developed and printing out. No longer do you have to think about every snap you take with the right aperture and shutter speed setting to get good photographs. And more importantly, the cost once you have purchased a digital camera is virtually nil.

Using our camera to make money is a much easier option nowadays. With immediate electronic download technology making a profit from your photographic work can be done with any decent digital camera and online PC.

Selling pictures to stock photography agencies is open for business right now. There are many agencies right across the web who can take your pictures on and generate an income online.

So, what kind of pictures can I make money from? The answer is quite simply anything, but bear in mind that some pictures give better rewards than others. iStockPhoto and Fotolia are two examples of stock photography agencies that offer photographers money for their pictures on a pay-per-download basis, this is in exchange for their other royalty payment rights. The most popular and almost certain guaranteed good returns on incomes income is from the predictable sexy women partly dressed photographs, but then it always had been with conventional photography.

If you travel a bit or go on holidays regularly, there are good opportunities to build up your travel photographs and use these from potential income, try and get a slightly different view from most tourists that visit and photograph, the slightly different but not too far removed will be more in demand than your straight on holiday snap.

Another big area of popularity is pictures of pets and animals, this is always going to be a big genre with so may pet lovers in this world. There are hundreds of website solely dedicated to pet pictures and these are sub-divided into the type of pets, i.e. dogs, cats, fish, horses etc. even rats.

The bottom line is that money can be made out of most types of pictures, even one of your grandma. It is just a case of getting out there and snapping, downloading to one or a variety of stock photography agencies and wait for your first payment.

1 comment:

humanobserver said...

I am really thankful to you for sharing this post. I am a photographer and I would like to sell my photos in future.....