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PantherMedia was what I thought to be one of the crap stockphoto agencies that I did not even bother to look at. This Europe/Germany based stock agency has been there possibly from the beginning of time. However my fingers and mouse were itchy at one fine day so I decided to register for PantherMedia. I decided to pay 1usd or 2 to activate the paypal payment and I spammed the refferal links to a few of my photographer friends. I left the account and decided never to return to that website.
After 1 month I was shocked to have 12.52 Euros on that account, a pleasant surprise as I did not do anything at all. I must have been the 10% commission of my reffered photographers. I think it’s time for me to reconsider submission to PhantherMedia.
So, if you are interested , you can register using this link
If you are looking to sell on other agencies as well you can take a look at this thread
In: photography, stock photography · Tagged with: euros, fair, panthermedia, stockagency
Selling your photo has not been so much easier with internet. The best thing about stock photography is it’s a great passive and side source of income. Think about sleeping or doing your full time job while your photos are generating profit for you. It’s great if you are looking at to capitalize your beautiful photos to money. Here are some list of agencies for great stock photography start up. Most of the agencies are free registration, however you may need a copy of your passport to activate your account.
Shutterstock is one hell of an agency. It’s one of the best micro stock agencies out there.
Pros : Sells easily, beginner friendly where you get push of sales
Cons: First ten initial review is tough (some tips shoot business people isolated in white to pass first 10) , Shutterstock is getting fussier day by day
Old timer agency , fair.
Pros: The thing is photos that don’t sell well on other agencies sells here. No reviews!
Cons: Getting very fussy with photos. Do not submit almost similar photos as you will get rejection.
An agency based in europe, fair
Pros: Earnings are in euro!
Cons : You have to pay 2USD to activate your account
Fairly new agency, it used to pay people for approved photos. Not anymore
Pros: good for beginners
Cons: Not so much sales
Fotolia, no comment
Pros: Pretty ok sales
Cons: Very unfair agency
How to pass initial review on these agencies ?
There are easier acceptable photos , avoid submitting natures,landscape as they get hard to approve for the initial review unless they are really exceptional. You can always submit them once you got your account reviewed. Here are some type of photos which I believe may get you trough easier.
- Shoot business people with studio lights and submit them with model release
- Shoot conceptual shot with creativity with studio lights
- Shoot still life,products with studio lights
- Check for low noise. Zoom to 100% and clear up the noise
- Make sure photos are sharp
In: stock photography · Tagged with: buy photos online, sell photos online
If you have been using images or photos downloaded directly from Internet, it would not be legal to do so most of the time. There are plenty of sites which offers photo for different purpose use at an affordable price.
Here are some few sites where micro stock images can be purchased and a little information about them.
One of the best site to download photos would definitely be Shutterstock. You can find photos, vectors and footage for downloads. Shutterstock sale method is subscription based, . Which means that you buy credits that you have to finish the download within a period of time. Currently, Shutterstock is offering 25-A-Day subscription and On-Demand subscription with over 14 million images and tens of thousands of images uploaded weekly.
123rf offers millions of Royalty free images for as low as Rm2.51 per credit. You can download photo based on sizes and credits.
This agency is relatively new in the market however they proved really serious to contend with established agency. Offering credit based and subscription based purchase. This agency is also the first to offer sales over sms and phone.
Once a video stock only site, Pond5 announced their entry into stock photo market around March 2011. This is one of videographers favorite site for selling stock footage. Always fair and accommodating. We hope Pond5 will make a mark in stock photo industry as well.
In: stock photography · Tagged with: 123rf, buy photos online, buying photos online, depositphotos, dreamstime, sell photos online, shutterstock, where to buy photos
This week , I’m being featured on Shutterstock free photo of the week. They have chosen one of my realistic-looking photo a red lantern. It’s kinda of great to get some boost in photo sales. But still I don’t understand why I still get on-demand downloads for this photo. Maybe some people are just too busy to check out the free photo of the week
anyway it can be downloaded freely within this week on,