Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to sell your digital photography online

With the advent of digital camera's and sites to sell your work on, it's never been easiers to make a little extra income by selling your digital photo's online.

I've been putting some time into assembling a stock photo library and have been putting some of my photos up on the various sites that sell stock photography. I'm at about a 25% to 50% acceptance rate depending on the site. These sites have editors that review the photo's and only post photos for sale that meet their standards. I've commented below on what I've found on each one. Some of them take up to a week to approve your photos for sale.

Sites I've found so far that you can easily sell your images on, are: - Accepted the largest number of my photos (the Walmart of stock photos), can queue up largest number of photos for approval. - More picky than fotolia, but they also allow you to submit the raw file in addition to your JPG. they also allows you to queue up a large number of photos for approval. - about as picky as dreamscape but they only allow you to queue up 15 photos at a time until your approval rating gets to a certain point. - The pickiest of the bunch, and before you can submit anything you have to submit your 10 best images and if you don't get at least 7 out of 10 approved you have to wait 30 days before you can submit another 10.

I've also been playing around with High Dynamic Range Pictures and as soon as I get things uploaded and organized I'll post some of the links up here, one thing I have to say about that is Bracketing Rocks!!!.

Here's an example of a shot I took on a recent road trip that I applied the HDR stuff too using exposure bracketing on my Cannon Rebel.

In a future article, I'll talk about how I did it. It's become much easier with The Gimp

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