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  1. #11
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    From what I've heard, most "successful" photographers with stock photography are using it as a secondary source ... i.e. they already got paid for a wedding session, and while shooting the wedding they submitted some of the images to stock sites. They do spell that practice out in their wedding photography contracts, and the stock images do not contain people (no model release needed), but for capturing details of the wedding event itself it seems like a potential 2nd use for some of those images.

    I don't think I would want to focus primarily on stock photography for paying the bills, but as a supplemental income from a shoot that was already funded, maybe so.



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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    The best way to make money with your camera is sell it.....
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JH Foto View Post
    The best way to make money with your camera is sell it.....
    That all depends on what you paid for it.
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    I have thought about stock photography since I shoot all the time just for fun but not sure who or where. What are some of the stock photography sites that might be good to start with? Anyone have any experience with any of them?

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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    I have thought about stock photography since I shoot all the time just for fun but not sure who or where. What are some of the stock photography sites that might be good to start with? Anyone have any experience with any of them?
    The main ones I'm aware of are Getty Images, Adobe Stock, and Shutterstock. I haven't tried my hand with any of them, but they have name recognition with me.
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    Is it worth it THESE days............... NO
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  7. #17
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysmark View Post
    I am new to stock Special Event Photography and spent most of this weekend applying or submitting to about a dozen websites. I guess I will have answers in a few days. I'm curious to see if you guys have a lot of experience and will share yours stories? Anybody cashing royalty checks monthly? The process seems tedious and i'm just wondering if it will pay off if I grind my portfolio on to these sites. Thanks.
    Hello,
    You can share some of your pics ?

  8. #18
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    My experience is no, you need a huge amount of uploaded images and the amount you make is not worth the time or effort.

  9. #19
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    Re: Stock Photography. Is it even worth it?

    I have been doing it stock video for about 4 years.
    I spend very little time on it these days, but it pays the rent (in London), the bills and part of the booze (I like a few drinks...).
    I have done a bit of stock photography as well in the past.
    This is a tongue in cheek video I made about the earning possibility in stock photography:
    https://youtu.be/VRulE4nXqFg





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