Photography can be a method of documenting news to share it with the world or capturing moments of your life to enhance your own memories. Or photography can be an art form focused on creation, expression, and experimentation. Whatever the basis of your interest in photography, the Internet is your starting point for finding what you want to know. Whether you're just starting to learn about technique or thinking about offering your own photographs for sale, this guide will show you where to look for the information you need.
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The Internet provides many resources for buying photos for your own use and for selling your own work, as well as tips for how to get started buying or selling. Stock photography Web sites are numerous. Some cater to businesses and have monthly or yearly payment plans, while others operate on a per-image basis. We've chosen some of the best for the general public below.
- If you want to sell to a stock photography Web site, make sure you read the guidelines. Most sites clearly specify the format and type of photos they accept. Some have different needs than others.
- Most of the sites below require free registration to buy or sell photos.
For the basics of selling ...
has a good basic overview of selling your photography, written by Andrew Hudson, the author of numerous photography books.
Digital Web Magazine
has a concise guide to making your own stock photography, covering topics from color correction to archiving.
To buy or sell photographs ...
is a stock photography site where you can buy or sell. Buyers can select from more than 400,000 royalty free images; artists receive 70 percent of the sale price of each photo. The site's design and navigation make it a pleasure to use.
boasts over two million royalty-free images, with prices starting at a dollar each. Fotolia claims to be the largest micro-priced stock photography resource on the Internet.
is a smaller stock photography Web site that is more community-oriented than the rest. Members can post comments on each other's photos, and each photo is linked to related images so you can easily see others like it.
is a well-organized site with photos starting at a dollar, and no extra membership fees. It also includes video and illustrations.
is a free stock photography Web site with more than 250,000 images. You choose the photo you want to download and it's on your desktop in a matter of seconds, no payment required. For this reason, the site is probably less appealing to photographers than those looking for images.
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