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Selling Photos

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by xbox360gurl70s, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    Anyone up for selling photos? I want to know your experience in such venture.

    Here is my experience.

    Of course I have a flickr account, I spammed the hell out of that place. I know its no follow but I need the backlinks and the anchor text anyways. So I go through one of those forums that has a lot of pics. beautiful pics and all and started uploading tons of stuff.

    Then came along Random House. It's a big company that makes books and wanted to buy one of my photos at $1,200. I was like I fell of my chair. All that money for a book cover. but dayum! [damn]

    So I rejected the effing offer. I am in no way gonna sign a contract allowing them to publish someone elses face and claiming rights to them, cause when the suing comes to Random House they might sue me instead.

    But dayum!

    a photo = $1,000 :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    giantsfan0806 Junior Member

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    thats impressive.

    I wish something like that could happen to me lol :)
     
  3. heiny

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    If you're a good freelance photographer there are money to be made. I know of someone in my family who was offered small cash amounts (anything from 10-100 dollars) for nature pictures, so I guess if you can take beautiful model shots or w/e of pretty girls then there is $$$ to be made.
    Remember that A LOT of girls out there are willing to pose for a camera, no matter what....They have a dream of becoming models ;-)
     
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    xbox360gurl70s: I am sure you will get some attention from this thread. I thought you were selling pictures of yourself. I hope this is the real 'you' by the way.
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    LOL that was the designer who posted that one above. Anyways per my advice I told him not to sell the photo and not help Random House be put to shame due to copyright of pictures and etc.

    Lat I heard that they want a digital print of contract with infos like your drivers license to push the payment and transfer of the raw files. We were so shocked to know some people are willing to buy that much to such wonderful pictures. How much are these suckers paying for professional photographers? LOL

    Peter Parker in spiderman sells them at 10 bucks.:eek:
     
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    I am with you I thought the same thing . I started to think to myself now that is blackhat then opened it up and :( no pictures .............
     
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    Yes that would be blackhat. I feel your disappointment too. She could make a killing with a 'I hate xbox360gurl70s' site.

    valwardon: That idea works for me too. (We are giving her some real money making ideas here for nothing.)
     
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    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    I was in the same mindset :0 But with a little twist ...As the I hate is overplayed . I was thinking like I married a hooker and I am loving it....

    Ohh thought I might wanna add this in I do not mean xbox360 hooker I was just looking at angles...I am an idea man and we always look at angles. It is the only way to keep old ideas fresh ...
     
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    Selling photos: You can sell the photo with someone else's face by letting the person sign a model release contract. A Model Release contract states that they're giving the photographer the rights to sell the photo. What goes in between them is another contract or agreement of somekind. (ie that the photographer will give 50% of the sales to the face owner [lol] should he make money out off it)

    Safer way to sell the photo: Sign up at dreamstime, get a model release contract and let the "Model" sign it. Upload the photo to dreamstime and there's a special section where you can dictate the "Selling Price" for FULL RIGHTS. It means if should ever someone liked the photo and would want the full rights to it, they can pay for it on the dictated price. The downside with signing up with stock photos (dreamstime for this matter) they have to review the photo if it fits their standards. If the photo is low quality they can reject it. Minimum of 3MP and almost perfect (no blurs, no extensive photoshop'ing etc)

    Others can download the "photo" @ 50c or more per download, but it depends on how they'll use the photo. Sometimes if they need it for a greeting card that they'll be selling with 2000 prints, they have to pay for the Extended License. etc etc

    My cousin's an amateur photographer, using a 5MP Point & Shoot has now sold $200 worth of downloaded photo in 3 months time. And he's been doing it on his spare time. The photos' rights is still yours not until someone pays for the full rights. So if the photo accumulates 2000 downloads per month it still there to make money for you. Do teh math... :D

     
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  10. callum

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    If you're a decent freelancer you can take photographs and upload them to stockxpert and earn 50% after each download you generate. Which pretty much means take a lot of decent photos that people will like, put em on stockxpert or any other stock website and you could have yourself additional automated income. Unfortuantly im not a very good photographer :p
     
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    thank you. Now is a good time to get those 5MP monsters DLSR's