Everything you need to know about digital photography

Buying and Selling

Selling your photos

Earning money from your photographs is made a lot easier by the many online stock photo agencies. These agencies accept photographs and other graphics from contributors and offer them for sale or licence, giving you a percentage of the proceeds each time your image is purchased. Different agencies offer different rates, but will also have different markets and different selling prices, so it is worthwhile finding one to suit your photographic style. You can sign up with more than one agency, but some will offer a higher payment if they have exclusive access to your photos.

Buying photographs

Since stock agencies will sell your photographs for you, they will also sell other peoples' photos to you. Prices will vary depending on how you want to use the image - whether you want exclusive rights to it or are happy for others to use the same picture in different projects, etc.