(Last Updated On: March 17, 2018)

After you’ve gotten a few Photography Courses under your belt you’re probably wondering how you can sell your digital photographs. A good option is to sell stock photography. There are many websites out there willing to buy your photography at different skill levels.

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They’ve also made the application process fairly easy. When selling stock photography your photographs essentially get put onto the open market and your success is determined by how appealing your photographs are and how well they fit the needs of those buying stock photography.

Make Money Selling Stock Photographs

Depending on how you are at selling yourself to the stock agencies, you could get anywhere from twenty percent commission on your photographs to 80%

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How to Apply as a Stock Photographer

Like we said before, there are many different avenues for selling your photography. One popular choice is iStockPhotography. In order to be an iStock stock photographer you must:

  1. Sign up for a free account
  2. You’ll have to learn a bit about iStock Policies and what not to do for stock photography
  3. Have your Photography Skills and Policy knowledge tested
  4. Submit examples of your work. Ideally. examples of your work that contain images iStock is looking for
  5. Wait it out a few weeks.

This is the first in a series of tutorials on Stock Photography. These Stock Photography tutorials will help you become a successful stock photographer.


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