How To Sell Your Photography to Publishers

How To Sell Your Photography to Publishers

Wether you are brand new to photography or a long time lover of the lens, you probably would like to know how to sell some of your photos to replace your job or at least pay for your equipment which can be very expensive. In this post I’d like to share several resources to help you sell your photos to online publishers for different creative projects. This video below highlights a few of the platforms I’ll be covering and will give you a good understanding of how they work.

Shutterstock

One of if not the largest stock photography websites on the internet, Shutterstock allows you to display all you photos to a giant audience searching for photos for their projects. They have several different subscription options that determine how much you will make when people purchase your photos so I recommend reviewing their plans to see which plan fits you best.

Fine Art America

This site is similar to Shutterstock but offers the user a big extra benefit by allowing you to sell physical prints of your images in many different forms. Some of their options include framed prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, art prints, posters, even pillows and shower curtains. I know those last 2 probably sounded strange but some people are into that. The biggest plus I see with Fine Art America is they handle all the payment, production, shipping, and customer service that makes things much easier on you.

Selling Your Photos To Book Publishers and Authors

This one might not have crossed your mind before or maybe sounded to complex or intimidating. First let’s cover why is can be a great route to take to sell your photos. For example, when an author is working with a book publisher or ghostwriting service like Carypress they need to be very selective when choosing their photos or illustrations due to copyright and licensing issues. Be prepared for a longer more drawn out process when selling photos for published authors but the reward from the royalties can far surpass that of selling on Shutter Stock or Fine Art America.

In Summary

Whether you choose to sell your images on stock photography sites or work directly with a publisher…just get started. The more you delay the process the less confidence you will have in your work. The only way to get found is to pick a lane and go. Be prepared and willing to face rejection because it will only make you better.

5 Best Places for Shooting Wildlife Photography

5 Best Places for Shooting Wildlife Photography

It’s one thing to photograph a beautiful landscape and it’s a whole other thing to photograph a large animal that is beautiful but extremely dangerous and possibly deadly. If you are like me you love to photograph animals in their natural habitat. In thins post I’d like to pinpoint my personal favorite locations around the world for wildlife photography.

Africa

If you ask a random person on the street what they thought the best country was to see wildlife there is a really good chance they would say Africa. We have all grown up hearing that the lion is the king of the jungle, and for good reason. There is no better place on earth to see and photograph lions in the wild than the plains of Africa.

Ecuador

Diversity would be a great word to describe Ecuador. The country has long been known as one of the if not the mega-diversity hotspot. From the remote jungles of the Amazon to the abundance of land and sea wildlife on the Galapagos islands, Ecuador should be towards the top of your list.

Mexico

This one might be a little surprise, but Mexico is a very big country with a huge wildlife to choose from. Their biggest attraction is probably the Jaguar, which while rare and elusive are quit a sight to behold.

North America

It’s hard to choose which animal species to focus on for North America because it’s just such a huge place. One that stick out is the cougar, also known as the mountain lion. While not as large as their African cousins, these big cats are breathtakingly beautiful.

Alaska

Cold and rugged is the best way I can describe Alaska and the animals that dwell there. One of the biggest grizzly bears ever killed in history, weighing in at over one thousand pounds and standing nearly 10 feet tall resided there.

Important Things To Know

If you are going to be shooting wildlife photography then safety is always first. The animals mentioned on this list along with many more can be extremely dangerous and if you are not under the guidance of a trained professional guide, you get get into a very bad situation. Remember to keep a safe distance from them and respect their territory.

For some great tips on shooting better wildlife photos check out this great article from B&H. The video below also gives 5 more great locations to see the most amazing wildlife this world has to offer.