Turning your passion of taking pictures into a profitable business takes a lot of courage and resilience. You need to go through the rejection which may sometimes make you feel like you are reaching for something that is out of reach. You don't have to feel like that because in this article we are going to introduce you to an awesome concept that will enable you to make money from your photography.
What is stock photography?
In it's simplest defination it refers to any type of imagery that is sold for various licensing models. Instead of hiring a photographer, businesses and creatives have resorted into buying images online that can be incorporated into their projects. Profits are split between the photographer and platform that facilitates the whole process.
How to get started
The best way to start your own business is to sign up with an agency or platform for stock images. Luckily for you, we've reviewed a couple of the best ones you can use:
How much can you make
It depends on the agency you have signed up with and their fees. We have done our own research to uncover which images sell the most compared to others below:
— Authentic: Photos that represent authentic settings like people interacting with each other at a party, an artist playing music or even an object. The question that you must ask yourself is - how can i create something that will stand out and grab people's attention?
— Niche based: A niche is a term that stands for category. Just like in music there's different genres and styles - the same principles apply in stock photography. Be diverse when it comes to this and avoid boxing yourself to only specializing in one category.
— Trends: What is currently happening around the world - this is the question that will help you create meaningful images. You can use news websites or social media to find inspiration.
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