Dec 13, 2004

Marketing Your Images

Digital Photo Outback has started a series about selling your photos to stock image sites. Sounds like a great one to follow.

by Byron Jorjorian

"Everyday in the United States thousands of images are licensed for publication in books, magazines, greeting cards, posters, calendars, etc., as well as for use in videos, cd covers, brochures, billboards and display advertisements across the country. More recently, the internet has opened up a market for even more image usage. In fact, it is estimated that about 80,000 images are licensed for publication each day and the stock photo industry as a whole has sales of approximately 2 billion dollars per year through agencies alone.

So what is the stock photo business? In short, it is the licensing of images that already exist in your collection. In other words, images that you shot for enjoyment or on assignment. Outtakes which are sitting in your files are a potential source of revenue."

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