Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is Stock Photography and How to Make Money using Stock Photography

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Have you heard of stock photography? Do you know what is stock photos? How to make money from stock photography? If you are new to stock photography, then this article might be useful for you. I will share with you how you can make money using your camera by taking stock photos. People are making $3000 to $5000 a month using stock photos.

Personally, I am working hard to improve my skill in photography to be able to make money using stock photos. I am trying to increase my portfolio so that it can grow bigger and reach wider audience. Finally, I hope that all my photos will help me to make money online continuously without much efforts from my side. This article will talk about stock photography - maybe, a topic new to you, I am sure it is worth a read.


What is Stock Photography
Stock Photography is the way people used to supply licensed for their photographs for specific usage. Stock photos are delivered online through stock photos agencies.

Due to the large variety of stock photos that are available online, stock photos are used by a lot of websites and businesses. Websites webmasters and businesses owners find it easier to get their desired stock photos at low price due to the existence of stock photography. Websites and businesses owners like to use stock photos because it save a lot of time such as hiring photographers to take photos for them and this incur high cost and sometimes, the quality for photos are not as expected. So, stock photos are getting popular and have high demand.

How to Make Money from Stock Photos
Due to the demand for stock photos, photographers can actually make a great income using stock photos. Some of those top stock photographers make $3000 - $5000 a month from their stock photos by selling their photos on stock photos agencies such as Fotolia, BigStockPhoto, Dreamstime and more.

Stock photographers have the full right of their photos and they only sell license and their stock photos to buyers for specific usage. This is great because other buyers can also buy the same stock photos to use for their own purpose. Some high quality stock photos are selling for more than 1000 times due to high demand for it. I found that some photographers have big portfolio which has over 50,000 stock photos and their stock photos keep on selling like hot cakes everyday.

Benefit of Making Money using Stock Photos
Making money using stock photos is a very good way to create continuous income using your photos. Stock photography require long time and passion in photography and of course, you need the equipment such as DSLR camera, studio lighting (optional), models (optional) and knowledge to take good photos.

If you can fulfill the criteria mentioned above, then you can try to take some photos and make some money from your photos. The benefits to make money using this method is very good.

  • Your photos can sell for as many times as possible if the demand is there.
  • Your have full copyright for your photos.
  • This is a way to create recurring income if you have a big portfolio.
  • Your photos work for you to make money.

The opportunities is unlimited, I know one of the well known stock photographers, Yuri Arcurs, is making more than $60,000 a month because his stock photos are selling at the rate 2000 photos per day. He is the top stock photographer and eventually, he turns his passion into a business that is so profitable.

Do you have the passion for photography? If yes, why not give it a try? Your photos might be able to fulfill demand for some industry.

About the Author: This Post is written by William Lee (Nickname: Greenleaf). Make money blogging and work from home is the best job I ever experienced.

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