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Questions concerned with the process of and dealing with stock photography images which are typically sold for re-use by third parties.

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How can I completely avoid noise for stock photography with my Canon 650D?

I bought the Canon 650D about six months ago and have taken almost 1000 photos with it todate. I always shoot Raw+ jpg so I never really had the need to process my Raw files until now when I got ...
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What is the best license to seek out for short-term promotional flyer use? [closed]

I make promotional flyers for a restaurant weekly and every week there is new artwork with new photos. Websites that sell stock photos offer different licenses with different prices. I'm unclear as to ...
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Marble/Stones online photo stock? [closed]

I am working on a brochure for Marble/Stones/Granite dealer. That dealer doesn't have the photos of his materials in high res. So I've been trying to look for a marble online photo stock where I can ...
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Where can I buy stock photographs to use on my non-profit website [closed]

I am looking for images of people meeting, talking, on computers and off, with cell phones, outdoors, indoors for use in a young educational website and am willing to pay $10 - $20 each. Its hard to ...
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Question about selling (licensing) my photos (stock sites vs my own website)

I am hobbyist photographer and take different types of photos such as landscapes, architectural photographs, historical sites, fireworks, food and utensil photographs and abstract and experimental ...
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Other than stock photographs, how can I have my photography fund itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way for a hobbyist to start generating income from photos? I am an amateur photographer. I have been learning photography seriously for quite some time ...
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getting assignments (free or paid) or selling work - for beginners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make extra money with photography? looking for ideas where i could take my photography to the next level and ultimately make up for the cost of equipment. ...
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What does “part of a design and manipulated accordingly” mean in a stock photography license?

I notice many if not all of the stock photography providers carry something to this effect in the license. I am using Photo Dune as an example “Distribution or displaying of any Work in any ...
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Where do I find stock photography I can use on a Shopify theme? [closed]

I am working on a theme for Shopify, but they require that you provide some stock images inside your theme to demonstrate how your theme would work in a 'realistic' context. The types of images that ...
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Does reducing JPG resolution decrease, increase, or have no effect on image quality?

I'm getting ready to download a bunch of images from microstock photo agency Dreamstime. I'll eventually want most of the images in the 400x300 pixel range for my website when I'm done working with ...
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Do any stock photography sites pay 100% of sales out to photographers?

I've come over from Stack Overflow to see if anyone here uses stock photography/microstock sites and knows if any of the many out there currently give 100% of sales to photographers? Obviously ...
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How can amateurs monetize photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way for a hobbyist to start generating income from photos? How can I make extra money with photography? I am an amateur who sometimes takes pictures ...
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How much pay to a model in a session of photos for stock?

I want make a photo project to send to a stock photography agency, but I don't know what I should pay to a model for signing the model release. Pay by photo, by hour, or in some other way?
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How can I improve visits and visibility to my stock photography, particularly on Fotolia?

I've had photos posted on Fotolia for months now and have had very few visits to the pictures. What can I do to improve the visibility and/or appeal of my stock photos, particularly on Fotolia? Are ...
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What are the key things that distinguish stock photography from other types?

What are the key features of stock photography that distinguishes it from other types of photography, or is there a fair amount of overlap between them (i.e. a good photograph can be fine art and ...
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Can photographs from a client shoot, but not accepted by them, be used for stock photography?

I have a number of photographs from a recent client shoot that they don't wish to use. Could these be sold by myself as stock photography? For that matter, would it be considered to be ethical to do ...
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What is a “Full Permission License”?

I just started selling some stock photography for commercial use, and one of my customers/clients asked for a "full permission license" I assume this is a document that would grant them the "legal" ...
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How can I make extra money with photography?

I have photos in Getty Images, in Shutterstock, Imagekind and I recently added some to RedBubble, but I'm not having the expected results. Does anyone have some history of success selling photographs ...
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Where do stores get their photographs/prints?

Walk around any home store such as IKEA and you will find a wide range of photos for sale, from landscapes to still life. Where do these stores get these photos? Is it straightforward stock buying, or ...
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How would one find out what sorts of stock photos are in demand?

I know that stock photography is a very challenging market right now but it seems that certain subjects and themes do well. How would one know what sorts of stock photos are in demand versus what ...
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Is it legal to use my name in a marketing campaign (on google)? [closed]

When I enter my name in google.com, at top of the page in Google Ads section there is a big stock photography company listed and the title of this advert is also my name. I am (actually I used it ...
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Where can I sell digital photos online without advance commissions or fees?

I am looking for an online place to sell my photos. My requirements are slightly different to normal. Don't pay anything upfront. Only pay commission when a sale falls through. No filtering of ...
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Which stock photo site for industrial / maritime / communications images?

I am on a very limited budget (small start-up with little funding), and would like some stock images, whether photos or line-drawings, for a website and some brochures. I addition to the standard ...
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Searching for a good online Job for my father

My father has been a professional photographer during all his life. But in my country India, not many people explore photography as a profession. That means, he started it all in the '70s with a Photo ...
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Is it okay to submit the same photos to macrostock and microstock?

Is there any problem in submitting the same photo both to macrostock agencies (Alamy, etc.) and microstock (Fotolia, iStock, etc.), assuming I have a non-exclusive agreement in all of them?
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Stock Photo that is not strict with the quality?

I've recently signed up to BigStockPhoto trying out to see if someone wants to buy my Pictures. I've discovered that most of my Pictures didn't "follow through" The very strict policy of ...
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What should I look for when choosing a stock web sites to sell through?

I was reading Are stock photo sites a viable source of income? and thought I might give it ago. However what are the things to look for when choosing a stock photo sites to sell on taking in to ...
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Are stock photo sites a viable source of income?

I'm considering uploading some of my photos to a stock photo website as a way of getting a few $$$ back from what's essentially been a hobby for me. Is this a sensible step, or am I likely doomed to ...
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Are there any important considerations for stock photos?

I have quite a few photos, some of which I consider to be particularly good. I've been thinking of putting some up on stock photo sites (that's another discussion), but have been wondering about image ...
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How do I make a bottle image transparent?

I've taken some stock photography of lots of clear bottles, and now want to remove the background (which is white-ish, because at a pinch I could leave it...) so that the bottle becomes transparent ...
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Experience selling with Getty Images

Have you ever sold any pictures through Getty images? Are you happy with the experience? What did you think about the pricing they proposed? Did you think you could sell more for a smaller price? ...