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Pertains to the selling of photographic works and/or the sales of rights to use images.

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How to explain that the .jpg (digital file) of my photograph isn't free?

since I keep getting asked by different people if I can just send them the digital file to a photo of mine they've seen in the news, I'd like to ask: How do I explain politely that I'm trying to make ...
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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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What's the easiest and safest way to sell photo gear?

I'm looking to make some upgrades in the next couple of months (new camera body, new lenses, new tripod); and will no longer be needing some of my equipment (old camera body, some old lenses). I'd ...
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What are some good places to sell photo prints online? [closed]

What are some good places to sell photo prints online? Is it possible? What aspects depend on country, laws, or copyright restrictions?
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How do I approach bricks and mortar galleries to sell my photography?

After setting up an online gallery to sell my artwork I was thinking of approaching photography galleries in London to sell the artwork. Now the problem is I have never approached a "real world" ...
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Can I legally sell a photograph with a border made to look like an old Polaroid print?

I'm planning to do an exhibition in the near future where I want most of my work to be illustrated in the Polaroid photo format like the image bellow. In this exhibition I may sell some work and ...
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How do I know what to charge for licensing an image?

What's the best way to come up with a monetary figure to charge someone who wants to license an image. I've heard of software called FotoQuote - what other options are there and how might hey compare?...
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Online Printing API?

tl;dr: Is there a way to have SmugMug-like + printing service integration hosted on your own website? (The API to the printing service is the piece I am missing) I am looking for an automated ...
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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 images ...
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Suggestions for a photo sales & printing vendor?

I'm beginning to seriously think about selling my photos online ... as prints, greeting cards, etc. Can anyone recommend a site that does a good job of handling the sales translations, printing, &...
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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? ...
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How to find a good marketing person?

I've taken many photos, gotten some favorable comments, and occasionally sell trade or give a few when it serves someone's need. The emphasis is on the word "few". Photography has been a serious ...
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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 of ...
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Using and earning money images from a 10yr old 5MP camera

My camera is from about 2001 and rather limited by today's standards. 5 megapixel, ISO400 at the most, f/8 is the smallest aperture, noise even in good light, a few hot pixels in the CCD, no raw data,...
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What is the legality of selling prints of "private land" in the UK?

I have recently decided to try and sell my photographs as prints in mounts. I have seen on the National Trust website that selling images of their locations is not allowed with out a permit, which is ...
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How do you find a location to set up a photo exhibition?

Where can you find a good place to set up a photo exhibition, and how do you go about getting accepted into that exhibition?
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What are some good places to sell photo prints online, with a focus on Europe?

There's already good links at What are some good places to sell photo prints online? – but they are mostly US-centric, and since I am targeting mostly people in Europe (especially Germany) – I'd ...
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Is it worth submitting photography/artwork to online galleries?

After recently releasing my own gallery of artwork, I was wondering business wise whether or not to start submitting my photography/artwork to online galleries such as Etsy and EBay's art shop. The ...
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What are the most valuable photographs on the planet?

I have recently read about a print of Ansel Adams reaching $600,000 at auction in 1948 (equivalent of around $6 million US dollars today). This got me thinking that there must be other high value ...
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Compensation for commercial use of photos

I've been contacted by a multinational company for collaboration on decorating their new Prague office with some of my photos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/florin_dr/albums/72157634349951035). My ...
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My late, blind father-in-law was a photographer in the 1960s. Where should we go to appraise/sell his work?

I'm hoping to tap the collective knowledge here to help my mother-in-law out. My late father-in-law was a professional photographer through the 1960s, and he photographed the Los Angeles and San ...
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Ways to obtain new portrait photography clients?

I'd like to increase my portrait business. I've had good experiences with family, pet portraits and High School seniors. My local newspaper is quite expensive. I've had okay luck with Craigslist, ...
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Is there a woot style site for Photo Equipment? [closed]

Besides woot, Chain Love, Bonk Town, anything for photo?
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How to prepare photography equipment for resale

I have a few older lenses that I'm thinking of selling. What are some essential steps in preparing photographic equipment (such as lenses, camera bodies, speedlights, etc.) for resale? Are there steps ...
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Do the products that form the kit of a camera have different EANs?

This question targets mostly the people that sell cameras. Sometimes the producer of a certain type of camera sells it together with a few accessories in a kit. I've done quite a few searches and I ...
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What's a relatively cheap format for selling my nighttime fine art prints that have a lot of black in them?

Under normal glass they look like a mirror because of how much black is in them. Acrylic is reflective too, and I'd rather have them protected because they're cotton paper, which scratches and scuffs ...
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How to keep track of image licenses sold?

When selling licenses to images, how to keep track who has bought what rights to what images? Accounting seems to kind of track this information, but it still needs some way to to connect images to ...
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Where can I sell stock photos as a minor?

I want to sell my stock photos online, but I am under 16 and don't have a driver's license and would prefer not to submit my birth certificate / passport. Is there a website that does this?
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Recommend which site to sell photos? and it is for Spanish-speaking community

I offer my photos to companies and designers. Know a good place to recommend? Thank you very much!
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How to price a framed photograph?

I was looking for some advice on the best approach when it comes to pricing my photography. I am looking to sell my prints, I have a range of them in 16 x 12 and they will all come framed against a ...
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How to determine the resale value of used lenses and camera bodies?

Lens is 4 years old but is well maintained, has no scratches, and looks new. Canon point and shoot camera which I wish to sell has been discontinued and is 5 years old but is well maintained, has ...
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Can I modify an image I found on Shutterstock for my own commercial purposes?

Could you tell me, if I find something that I like on Shutterstock and I decide to modify if it or create something similar and use that with my own commercial product, could be I punished or face ...
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General rules of thumb for selling photos at art festivals?

I am considering selling my work after a lot of interest of my work has recently been generated. I want to join a local art festival to see how it goes and if it is worth pursuing. For instance, ...
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Do unframed prints sell better than framed?

In terms of experience do unframed prints sell better than framed prints or visa versa? I am thinking of adding the option to my site for individuals to purchase unframed prints for a fraction of the ...
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What licences allow commercial use but not distribution?

I have taken some photos and I want to allow free commercial use but not allow re-distribution. More specifically what I want to do is to allow people to use them on their own ( commercial or ...
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How to go about selling digital files for printing and how to price them?

I have recently shared an album of my pictures in an online photography forum and someone contacted me, asking if I can sell them a print, or the digital file for them to print themselves. I have ...
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Where can I have photos printed in bulk at wholesale prices?

I would like to sell prints of my photos, does anyone have know of any suppliers that print photos off in bulk? Ideally based in the UK but I would also consider printers abroad. I don't want to use ...
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Where can I find a place to sell my digital photography without creating my own website?

Where is a website where I sell downloads of my digital photos without creating my own website? I know about several market places but they charge around 30% which I consider too high.
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If I have a never-published photo of a celebrity, can I make money selling glossy prints of it online?

I have a never-before-published picture of Freddie Mercury (approx. 15 ft. away, and taken by me) from Queen's Dallas concert on March 22, 1975. Would it be profitable to sell glossies (whatever size) ...
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What legal issues are there with selling photographs of white river rafting companies?

Are there any legal issues involved with going to a public river and taking pictures of white water rafters coming down the river? Firing them up to, say, a Smugmug Website for sale. More importantly, ...
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Advice on packaging and sending photo prints

I have a photo lab in the UK who supplies me with my photo prints (16 x 12). At the minute I am selling my prints as framed items but I would like to move into selling the prints without the frame. ...
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Is a model release needed if a model posed for a shooting but isn't identifiable?

I've seen variants of this question but couldn't find my specific case. So what if I have someone specifically pose for a picture but: In the end product the person is not identifiable by any means. ...
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How do I sell my photos at art festivals?

How do I sell my photos at art festivals? Do I need a license in NY? If so, what license? What age can I get this license or start selling? Can I use my own booth or do I have to purchase one of ...
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What type of photography sells well to business?

My question is really aimed at anyone who has an opinion or has experience selling prints to business. I focus mainly on urban landscape photography in London and want to focus on selling my framed ...
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What are the sales volumes of 50/1.4 and 50/1.8 lenses? [closed]

Not a very interesting question in and of itself, but I'd like to get some numbers to use in a following question.
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Can you sell a photo of a hotel building or a sign of a public market?

I have two photos that I took while on vacation, one of the Public Market sign in Seattle and the other is the Sax hotel in Chicago. I have manipulated them in photoshop and am impressed with both ...
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How do I get from starting off photography to selling my photos? [closed]

I'm a starting wildlife photographer! My question is, how would I get to from just taking pictures to actually selling them and everything? I'm kinda new to most of this, It would be great to get ...
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I took a photo of a guitar. Do I need a property release to sell it as a stock image?

I recently took a photo of a guitar. The logo of the company that makes the guitar is not shown in the photo. Do I need a property release from the manufacturer or the owner to sell it as a stock ...
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How can I determine if I can use a photo commercially?

Hold on for a second, I know that this is not the perfect place to ask but i dont have any other choice. I was searching for a picture for my project, an iphone app which i'm planning to sell upon it'...
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What license should I be using when selling to reproduction companies?

I was thinking about selling some of my photos to companies that may reproduce and re-sell the images i.e. postcards, posters, stock framed pictures. The problem is I am a little unsure as to what ...