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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 much noise does Getty Images tolerate for a contributor application?

I captured some decently pleasing pictures (when zoomed out) using Canon M50 + kit lens during the time of sunset. The image, when not zoomed in 100% looks well, but when zoomed in 100%, it looks ...
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How can I obtain a license to use Bing images?

I want to create a Facebook page for my local church and I would like to use some of the images featured on Bing.
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How do I give permission to a photographer, to sell images of me, on Stock Photography websites such as Alamy or Shutterstock?

Do I need to give permission in writing to a photographer to sell photos of me on Stock Photography websites like Alamy. Let's assume that person is a trusted family member. Is letting them know it's ...
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Does Shutterstock have a minimum resolution, or pixel density?

Similar to Noise reduction, upload to shutterstock declined I uploaded some photos to Shutterstock, which got through to review. They were all shot on an Olympus OMD E-10 Mark III, as JPEG's. All had ...
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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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Where is the horizon line on straight on shot stock photos with white background?

Let's say I want to use a stock photo like the next one in a simple composite, for example put this person on some other background. Since we can see the full body and especially the legs here, I ...
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Noise reduction, upload to shutterstock declined

would you be able to help please with any feedback on the photo I've taken. I've tried to submit it to the Shutterstock but it was rejected with the following comment: Noise / Film Grain: Content ...
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How do editorial photographers work "in the wild"?

I am working on becoming a better editorial photographer. I'm not sure if I'm after "breaking news" but certainly want to focus on events that are local/national news for 1-3 days so I submit my ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Let's say I want to release my work into the public domain (at least effectively, as near as is possible), but I don't want companies like Getty and Visual China Group taking my photos, then licensing ...
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Is a 1" (one inch) sensor camera workable for stock or commercial photography?

Is it possible to deliver commercially-acceptable results using a 1-inch sensor size camera (let me suggest Sony RX10M4 / Panasonic FZ1000M2 as an example camera here)? By the commercially-acceptable ...
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Can I edit editorial photos? [closed]

Is it allowed to edit images marked as editorial on stock photography sites? The main content of the photo is a building and I just want to remove distracting elements like drainage wells and ...
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How take rights from photographer to sell photos to stock photography agency [closed]

In my case I have hire model on internet, every is good but when I asked to sign a model release she said "me & my photographer ready are to give permission to use these photos to sell stock ...
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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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Selling photographs: Getty or Shutterstock?

I've had around 11 photos on Getty now for around a year: However, none have sold. Getty also makes you sign an exclusive agreement so you can't have the same images on other stock sites. I have ...
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What is the best way to find someone to help critique my work? [duplicate]

I'm a medical student who is looking to submit images to shutterstock and hopefully pay down a little bit of debt. I have my own website but I'm having a hard time finding anyone online to review my ...
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Which license to publish photography without release model

Which license should I choose to publish a photography with a recognizable person in a public space on sites like 500px or Flickr? I know I can not offer it as a stock photo at a marketplace without ...
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How to figure out if it's OK to use images on a news (or any other website) for my commercial website?

I have seen few photos on a news website and I want to use these images on my commercial website. All these images have third party copyrights mentioned. How to know if it is OK to use these images ...
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Managing stock images vs my own images

I do a lot of web development and blogging and I tend to use a fair bit of creative commons stock imagery. I've got quite a big collection of images but I'm concerned about storing and organizing ...
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How can I get the bright, clean look commonly found in stock portrait photography?

Many stock images have a clean look that make us recognize them as such: apart from a slightly cliched motive, I would list: slightly oversaturated colors lots of light - depth is mostly conveyed by ...
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Looking for info on photographer/camera settings for AppleTV Stock screensaver photos

Is there a way to find out the lens and settings information for the default screen saver photos that come with the AppleTV? Some of those pictures are quite interesting and I'd love to find out who, ...
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What can I do to improve the sharpness from my Canon 60D for stock photography?

I recently started getting into stock photography and submitted some images to Shutterstock. I was rejected for various issues like noise and focus. I was surprised at how high their standards were ...
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Should I submit scaled-down images to stock images to protect my work?

I am new to photography and would like to become a contributor to some stock agencies. I would like to confirm, with a expert, that will shooting my images. My original file's resolution is ...
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Are 24MB JPEGs sufficient for stock photography?

I have an EOS 60D that has 18Mpixel. An expert said I should use at least 24MB pictures for stock photography. My 18Mpixel Jpeg at 72 DPI are between 5MB and 14MB. What is the purpose of a 24MB file? ...
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Question about legal usage of stock and photos with attribution [closed]

I have a question about legal usage of stock photos which also applies to photos with attribution. If photo is royalty-free and requires one-time purchase, can I take picture with camera of my screen ...
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Useful services where I can create a photography website/blog?

I am interested in publishing some of my photography on the internet. I have looked at creating blogs or websites using blogger or wordpress, however a lot of the photography themes cost +$70, as this ...
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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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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 now ...
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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. are ...
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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 they'...
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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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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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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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Which stock photo site for industrial / maritime / communications images? [closed]

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. In addition to the standard "...
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Searching for a good online Job for my father [closed]

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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