Mar 13 2009

Ways To Get Started Selling Pictures

Published by at 4:36 pm under General

If you are a amateur photography trying to make a name for yourself, you need to know what makes the professionals professional and how they got there.They got their start somewhere.  They did not start out and immediately sell their photos for thousands of dollars a piece.  So if you want to learn how to sell your stock photos, you should spend a few minutes reading this article and getting some tips to help you get started selling your photos.

How To Start Selling Photos Online

The first thing you need to know when you want to know how to sell stock photos is that no photo is perfect as is.  You need to retouch your photos.There are tons of photo editing programs to touch up your pictures.  You have to touch up your pictures to make them the best photos that sell.  One recommendation is to look on the major stock photography sites and see what kinds of photos are selling and what they look like.  Compare those photos to yours and you can see the difference. 

Do not think that your photos are better than the ones on those sites.  Those sites have strict guidelines for what they accept and unless you have some of your photos accepted on those sites, those photos are better and you need to improve yours.  So learn how to touch up your photos and make them look better and then submit to stock photography sites like ShutterStock, Fotalia and Dreamstime.

You may have heard the saying that success breeds success.  You should copy what has worked for others and it will work for you.  Make it your own but take pictures of similar popular, best-selling pictures. 

Visit photography forums to share tips and learn from other aspiring stock photographers.If you need help on how to take a good photo, ask for help.Do not make all the mistakes yourself, ask for help.  A mentor can help you get to where you want to be.  There are several ways to sell stock photos, you have to get started.

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