It seems like almost everywhere you look these days someone has a digital camera and is taking pictures nonstop. If you’re one of those photo bugs who never get enough of taking pictures then a good way to turn your passion into profits is by becoming a stock photographer. 

Stock photos are pictures that you allow a company to use for a commission. You may receive a flat fee per photo that is accepted or a commission on each download of your photo.

Stock photography companies offer paid memberships to customers in the graphics or photography industry. Their membership fee allows them a certain number of credits that they may use to purchase the photos that they need for a particular project.

There are lots of stock photo companies around today such as: 

Can Stock Photo

iStockPhoto.com

BigStockPhoto.com

FotoSearch.com

123rf.com

Alamy

Photoshelter

Fotolia

SmugMug

Dreamstime

Canva

Pexels

You can take a look at each to determine which you prefer. One major feature that I like about Shutterstock above the others is that they have a forum where designers request the specific photos that they want. Other sites have forums but none that I’ve seen make it so easy to know exactly what will sell. When you know just what the designers are looking for you’ll know what photos to submit and get paid a lot more money.

 

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