Chapter 11: Stock Photography
If you’ve invested a substantial amount of money in a professional camera like the D800 you’re probably interested in making a little income to recoup some of your expenditure. Not everyone who buys a D800 is going to be interested in becoming a full-time professional photographer, but there are ways to make a little cash on the side to help your hobby pay for your equipment. One of the easiest ways is by selling stock photography.
Stock photography comes in many different forms including food.
Stock Photography Overview
Stock photography is a collection of images that are used by photo buyers, art directors, web designers, advertising agencies, and the like for all kinds of uses: magazines, books, ads, brochures both electronically and in print, or even TV. So, as you can imagine, it can include almost any type of photography conceivable. These images can be bought for a one-time fee and used over and over however the buyer see fit. This is called royalty-free, or the image can be leased for a usage fee wherein the photographer retains the rights and the buyer uses the image for a specific time and usage.
There are two types of uses for stock photography: creative and editorial. Creative stock photography is generally used for advertising campaigns and almost anything that has to do with business from mailers, pamphlets, billboards, packaging, ...