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Nikon D800 & D800E Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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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.

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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, ...

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