Stock photography is the supply of photographs licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer. Today, stock images can be presented in searchable online databases. They can be purchased and delivered online.
I entered this type of photography on the recommendation of my friend Vito Zgonc. We currently collaborate in this area.
You can check our work at the stock agencies listed below but in case you have some specific needs that you don’t find at our accounts you can always contact us directly.
My current involvement into stock photography is just a test one. DreamsTime is currently my best performing agency with only 49 photographs posted. This agency including the Fotolia agency is also the most photographer friendly of those on my list.
I have much less photos published at iStock and ShutterStock which is also one of the reasons why these agencies do not perform as well. The interesting story about the Shutterstock is that when I did the first upload of ten photos there they refused more than three for unknown reason. I should wait for about 30 days for the next upload which I didn’t want to so I decided to give all of these 10 photos to Vito. What a surprise. They were all accepted. This made me think that you should not take these agencies seriously because they have different measures every other day. So. If you don’t succeed with a photo today you can publish it after a week and it will be accepted. This is also the reason why I don’t have much of the photos at iStock or ShutterStock because I gave most of my photos to Vito to publish them at his account.
Fotolia is the agency where I have most of my photos published. But it doesn’t perform well. I only have about one tenth of my DreamsTime earnings there.