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12/07/2005 12:13:53 PM · #1
I find many of you are keen on selling your photographs at some or the other stock photography sites that pay as less as 20 cents per download!! If you consider yourselves as artists why should you sell your piece of art at that price? I just discovered a site that allows you to price your own creations. You must check this link.

Donít think I am talking just commercial, we all should know our worth.

Make your own art gallery here
12/07/2005 12:19:03 PM · #2
It's $60 a year to stay on the site after the first two weeks? It's just a glorified prints site, and it's not quite the same as selling stock photographs...stock photography is more business and less art, anyway.
12/07/2005 12:28:47 PM · #3
Originally posted by modgethanc:

It's just a glorified prints site, and it's not quite the same as selling stock photographs...stock photography is more business and less art, anyway.


These people also allow soft format download, not just print. By the way can you tell me how much are you earning per month from your stock site?
12/07/2005 12:31:57 PM · #4
Originally posted by modgethanc:

It's $60 a year to stay on the site after the first two weeks? It's just a glorified prints site, and it's not quite the same as selling stock photographs...stock photography is more business and less art, anyway.


It's not even very glorified...you're responsible for making and sending the print. So you pay $60 a year plus 10% per sale and they basically act as paypal for you.
12/07/2005 12:37:30 PM · #5
Me? I'm not making anything off of it. My submitted pictures haven't even been reviewed yet.

Personally, I'm really not looking to sell my photographs as art...I feel that as art, it should be free for people to enjoy. If anyone want s a print of it, they can feel free to make prints themselves, I don't want to make a profit from them. As stock, they're being used for business purposes, so if any of my photos have a market value at all I suppose I could make some spare change. I don't expect to make much money from it, nor do I expect to live off it, it's more a matter of seeing whether or not I can. Once I get my first payout from shutterstock I plan on cancelling my account there anyway.

Anyway, that's just my personal opinion.

And I don't think I'd be able to make enough money to offset the cost of an account there anyway :D
12/07/2005 12:43:16 PM · #6
Originally posted by modgethanc:

...I feel that as art, it should be free for people to enjoy. If anyone want s a print of it, they can feel free to make prints themselves, I don't want to make a profit from them. ...


Great!! Nice to know such beautiful minds. Thank you.
12/07/2005 01:48:01 PM · #7
This is another similar site I had looked into at one time. Looks pretty good, just haven't had time or money to sign up and see if it is worth it or not:
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