Monday, April 20, 2009

Stock Photography Submission

There are many ways to make money with your digital Photography. For best results composition is extremely important. I am not a photography expert, but I have enough print and art experience behind me to know what will sell.

If you submit your photos to any online stock photography agencies that sell your work, there are many things that need to be considered. Each agency has their own set of guidelines in what they look for. The general submission guidelines will be similar to each agency. Compensation will of course vary from once agency to another.

To submit a photo to an agency, it takes a lot of thought before submitting your work. You will have to think about a title for your photo and key words where a search engine can find your photo. If you want to have good results I recommend you do a little research first on similar subjects you want to submit. Also look at photos that may be similar to yours and view them objectively. Is the color and composition similar to the other photos? What is it about my photo that stands out? By answering these few simple questions and doing the research, this will save you time by submitting something that would be automatically rejected.

Diversity is the key to getting paid for your work with stock agencies. You don't have to limit to just one agency, you can submit to multiple agencies if you wish. And keep in mind that timing can also be a factor in when you submit your work. It's a good idea to find out what the agencies are looking for before you submit your stuff.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Eric Proteau featured Photographer for November

This month I would like to spotlight a great Photographer. His name is Eric Proteau. You may have noticed that has used many photos by Eric. His work will be featured in the 2009 Calendar that will be scheduled for release sometime in the next few weeks. Products by Eric Proteau are now available in our store.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Making Money with Photography

There are many ways to make money with your Photography. I am going to share with you some things to help give you some ideas on different ways you can sell your work.

You could do an online shopping cart. This can be an effective way to sell your products, but will require more work on your part because you will have to ship the items you sell. You may find that this may be an excellent solution for some products, while it may not be worth the effort for other types of products because you may have to have some inventory to sell your products. For ecommerce solutions this is what I recommend. Vstore

If you only have a few things to sell or a whole bunch of things to sell, I recommend opening an Etsy Store. This is a much better alternative to eBay. Keep in mind that Etsy is limited to the types of items you can sell.

The the most popular is online stores. You can create your own products and sell them in a variety of online stores that give you the versatility of creating multiple different products. Some of these stores offer everything from T-shirts to posters and books.
  1. Cafe Press
  2. Zazzle
  3. Spreadshirt
  4. LuLu
If you only want to sell your photos as prints or in a digital format, you can submit your photos to stock photography websites. These sites will pay you every time someone wants to use your photo. Some of these sites will only except specific types of photographs at specific times of the year. If you would like LayZ Daisy to use your any of your photos, this is the easiest way you can submit your work and get money. Please read Call for Entries for more info.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Call for Entries Photo Submission

When your photo is featured as the photo of the day on the LayZ Daisy website. You will be paid $1 for each photo used by LayZ Daisy. Payment will be made via paypal, google checkout, or a check can be mailed by request. A link will be placed that will direct traffic to your website, and information on how to purchase your photo if you choose. For products that are featured in the LayZ Daisy store you will make 50% of the profits sold. You will retain the copyright of all of the photos that you submit, nothing will be used without your permission.

Here are the following categories we are looking for;
  • Fall
  • Humor
  • Pets
  • Travel Destinations
  • Winter
When your photo is chosen keep in mind that you also have the opportunity to choose which items in the LayZ Daisy store you would like to be featured. Here are the types of products your photos can be featured on. Also you will be required to sign a release stating that he photos you are submitting are owned by you.

  • LayZ Daisy 2009 Calendar
  • Postcards
  • Stamps
  • Canvas prints
  • Poster prints
  • T-Shirts
  • Mouse Pads
Photos of the day are featured on the home page as well as the the Daily Photo. The listing format may change. To submit your photos to be considered it can be done one of two ways. Provide a link to view your photos online or email them to