How To Make Money With Photography In South Africa



Learn How To Make Money With Photography In South Africa. There are several ways to make money online with photography, but Micro Stock Photography websites are a common and relatively new option.

Micro stock photography is essentially stock photography that is sold at a significantly reduced price. Clients can license stock photographs for as little as $1 or $2, and photographers receive money every time a client selects one of their images.

Micro stock photography is still in its infancy, and some people believe that selling photography at such low prices is unethical. Particularly because many professional photographers spend a significant amount of time and money on equipment, education, and photo shoots.

Micro stock photography companies, on the other hand, can be a good place to start for a new photographer. Many hobby photographers with inexpensive cameras have already started making a pleasant second income from their photographs because the entry criteria are not too stringent.

How To Make Money With Photography In South Africa

What Is the Process? Making money from your photography through micro stock agencies is a relatively simple method.

  1. Conduct an online search for well-known microstock photography agencies. There are a lot of them, but you should start with only one or two before you get the hang of it.
  2. Choose the very best photos for submission. When you apply for an account with some companies, you must submit ten photos for review, while others only need three the first time. However, most don’t have any minimum criteria, so you can start with only one.
  3. Humans will study your photos and decide if they should be accepted or denied into the micro stock photography site. If they are approved, clients will be able to “purchase” them.

However, they aren’t totally purchasing your photographs. They’re just renting the images for a particular purpose. Micro stock imagery is most often used in websites, but it can also be used in commercials, brochures, and other marketing materials. However, the photographer still holds full ownership of their photographs and is usually able to resell the same photographs to new customers.

And this is where stock photography shines. Once you’ve taken a great photograph and it’s been accepted into a stock photography portfolio, the photograph will continue to gain you money month after month… and even year after year.

The majority of micro stock photography companies charge between $0.20 and $0.50 per image license or download. This may not seem to be much, but a good photographer with several hundred pictures for sale will earn a nice second income over time because everything adds up!

We won’t be able to cover everything there is to know about stock photography in just one post. However, in this post, you’ll find more information on how to make money with stock photography: “Can Photographers Make Money With Stock Photography?”

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