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Taking and Making Stock Photos by Rohn Engh

How to Take Stock Photos Want to start a stock photo business or add stock photography to your existing business? Rohn Engh, author of Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, offers tips on how to take stock photos and avoid the pitfall of creating trite stock photography. You can read an excerpt from the stock photo...

5 Tips for a Stock Site or Agency

*2004 Photographer’s Market Excerpt There’s more than one way to run a stock agency, but the following are solid suggestions that anyone going into the stock business should contemplate. 1. Start Locally. Selling locally automatically gives you three advantages: You’re more likely to have a wealth of local shots, which don’t require travel to...

Featured Market: A+E stock photography

Stock Photo Agencies Featured Market Attention nature and pet photographers! German stock photography agency A+E is looking for your very best nature, landscapes, scenic or pet photographs. The A+E picture library includes over 30,000 photos, which it sells to newspapers, postcard publishers, book publishers, calendar companies, magazine publishers. Get all of the contact and...

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Microstock photography—is it worth it?

Do you want to sell stock photos and have your doubts about the microstock industry? Read on for the lowdown on microstock and see if micropayment photography is right for you. What is Microstock? First let’s define what a microstock or micropayment photography company is. There are three basic criteria that define this type...

Stock Photography

For the 2008 edition of Photographer’s Market, I interviewed Paul Henning. He is the owner of Stock Answers LLC and has an extensive background in the stock photography business. In the excerpt below, Paul shares some advice on how to succeed in the stock photography business today. The entire interview is available in the...

Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art by Daniel Grant

So you’re ready to start selling your art, but have you thought through the logistics of accepting payments from your customers? There are a variety of payment options, each with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. In “Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art,” Daniel Grant takes you through the benefits...

Calculator Magic: Pricing Your Work by Vik Orenstein

How to Price Photography Whether you’re just starting out as a photographer or have owned your own photography business for years, it’s a good idea to reevaluate your photography prices every now and then. In her 2016 Photographer’s Market article “Calculator Magic: Pricing Your Work,” Vik Orenstein covers the ins and outs of how...

2016 Photographer's Market

Money Management for Photographers: New 2016 PM Articles & Interviews

Money Management for Photographers Love it or hate it, dealing with money is a key component of running a successful photography business. While your passion for shooting is why you became a photographer, competently handling your income and outgo allows you to keep doing what you love. If handling money isn’t your strength, we’re...

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Art Books for Sale: the 40-Percent Off Coupon is Back!

Hey there, AMO fans. If you missed our Friends & Family 40-percent off sale a few weeks ago, you’re in luck—it’s back! For today only, you can get art books for sale at 40 percent off. The sale applies to nearly anything in the North Light Shop. This would be a great time to...

2016 Photographer's Market

2016 Photographer’s Market Cover and Articles!

How to Manage Your Money The 2016 Photographer’s Market goes to the printer next week, and I realized I haven’t shared the cover or the article lineup yet! This year we have a great series of articles on how to manage your money, including everything from how to price photography to methods for accepting...