Monday, 15 October 2012

Stock Photography in South Africa - Good news

This is a follow up from my previous post: Stock Photography in South Africa.. EISH!

I have done some more reading into Microstock photography and many Stock photographers in South Africa say by far the easiest way to go is through Moneybookers. Paypal is definitely a good way to go but the high withdraw fees (Paypal + reserve bank + your bank + FNB) turn people away not to mention the monopoly of FNB being the bank that controls withdraws in our country.

One of the other things I have read about is that Fotalia and Dreamstime (signing up through these links gives me a small commission) are good starting points for new stock photographers as they are more lenient on accepting images compared to Istockphoto. Once you have had a handful of images accepted on Dreamstime or Fotalia then upload your best selling images to istockphoto. This way you are less likely to be rejected, wait 30 days to resubmit sample images and you will make some money if your istockphoto samples get rejected. Its a win-win situation really.

here is my Dreamtimes profile if anyone is interested: wezphotography - Dreamstime

More info to come

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