Alamy knows how to sell pictures; it's paid $140M to photographers since it began.
Stockimo's an app for iPhone users who love to take photos and want to make some money.
Stock is short for Stock Photography, which is short for pictures that people buy to use in their adverts, books, magazines, brochures, posters, calendars, websites etc. Phew, no wonder it got shortened to stock. It has nothing to do with the stock exchange, stocks and shares, or chicken stock.
It's easy, you can upload images straight from your iPhone.
The app is compatible with iPhone iOS 7 and above. If you've got an iPhone 4 or above you'll be okay.
If you haven't, why not get a new phone ;-)?
Not yet, sorry Android users.
Yes, in fact, there's a special commission for contributors who were registered on Alamy before Stockimo launched.
We want cool images taken on your phone. We want inspiration and innovation. What you take is up to you. We want you to shoot what you love and be as creative and adventurous as you like. You can also submit breaking news shots taken in the last 24 hours by opting IN to stockimonews. That's what we do want, we don't want anything illegal or offensive (obviously).
Apple doesn't accept apps that contain photos that show nakedness so it's a big no-no.
When you upload your photos they're rated by our team of people from the photo industry, including buyers and sellers of photography.
Photos are rated out of 4. Photos are accepted if their average rating is above 2.
Photos that have inaccurate tags or illegal/offensive content will be rejected.
If your photos are accepted they go on sale right away. If one of your photos gets rejected, don't be disheartened, shoot more photos and try again.
Stockimonews shots are accepted or rejected by the Live News team, if accepted, they are sent to picture editors and then 48 hours later they are moved into the stock collection.
Yes, photos with a rating of 2 or less out of 4 get rejected. We'll tell you your score for each shot uploaded but we don't give detailed feedback because more than one person rates your photos and we use your average score.
We will also tell you if you get rejected for incorrect answers to the questions about people and property. You can upload these images again with the correct data. Photos will be rejected as 'inappropriate' if the content is unsuitable, illegal, or if the shot was not taken with a phone.
You took the photo so the copyright of the image is all yours. We just sell licenses of your photos for you.
We tell you what customers like and what they need. The Customer Likes tab has a live feed of photos that customers have bought, clicked on or interacted with in some way. Use it for inspiration or simply bask in the kudos of making it onto the Customer Likes list.
Yes, you can opt in to submit news shots. Stockimonews mode allows you to submit breaking news shots taken in the last 24 hours. We want interesting newsworthy shots submitted via this route. If accepted they'll be available to news picture editors across the globe and after 48 hours they are moved to the stock collection. You can opt in and out at any time via your account.
Stockimo is a recognised channel partner of IFTTT, IFTTT stands for ‘If This Then That’. It allows you to make bespoke connections between Stockimo and other apps and platforms. For example, if you’ve always wanted to get an SMS message every time you make a Stockimo sale, you can set this up using IFTTT. It puts you in control of a host of opportunities both for uploading to Stockimo (If I add a photo to Flickr upload to Stockimo) or sharing and using outputs from the app (Tell my Facebook friends if I get a photo accepted). Check it out, you’ll love what you can do with it.
No thanks, you'd be cheating, Stockimo is an app for mobile phone photography. But why not upload your camera shots through Alamy? Alamy loves images from DSLRs.
We'll sell your photos on Alamy and through its distribution network.
Alamy sells photos to anyone who needs them. Designers, advertisers, publishers, marketers, bloggers, broadcasters etc. So your photos could be used in a book, on a website, on TV, or on a calendar etc.
Alamy has sales offices in the UK, US, Australia and India and sells globally through www.alamy.com and its network of distributors.
We're actually licensing an image for a customer to use, we call it 'selling' but the photo can be sold again and again. There's no limit on how many times a photo can be sold unless someone pays enough to stop others from buying it. This is rare but it does happen, so keep your fingers crossed.
All prices, it depends on the rights we're licensing - where it's used, how big, for how long etc.
You may make a sale for $5 or you may make a sale for $500 or sometimes even more. The average sale price on Alamy is around $90.
We'll pay you 20% of every sale you make.
The Stockimo app will tell you when you've made a sale. All payments will be made through PayPal, but if you don't have a PayPal account you can get one here.
We'll pay you monthly if you've made more than $10.
No. We want to sell your images everywhere and for everything.
A 'tag' is a searchable keyword, you need them because customers will use keywords to find your images. So if your photo is a dog on Miami beach, add the tags 'Miami' 'beach' 'dog' 'pet' 'Florida' etc.
It's not tagging people and it's not hashtagging #.
Commercial customers (advertisers and designers etc.) will want to use your photos to promote and market products and services. To do this, they need images where people or property owners have given permission for this to happen. On the Stockimo app you can indicate if you have that permission.
Editorial customers (magazine and book publishers, newspapers etc.) are using photos alongside articles or to tell a story. In most cases it isn't necessary for people in these images to give permission.
Customers will decide what permissions they need. With the information you provide we can give them the details they need to help make these decisions.
RF means Royalty Free and the customer can use the image again and again for different uses but only pays once. RM means Rights Managed and means the customer can only use the image for a specified use. These are license types used by the stock photo industry.
On Alamy, commercial images will be sold as RF and editorial images sold as RM.