Craig Jewell

Craig Jewell

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Software Developer & Middleware Engineer
Joined on Sep 19, 2006

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CameraLabTester: The odds to make money from your photos are overwhelmingly stacked against your tiny image contribution...

Unless you have the rare photo of a UFO mother ship returning Richard Dreyfus to his mashed potato mountain, which will then earn you millions of dollars in paparazzi royalties.

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Watermarks and frames are not allowed, but you can upload a clean version after an image has been accepted..

The version on Flickr will stay as-is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 01:39 UTC
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: The odds to make money from your photos are overwhelmingly stacked against your tiny image contribution...

Unless you have the rare photo of a UFO mother ship returning Richard Dreyfus to his mashed potato mountain, which will then earn you millions of dollars in paparazzi royalties.

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As I mentioned in my post above (sorry, I meant to post as a reply), I have been getting $200-$600 from my Getty-Flickr portfolio for about 3 years now. Most months it is 200-300, but every 2 or 3 months I get a bumper month of about 400-600. It's money that is always very welcome, and requires virtually no effort on my part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 20:08 UTC

Well, here is my 2c worth.

I have been in the Getty Flickr collection for since shortly after it started. I have what I would call a small portfolio of around 150 images.

I haven't added any images for about a year now, and I have to say I don't mind the $200-$600 I get in my PayPal account from Getty EVERY month for doing essentially nothing. It has helped me to build up my kit from a Pentax K10D with kit lens, to a tidy professional kit.

So, it's not all doom and gloom. As they say, you've got to be in it to win it.
I don't mind that I only get 20%. If memory serves me correctly, my biggest single sale was around $1200.

Cheers
Craig

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:50 UTC as 8th comment
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