Selling Images

How to sell stock images

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Photograph or Illustrate

Try to capture a genuine and Nordic expression in your images. You can often find inspiration in your vicinity, like for example important landmarks from your hometown or your friends in everyday situations. Remember to use model releases and property releases if you want to sell your images commercially online.

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Upload your images

When you have created an account at Mostphotos you can start uploading your images. Remember to mark your images with the correct licence, use relevant tags and keep your portfolio up to date with new relevant material to make your portfolio attractive.

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Earn money

When you sell your images at Mostphotos you retain all rights to your images; what you are selling is the right to use them. You split the sale 50/50 with Mostphotos and you get to choose if you want your money through Paypal, Skrill or to your bank account.

Toimitukselliset luvat

Images with an editorial license can be used in connection with information and news, for the common interest. This type of image does not require a model release or property release even if the image portrays people or buildings. Editorial images can never be used for commercial purposes. Examples of editorial images include public figures, sporting events and images which display brand names and logotypes
Images with an editorial license can be used in connection with information and news, for the common interest. Examples of editorial images include public figures, sporting events and images which display brand names and logotypes. Common uses for editorial images include: news articles, non-fiction works, documentaries and public service content. Editorial images may only be cropped as long as the original motive is not distorted. Further edits are not allowed. This type of image does not require a model release or property release even if the image portrays people or buildings. However, editorial images may never be used for commercial purposes. A photo taken without permission should be published as editorial if the photo was taken in someone’s private property, if people in the image are identifiable with their faces visible or distinguishing marks such as tattoos for example.

Kaupalliset luvat

A commercial image can be used for purposes like marketing, advertising and sponsorship. Commercial images are generally in greater demand because of the more uses they have. However, in order to sell an image as commercial you normally require an agreement.
A commercial image can be used for purposes like marketing, advertising and sponsorship as well as digitally. Commercial images are generally in greater demand because of the more uses they have. A commercial image can be edited, cropped and can also be used for editorial purposes. However, in order to sell an image as commercial you normally require an agreement. This agreement is known as a model release, or property release and functions as a written agreement between photographers, models and property owners which assures that the image can be sold for commercial purposes. The exception is if the people depicted in the photographs are not identifiable; then the image can be sold with a commercial license without needing a model release.

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1. Kysy lupaa

In order to be able to sell an image commercially you normally need an agreement from the people depicted in the image and possibly also from the property owner. This is why it is important that you arrange a written model release after a photo shoot!

2. Allekirjoita sopimus

If you get the person’s permission it is important to write a contract as protection in case of legal consequences. A written model release is also needed even if you photograph friends and family. Note that models under the age of 18 require permission from their parents.

3. Julkaise kuva

When you have arranged your contract, you can sell the images with a commercial licence! Remember to always have your releases available, because you will need to present them if you are asked. You can use Mostphotos’ release if you like, but other types of releases are also acceptable.

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What sells best at mostphotos

  • NORDIC images taken in Nordic environments.
  • AUTHENTIC images which do not appear staged.
  • QUALITY images with sharpness and a high pixel count.
  • NEW images which give a fresh, updated impression.
  • RELEVANT images assigned with relevant tags.
  • COMMERCIAL images with a commercial license.
  • NATURAL images with a natural tone without effects.
  • PEOPLE images of people in various situations and of different ethnicities.
  • HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS images of all seasonal celebrations.
  • CITY IMAGES images from Nordic cities.

Selling images & Earning money

Selling images on Mostphotos is very simple. We get the customers, you provide the content. You retain all the rights to your images, what you sell is the right to use the image. Thousands of customers use Mostphotos to find locally inspired, authentic images - and your images are next in line! We share 50/50 on sales and you get paid via Paypal, Skrill or bank transfer.