Photos that sell: Passive income with the photos you already have PART I. | Michal Ďuriník | Skillshare

Photos that sell: Passive income with the photos you already have PART I.

Michal Ďuriník, My cameras pay for my cameras

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15 Videos (56m)
    • Invitation to the course

    • Welcome to Part I.

    • Welcome to the course, let's get to know each other!

    • What's in it for you?

    • Other, less awesome ways to earn with your photos

    • What you'll learn in this three-part course

    • How much will you earn?

    • The four pillars of success

    • So... what is an agency?

    • Signing up for the ride

    • What images sell and how to tell

    • A game to train your eye

    • Watch out for these don'ts!

    • Wrapping up part I. of the course

    • Part I. ends, now head to Part II.

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About This Class

You love photography. 

You share your photos with friends and they like it, but you want more.

Your photos deserve better than to collect dust on your hard drive!

Stop throwing money at your photography hobby, let it throw some back!


Learn how to make your expensive camera pay for itself. Learn how to license your photos online.

There is many ways to earn money with your photography, but most of them include either boss or clients to deal with, or website to maintain and promote. Online licensing with agencies is different - you upload your photos and agencies do all the rest for you. 

Depending on your dedication, this can be fun little set-it-and-forget-it project to support your hobby, or it can be a full-time adventure that pays for all your bills. 

The course is packed with actionable steps and activities - make sure you follow along and participate in the activities!

Forget the money for a second, though: imagine holding a book with your photo on cover, imagine your friends texting you "just saw one of your photos in a magazine I'm reading!". The satisfaction is priceless.

In this First part of the course, you'll learn:

-what is microstock and how it beats other ways of making money with photos

-what can you get once you start this journey - there's more than just money!

-what the four pillars of your success are

-how to pick photos that will sell well

-a game that helps train your eye to spot best-selling images

In Part II. we'll look at opportunities related to photographing people and recognizable property and we'll learn how to craft a seamless and effortless workflow. 

Part III. deals with handling photo rejections (yes, you'll get some) and we discuss how to collect and spend your money well. You'll learn about additional ways of generating income with agencies and we'll review the most useful tools that'll save your sanity. As a dessert, you'll learn how to find your photos out there: be it book covers, music CDs or your mom's favorite magazine!

In Part IV. we revist some topics more in depth and explore what makes some of my own photos sell really well. 

Always wanted to sell photos? You've come to the right place!

Sample student reviews:

"I am a total beginner at this and I feel like I've already learned so much. It is a very practical course, filled with how to's and do's and don'ts. Thanks so much for sharing this!"

"I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction, and I feel I have the tools needed to start selling my pictures online. The instructor is likable; he has a great sense of humor, and sets realistic expectations. He included some wonderful life lessons about dealing with feedback, and ways to spend one's earnings. [...] "

"The course is well organized and the material is very concise. I particularly like the use of actual screen shots to support the topic. After viewing and reading a good bit on getting into stock photography, this course was exactly what I needed to take the final step toward getting my photos online."

 I'll see you in the course!





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Michal Ďuriník

My cameras pay for my cameras

Currently living in Sydney, Australia, I split my time between research, university teaching and photography.

I've been selling my photos online for 7 years now - starting this side gig was one of my best decisions. Ever since, my cameras and lenses pay for themselves, and for my flight tickets. I'm excited to share with you, how you can do the same!

Fun facts:

- President of MQ Photography Society

- Lectured to hundreds of students and professionals on co...

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