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

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

Michal Ďuriník, My cameras pay for my cameras

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12 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Welcome to Part II. of the course!

    • Model release

    • Property release

    • Editorial photos

    • The smart workflow

    • Keywording made easy

    • Keywording made easier

    • Uploading

    • Submitting

    • iStock, the misfit

    • Wrapping up

    • Part II. ends here

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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.

In Part I. you've set up your portfolios with the best agencies and you've learned to spot what photos from your portfolio are potential bestsellers. 

Part II., this part pf the course, deals with two important topics:

 -legal issues such as "can I photograph this?" We'll discuss model release, property release and what can you do if you don't have them.

 -tips, tricks and tools to craft efficient and seamless workflow. Keywording, sorting, uploading and submitting can be daunting, but after this class it'll all be piece of cake!

In Part III. we discuss rejections (yes, you'll get some) and we chat about 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!

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.

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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