Photo Licensing 101: How to Start Getting Compensated for Your Pictures

SMP_licensingProfessional photographers aren’t the only ones who can get compensated for their photos—anyone can! All you need is the right license and you can start selling your artwork—but where do you begin?

 

Since this area is often tricky for many photographers (amateur and seasoned pros), we’re going to clear some things up to help you on your way to licensing photos.

 

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Do You Turn Your Photos Into Movies? One ScanMyPhotos Customer Does!

Lynda's grandmother holding her mom and aunt

Lynda’s grandmother holding her mom and aunt

Lynda Lopez has been taking photos since she was 10 years old, and with 15,000 digital photos at her disposal, she had a brilliant idea: turn them into movies.

 

“When I was younger, I used to take photos of landscapes,” she told me. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started photographing people. I make movies once I get enough photos of people, and I give the movies as gifts on a special occasion – I started this about 7 years ago.

 

“I had a bunch of old photos of my grandmother as a child, and my mom, sister, and me (when I was young), and I turned those photos into a Christmas gift. Now my family expects this every year!”

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Favorite Steve Jobs Quote

Like millions of other entrepreneurs, our success is planted on the experiences of visionary business leaders. At ScanMyPhotos.com, much of our best strategies were forged from ideas celebrated by Apple, Inc. co-founder, Steve Jobs.

 

TechCrunch, a leading source for news and networking for entrepreneurs posted this column and included our favorite Steve Jobs quote. Via .

 

Excerpt: How does somebody know what they want if they haven’t even seen it?

This quote inspired me to create ScanMyPhotos.com because I wanted a super fast and affordable way to digitize my pictures. Invent it and they will come led to us digitizing one-quarter billion pictures. Mitch Goldstone, Founder of ScanMyPhotos.com

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