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During our Caribbean Cruise a few years ago – way before hurricane Irma destroyed a lot – we have enjoyed one lazy day on the island Antigua. It was one of the most beautiful stops during the cruise, really worth a second – longer – visit!

View Of Beach Against Clear Blue Sky

View Of Beach Against Clear Blue Sky Photo Taken In Antigua And Barbuda, Saint Johns

I am uploading a whole series to EyeEm and GettyImages, why not check them out?

See the whole series on Getty.co.uk.

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Aerial View Of Landscape - Cloudy Grand Canyon

Aerial View Of Landscape – Cloudy Grand Canyon

In 2010, my husband and I have been on a USA vacation and shot gazillions of photos of the Grand Canyon. Back then, we cursed the rather bad weather with lots of clouds and even hail and snow. Now with stock photography in mind, we do have rather rare shots compared to all the “good weather photography” that you usually find on the net.

If you are interested in these beautiful weather conditions, please check out my portfolio on Getty Images:

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/search/stack/753233242?assettype=image

https://www.gettyimages.com/search/stack/787625160?assettype=image

So I have joined EyeEm one year ago, in order to start a new adventure in trying to sell stock photos. With gazillions of vacation photos on our own media server at home (99% shot by my husband) and very limited time on my hands for adding new designs to my various print-on-demand shops, this had seemed like an easy endeavour.

stine1online stock photography on EyeEm

stine1online stock photography on EyeEm

And yes, it was. EyeEm makes it super easy to upload and tag your photos since they do recognize what’s the topic of your photo and suggest suitable tags. It’s a recent feature for the app version, I am using the computer version most of the time – because that’s where I have easier access to our photos.

Almost all of my uploads also add their geo tags which is important for potential customers. Also, of over 3,000 uploaded photos, more than 2,000 have been accepted into the EyeEm Marketplace. Of these, almost 500 were accepted for premium and almost 250 are actually already live on Getty Images. Other photographers do have a better ratio but I am happy about it since I usually upload almost all photos from a topic. I only weed out the ones that were a mistake, e.g. when feet or other things were cut of. Hubby tends to do that, you might say he has a thing for cutting off feet 😉

What I also like about EyeEm is the fact that you can upload photos without the intention of adding them to the market. I did this with my digital altered photos of the Santa Monica Pier. Why? Because I do have all EyeEm uploads imported into Copytrack in order to find illegal copies of my works. That way, I do get an overview of what copycats do with my work.

And my sales? I had 3 sales within my first year. Not too bad for the first year, especially since adding photos to Getty seems to take ages. All three sales had been through the Premium Collection on Getty Images and earned me a total of $15.00:

Latest sale on EyeEm

Latest sale on EyeEm

First two Sales on EyeEm

First two Sales on EyeEm

About three weeks ago, I have started a new journey or rather adventure into the stock photo market and stock photography. After a few years with little sales on Fotolia (I have earned only about $30 with them, which is not even enough for one payout!!!), I have encountered EyeEm. EyeEm does have the huge advantage that there is no cashout limit. You can cashout with Paypal after every sale if you wish to do so. That is perfect for me, since I do not really expect many sales but a few extra bucks – or Euros – would be nice.

Uploading photos to EyeEm is very fast and super practical since the uploader does recognise the subject of the photo and suggest suitable tags. VERY HANDY!

After only three weeks, a few of my photos are already on the EyeEm Market. If they get selected for Premium, it will mean they are also available on bigger stock portfolios like Getty Images. This of course would be awesome since Getty is very strict.

If you would like to connect on EyeEm, please do not hesitate to get in touch and follow me. I usually follow back 🙂

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