NPPA Launches Three-Part Series On Stock Photography

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DURHAM, NC (July 7, 2014) – Today the National Press Photographers Association published the first of a three-part  series by Janet Smith on Stock Photography. 

In today's Part One, Smith identifies Stock Photography industry trends and asks key questions: Are we in the Big Box era of State? Will high volume availability and pedestrian standards reshape the marketplace? What does it mean for full-time professional photographers who are looking to squeeze just a little more income from every frame? What's next, and what can you do?

In Tuesday's Part Two, Smith will examine the practice of selling your own stock photographs, as agencies are not the only avenues for stock sales. She believes that if you are willing and able to leverage a different skill set then there are tools that can help photographers reach buyers, and to negotiate terms and close the sale.

In Wednesday's Part Three the Best Practices for stock sales are examined, whether you're using an agency or selling photographs on your own, and Smith offers some tips that will increase your chances of success.

Smith is a freelance writer based in Colorado. Formerly, she was the editorial page editor and managing editor at the The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island, SC. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in business administration.

Part One, "Selling Stock: Industry Trends," begins online here.

Part Two, "Selling Your Own," begins online here.

Part Three, "Best Practices," which will help you increase your chances of success, begins online here.