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Old Friday 19th July 2019, 12:38   #1
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Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, using agencies for their wildlife images? I know the genre is one of the hardest to make money from due to its popularity. I’ve never used one but thinking of giving it a go.

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Old Saturday 20th July 2019, 09:58   #2
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Could try picfair,I found Alamy to picky with perfectly acceptable shots.
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After my initial submission to Alamy passed QC, I had several rejections - for a reason, usually excessive noise. they do publish a guide of issues which will cause an image to fail, I believe this has helped improve my photography, and the only issue I have is that one substandard image will fail the entire submission
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I've never used any of the stock photo agencies for wildlife photos, however I did get contacted by a Publication Procurement company and added to their list, which has resulted in some sales. They are hired by magazines and various publications when photos of a certain type are needed for magazines, online magazines, newspapers, etc. They work directly off my website by adding my website to their list of sources for procurement - if they need a certain shot, they search their sources and if found, reach out to me to see if I'm willing to sell. If yes, it's a standard publishing contract, with numbers of print issues, price paid and amount of time they have rights to publish or republish up to the print issue total before having to re-contract. Rights to the original are kept by the photographer.
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