Make sure your photos obtain a Commercial status
Photos with a Commercial status are photos that either require no releases or have had all the releases signed. These photos are more likely to sell because buyers can use them for a wider range of purposes, such as ad campaigns.
How can I see the status of my photos? Simply follow this link to our page: What happens after I add a photo to Market?
What is a Photo Release?
A Photo Release is a signed form giving the permission of the person/property owner featured to use the photo. There are two kinds of releases:
- A Model Release is permission given by the person/people featured in the photo.
- A Property Release is permission given by the official owners of property, brand or artwork that is featured in the photo.
If your photo requires a release, then you will need to have a completed form signed in order to sell it. Want to know more about releases, visit What are releases and when are they needed?
Avoiding logos and other Property Releases
It’s important when taking photos to check whether there will be any logos or Property Releases required. Adjusting your photos to avoid capturing these will increase your chances of selling as it can be difficult to obtain Property Releases from big brands/property owners.
For tips on editing logos out of images, check out our Magazine article, How to Edit Logos and Brands Out of Your Photos and Why It Could Make You Money
Adding location tags to your photos makes it easier for buyers to find your photos. Buyers often look for images taken in specific cities, countries or locations. Adding these tags can help your photos stand out, maximise their chances of being discovered and increase the likelihood of winning Missions.
Want some tips about Location Tags? Check our handy Magazine Article, How to Add Location Tags to Photos and Why it's Worth Your Time
Avoiding sister shots
Uploading multiple photos of the same thing with only small differences will mean that not all of those photos will be submitted to Market. For instance, if you take two photos of the same building:
And only minorly change the angle the photo was taken, then this can result in photos being rejected.
Uploading highest resolution possible
Images under 4MP cannot be accepted. Buyers prefer images with higher resolution because they can use them for a wider range of purposes, such as advertising and printing.