Photographers have long been able
to sell their images through stock photo libraries. The way that
this is done is in a state of flux because there is now the ability
to create, store and supply images digitally. More than this, individual
photographers can direct themselves at a global marketplace.
Photographers using traditional
media to capture images increasingly have the ability to capture
quality scans themselves. This removes the need for the library
as an intermediary with photo buyers. However, for sellers, if
going it alone, it is difficult to ensure that they are found
From the buyer's perspective, searches for images can be conducted
using search engines on the internet as a whole or within individual
libraries. But anyone who has attempted to pinpoint a particular
image will know that these searches can be frustrating. In particular
the individual images that form the content of most of the major
online libraries are not picked up by the standard or image search
facilities available though popular search engines such as Google,
Yahoo and MSN.
I have acquired the photoconnect.net
domain and am using this to sell my own work and develop a new model
in cooperation with other photographers wishing to look at a new
innovative approach to image sales.
Photoconnect is now open for business.
Photoconnect reduces the up front workload for the photographer
and allows the photographer to be responsible for the delivery
the final product. Photoconnect not only allows each and every
image to be directly accessible from search engines but the page
ensures that they have a real chance of featuring near the top
of the search rankings.