Being able to handle a camera is not a guarantee that a photographer’s work would be acceptable to photography agencies. These photo agencies offer different opportunities and royalties, but all require high-quality images that meet certain specifications.
For Shutterstock, the image must be of professional quality (minimum size of 4.0 MP). After submission, the image is reviewed based on five criteria, including technical execution, metadata, intellectual property, releases, and policy. Review times can take from 3 to 7 days.
This agency demands that a photographer creates an account for free. The image to be uploaded must have a minimum resolution of 6 MP. Additionally, the image must meet Alamy’stechnical criteria of no blemishes, camera shake, colour fringing, colour casts, or artefacts.
Getty requires that photographers submit an application and complete an enrollment before they can upload their work on the siteto get their images accepted. The images must be in a JPEG format no larger than 3GB.
A photographer must have an account with Adobe before they can upload their photos to the site. Photographers also retain rights to their images. Images to be submitted must be in JPEG and at least 4 MP with no watermarks and time stamps.
For Dreamstime, a photographer’s work must be an original and high-quality JPEG in RGB. The image must be 3MP or greater and devoid of nudes, drugs, or racism. Also, models used in the work must sign a release.
Every photographer intending to be successful must note what each photo agency needs and abide by them. Contact us for more information.