I have many photos for sale with a royalty free licence on iStockphoto. If you don’t see it on there let me know.
Thanks! That hasn’t really been an issue for me. I think I’m looking at the picture more as a whole now than when I processed on a computer screen. I also use filters and so there aren’t many small, fine tunable adjustments.
Thank you. I have a 2008 MacBook.
When I got a camera I shot a ton of pictures. I didn’t take any classes but learned the basics by trial and error.
Are you wanting to just travel or sell pictures and travel? If you’re wanting to do exactly what I’m doing I would start by getting your pictures on iStockphoto or another stock site and maybe a print site and see if that works for you. I think there are many paths that can lead to a lifestyle of travel and doing things my way might not be the easiest. I didn’t start out with a goal to travel and take pictures. The opportunity was there and I took it. Good luck to you and feel free to ask if you need more help.
I have a edited folder on my phone and that’s about it.
It’s satisfying for me. There are unknowns everyday that keep things interesting.
vscocam & afterglow
It’s a great app
My wording may have been a bit confusing. My main source of income has been from selling my photos since 2005 so I’ve been able to travel for a while. I’m a pretty conservative and cautious person so I started out taking short trips just to see how it would be and if it would be something I could do full-time.
I listen to podcasts and radio shows more often. Mumford and Sons is pretty good though.
Sometimes it can get scary but it’s just my own imagination. But I’ve never really been creeped out.
S6 is the main one. I’ve sold some prints through One Kings Lane but they do flash sales with hand-picked photographs. It’s not they type of site where you can open up a print shop and have photos for sale all the time. It’s been a good place though. I was also recently contacted by RAD, a French company who aims to open up a print shop soon. And just toady I started a 500px account where you can sell canvases.
vscocam & afterglow
vscocam & afterglow
Thank you. I always edit on my iPhone. If you’re using an iPhone 4 or older, the auto white balance wasn’t nearly as good as it is on the newer models. I have noticed not all iPhone screens are the same. Not all computer screens are either so it can be difficult to figure out the problem.
Thank you. I have a good friend over there right now.
I haven’t so far. I have my family in California, a couple good friends in Portland and all of you guys.
Thanks. The iPhone camera, vscocam & afterglow.
I don’t do any printing myself. Society6 does all of that for you.
I entered a few in the Instagram contest they were doing last year so they’ve seen some of my stuff. Thanks.
Forge Mag pic was taken in Oct 2012 and my display pic was summer 2008. The more recent one was taken with a self-timer in the San Juan range of the rocky mountains in Colorado. I was working with the company One Kings Lane who needed a picture of me for the feature they ran. The older pic was taken by a friend named Phoenix at Pacific Market in Portland, OR.
DSLRs are not a bad thing
Thanks so much Jeff. I hope you will partake in the traveling some day. There’s really nothing like it.
I sure am
Thanks! Flattered you used me as an essay subject.
I was there for a short time in July! It was really nice and hope to come through again sometime.
Too many to name. I’ve only been to a few but would like to go back and also see everywhere else as some point.
Thank you. Yes for sure but probably not this year.
Thanks! Yes, can’t be a $1 app that does all photo processing.
Thank you. All my funding comes from selling my photos as stock photography and prints. Traveling like this wasn’t something I planned on but just happened as the opportunity came.
No trick, just hold steady. Sometimes holding your breath can help.
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No. That would be pretty neat if they did.
If you build up a good-sized portfolio, the income can be fairly consistent. I can imagine there are thousands of other location independent jobs out there but if you’re wanting to sell photos as stock and print it could take a while to get things rolling.
Here are some approx figures for income % and files for sales from those three sites: iStock 75% (13k files), Getty 12.5% (3k), and Society6 12.5% (128).