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App lets photographers check microstock sales

Keeping track of your earnings from 13 agencies is just a series of clicks away.

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Freelancers told what photo buyers really want

Photographers can download one less excuse to be behind the curve in 2013.

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  • Freelance Photographer Guides
  • Photography Introduction
    Freelance photography can be a highly rewarding career and can potentially take you around the world. The scope for work is large, as well as the traditional sources of magazines and newspapers the increase in Internet usage has opened up another channel for you to sell your work or gain ongoing contracts.
  • Freelance Photography Guide
    Freelance UK's guide to photography.
  • Routes into the industry
    The traditional route to becoming a photographer was to help out as an assistant in a photography studio. This will soon help you make your mind up whether the work is right for you or not and will also give you invaluable experience when it comes to setting out on your own.
  • Who needs Freelance Photographers?
    There is huge scope for photography jobs in the market place, here we cover the main areas where you can win contracts or supply images on a freelance basis.
  • Rates and Allowances
    Rates for jobs can vary from sector to sector and from job to job. One of the main things to understand about a photographer's income is that it is usually derived from two parts, from commissioned work and from selling stock photos.
  • Photography - Selling Your Work
    There are many libraries and agencies that will accept work submissions online, we have gathered together a selection for you.
  • How to find work
    As well as stock image libraries there is a vast amount of places where a freelance photographer can gain work.
  • Legal issues for Photographers
    As a photographer you need to make yourself aware of what you can and cannot do and, just as importantly, what your clients can and cannot do. At the least ignoring copyright will leave you out of pocket and at worst could result in legal action.
  • Photography - Training & Courses
    A list of regional and national training courses plus a collection of online training sites.
  • Photography - Professional Bodies
    Links and details of professional bodies and associations for freelance photographers.
  • Photography - Useful Links
    A collection of useful links for freelance photographers.
  • Photography - Recommended Reading
    There are some excellent titles out there that will not only help you with photographic techniques but will also explain the ins and outs of running your own business.