Sell Your Vacation Photos To Help Offset The Cost Of Your Trip

Sell Your Vacation Photos to Help Offset the Cost of Your Trip

If you're already taking photos of your trip, you might as well make a couple bucks off them (and you don't need a fancy camera to do it.) You won't get rich, but you may be able to cover the cost of souvenirs or a nice meal.

Image from Nicolas Navarrete Carrasco.

Of course, you should only sell the good photos. Skip the ones with friends or family in them, since they may not want their image being used for stock photos. Travel+Leisure recommends entering your photos in contests to try for a big payday, but you can also sell your photos on sites like iStock, Alamy, Shutterstock, and Getty Images. If you have video from your travels, you can sell those, too.

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    In this day and age you'd have to show them something equivalent to Moonrise over Hernandez to earn more than the price of a cup of coffee. Royalties are measured in the pennies right now. It's a veritable ocean out there of stock photos and growing exponentially. A total buyer's market, dominated by those listed above and concentrating further still. I'm not saying don't do it but also check what rights you are handing over as well and make sure you're okay with it.

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