Image Bank, Stock Photo and Photo Library

© Benjamin Kanarek

Have you ever thought of how you might generate a bit more income to buy that new laptop or electric bicycle but don’t have enough available cash to do so?

Most people don’t realize that if they were to spend some time looking through their photo library that they may be sitting on a potential money making enterprise.

I have met amateur photographers that have literally thousands of photographs spanning several themes in their catalog. What do they do with their images? Well they show them to friends and family. Post them on forums and some even print up a few to perhaps sell them at 50 dollars a print.

There are companies that seek images for their image banks that can be used for advertising products, life styles, scenarios etc. for use on the internet or print advertising. I know several photographers who make their living just by shooting stock photography (shooting specific scenarios that may be sold in the future for commercial use) and doing very well by it.

Most stock agencies take 50 percent and pay monthly to the artist any revenues realized for commercial use. I am certain that there are literally thousands of photographers with substantial archives of photos of many categories that have yet to realize that they may be sitting on that gem that could realize thousands of dollars for “That” campaign.

Just do a Google search of image bank, photo library. You will find many credible agencies that may consider a part of your library to add to their catalog.

Give it a shot. It can’t hurt…

Here is a listing of Image banks established by aphotoeditor

General

Corbis

Getty

Alamy

Jupiter Images

Aurora Photos

Masterfile

Boutique

Magnum

Art and Commerce

Lens Modern

Aperture

Gallery Stock

Panos Pictures

Glass House Images

F-Stop Images

Redux Pictures

Stock That Doesn’t Suck

Independent Photography Network

Monsoon Images

Arcangel Images

Trunk Images

IC Worldwide

Bransch

Syndicated Celebrity Images

Trunk Images

CPi Syndication

Contour Photos

Icon International

Exclusive by Getty Images

Lickerish

Art and Commerce

Vistalux

Lime Foto

Celebrity Pictures

August Image

JBG Photo

Headpress

Management + Artists Syndication

News

NewsCom

AP Images

The New York Times Photos

NYDailyNewsPixs

The Canadian Press

TimePix

Reuters

The New York Times Agency

Redux Pictures

Gamma Presse

Black Star

KRT Direct

UK News Photos

Polaris Images

World Picture News

Kyodo News

Landov

Invisu

Tass Photo (russia/eastern europe)

Laif

SIPA

Zuma Press

Atlas Press Photo

Retna

Rex

News- Features

Magnum Photos

VII Agency

Agence VU

Oculi

Oeil Public

Contact Press

Noor Images

Grazia Neri

Contrasto

Sports

Sports Illustrated

Sports Chrome

Icon Sports Media

ESPN Event Media

Red Bull Photofiles

Gilles Martin-Raget

Extreme Sports Photo

Empics

Cal Sports Media

International Sports

Outdoor

AGPix

Aurora Outdoor Collection

Surfing Stock

A-Frame Photo

Sailing

PPL Photo Agency

Blue Green Pictures

Kos Sailing pictures

Yacht Photo

Movie Archive

Everett Collection, Inc.

Kobal

Neal Peters Collection

Photofest NYC

Defd.de

Photo12

BFI Stills

RGA Pix

Picture Desk

Album Online

Movie Store

All Star

Eyevine

Travel

Robert Harding

Lonely Planet

Hedgehog House

UK Travel Library

Africa Imagery

Macduff Everton Stock

Tropical Pix

South Africa Images

Odyssey Productions

UK Beach

Region Specific- US

Photo Resource Hawaii

Alaska Stock

Accent Alaska

Yankee Image

Idaho Stock Images

National Park Photographs

Pacific Northwest

Salmon River

Pacific Stock Photography

ViewFinders Northwest

Yellowstone Digital Slide File

Picturesque Stock Photo

Other Countries

Euro Stock

4 Corners (Italy)

Axiom Photo

Europe Stock Images

Anzenberger Webgate

Italy Images

Switzerland Photos

China Stock

Arcapress Photo Agency

Maritius Images

Swedish Stock

All Canada Photos

New Zealand

Brazil

Asia

Foto Libra

Imagine China

Wildlife/Nature/Scenic

Peter Arnold

Minden Pictures

Animals Animals

Images of Nature

National Geographic Images

Terra Brasil Imagens

Nature Picture Library

Joel Sartore Stock

Norbert Wu

Steve Bloom

Art Wolfe

EarthWater

Seapics

Muench Photography

Terra Galleria

NHPA

Dembinsky

DRK Photo

Oxford Scientific

World Foto

Photographer Specific Archives

Erickson Productions

Strobo Photo

Jef Maion

LinkImage

Music

Music Pictures

Lebrecht

RedFerns

Art

Bridgeman

Art Resource

Museums and Collections

Smithsonian Photos

National Archives

Library of Congress Prints

UCR California Museum of Photography

George Eastman House

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

National Archives

National Museum of Photography

Art Museum Image Consortium

Whitney Museum of American Art

Woodfin Camp

The Granger Collection

Royal Geographical Society

NASA Photos

Culver Pictures

Photos Grannis

Satellite/Aerial

GlobeXplorer

Orb Image

TerraServer

Aerial Photography

Aerial Stock

Land Slides

More General

YouWorkForThem

Imagestate

Veer

AGE Foto Stock

SuperStock

Acclaim Images

Images.com

The Image Works

Photo Researchers (science)

Millennium (London)

FotoTeca (travel)

Plain Picture

Tidal Stock

First Light

Big Shot Stock

Beauty/Fitness

Folio ID

Photographers Groups

PBase

Flickr

Photo.net

LightStalkers

Nature Photographers

Sports Shooter

Crap

Citizen Image

Fotolia

Shutterstock

Webshots

stockphoto.com

istockphoto

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About Benjamin Kanarek
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Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…