How to Sell Your iPhone Pics Using Stockimo

Ready to sell your iPhone pics using the groovy Stockimo App?

sell your photos iphone app - sand patternIt was April ’14 when I first picked up an iPhone to shoot with so I’m still a newbie.

Having said that – for any super high quality stock and art images that I need to nail I’ll definitely pull my Sony Nex7 out of the bag.

My iPhone is a warm-up camera for casual events and situations where your focus is instantaneous online stuff.

But sometimes I like to play with the iPhone filters, just for the occasional zen master experiment.

Even though I titled this post How to sell your iPhone pics using Stockimo the reality is that we’re not really showing you how to sell here.

The selling only comes when you’ve snapped awesome iPhone photos, landed a killer Stockimo ranking score and woken wake up with dollars in your Paypal account.

Still, you have to start somewhere.

Shoot what you love and be as creative and adventurous as you like. Submit interesting places and people and of-the-moment photography that documents the world. What you take is up to you! [Distimo]

How Stockimo works:

  • Upload your iPhone photos (currently only for iPhones)
  • Describe each image with a caption and tag key features and concepts to be used as ‘keywords’ to help customers find your photos
  • Submit and get your photos rated
  • Photos are rated out of 4, if you get an average score above 2 the photo gets in
  • If your photos are accepted, they’ll go on sale at Alamy.com and its distribution network
  • The app will tell you when your photos sell
  • You’ll get paid your share every month if you’ve made over $10
  • There’s an early bird offer where you’ll earn 40% commission on every sale, after that it’s 20%
  • You keep the copyright, your photos stay on Alamy to sell again and again

‘How Stockimo Works’ above & Key Features below quoted from Distimo.com

Stockimo Key Features:

  • Free
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Very simple to use
  • Upload filtered images, including photos taken with other apps (Instagram, Hipstamatic, Snapseed etc)
  • Images get rated by photo experts
  • Build your portfolio and put your creativity to the test
  • iPhone 4s and above

Today we’ll show you how to use your iPhone photos with the Stockimo iPhone app and the Hipstamatic photo filter. You might use different iPhone filters. I find that the Hipstamatic filter works well with Stockimo.

The built-in iPhone photo filters don’t ‘upload’ to Stockimo for some reason. This is why I rock the Hipstamatic. How can you not love the name?

So…

Ready to Sell Your iPhone Photos?

First I took a quick snap to use as an example:

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# Step 1

Download Stockimo and your choice of iPhone filter

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You can find details about Stockimo here.

Read more about the iPhone filters I use here.

 

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# Step 2

This is the Hipstamatic iPhone filter I use. It works well with Stockimo.

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# Step 3

Crank up (& sign up) to Stockimo.

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# Step 4

Log yourself in.

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# Step 5

You can see I’ve uploaded a few snaps already.

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# Step 6

Choose a source to upload an image (camera or photo album).

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# Step 7

I’d grab an image out of your camera roll – easier, right?

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# Step 8

Import the image from your photo album to Stockimo.

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# Step 9

Add a good, relevant caption to the image.

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# Step 10

Add tags (write, each, tag, like, this).

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# Step 11

Click the ‘next’ button.

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# Step 12

Can your image be sold for commercial use?

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# Step 13

How many people in the photo (etc)

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# Step 14

Is there identifiable property in the photo?

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# Step 15

Click submit – Well done, you’ve just uploaded an image to Stockimo!

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Of course the uploading part is simple enough.

Taking an awesome iPhone photo is a whole different story. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll see your iPhone photos somewhere here on Alamy.

 

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4 Comments

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  3. Isabella on November 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Very useful post! Martin! thanks a lot. I will try.

    • Martin Hurley on December 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

      You’re welcome Isabella keep up the great work. :o)

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