Juan van den Heever discovered that he could earn an income selling his photos and videos when his father suggested contacting Caters News Agency. After the success of his penguin video, I decided to ask him to elaborate on the topic.
He says that, considering the technological advances in cameras and phones, selling photos and videos are extremely challenging at times. A nice perching bird or grazing elephant is not going to sell – “gone are those days”. Using a stock photo or news agency that makes your photos accessible to buyers worldwide is your best bet. “It’s kind of like a supermarket for photos and videos.” Juan recommends Shutterstock, Nature Picture Library, Getty Images and mainly Caters News Agency. How it works: For each successful sale, the agency takes a percentage of the fee and pays the remainder in royalties.