How To Sell Your Photos as Art and Stock

This e-book How To Make Money With Photography reveals two different methods in selling photographs: Stock Photography and Artwork. Click on the front cover to start reading it.

And here is a little video that goes along with the ebook that is especially useful for students. I briefly talk about how to sell photographs at a school, the importance of getting exposure, and how and where to get your photos printed and framed:

Here are the links I talk about in the video so you can click them easily:
SmugMug Prints:
12 MCS Frames:

Fine Art America:

50 Responses to How To Sell Your Photos as Art and Stock

  1. Tina says:

    Great information here, thank you!

  2. Helen says:

    Always right on! Thanks you for the great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Joe says:

    Thanks for sharing. It’s very inspiring!

  4. Chris says:

    cool! I checked out the frames website and they are 12 for $24, but they charge $15 to ship apparently…

  5. Johan says:

    Greeat advice !!! your the shit !!! 😀

  6. Justin says:

    I love your stuff. Always amazing.

  7. Paul says:

    Good info, but the link for Fine Art America is not working.

  8. oz says:

    cheers evan , vid was very informative and contained some brilliant ideas

  9. Nick says:

    Hi Evan, you are just so full of great ideas, a real inspiration. About seven years ago myself and my wife had a very premature baby called Finn, we were far away from home and I did a lot of my work from an internet cafe. I had taken some pictures of Finn and I was editing them in the cafe and people were looking and I felt embarrassed because Finn was so small and fragile – pictures of very premature babies don’t normally get into the mass media. And then I thought, you know what, I shouldn’t be embarrassed about these pictures because Finn is amazing and the nurses and doctors who are looking after Finn are doing such a fantastic job. So I spoke to the owner of the cafe and we ended up putting an exhibition on right there and that got into the local paper – raising awareness of the Special Care Baby Unit – and then after that I went on to write a five page feature in Reader’s Digest which also used the pictures. I’m happy to say Finn is thriving and has just started junior school. My pics and some film work are on my website at – like you I love a shameless plug! Cheers Nick

  10. frank g says:

    another suggestion; we have monthly art walks in our town and anyone can set up a table or display.

  11. raj shah says:

    Hey Evan,
    I read your book about selling photography, and its awsm dude….
    I also saw some of your work..just great.. especially the bokhea effect.

  12. Great advice Evan, as usual !!

  13. Chris Brown says:

    One thing that I tried for a while was sports group photography. I photographed several “Five-A-Side” youth football groups. And of course, all of those teens had parents / relations who wanted a picture of junior in the sports team. I sold individual 3.5″ x 5″ prints for about £2:50 each … and sold about 20 in total. (Hey, this was the Seventies when Kodak film prints cost about 14p each!!) This principle could work where ever there are groups – ideally younger people where parents might want copies. That said, you may find – especially in UK – that you’ll need to undergo a CRB Police check before even being allowed in the vicinity of young people!!

  14. xp1 says:

    I set up a stall at local craft fairs which are usually held in the summer and just before Christmas. One idea I had after one poor day of sales was to offer tickets to guess the weight of the cake. So the next fair I booked I took a A5 landscape framed & ready to go, this was the prize along with the cake. I bought a cake from my local local stores Asda in the UK (Walmart) where I live and had the same landscape image iced or what ever they do onto the cake. I sell tickets at £1 each and enter the number of each ticket purchased along with the weight the purchaser has made in a note book . I leave the book on the table for all to have a look at. All I am going to say now is that my best day without any other sales of photo’s was £2,364 and my worst day was £254 just from ticket sales. I buy my frames from Ikea and get my prints from a local shop. Hope this inspires some of you.

    I am still working on my site.

  15. Richar E Lee says:

    thank you for the ebook

  16. christy says:

    couldn’t find the free download, maybe I’m still dealing with a hangover, blaming SXSW hoopla in austin, texas. by the way I wish it was captioned because I’m hearing impaired. Is there any way to make some subtitles on the video? I love your ideas and work. 🙂

  17. christy says:

    never mind. just downloaded it. Ha.

  18. Thanks Evan, you show photography is useful for beginners.

  19. chelsea reid says:

    Hey Evan, brilliant as always! Did you send out a 3rd e-book as I didn’t get it 🙁

  20. Great stuff, as usual. May I say?
    “extremely” grateful.
    “extremely” helpful.
    “extremely” talented – for a young genious guy
    And, sorry, after my first couple of sales, I’ll buy you a nice shirt.

  21. James Viator says:

    Evan – Insightful and educational (as always); thank you!

    Everyone – I might sound like Mr. Obvious but, like Nick’s inspirational experience (from above), it helps to have a story (purpose/goal/cause) in mind when you approach store owners and buyers. Make sure it’s legit and honest but, instead of just “buying a picture”, they are helping … (for example) pay for your college tuition, raise awareness for Fair Trade products (in a coffee shop) or animal welfare (in pet stores and animal shelters). If you give (or share) profits with a charity it can “nudge” people into action for the social good, warm fuzzies and tax deduction … and don’t forget to get their email address for updates/new products!


  22. diego says:

    thanx bro keep the great work

  23. sergio says:

    Evan, the website for printing out the pictures doesn’t work ;'(

  24. Khobe says:

    Just bought your extreme package & I’m waiting for the DVD. I’m rarely tempted to buy this kind of offer & been eyeing the internet photoshop/photography adds jungle for a while now. What made me choose your offer above others are your special artistic skills & imagination, you keep pushing the limits of creativity_as an artist I knew this was for me. If it had been possible I would’ve put on this page what I learned after my first very fast & summery reading of your book. Thanx.

  25. Mrs. B says:

    Do you have any advice about prints coming out darker than what you see on your screen? Does Smugmug take care of this in their printing services? Do you know of a way to fix this without buying top-dollar tools? Your thoughts are always appreciated!
    Thank you for this wonderful website!

  26. aldhien says:

    thanks Evan

  27. kristyanna Virgona says:

    hey Evan,
    your link for printing doesn’t work. I’ve been reading your Extream stuff very impressive. I’m a disabled semiprofessional photographer just south of you in Northern California, Mount Shasta. You have a link to get 8.5 x 11 frames at that kind of price?

    can’t wait for your next video.

  28. Beverly says:

    Thank you so much Evan, your books have helped me express my creativity.. saving up for your package deal.. a must have for me!

  29. Timo says:

    Hello Eve,

    I’m from the Netherlands and I was your video clip to view. Really cool unwise, very good ideas. I will definitely do something with it. I also try to stock all over the site and other web site’s photos to sell me. but your idea I had not yet occurred. Here in the Netherlands is perhaps the idea that sale. I’ll certainly try! Thanks for the tip.

    Greetings Timo

  30. Alexey says:

    Thanx a million for your work, Evan !!!

  31. Kyle says:

    Thanks again 4 sharing Evan, I wish u all the best bro!!!!! PS- Also saving some M for your package deal :)…

  32. Adebola says:

    Thanks Evan. You rock.

  33. joel says:

    thanks evan for the tips. I find it useful, thanks 😉

  34. T. Kirk says:

    With my artwork, I write an inspirational blurb which I attach to the back of each print. Sometimes this additional insight or focus helps sway a sale by bringing more meaning to my piece. When they are on display on the wall I mount the blurb to the side of the piece so it can be seen. A good “Artist’s Statement” or “Artist Profile” helps too so people can get to know who you are and can “connect” with you as a person.
    Great stuff Evan, as always. Thanks!

  35. AR cervantes says:

    Hey Evan,

    You… are one of a kind. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Spiceyyy says:

    Hey Evan – you are truly an inspiration for me! I am over 40 and feel I have a lot of catch up to do! I only wish I was as skilled as you… I am really having a hard time relating to my new found hobby but desire badly to learn. Your ebook and expertise has inspired me to wanting to learn learn learn. I am hoping my purchase of the Nikon D-7000 was not in vain as it is not coming easy for me. Your books and information have made me want to excel in photography and I am only hoping I can grasp the concept before throwing this thousand dollar camera out the window. LOL There are so many buttons and am really having a hard time with it thus far. I think I need a photography lesson and some actual hands-on help. Just wanted to thank you for your help and ideas! You are obviously an expert in the field of trick photography! How exciting this must be for you!! Some day I am hoping to reach my goals…! You are truly an inspiration to me!

  37. Jimmy says:

    Great source of information. Thank you very much for the e-book and the video.

  38. Saeed says:

    I just wanna said “Thank you” in my language Persian : “خیلی ممنون”

  39. Derek says:

    Thanks Evan, great stuff as usual!

  40. R. Shrestha says:

    Thank you very much! Evan. sharing your views and ideas for us with this nice book.

  41. Vignesh.P says:

    U have become my inspiration. I am really amazed at ideas and innovations. I go awestruck at ur amazing photographs. I am a great fan for u. 🙂
    Thanks much Evan for sharing these ideas thru books and videos. I am from India, and when i am there in US, sometime in future by any chance I would like to meet you for ur autograph. 🙂

  42. Ahmed says:

    Thank you very much.

  43. Yuval says:

    Thanks a lot Evan!

  44. Heather says:

    Great info as always. Thank you very much Evan.

  45. Michel Quitnero says:


  46. Diane Bell says:

    I got my first image accepted at Bigstock thanks to you.

  47. Janos Lazar says:

    Hi, unfortunately this printing website is not working anymore…
    Anyone knows something cheep, but good printing? I am living in the UK so if they post to there is also good! 🙂
    BTW thanks for all of the tips and teach. I also Grateful to you Extreme Evan! 😀

  48. ahmadreza panahi says:

    Hi dear Evan , thanks for sharing your experiments with others. I teach digital photography in some universities in Tehran . I will be so thankful to use your experiments .

  49. Santos says:

    Thank’s Evan ….. wow very helpfull at all

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