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We welcome applications from professional photographers who want to join our team and sell their images and services through Photographers Direct.

As a Photographers Direct seller you will be able to upload low-res versions of your images to the website and through titles and keywords get them into the search engine. If a buyer finds your image and wants to purchase it, they will be put in touch with you and you can negotiate a deal. On completion of your sale, Photographers Direct will invoice you for a 20% commission on the purchase price. Here are some examples of recent sales made in this way.

Photographers Direct sellers can also showcase their work on our website in portfolios that show off their specialty talents. These are attractive to buyers who are looking for photographers with a particular specialisation and / or location. If you receive an assignment through your portfolio, Photographers Direct will invoice you for a 10% commission. Here is an example of one of our photographer's portfolios.

Buyers also frequently post requests for specific images to our website. As a seller, you can be alerted to requests in your specialisation, and upload images to these requests. Sales you make through this are invoiced at 20% commission. Here are the images being requested by buyers right now.

We do not charge subscription fees for our services, our commission rates are much lower than the other agencies, and we do not encourage you to sell your work for peanuts just to get a sale. We are photographers ourselves and we are committed to getting you a fair price for your images.

The registration process is simple. Fill in the form below and click 'register me as a seller', and your details will be emailed to us for consideration. We only take on high-quality professionals, so we also would like to see examples of your work. If we like what you do, you will be contacted shortly and your registration confirmed. Here are the kinds of images that get us excited. Can you match or better them?

All data we keep about you is covered by international data protection laws and will only be disclosed in order to facilitate the smooth process of your sales. Only prospective buyers who have registered their own details with Photographers Direct will see your contact data, and administrators at Photographers Direct looking after your account and sales. We will never pass on your data to any other third party (unless legally obliged to do so).

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Examples of Your Work

Photographers Direct only take on experienced, professional photographers. We would like to see evidence of your work to judge if you come up to our high standards. Please enter a reference website address below, or a link to a page that showcases your images. We are expecting to see around upwards of fifty of your images. Exceptions would include if you do mostly studio work and want to use PD mainly to get assignments.


Terms and Conditions

In order to use the services of Photographers Direct, you must agree to the following conditions:

  • I agree to keep Photographers Direct informed of any agreed sale/assignment and progress of that sale/assignment.
  • I will pay commission within 31 days of receipt of a Photographers Direct invoice.
  • I will not misuse the services of the Photographers Direct website in order to commit any kind of hoax, scam, fraud, or otherwise criminal activity.
  • I will only upload images to which I have the copyright or hold it for a third party.
  • I understand that Photographers Direct has non-exclusivity on the images I sell through its website, but in accordance with the fair trade concept behind Photographers Direct I agree not to also market images uploaded to the Photographers Direct website through microstock sites.1.
  • I agree to allow Photographers Direct to use my images uploaded to their website in any way they deem fit in order to encourage sales.

1. Note: Because you will always deal direct with clients when selling images through Photographers Direct, we are non-exclusive. This means we have no restrictions on photographers selling the same images through other agencies. The only exceptions are microstock sites such as istockphoto, canstockphoto, shutterstock, dreamstime, bigstockphoto, crestock - we cannot represent photographers who market any of their images on these sites. Why?

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