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Selling Photos 101

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So, you are thinking of making your portfolio available on the internet for sharing and selling your artwork in a secure, e-commerce-ready environment. Here is how to start the easy way.

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Selling Photography 101

Preparing your photos for selling online.

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While there are plenty of online stock libraries and other similar platforms available to artists and photographers for showcasing and selling their work. The important factor for most artists in such cases is that their work is actually exposed to a potentially responsive audience.

However, before you even get to the stage of showcasing your photography work, you may need to perform a few fine-tuning and photo enhancing tasks. This may include very simple tasks such as adding more contrast to an image. Or, a more complex task such as removing distractions and other unwanted items.


Either way, you will need to use a high quality photo editing software suite capable of preserving your original photos while allowing you to explore different editing enhancements and possibilities.


Why Luminar Neo?

Skylum, the developers of Luminar Neo have long been an innovative and reliable software company. From as early as their former Macphun days Skylum has provided powerful, yet affordable software solutions for professionals and amateurs alike.

Luminar Neo 1.19.0 can be considered a new benchmark version with the release of a number of enhancements and additional tools.

Now, besides the ability to easily share photos using the Luminar Share mobile app, the following are just some of the new features and enhancements you will find in version 1.19.0 of Luminar Neo:

Water EnhancerAI

Water EnhancerAI is the perfect solution for enhancing water texture, color, and overall mood, capturing the expressive aesthetics of nature.

With unprecedented ease and precision, transform a muddy pond into a shimmering turquoise pool with just a few simple adjustments.

Batch HDR

Simplify your workflow with concurrent batch processing, allowing for an efficient editing experience. Process up to 1000 images using dynamic bracket creation and drag-and-drop organisation.

Dedicated Creative Portfolio Solutions.

While there are a number of good website solutions that can be customised to meet the needs of any photography portfolio requirements, there are also a handful of beautifully designed solutions made specifically for displaying art and photography as an attractive online portfolio or store. 

Another software solution on our roster of noteworthy business tool is from the Format  portfolio builder. To get you started quickly, Format provides content ready templates for a number of styles including; Wedding Photography, Art, Makeup and Fashion, Design, Architecture and more.

How to earn from selling your photography online.

NFT Photography

Although the popular NFT Art platforms will allow you to upload photos, if you are looking to sell photographic images, you are more likely to be successful with a dedicated photography platform.

Well, at the time of writing, there are a few BETA photography-related platforms you should learn about. 

Platforms for NFT Photography

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“…simplifying the experience for tokenizing creative assets and doing so in a way that’s reliable, consistent, and easy to understand…”

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Connect and share your photos with the world…

Saving a record of your photos to a blockchain as an NFT is another way in which you can earn from selling your photos. 

Similar to the “NFT Art” which we are all now familiar with, NFT Photography works in the same way.

Now, if you are looking for a way to get started, you can readily join a general NFT Art platforms such as OpenSea. However,  there are also a few dedicated photography platforms such as 500px available for selling NFT Photos.


Based in Toronto, Canada. 500px is a global online photo-sharing platform that is a subsidiary of Visual China Group.

As a 500px photography community member you can get immediate exposure with your first upload. 

500px Vault

Focus Market

During a time where almost anyone has the ability to take high definition level photographs using just their smartphones. With the aim to democratise photography, Focus Market works towards allowing collectors and creators to trade photo assets without boundaries.



Created by the founding team behind 500px (mentioned above), Sloika builds for the community with the principles of giving back, with proceeds from commissions going towards financially supporting young artists and creators in the NFT space. 


More photography dedicated nft platforms:

Creative Image Editing:

How to earn from selling your photography online.

Storage and Photo Management

AI and Photo management

Excire Foto

Imagine you have thousands of photos on your computer and you are searching specifically for an image of a man wearing a green hat with a dancing dog in the background…

Okay, so you may not have an actual photo that fits the above description. However, with the capabilities of AI technology, you’ll at least get the nearest possible result.

So advanced is the technology, that with all necessary ‘specs’ adequately in place, you can search and find specific people by facial  features.


Excire Foto Management

Made in Germany, Excire Foto has increasingly become a a noteworthy photo management app amongst photographers and image specialist. 

With its ease-of-use and cutting edge AI engine, Excire provides a number of benefits and useful features for users, especially with a large number of photographic images:

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So, you are thinking of making your portfolio available on the internet for sharing and selling your artwork in a secure, e-commerce-ready environment.


Can I start selling photos without a website of my own?

Yes, there are a number of ways to sell your photos without managing your own website.

Stock libraries are an obvious and common method photographers use for selling their photography.

However there are also more direct methods such as managing a newsletter, using a social media business page or store, from which you can display your print-on-demand and other products.

The disadvantage in earning this way however, is that you will be overly vulnerable to any changes made by the platforms and tools you use.

Is NFT Photography Worth Exploring?

I would say yes, especially if you like the idea of a community based environment for reaching new audiences.

As a relatively new and growing technology. There is a lot of speculation and things to learn. See our Exploring NFT Artwork Project at:

How do I accept crypto currency payments from My Website Portfolio?
To start with anything “crypto” you will need to have a crypto (digital) wallet. To receive crypto currency payments on your website, you will need to sign up with an all-on-one styled exchange such as CoinGate.