Adobe Stock Contributor Tutorial and Tips for Beginners

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In this photo I start with how to signup for an Adobe stock contributor account. Then I walk through the Adobe stock contributor tutorial on how to sell photos on Adobe stock. I also include some stock photography tips for beginners who are getting started selling stock photography. Any questions about Adobe stock, let me know in the comments, I will do my best to help.

Also, here is a link to my Adobe stock earnings report and best selling photos on adobe stock video:


13 thoughts on “Adobe Stock Contributor Tutorial and Tips for Beginners”

  1. hallo my friend! im into photo-footage thing last 5 new..
    i have already upload 400+ photos at shutterstock and i have 43 sales..
    i have 200+ photos at pond5 with 0 zero sales..
    from today i start to upload to adobe stock too, can you tell me some comparison with pond5?
    i mean ,i dont want to waste my time like pond5..
    (you can see my portfolios at description from my channel if you want)

  2. “I Sold a Photo on Adobe Stock and… Earned Pennies”: (read the posted comments!)

    I no longer place my images with these micro (Shutterstock) or free stock libraries like Unsplash. The only people who benefit from our stock photos are users—they get to exploit our images commercially at near dirt-cheap prices (pennies!).

    Instead, I license my images via my own website, where I retain full control and the entire licensing fee; no sharing of fees where I receive a BS $0.18/image split. I would rather license one image at $1000 rather than 10,000 licenses at $0.10ea. In my book, the $1000 licensed image is far more valuable vs. an image that’s been repeatedly licensed for pennies.

    To distinguish your licenses from RF/micro companies, you could grant users some exclusivity. If you’re licensing an image to an insurance company, you could grant them an exclusive time period of use, say six-months. If they go with RF/mico or FREE images, their customers are subject to seeing the same image used with other competing insurance companies and elsewhere, and that’s an embarrassment for them.

    When you control your licenses, you can quickly determine if there’s an infringement. If you’re being represented by ShutterStock, Getty, or Adobe Stock, you often can’t tell if the licensee purchased a license or infringed your photographs.

    Unfortunately, Photerloo and most all YouTube photo sites don’t understand this critical point: If you’re entering the stock licensing arena, make sure you timely register your photo copyrights with the US Copyright Office BEFORE you start licensing your images or signing up with RF/micro entities! Watch the first 20-seconds of this copyright attorney litigator YouTube video to understand why:

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