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Post Info TOPIC: Selling photos from the road

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Selling photos from the road

I know there's more than a few photogs here and I'd like some real world opinions on doing photography on the road.

Ideally, I'd like to bring in some supplemental income selling stock photography through the usual channels, as a way of supporting my art photography. In a S&B, that's easy to figure out, but on the road, I see two challenges to overcome.

First, is getting the pictures posted. Salable images can be really large, often in excess of 12 MB apiece. That could add up to a lot of upstream bandwidth. I've been reading the tech posts on wireless, Wi-Fi, satellite, etc until my brain hurts, and I still can't quite get a handle on it from a practical angle. From what I gather a combination of Wi-Fi and wireless seems a good way to go, but the issue is upstream bandwidth. How much is enough? Most of what I read deals in downloads. Do the wireless providers distinguish downstream from upstream or is, say 5GB, total for up and down. How does roaming affect it? Is running to a public (or other higher quality) hotspot an alternative when available?

The second issue is staying in contact with the site, (in case of a purchase), without having to be chained to it. I mean I want to full-time so that I don’t have to be chained to anything, but buyers generally want some kind of feedback on their purchase, and waiting for days may not be ideal. I think most of the stock photo sites handle the sale for you, but I want to control access to my art pics.

A lot of this is tech stuff, I know, but I wanted to see if anyone had some actual experiences doing just this kind of thing with their photography.





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