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iStockphoto Tip: Before the Internet, agencies represented stock photographers -- taking care of all the marketing and administrative aspects of a sale and freeing up the photographer to do his or her work. Now, this type of "representation" is available with online stock photography sites. These sites have seemingly endless numbers of web images created by a variety of stock photographers. These web images are available for purchase for nominal fees and are bought by individuals, organizations and marketing firms who are designing advertising material. Online stock photography sites can save buyers time and money. At the same time, the images they represent can be purchased online numerous times. That way, the stock photographer makes significant money, as well, even though the sale of one single image may only cost the buyer about $1.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|