by Jeff Goulden
What is stock photography? In every walk of life you see thousands of photographs in magazines, on web sites, billboards, product packaging, and on television. Very few of these images were created for a specific purpose or project. Most of what you see is stock photography. Stock photos are ready-to-download files that can be used in advertising, magazines, promotional brochures, etc. Rather than hiring photographers, most editors, publishers and web masters depend on stock photography for affordable prices and exceptional quality. There are two ways to purchase stock photography; royalty-free and rights-managed. Royalty-free means you only have to pay once to use the file multiple times but you are not purchasing exclusive use of the file. With rights-managed files, you have exclusive use of the file for the contracted period.
Last year, 2018, was a record year for my stock photo sales. I ended the year with 1059 pictures downloaded and published by various magazines, advertisers and web sites. This is the first time that my sales have surpassed 1000 downloads in a given year. Download number 1000 on Dec 11, 2018 was the Northern Harrier Hawk pictured above.
To see how some of my photographs have been used, please check out my Published Work page.
My stock photos are offered royalty-free through Getty Images and IstockPhoto. Signed fine art prints from many of my photographs are also available for purchase on Fine Art America. For special offers and to follow my photographic journey please Join My Email List.
Jeff's Photo Blog
In this Photo Blog I have combined my 50 year passion for photography and my love of the natural world, creating a portfolio that reveals nature in its pure and simple beauty. I am pleased to share my passion with you through this blog.