Where can I take pictures?
You can take pictures where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. That is usually outdoors on public property.
If you ask for and receive permission, you can take pictures on private property or indoors, as well.
Be respectful, diplomatic and polite at all times!
If someone asks you not to take their picture, respect their request with a smile and move on. You'll have plenty of other great opportunities.
When is the best time to take pictures?
Whether you take a few pix while walking to work, on your lunch break, on the weekends, just do what works best for your schedule.
The important thing is to carry your camera wherever you go. You never know when a photo opportunity will pop up—you want to be ready!
Be consistent, be persistent. The more experience you gain, the more likely it is you'll regularly produce photographs people will want to buy.
How do I get my customers to pixHere?
You would pass your pixHere business card to the people you photograph so they can see...
The pixHere.com address
Your pixHere Photographer ID
And, optionally, you can jot down a custom keyword for their pictures Video: Custom keyword tip
...and this is all they'll need to locate the pix you took!
As one of our Freelance Photographers, you'll get access to a FREE template to print basic paper business cards—right on your home printer—to hand out to your customers as described above.
Our Freelance Photographers may also purchase official business cards from our preferred vendor.
These are OPTIONAL but carrying the right tools of the trade will help you be recognized and respected as a pixHere Freelance Photographer—which will, of course, lead to selling more of your great photos!
How much can I sell my pictures for?
You can set the price of each of your pictures to anything from $0 (free!) to $50.00
How do I get paid?
Approximately one week after a purchase of your photo(s), your PayPal account will be credited with your share (80%) of the proceeds.
Is it really free to get started?
There is no fee to create your account.
With digital photography, there are no film costs.
Do you walk to work? Walk outside for exercise? Ever go anywhere outdoors? —then there is no cost in getting there.
You can take pictures with your own camera, even if it's just the one in your phone. (After you sell some pictures, you can upgrade to nicer equipment!)
After you create your Freelance Photographer account with us, you'll have access to a FREE template that lets you print basic paper business cards on your home printer.
What's it like to be a pixHere Freelance Photographer?
We've found that there is a significant social reward component to pixHere that is measured by more than just earnings. It's fun! You meet new people! You get outside (and outside yourself).
Freelance photographers at pixHere capture great, candid images that wouldn't otherwise exist. Many pixHere Freelance Photographers feel they are paying it forward when they introduce a new customer to pixHere. The gratitude of a subject—seeing that special, candid moment captured for generations to enjoy—builds a special bond between the customer and the photographer and often leads to more business.
The most successful pixHere Freelance Photographers have nice SLR cameras, know their way around the equipment, and have a real interest in photography. They carry professionally printed business cards with the pixHere logo and their photographer account name. They have skills and they love people!
The more experience you have, coupled with some decent equipment, the more likely it is that you'll produce daily photographs people will want to buy.
If you do not have the experience yet, now is a great time to start with pixHere.com. You may be surprised how well you do!