Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #16 · Do you use flickr or photobucket or something else? |
I've been using Flickr Pro (since 2005) as my photo-dump. 30k photos there and the hosting costs are minimal, plus I too like the sharing/social aspect. For my portfolio and client galleries, I use Zenfolio Pro w/ domain name hosting. What I sell off Zenfolio and Flickr per year easily covers the cost of hosting. To be clear, you can't sell directly off Flickr, but companies will contact you for usage rights if you have enough content that's properly tagged up there. I also license through Getty at Flickr for a little additional exposure.
Lastly, Flickr's new smartphone app is a great way to snap geo-tagged images at full resolution, share socially if you like, and have them added to your Flickr stream at the same time with any privacy level you desire. Pretty nifty. You also get wonky Instagram-like filters if you're into that sort of thing (sometimes they're irresistible!).