Are you a professional photographer interested in working with StockFood? We have put together some of the most frequently asked questions from our photographers.
I'm a professional photographer. What can StockFood do for me?
How and where does StockFood promote my images?
How can I join?
What images are you looking for?
What can my images earn at StockFood?
What are the most important points of the photographer's contract?
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StockFood handles the professional worldwide marketing of your food images. This includes the whole image management process and the acceptance of all further costs for marketing and administration.
Our services include: image editing, data acquisition, keywording in several languages, captioning, digitalization, customer advice and customer service, order processing, photo dispatch, recipe text production and account settlement. In addition, we devise marketing strategies, transform them into advertisement, communication and new products and services, maintain our international distribution network and ensure that your photographs are used in all relevant international markets. Your copyrights are not affected. You retain the copyrights.
We work together with more than 20.000 customers in over 80 countries around the globe, through our own offices in Germany, USA and Great Britain as well as through our international sales network of partner agencies: Advertising agencies, editorial agencies, publishing houses, graphic designers, PR agencies, food and retail industry, postcard, poster and calendar publishing companies and many more.
We are the world's largest international stock photography agency, devoted entirely to food. We offer customers the largest, online, international food image database. We currently have 9 websites in 5 different languages, with more to come. Around 200.000 images are online including sophisticated search functions as well as many professional features for our international customers.
Many customers value the personal contact with our employees, who advise them using their expert knowledge and service orientation. Our customers also value our know-how, especially in the compilation of individual image selections, which can be seen through their extensive knowledge of the whole StockFood collection as well as through long-term experience with regards to suitable visual language for certain media and target groups. We have nearly everything there is to have about food, and nobody knows our collection as well as our experienced team.
Apart from online offers and personal customer service we also support the promotion of images through additional marketing measures: Print advertisements in important marketing and design magazines, online advertisements in the world's leading search engine Google (Google Adwords) as well as other search engines, participation in photo agency trade fairs and food fairs, search engine marketing, regular worldwide email newsletters as well as many different print advertising media such as direct mails, brochures and catalogs.
We have compiled all information about the selection of images and the submission of images on our website under image submissions. Our Photographers & Art Department would be pleased to answer further questions.
Our Photographers & Art Department will gladly support you any time with relevant information such as image suggestion lists, briefings, information about new trends and special customer wishes.
Apart from our extensive collection of images for ingredients and recipes as well as wine and viticulture, drinks and cocktails we are continually extending new areas. This includes themes such as flowers, decoration ideas & table settings, health, spa, wellness, cosmetics as well as everything to do with the theme food and people (people eating and drinking, people in restaurants, in supermarkets etc.)
Please contact our Photographers & Art Department for detailed, up-to-date information.
Your earnings depend on the quantity, quality and frequency of your submitted material. Successful agency photographers produce a continual stream of new photographic material which takes current trends into account, in coordination with StockFood.
A strong, conceptual, multi-functional image can achieve high usage fees. On the one side, food images can be marketed long-term, since food photography is invariable against trends as opposed to certain motifs from other areas. On the other side, each usage for rights-managed photos (RM) are exactly documented, so that an image can be sold and used many times over, without usages overlapping. Customers can even acquire parallel exclusive usage rights, for example in different countries, for different types of usage or for different periods of time. Royalty-free images (RF) can always be promoted and sold parallel, without limitations.
StockFood determines the fees for every image usage. For rights-managed images (RM), this is based on the type and extent of usage (placement, size, distribution, area of circulation, period of usage etc.). For royalty-free images (RF), this only depends on the size of the chosen file. For the extent of fees, we always orientate ourselves according to market circumstances as well as the competitive environment.
If we believe that your photographs can be successfully marketed worldwide, we will offer you a contract with StockFood. The main points are:
Our Photographers & Art Department would be pleased to answer further questions:Photographers & Art Department
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