About us

Nonstock Photography is the first worldwide freelance photographers community.

It is a private community of hand-picked professionals. It was created by alternative advertising agency WTF Factory from Slovakia, Europe.

The online service we offer is solving our, as well as problems of many others. Photographers get simple way to earn instant money from specific jobs. And buyers can acquire photo from almost anywhere in the world. Completely tailored to their needs, timeline and financial possibilities.

Contact us by email on info@nonstock.photography

How is Nonstock better than stock photography?

How is Nonstock database better than any solo freelancer?

How is Nonstock better than stock photography?

1. Too many stock databases and pictures make it incredibly time-consuming, boring and hard for buyers to find the right pic they need. In many cases its waste of time.

-Nonstock will satisfy the buyers need prior to his deadline with a tailored solution.

2. Most of the stock pictures look too perfect, with artificial smiles, too cliché, they don't have all the components the buyer needs, you name it...

-Nonstock has the exact style and feeling that buyers purpose needs.

3. The stock supply is licensed for specific uses, differing from royalty free, rights managed to public domain license for every picture. If the buyer finds a suitable stock photo he can be sure it is massively overused.

-No need to bother with creative commons in Nonstock. The acquired picture is only for one buyer. Nobody else can buy it and the buyer can use it for commercial purposes freely.

4. Stock photographers have to guess the buyers needs, follow the trends or shoot quantum of pictures before they have successfull sell. Profit comes after multiple/many sells.

-No need to play telepath with Nonstock. Photographers create custom pictures based on specific brief of buyers needs. And they earn money they agreed to instantly.

How is Nonstock database better than any solo freelancer?

1. Its time-consuming to look for an experienced, not too expensive, interested and available photographer.

-Nonstock will hand-pick the right photographer for buyers project in 48 hrs. We run background check on each photographer before he becomes a member.

2. If the buyer needs a summer picture in winter or picture from specific place in the world, any local photographer will not help or its gonna cost big money.

-Nonstock is first worldwide photographers database, so there is no extra cost on any location for the buyer.

FAQ

Buyers questions

For whom is Nonstock Photography service made?

What should a brief of my photography needs look like?

When do I have to pay for the picture?

Photographers questions

Can an amateur photographer join the community?

What kind of jobs does Nonstock offer?

How can I become a member and start earning money?

When will I get payed for the pictures?

Do I have to own some special photo gear?

What kind of pictures should I upload to my Nonstock profile?

Why I can not upload any or more pictures?

Buyers questions

For whom is Nonstock Photography service made?

Nonstock provides photography solutions mainly for web developers, designers, advertisers, marketers, social media managers, bloggers, writers, ... But in general, anybody who needs a custom picture or a photographer can submit his request.

What should a brief of my photography needs look like?

Your brief should contain all important aspects of your need. For creating a perfect custom solution for you, the photographer can use details like: elementary components of the picture, place, style/feeling, target audience, purpose, any space for the copy, your budget for the photo, your deadline, or any other specifics important to your purpose. You can also upload a sketch of the picture or similiar picture that does not meet your needs.

Example of a nonstock picture request:

Specification: I need a picture of a provocative young woman in the evening dress. She will sit in an older car, looking into lens through the open door. I want to use it in a lifestyle magazine as an illustrative picture.
Budget: 200 euro
Deadline: in 14 days

When do I have to pay for the picture?

As a photo buyer you will have to pay the full price you offered(budget) after you approve the final preview of your custom picture. Only after that you will recieve the picture in full resolution.

Photographers questions

Can an amateur photographer join the community?

It is very hard to self-evaluate yourselves. Some think about themselves as professionals, even though they are not, and some are too modest to call themselves professionals. Let the assessment to Nonstock. Submit your portfolio and we will decide if you are eligible to outsource your work for us.

What kind of jobs does Nonstock offer?

Nonstock provides its customers with custom pictures for their presentations, visualizations, blogs, spots, advertisements or even local events.

As a Nonstock Photographer, you are provided with:

1. Specific photography jobs that fit your profile – online
2. Local photo shooting jobs – offline

How can I become a member and start earning money?

-Create your Nonstock profile for FREE

-If you are eligible to become a member we will add you to the community

-Customers can browse profiles and choose you from freelancers based on locality or portfolio

-Kick off your shoes and wait for the specific job offer from us

-Apply for the job if the timing and pricing is reasonable for you

-Earn your money after each job

When will I get payed for the pictures?

As a member photographer you will recieve the payment for your photographic services after we get the payment from the photo buyer. For payments we use paypal.

Do I have to own some special photo gear?

Not necessarily. Each job is specific and different. You apply only to those offers you are able to fulfill.

What kind of pictures should I upload to my Nonstock profile?

The portfolio album on your profile serves as a preview of your skills. Photography buyers can view it and decide on booking you. You should upload your pictures without watermark. Pictures will be automatically resized to smaller resolution and downloading them by viewers will be not possible. It is common sense to show the whole spectrum of your portfolio. (art / commercial / portrait / abstract / event / product / glamour / landscapes/...)

Why I can not upload any or more pictures?

Pictures uploaded to our website serve like a showcase of your abilities and portfolio, to show the potential customers the best of you. Pictures for upload must be smaller than 6 MB in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. You can upload maximum of 50 pictures, so keep it short and diverse.