Selling photos online. How to find what is in demand?

I've heard some people make a great living selling photos online. I'm interested in turning my hobby into a part-time job. Does anyone know of good resource to find what type of photos are in demand? Does anyone know of a good resource of how to take quality stock photos?

Asked By: - 12/23/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes, it's true. I am selling pictures at a number of microstock agencies, see a list here: More
Answered By: c - 12/25/2008
Additional Answers (5)
Call your local library and find out if they have a copy of the Photographer's Market at the reference desk. The 2009 edition came out in October 2008, so your library may still be offering the 2008 edition... More
Answered By: patticharron - 12/23/2008
Try a google search for stock photo agencies. Those are the companies you are looking for, and almost all tell the kind of pictures they are looking for... More
Answered By: taxreff - 12/23/2008
There are essentially 2 ways to meet market demand. Supply what everyone is currently seeking & find your place in the supply & demand line, Or Create the Demand & Have the Market Seek Your Supply. But above all Seek to Supply That Which You Yourself Would Seek to Possess. Quality Photos are taken with adequate... More
Answered By: Zeno A - 12/23/2008
I am a member of and while I haven't made a ton of money, I have found that are pretty good at specifying what they are looking for. They have a rating system as well, so you can get an idea of what is hot at the moment. Good luck!
Answered By: momofgilliam - 12/23/2008
If you're relatively lazy, like me, and don't want to hassle with customers, I also recommend iStockPhoto and the whole microstock industry in general... More
Answered By: Jose G - 12/23/2008
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