Two images of mine have recently been picked as part of the Fotomoto Valentine’s collection, the “Ranunculus” image that is highlighted above from http://www.nicklewis.net and “Candles” from http://www.journog.com my photoblog project. This is really exciting news as I have been following the progress of Fotomoto very closely in recent months and use it on both of my sites to sell prints.
So how is it going with Fotomoto?
I wrote about Fotomoto a little while back and this stimulated some interest through the blog comments with many people asking me about the service, how it works, how effective it is and whether I’ve made sales with it.
Since the answer to the last question is “Yes”, I thought I’d write a little more about how Fotomoto has fitted in with my site to date and above all how I plan to use it in the future. I must say the plans I have for it are really quite pivotal in the future of Nick Lewis Photography as a young and web-based developing business. It may also interest you that the very existence of Fotomoto has led me to see the future in a different way. I truly believe that it will (if it hasn’t already) revolutionise the way we photographers work. It has already enabled me to sell a few great quality greetings cards and a few prints to people in the US. It is a very rewarding feeling to think that some images of mine adorn people’s living room walls but this is only the start, as very soon there will be more to be excited about…
Selling digital images direct to clients
Traditionally I have depended on other sites and services to sell downloadable images for use in publications and on websites. I work with companies like Alamy, Getty and Photoshot to sell the stock images I shoot. Very soon I’ll be able to sell licensed images for download straight from my own site via Fotomoto. In other words just by uploading images to my site, as I have for this article, they’ll be available for clients to buy as licensed images. The marketing power this will provide photographers with has huge potential. Will it mean the end of the “middle-man”? It’s too early to say and it all depends on how well the new features that Fotomoto launch fit in with the way in which we work.