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Becoming a PickFoodStock.com Photographer

Why work with PickFoodStock.com?

  • We offer the industry's highest commission at 50%.
  • PFS is run by food photographers for food photographers.
  • We require 100% exclusivity from our contributors. You can sell images through multiple agencies, but the images you contribute to PFS can only be sold with us. This means that when looking at your images side by side, if they are alike enough that you can tell they were shot together and/or at the same time, then they cannot be submitted to us and another agency. If you have specific questions about this, please email us at info@pickfoodstock.com.

What are the image requirements?

  • Your images must be high quality jpg images containing food or be food related.
  • The minimum file size we accept is 45 MB.
  • We accept mobile photography, but it must be clearly described as mobile.
  • You must be at least 18 and the sole owner of every file you upload for sale.
  • If your image contains hands, people or private property, you must include a signed release.

How do I get paid?

  • Every time someone purchases one of your images, your share will be 50% of the sale.
  • Once $25 in sales has been reached, payouts will be made on the 15th of each month or the first business day following the 15th, via Paypal or a mailed check. If you choose, Paypal as your payment option, it is your responsibility to have a Paypal account.
  • We will supply you with a sales report on the 15th of every month for your previous month’s sales. This report will detail which images sold, what size was sold and who purchased them.

How do I get started?

  • Send us 8-10 high resolution jpg images that showcase your scope and style to apply@pickfoodstock.com.
  • You can use WeTransfer.com to send the files in a folder that is titled with your first and last name separated by an underscore (ex.: John_Smith).
  • The initial review process takes 10-14 days
  • Once you are approved you will be sent an email inviting you to join as a contributor along with a contract to sign.

What do you expect from your contributors?

  • We would like for you to have a minimum of 25 images to submit once your application is approved and to plan to submit at least 125 images or more per year. Typically in stock agencies, the more images you submit, the more images you’re likely to sell.
  • We require 100% exclusivity from our contributors. You can sell images through multiple agencies, but the images you contribute to PFS can only be sold with us. This means that when looking at your images side by side, if they are alike enough that you can tell they were shot together and/or at the same time, then they cannot be submitted to us and another agency. If you have questions about this, please email us info@pickfoodstock.com.
  • We expect you to be honest about your exclusivity. In the long run, this will benefit all of us. As we grow, buyers will know that the images they see on PickFoodStock.com, will not be available anywhere else.
  • We ask you to help spread the word about PickFoodStock.com by sharing with your social channels that you contribute to us.

How do I prepare and submit photos once I am a contributor?

  • Please keyword your images with at least 10 keywords, but no more than 25. If you need help keywording, email your questions to info@pickfoodstock.com
  • Name your files with the title that you would like us to use on PickFoodStock.com and submit only jpg files (ex.: Fresh Strawberries in a Bowl.jpg). Only use letters and spaces when naming your files. Do not use symbols or punctuation marks in the file names.
  • Send your prepared files in a folder titled with your name, here you will use an underscore to separate your first and last name (ex.: John_Smith) to info@pickfoodstock.com using WeTransfer.
  • Once received, your images will go through a review process and we will upload the approved images to PickFoodStock.com using the keywords and title you provided.
  • The review process can take up to 14 days.
  • After the approval process is complete, you will receive a report letting you know which images have been approved/uploaded and which images have not.

If you have questions that have not been answered here, email them to info@pickfoodstock.com