We are excited to announce our new (and most requested) community features: meet the ViewBug Marketplace. This announcement holds a particular meaning for us as we strive to continue providing visual creators with the best tools and opportunities to grow as photographers. With the new ViewBug Marketplace, community members will have access to sell their images and license them to top agencies Worldwide.

We want to get you ready for the ViewBug Marketplace and make sure you are set up for success. Stock photography is a great way to earn money from the photos that you are already shooting, and if you are considering to take the plunge into the exciting world of stock photography, this is just for you!

What defines a ViewBug collection image?

The ViewBug Marketplace collection is fresh, modern, contemporary and useful.

We are looking for images that turn the notion of stock photography upside down by providing a fresh view into the World of licensable imagery. Our images tell stories, they express emotion and strike a chord with the viewer. Our images provide a new, unique perspective. We are seeking images that help us build a new, thoughtful collection that is an alternative to traditional stock. Images that are emotional, captivating, vibrant, unique, artsy, thoughtful, thematic, modern, fresh, global, well-composed and have strong lighting.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for images that feel real and authentic, images that show natural moments with models who don't appear to be posing. These images should represent the modern Wold: Diversity is key! The ViewBug aesthetic is about natural images of kids, adults, families and friends having fun and enjoying life. Images should be of lifestyle, business and workplace, sports, food and wellness.

What you need to know

When submitting your images for licensing make sure you understand the legal guidelines. By licensing your photo you allow buyers to purchase a license of your photo to use for Commercial purposes. You always keep the copyright of your photos.If your photo features a person, property or place that is recognizable, you will need a model or property release. This release gives you permission to sell your photos for commercial use.

Look in your computer

You might already have tons of images sitting in your hard-drive or in your cloud accounts. It's easy to upload them to ViewBug using our uploader and directly add them to the marketplace.

Get started by visiting the photo page of the images you'd like to license and simply clicking the "add to marketplace" option. You will also find this option in the uploader page when uploading new photos to the community.