If you've ever thought of becoming a photo journalist, Demotix probably be "one of the
best "options for spreading your job and earn a little or a lot of money if your photo is distributed
in the world press.
Demotix is a citizen-journalism website and photo agency. It takes user-generated content (UGC)
and photographs from freelance journalists and amateurs, and markets them to the mainstream media.
The idea of using the company or common citizens as photojournalists is known as "Citizens
photojournalism "and is nothing new, Yahoo in conjunction with Reuters and CNN have sites for
several years called You Witness News and iReport respectively, where you can upload photos or videos
events, news etc. of which have been witnessed, regardless of the resolution of your
image or whether you are a professional photographer.
The main premise of these sites: uncensored photos
Unlike You Witness News, or Demotix iReport is creating a community of enthusiastic photographers
of photo journalism and works as a microstock site, which means that you pay for your photos
published, where the site serves as a broker or intermediary between your photos or videos and more
important and influential news agencies and the media whether they newspapers, magazines, TV,
web pages etc.
Each photograph can be sold several times simultaneously from a number of $ 50 to $ 3000
USD and in any case always get 50% of the sale, not to mention that whatever happens,
always keep the rights or copyright on your work.
To succeed in this type of site (microstock) just enough to understand his philosophy: "We
specialize in local news with global relevance "