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eCommerce Portfolio with Reverse Image Search

Your Portfolio isn't just gorgeous, it includes the most advanced search technology around. Buyers can drag reference images onto your Portfolio and search for images in your catalog by using images as well as keywords.

Image Import / Automated Keyword Tagging

Easily import your images to your marketplace from your computer, or outside sources like Flickr, Dropbox, Google Images, or an FTP. We'll do all the key-wording and tagging of your images for you. Or, use tags you may have already included in your images' metadata. ImageManager enables you to add relevant tags to multiple images simultaneously, maximizing their discoverability by buyers.

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Invoicing, Credit Card Payments, and Automated Billing

Many large agencies and brands require lengthy set-up processes in order to deal with photographers direct. With your Personal Portfolio Marketplace, we take away all the headaches of billing and invoicing agencies and brands so you can focus on what you do best: spending more time behind the lens, and less behind your laptop.

Quote Buyers Direct and Get Hired

Unlike the big stock libraries, we're not about keeping buyers and photographers apart—we're about bringing you together. With Explorer Plus and Premium Accounts, buyers can get in touch, request quotes, and hire you direct for commissioned work.

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Promoted Listing in Find A Pro Search Engine

Using Find A Pro, buyers search and hire photographers based on location, previous clients, and genres. Buyers can save and share the network of photographers they create with their creative team

Promote Me – Submit Your Portfolio Direct to Buyers

By hitting the “Promote Me” button on briefs and assignments, your portfolio gets sent directly to the buyer, and they’re notified by email of which photographers have put themselves forward to shoot the brief. From there, they can check out your work and your credentials. It’s all about getting your name out there, so this exposure is huge.

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Work Delivered to Your Pocket

Download the free iPhone App from the App Store and instantly get notified of new briefs as they arrive. You set the frequency of notifications and select the specific genres you're interested in. You can even submit images directly to briefs from the app.

Image Theft Protection - powered by ImageRights

Photographers lose millions of dollars every year through the misuse and theft of their images. All images uploaded to ImageBrief by subscribers can be monitored for copyright infringement with the flick of a switch. Subscibers can:


  • Register images with the US Copyright Office.
  • Receive automatic search alerts for use of their images online.
  • Assess potential infringement claims.
  • Pursue them through a specialized global legal network.
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Mat Rick

"As a Premium Member, I get unparalleled access to big agencies for shoots with big budgets. I won a huge campaign with a Fortune 500 client that landed me ads in multiple magazines across the world. Not only that, but now I also have a great relationship with the ad agency that assigned the shoot thanks to ImageBrief!"

Deborah Kolb

"I committed to the Premium Membership to grow my exposure and get more business and was contacted by a client for a shoot I promoted myself for! What a great experience! I have also kept the full commission on 6 awards and 2 relicenses! Thank you ImageBrief!!"

Wilhelm Westergren

"Being a Premium Member with ImageBrief is great as clients can now contact me directly. As I’m based in Belgium, there are many US clients that it would be difficult for me to reach. Thanks to ImageBrief, I can now access worldwide markets and see briefs that otherwise would be tough to see. I also have an extensive image library spanning back almost 20 years—it’s great to be able to use it!"

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Briefs
  • ImageBrief App (iPhone)
  • Basic Portfolio
  • Unlimited Image Briefs
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  • 1+ image per Brief
Portfolio Store
ImageManager
  • Basic Dashboard
ImageRights Copyright Protection
Resources and Tools
Commissions
  • 50%
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  • All Sales
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Explorer Plus $19 / mo.  
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Briefs
  • ImageBrief App (iPhone)
  • Portfolio
  • Unlimited Image Briefs
  • Unlimited Assignment Briefs
  • 10+ images per Brief
Portfolio Store
  • Auto-tagging of images at upload
  • Portfolio listed in 'hire' directory
  • Personal store with credit card facilities
  • 'Contact Me' button for buyers to contact you directly from your portfolio store
ImageManager
  • Import images from outside sources like Flickr, Dropbox, Google Images, or an FTP
  • Batch editing and tagging
  • Enhanced Dashboard
ImageRights Copyright Protection
  • Protect up to 1,000 images
  • Recovery - keep 50% of net recovery
Resources and Tools
Commissions
  • 70%
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  • All Sales and Assignments
$19 / mo.
Premium (by invitation) $59 / mo.  
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Briefs
  • ImageBrief App (iPhone)
  • Portfolio
  • Unlimited Image Briefs
  • Unlimited Assignment Briefs
  • 30+ images per Brief
Portfolio Store
  • Auto-tagging of images at upload
  • Portfolio listed in 'hire' directory
  • Personal store with credit card facilities
  • 'Contact Me' button for buyers to contact you directly from your portfolio store
ImageManager
  • Batch editing and tagging
  • Enhanced Dashboard
ImageRights Copyright Protection
  • Protect up to 50,000 images
  • Recovery - keep 55% of net recovery
  • No service fee on recovery cases
  • No win/no fee recovery policy
Resources and Tools
  • 1-1 quoting and negotiating assistance
  • Assignment billing and invoicing when over US$5,000
  • Direct portfolio promotion to buyers
  • Partnership benefits
Commissions
  • 100%
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  • All Sales and Assignments
$59 / mo.  
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FAQs

What are Premium and Explorer Plus Accounts?

Premium and Explorer Plus Members enjoy unprecedented exposure across the entire ImageBrief platform with direct exposure and access to thousands of verified buyers. Main features include:

  • Enhanced Portfolio — Includes a suite of marketing, eCommerce, and invoicing features, promotional tools, and increased commission structures.
  • eCommerce Portfolio Marketplace — Buyers can search for photos in your catalog by using reference images as well as keywords. Search results are exclusively from your Portfolio Marketplace and available for instant purchase.
  • Fully Automated Keyword Tagging — We’ll do all the keywording and tagging of your images for you, without having to pull any metadata. You can enrich tags by adding more specific words to increase the discoverability of the image
  • Invoicing, Credit Card Payments, and Billing — Many large agencies and brands require lengthy vendor set-up processes in order to work with photographers directly. With your Portfolio Marketplace, we take away all the headaches of billing and invoicing buyers so you can focus on what you do best: spending time behind the lens.
  • Find A Pro Photographer Search Engine — Every day hundreds of buyers search to find and hire photographers all over the world based on your location, clients, genres, and now, day rate. Once you complete your profile, your bio, and upload examples of your work, buyers can follow and contact you for assignment work. We’ll also pass on the buyer’s details to you so you can continue to build an ongoing and profitable relationship with them in the future. When you’re hired, all arrangements take place directly between you and the buyer. Think of it as the LinkedIn InMail for photographers. For Premium members, if you need help negotiating or coordinating our team are here to help.
  • Add To Network — Allows buyers to save your profile for specific projects they are working on and then share your profile with their creative teams.
  • PromoteMe — Submit your Portfolio directly to buyers by hitting the “Promote Me” button on briefs and assignments. Buyers receive an email and from there, they can check out your work, your credentials, and contact you for hire.
How is ImageBrief different from other sites?

Stock libraries work on keeping buyers and photographers apart. They are an intermediary taking the lion's share of the commissions from sales.

ImageBrief is the largest curated gathering of image buyers and photographers on the web. For buyers, it is the only platform to search, brief, and hire all in one place. As a photographer, ImageBrief provides you with an online portfolio to showcase and sell your work to a large audience of agencies, brands, and publishers.

ImageBrief is changing the game by offering:

  • A platform where direct connections are made between professional photo buyers and photographers at multiple touch points across the ImageBrief platform
  • High-quality, high-value, verified image requests delivered straight to photographers’ inboxes and mobile apps
  • Unprecedented industry-leading commissions

Talented photographers waste thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours every year doing some or all of the following:

  • Selling their soul by accepting offensive commission structures from the old stock libraries
  • Wasting time and money responding to challenges and competitions that don’t pay the bills
  • Wasting money on overused buyer lists that generate no return
  • Getting zero value for money from expensive associations and club memberships
  • Struggling to drive traffic to their own personal websites with zero return on investment
  • Struggling to stand out and connect art directors, photo editors and art buyers in agencies, publishers and brands. Too often having great meetings but then never hearing back from the buyer again
  • Wasting time on amatuer photo sharing sites where there are no buyers
Can I still submit to briefs if I don't have a Premium or Explorer Plus account?

Absolutely. The core ImageBrief platform remains the same. This means it is free for Explorer Members to participate in briefs.

What happens if I don't fill out my profile completely?

It’s helpful to understand why a complete, up-to-date Portfolio is the first and most important step in maximizing your success. If your Portfolio isn’t filled out completely, you won’t appear in Find A Pro search results.

Additional key factors that contribute to ranking in search and brief results are:

  1. Photos — Both the number and quality of images you submit
  2. Followers — The number of Portfolio followers indicates social proof
  3. Frequency — The number of images you submit across the site
  4. Collections — The number of your images buyers have favorited, saved, or shared
  5. Linking — From your personal website and/or email signature back to your ImageBrief Portfolio
What is the Marketplace?

ImageBrief’s Portfolio and Global Marketplace allows you to upload and sell you images to our global network of brands, publishers, and agencies around the world that need to find and purchase images instantly.

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