Member Testimonials

Here's some feedback and testimonials from some of our member photographers on how the Stock Photo Price Calculator has helped them and how they use it in their business. What is particularly interesting is how many different countries are represented! If you'd like to add your own feedback you can to that here...


A great starting point for negotiations

Thanks heaps for your photo price calculator. It is a great guide that I refer to regularly and often find myself asking for (and getting) a little more most times i do!

I always check this website as a reference point...

I always check this website as a reference point for my pricing quotes. Having been a widely published editorial and Travel photographer I always try to push for top dollar. I feel there are too many Newbee photogs that just want to see their work published, not good for the overall market. My home base has been Bellingham, WA for the past 25 years, but have traveled worldwide extensively on assignment for most major magazines.

Phil Schofield, Bellingham WA

I use your site to educate potential buyers...

Thanks for being there! Stockphotopricecalculator is the FIRST place I turn to whenever I have a pricing question, and it is the first place I send anyone else with a "how much do I charge" type of question. I have been able to use your site to educate potential buyers not only to the fact that they must pay, but also as to how much they should pay.

It has made a huge difference between people wanting me to "give it a way" vs paying a reasonable fee. I cannot thank you enough!

Skip Rowland, Richmond, Va, USA

Thank God it's there!

I have been in the photography business for over forty years and have over this time developed a good sense of what a particular photo is worth for a certain usage. Even so, the possible uses for any given image these days has increased tremendously and often I'm asked to price the use of a photo for a use that I haven't even heard of before.

This is when I turn for guidance to, a site I have been using for many years. By perusing all the possibilities and parameters that are possible I'm almost always able to at least get in the ballpark with my pricing of these difficult requests.

I'll often check the site even though I'm fairly sure of what a good price would be, just to be certain that my estimates are still current and realistic. has to be a bookmarked site for any photographer selling his or her photos. Thank God it's there!

David Ryan, Boise, Idaho, USA

It's helped me get my rates up to current standards...

Since I don't do a whole lot of stock sales, I'm not really up to date on current pricing models. I turn to Stock Photo Price Calculator every time, to get me started, and it's been most helpful in getting my rates up to current standards. I am also working with an interior designer to set up a stock site of her work for her vendors, and we will be depending on Stock Photo Price Calculator for our pricing model. Thanks, I appreciate this service!

Jan Stittleburg, USA

The immediate feedback was invaluable...

Stock Photo Price Calculator was very useful to me when I had a client that was interested in an image for possible use on the front cover of a biography. Being able to fill in the distribution area, quantity, and terms of use and receive immediate feedback as well as different variations to quote my client was invaluable! I frequently use Stock Photo Price Calculator for a number of other assorted stock image projects as well.

Jim Rinaldi, West Jefferson, OH USA

Recommend it to all new photographers...

I've used several times in the past. It helped me a lot to have a clear idea of the standard prices for licencing my images to potential clients. I would certainly recommend it to all photographers new to the business.

Ben Heine, Brussels Belgium

Allows us to adapt our fees for the international market...

As we are a Vietnam based photo agency, StockPhotoPriceCalculator has always been helpful to us. Using their precious information allow us to adapt our fees in respect of the international market. Thank you, NOI Pictures.

Mr Francois Carlet-Soulages, Hanoi, Vietnam
NOI Pictures

Extremely useful and well configured website...

Extremely useful and well configured website. The information provides a helpful guide to both aspiring and advanced photographers.

Leburu Mahumapelo, Johannesburg, South Africa

What is a fair price to charge?

As a relative newcomer to the world of stock photography and marketing, the price Calculator has been a godsend.

It has allowed me to reasonably and fairly judge the worth of my work and allows clients to quickly gain an estimate of their potential purchase while knowing that the suggested pricing is based on market experience.

Buyers and sellers are always free to negotiate but having accesses to fair pricing estimates based on usage has saved this newcomer a lot of worry about "What is a fair price to charge?

Laurie Bartlett, Newcastle Australia
Laurie Bartlett Portfolio

My initial quote isn't a shot-in-the-dark...

It's great to be able to do a quick "sounding" when publishers ask for an image price quote given their geographic distribution and print impressions/voume. The SPPC allows me to do that quickly and easily -- a great starting point. I don't have to feel my initial quote is a shot-in-the-dark. Thanks for the site and service. I've used it many times as a resource.

Paul McMahon, Madison WI USA
Heartland Images

I rely on the Stock Photo Price Calculator...

My income from selling stock is not large. I rely on the Stock Photo Price Calculator website to give me guidance when I do sell a photo. Otherwise, I would not have a good idea what a fair price is.

Kenneth Ingham, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Good & informative free services...

Good & informative free services ever seen. Will help the photography industry a lot, better have another section that educate new photo buyers.

Ken Tam, Zhuhai & China

I use it in to justify my payment request...

I have found the Stock Photo Price Calculator extremely useful and I have used it in order to justify my payment request. But, with the current global crisis there is a huge fluctuation in prices. I think a very useful improvement would be to offer low and high price for each request.

George Atsametakis, Athens, Greece

A price that I had confidence in and the agency accepted readily...

I had no experience of selling photos so when an advertising agency contacted me requesting to use a picture from my website, I was stuck for an answer until I found the Stock Photo Price Calculator. With only a a few clicks, I had a price that I had confidence in and the agency accepted readily.

Paul James, Whitby, Canada

A Trusted Tool

In an industry evolving as fast as (commercial) photography Stock Photo Price Calculator is a trusted tool for benchmarking pricing, everyone knows and can estimate prices, everyone can look to what their peers are quoting but is it even better with Stock Photo Price Calculator as a reference point.

On a regular basis this tool has confirmed we were either on-target with our quotations or provided a guideline in unknown situations to us, benchmarking a proposal to our clients. For emerging and advanced pro's alike, Stock Photo Price Calculator is a great starting point.

Bob Hendriks Concepts, Montreal, Canada

A must-have program for professionals at any level...

The Stock Photo Price Calculator is a great program. Easy to use, understand, and a great way to give market based rates! It definitely gives you the security and peace of mind when quoting a potential client that the quoted rates are in line and fair. It is a must have program for professionals at any level and helped us tremendously when we started our business years ago.

Becky & David Schott, Philadelphia, PA USA

A fantastic resource for my business...

I use the stock photo price calculator on a regular basis to calculate fair licensing fees for my photography. I've used it to provide quotes to potential clients looking to use my images in magazines, calendars, books and on websites. The calculator is simple to use, robust and provides accurate quotes. Thank you for providing such a fantastic resource for my business!

Bret Edge, Moab, Utah

Determine reasonable fees very quickly

I've found the stock price calculator to be very useful for me in the Washington DC area. Many times I've shot photos for companies and then been contacted by third parties to get prices for usage. Because many of these are outlets are very specific to one industry, they are often trade publications, for instance a generic "here's what I always charge" system wouldn't be appropriate. So being able to use your price calculator has allowed me to determine reasonable fees very quickly and get photos to my clients.

Thomas Graves, Washington DC

Thanks to you all who make it possible!

The website Stock Photo Price Calculator has been very helpful and valuable to me many times in the past couple of years. I used to use another software but in comparison this is so much more updated and the interface is extremely clear and easy. I have turned to this web site to help me estimate bids and feel confident I am hitting the mark for the professional standards of the photo industry. Thanks to you all who make it possible!

Felicity Murphy, Los Angeles, CA

A foot in the door and an edge-up on the competition

Stock Images are big business. Successful photographers, on the whole, view their vocation as a business. To be successful in selling your stock images you must remain competitive. When dealing with a client, especially if I am talking to a busy art director, the time spent must be to the point and the price that I have in mind for the project must be fair and accurate. There is no all-inclusive price for the use of a stock image. There are many factors that must be considered when pricing an image; repro size, placement, media type, geographical distribution, and many others. This is where the Stock Price Calculator saves the day.

The Calculator weighs the variables and provides the necessary guidlines for me to give a competitive, industry standard quote for the job at hand. With the information from the Calculator I can confidently approach my client with a quote that we can intelligently discuss. It gives me a "foot in the door", so to say, and I believe an edge-up on the competition

A much needed tool...

The Stock Photo Price Calculator has been a much needed tool to get some consistency in the pricing for photo sales.

Nelson Kenter, Missoula, MT

It helped me many times...

Thanks for your great site and calculator. It helped me many times to come up with sometimes tricky billing solutions. Also your personal attention to questions and suggestions is great.

Klaus Rossler, Sioux Lookout, Canada

The publisher was happy to pay...

Just wanted to say thanks for your service that really helped me recently after a large publishing house wanted to use one of my images in an educational text book. I had no real idea of what to charge, but your calculator gave me the confidence to charge a realistic price, which the publisher was happy to pay. Definitely recommend the calculator, particularly to less experienced photographers who agonize over pricing their work.

Scotch Macaskill - South Africa