Are you a photographer with heaps of festive snaps lying around? Find out how to turn them into Christmas stock photos, and spread some seasonal cheer!

Christmas comes but once a year. But it does come every year. The same images are conjured in our minds, thanks to TV adverts and greetings cards. Snowy scenes (regardless of your locate climate) recur without fail, and the romanticised idea of a roaring open fire. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire – although, I’m not sure many of us have ever witnessed this or been anywhere near a roasted chestnut – is just one of many classic Christmas tropes.

As soon as Halloween comes to a close, websites are plastered with Yuletide imagery, and posters for Christmas markets pop up on village noticeboards. These images, of course, must come from somwhere.

Large companies and high street shops will likely use hired photographers to produce their festive photos. But there are plenty of people who will be relying on high quality stock photos. These types of images are great for smaller business’ marketing materials, as well as posts for social media.

The beauty of stock photos is that they’re either free or inexpensive. This is a plus point for anyone using them, but what’s in it for the person who took the photo?

Contributing to Synchedin

Becoming an images contributor for Synchedin poses a multitude of benefits to any photographer. You get recognition for your hard work, become part of a community, as well as earning a passive income.

Any images you upload to the site under the royalty free, paid subscription option could passively earn you a nice little sum of money. Each time one of these images is download for someone to use in a project, it collects safely in a digital pot. Who doesn’t want to earn money whilst they’re napping or eating cookies?

From decorated trees to festive feasts, at Synchedin we love to see stock photos that celebrate the holiday season. Upload your Christmas stock photos today, just in time for the big day!