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    Ernest Lloyd

    Hey everyone, I am looking into getting started with Lightstock, and as I understand, you have to have an online portfolio to get accepted.
    I currently don’t have an online portfolio, so I’m wondering how to set it up. Do you have to set it up via a portfolio website, or is there another way to go about it??
    Right now I don’t really know much about it, so I would be glad for any thoughts or recommendations on getting started with Lightstock.

    John M.

    Hey @ernestf-lloyd!
    I am wondering if you currently use Lightroom? I know that Lightroom classic comes with Adobe Portfolio, which is a free portfolio website creator. You could also use a social media portfolio or maybe Dropbox?

    Ernest Lloyd

    No I don’t have Lightroom. I am still trying to figure out if it would be worth it for someone who doesn’t make very much money with their photography.

    You could also use a social media portfolio or maybe Dropbox?

    I like the idea…if it would work for this situation. πŸ™‚
    I also might try the Adobe Portfolio.

    Lydia Bennett

    Great question, @ernestf-lloyd! I use a website, for my online portfolio. It’s easy to use, and free for up to 3G of space.

    Another thought is that you could try emailing Lightstock and see if they would be willing to let you directly email a sample of your work.

    Ernest Lloyd

    Thanks a lot @bennett-family! I’ll definitely take a look into Pixieset or just emailing them.

    Caitlin Compton

    @ernestf-lloyd, when I went to become a contributor on Lightstock, I didn’t have a portfolio either. I asked them if I could email them some of my best work instead, and they were more than happy with that. πŸ™‚

    Multiple of us on the forums are contributors on Lightstock, so if you have any more questions, we may be able to help!

    James Staddon

    I currently use Zenfolio but there are various reasons why I’d like to move on to something else. I know Lightroom comes with some mobile options but there are limitations there also for a full fledged portfolio. So, at this point I don’t know, but I think I’ll make it the theme of the next Premium Training so I’ll be doing some research for you!

    Esther Machen

    Hey guys! I am working on getting started with Lightstock, too. @creative-click-photography or anyone who remembers, how long did it take for you to hear back from Lightstock? I asked for a invitation about two weeks ago and haven’t heard back yet. πŸ™‚

    Caitlin Compton


    Now that’s testing the old memory. πŸ˜‚ I had a quick look back in my emails. I can’t tell exactly, but I think it may have been a couple of days. I’ve noticed that they sometimes take a little while longer accepting pics etc these days, probably because they have more contributors or something. I guess it’s also a busy time of year. You could always give it another week and then chase it up, just to make sure it went through.

    Good to see so many photographers that want to glorify God starting selling on stock sites! πŸ™‚

    Esther Machen

    Lol!! πŸ˜„ I know! Thanks for looking anyway, Caitlin!
    For my portfolio, I gave them a link to my member page here, since this is were I have most of my work. I don’t know if that works, so maybe that’s what’s holding it up… I will let ya’ll know if it does work. 😊

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