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|"I get a lot of very interesting and different images from your photographers and I really like having those options. I also feel like most of what I am seeing on your site is not on other sites- undiscovered talent you might say- which is a real plus!"
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||"The photographers that have contacted me through Photographers Direct have been a pleasure to work with and very helpful!"
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|"...extremely helpful in posting my picture request on Photographers Direct and I received lots of fabulous pictures."
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||"We are a small magazine with a 10,000 print run, and have been searching everywhere for Samira Saeed images. This is just what we were looking for. Thank you very much."
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Paul Glendell, Paul Glendell Photography
|"An agency in New Zealand has just bought a photo of mine via the Photographers Direct website for $750 USD. I am, to say the least very please, it is the biggest sale for a single photo that I have made
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"I really do have to say that your service continues to be fantastic. In the last week I have got three great leads from magazines. One of them bought three pictures and then came back and asked me to write an article (and supply more pictures, of course) for another one of their
The wonderful thing about Photographers Direct is that you can make contacts that you would NEVER have been able to find by yourself. For instance, through PD this last week I've sold pictures to a Spanish magazine publisher and got an assignment from them as well. And I'm working with a French photo researcher on a fascinating project. One thing leads to the next. I could never have found these clients on my own, never. You really do bring the market together, the suppliers and the buyers."
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Bill Morgenstern, Earth Moods Photography
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Renaud Visage, Renaud Visage Photography
"I am thrilled that after uploading only two images I have made a sale!"
Julie Nightingale, Adam House
"I've done very well so far - off the top of my head I've made sales of around UK£1000.00 since joining. Not bad considering its not my main sale point, but sales of pics which otherwise would just perhaps sit on file here."
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|Thanks so much for putting what must be lots of hard work into this system, and for doing it the way you do; "fair-trade photography" is indeed much fairer to the photographer than most of the services out there!
Keep up the great work!"
"The last newsletter was very useful. I have been contacted about supplying pics on Mauritius. Keep up the good work!"
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I also have to say I have tried other services offered for free or trial
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"the Orca article - it looks like its going to be quite big - just
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||"I have to say that they did a great job with the use of my photo on the cd
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