I’ve never heard of Photocase before. Only a couple of weeks ago I discovered this stock photo agency, and it caught my attention right away. I ended up spending several hours browsing through their thematic photo collections.
Photocase describe themselves as a passionately curated stock photography agency. This Germany company offers an alternative to “typical stock photos”, featuring a collection of affordable hand-picked images with a modern feel – natural, contemporary, aesthetic, creative, and inspiring. The customers include German design and advertising agencies, publishers, editors, bloggers, as well as freelance graphic designers and editors from all over the world.
Photographers can upload and sell their images and get 40% to 60% of the net value paid for the photo.
According to comments on microstock forums, Photocase is considered to be a “low earner”, and there is no evidence of big sales success experienced by contributors. Still, I believe that due to the recent increase in interest towards “unstock” imagery that breaks the standards of traditional stock photography, this agency might have a good potential.
However my love affair with Photocase ended very quickly. I submitted 3 batches of 10 images, and they all got rejected. So I it seems like nothing in my portfolio would be unusual enough to make Photocase happy. Photographers can only upload 10 images at a time, and the review process is slow and takes about 5-6 days. So I guess this site will remain just a source of inspiration for me. Unless I decide to shoot some “strange” images on purpose and try again one day…
Here is a selection of inspiring photos from Photocase on Pinterest.