Licensing previously created images continues to be a steady line of business, usually because buyers find my keyworded images via this blog. Panera Bread approved the image below for publication in Restaurant Business earlier this year for a related story. (See additional images from this shoot for Walton Signage in my original post.)
Following coverage of a local event, the image below was also published.
One of the images from my Praying Monk series was selected by a religious music publisher for the cover of a CD release (right side, below). Images from this series were also licensed twice this year to a Scottsdale-based wholesale fine-art buyer for a 3×4 foot canvas installation at a new Phoenix area hotel.
To [newer] photographers…As a general policy, never relinquish your copyright, and write non-exclusive licenses to protect your ability to derive residual income over time from your image creations. Periodically, I sell full rights when 1) the buyer is able to pay a commensurate rate and 2) I am unlikely to ever sell the images again (such as for the magazine portait above).