Guide to Photographers
Thank you for your interest in Flowerphotos, set up by Carol Sharp in 1996. We have a high profile brand
aimed principally at the design and advertising market. We are a member of BAPLA and abide by its code
of ethics and practices.
Flowerphotos actively markets images both in this country and overseas, especially the US, by magazine
advert, email, direct mail outs, promotional cards, and picture buyer fairs.
As a specialist library we are known for creative shots of flowers, fruit, leaves, vegetables, trees and plants
including crops herbs and grasses. Images must illustrate a special quality, which sets them apart from
straight garden photography. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS UNLESS THEY
DEMONSTRATE A SPECIAL QUALITY. We are currently looking for images that can be keyworded with
concepts, such as communication, partnership, network, interaction, etc. You can see examples by
searching under concepts on our keyword search page. We also have a regularly updated wants list with
what is trending and most recently asked for items.
Size of Submission
We prefer a minimum of 100 images to be submitted as an initial submission. The minimum amount selected
to be accepted, as a contributor is approximately 30. To increase the chances of a sale photographers
should aim to submit frequently in the first couple of years and then build up a collection progressively
thereafter. It is not just volume that result in sales, but quality. Our editors will be looking for your
commitment to working with Flowerphotos to create saleable images.
Please see the Technical Guidelines for more details.
Notes for foreign contributors
1. You will need to set up a Paypal account for monetary transactions between yourself and Flowerphotos.
You can use an existing Paypal account if you have one already.
Images for Selection
Flowerphotos accepts both scanned analogue and digitally captured images. Please send us either samples
via Dropbox or a Disc containing Jpeg’s, at 72dpi (1000pxls on longest side), as well as a Hi Res test image.
See Technical Guidelines for details.
Flowerphotos requires each image submitted to be named putting the Common/Botanical Name + Unique
Number as the image title and/or the common/botanical name of the subject embedded in the IPTC.
Unnamed images are less likely to be selected.
UK photographers are required to state whether or not they are registered for VAT and if so to give us their
In common with other photo libraries, we require our photographers to sign a contract. Our contract is ‘image
exclusive’ – images represented by us may not be sold by any other party, except by special arrangement.
You may sell different images through other libraries. See Sample Contract for details.
Flowerphotos is happy to give advice on scanners, digital cameras and digital imaging, however we will not
recommend individual products. This is due to the rapid changes and advances, currently taking place in the
industry. For the same reason the submission requirements are regularly updated to keep the library in line
with the rest of the industry. Flowerphotos cannot be held responsible for equipment being made redundant,
or any additional costs incurred by the photographer, by changes made to the submission requirements.