If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000 photographers (both amateur and seasoned pros) in 63 countries have uploaded 80,000 images, which can be licensed by anyone at the click of a button. Journalist and founder of Picfair, Benji Lanyado said:
"We're the first direct route from photographer to buyer, cutting out the agencies who have taken the vast majority of fees for decades. We're AirBnB for images! We're also open to all - amateur photographers have never had a place to sell their images alongside pros, and now they do."
So in celebration of Picfair's first birthday, and in the beginning of a new series on RoughGuides.com, where we'll showcase a selection of our favourite travel photos on Picfair with a different theme each month, here is the best of their travel photography so far:
Next month's theme is "the locals". Upload your photos to picfair.com and tag them with "Rough Guides" to be in with a chance of having your travel photography showcased right here.