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. 

The Saltador, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

“Saltador” by DianaG / Picfair

The Echo Man at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

“The Echo Man” by Iselin Shaw Of-Tordarroch / Picfair

Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia

“Bondi Beach” by George Coltart / Picfair

Chicken Hat, Cuba

“Chicken hat” by Sarah Anne Hardy / Picfair

Balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey

“ballons” by Ernst Furuhatt / Picfair

Port au Prince, Haiti

“All for One- Haiti” by Callan Murray-Hocking / Picfair

Death Valley, California, USA

“Heat Haze” by Sarah Marie Leigh / Picfair

Sunset over a glacier in Iceland

“Iceland Sunset” by Martyn Day / Picfair

Monks shopping in Chiang Mai, Thailand

“Monks Shopping” by Thomas Lhomme / Picfair

The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

“Reichstag” by simo / Picfair

 Graffitied staircase, Sau Paulo, Brazil

“Staircase” by Lourdes Siracuza Cappi / Picfair

A barber on the Varanasi ghats, India

“VARANASI STREET SCENE” by Wilfred Seefeld / Picfair

A window cleaner on the Shard, London, England

“The Window Cleaner” by JarmanPhotography / Picfair

Hong Kong, China

“Hong Kong in blue” by Chris Petersen-Clausen / Picfair

View from the 86th floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China

“86 from down” by Chris Petersen-Clausen / Picfair

Above New York City, USA

“High above NYC” by Dan Martland / Picfair

Ladies in Havana, Cuba

 “Havana Sunbathers” by Sarah Anne Hardy / Picfair

Chicago, USA

“Looking Down on Chicago” by Jason Kessenich / Picfair

Udaipur street scene, Rajasthan, India

 “UDAIPUR STREET SCENE” by Wilfred Seefeld / Picfair

Timkat festival, Ethiopia

“Timkat- Ethiopia” by Callan Murray-Hocking

Peaceful protest, Bangkok, Thailand

“Peaceful rioters of Bangkok” by Murrindie / Picfair

Don’t forget to upload your “the locals” themed photos to picfair.com before September for a chance to have your image showcased by Rough Guides. 

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