Blend Free Shoot

Posted on 5/10/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Blend has launched a promotion they call “Monthly Free Shoot.” Each month they will offer their customers all the images from one entire Premium Royalty Free shoot for unlimited, absolutely FREE use, according to the standard RF license.

These will always be brand new images, shot and produced by one of Blend’s world-class photographers, and not yet available for sale on Blend’s site or anywhere else. To access our monthly free shoot images, all the customer has to do is register and start downloading.

Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes. Those who are already registered can simply sign in and get started! They may select one or several images from the shoot, put then in their cart and check out for free.

It will be interesting to see how this promotion develops over time. It is an opportunity to grab the attention of customers on a regular monthly basis. Many will want to take a few seconds to see what is there. Chances are that the images in any particular monthly offer won’t be of interest to most customers at that particular moment. Consequently, Blend and the photographer may actually give very few away. Hopefully, when the customer really needs an image they will be reminded of the quality of the work on and go to the Blend site first.

On the other hand there may be customers who will download several free images a month and store them on the off chance that they may need something similar in the future. Time will tell if photographer lose more than they gain.

Once the month is up the images will be posted on and made available through Blend’s other distributors. From that point on normal fees will be charged for the use of the images. Customers must download images from the Monthly Free Shoot section of the site within the first month in order to get free use of them.

Copyright © 2027 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


  • Felix Hug Posted May 10, 2017
    Why would you do that. Doesnt make any sense to me.

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