SINGLE USE ONLY - Grand Hyatt Hotel inside the Jin Mao Tower in Pudong, Shanghai, China

One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

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By Lottie Gross
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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

SINGLE USE ONLY - SALTADOR, Castellón de la Plana, Spain“Saltador” by DianaG / Picfair

The Echo Man at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

SINGLE USE ONLY - ECHO MAN, CAMBODIA“The Echo Man” by Iselin Shaw Of-Tordarroch / Picfair

Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia

SINGLE US ONLY - BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA“Bondi Beach” by George Coltart / Picfair

Chicken Hat, Cuba

Chicken Head, Havana, Cuba“Chicken hat” by Sarah Anne Hardy / Picfair

Balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey

Balloons, Cappadocia, Turkey - PICFAIR - SINGLE USE ONLY“ballons” by Ernst Furuhatt / Picfair

Port au Prince, Haiti

SINGLE USE ONLY - HAITI“All for One- Haiti” by Callan Murray-Hocking / Picfair

Death Valley, California, USA

SINGLE USE ONLY - DEATH VALLEY USA“Heat Haze” by Sarah Marie Leigh / Picfair

Sunset over a glacier in Iceland

SINGLE USE ONLY - SUNSET ICELAND“Iceland Sunset” by Martyn Day / Picfair

Monks shopping in Chiang Mai, Thailand

SINGLE USE ONLY - MONKS, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND“Monks Shopping” by Thomas Lhomme / Picfair

The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

SINGLE USE ONLY - REICHSTAG, BERLIN“Reichstag” by simo / Picfair

 Graffitied staircase, Sau Paulo, Brazil

SINGLE USE ONLY - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL“Staircase” by Lourdes Siracuza Cappi / Picfair

A barber on the Varanasi ghats, India

SINGLE USE ONLY - VARANASI STREET SCENE, INDIA“VARANASI STREET SCENE” by Wilfred Seefeld / Picfair

A window cleaner on the Shard, London, England

SINGLE USE ONLY - THE SHARD WINDOW CLEANER, LONDON“The Window Cleaner” by JarmanPhotography / Picfair

Hong Kong, China

SINGLE USE ONLY - HONG KONG PANORAMA“Hong Kong in blue” by Chris Petersen-Clausen / Picfair

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

SINGLE USE ONLY - Grand Hyatt Hotel inside the Jin Mao Tower in Pudong, Shanghai, China“86 from down” by Chris Petersen-Clausen / Picfair

Above New York City, USA

SINGLE USE ONLY - NYC, USA“High above NYC” by Dan Martland / Picfair

Ladies in Havana, Cuba

SINGLE USE ONLY - HAVANA SUBBATHERS, CUBA

 “Havana Sunbathers” by Sarah Anne Hardy / Picfair

Chicago, USA

SINGLE USE ONLY - CHICAGO“Looking Down on Chicago” by Jason Kessenich / Picfair

Udaipur street scene, Rajasthan, India

SINGLE USE ONLY - UDAIPUR STREET SCENE, INDIA “UDAIPUR STREET SCENE” by Wilfred Seefeld / Picfair

Timkat festival, Ethiopia

SINGLE USE ONLY - Timkat, Rooney, Ethiopia, Orthodox Festival, Epiphany“Timkat- Ethiopia” by Callan Murray-Hocking

Peaceful protest, Bangkok, Thailand

SINGLE USE ONLY - BANGKOK PEACEFUL RIOTS, 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.