Frequently Asked Questions (Contributors)

How much do NativeMirror Contributors (artist/photographers) earn?

At NativeMirror we are true partners with our Local Contributors that are our biggest assets!

PAINTERS (Artist): earn a 70% pay-out.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: earn a 50% pay-out which represents the highest pay-out levels in the industry compared to International Stock Image sites that generally offer between 30%-40%.

Photographers always retain ownership of their media, whereas Artist may sell their original works but retain rights to sell Print reproductions. Furthermore, you always have the ability to personally remove your images / artwork from our site if desired.

NativeMirror is dedicated to local content so we use local Artist/Photographers (Contributors) to create our content. This means that our local Talent gets showcased and PAID! Detailed below is a breakdown of how much you can expect to earn. Our pricing strategy has been influenced by a comprehensive review of the international marketplace and the intended positioning for art and photography emanating from T&T. (all values in USD):


NOTE (1): Editorial Images are images that have not been released for commercial use. For example, they can be included to give context within a newspaper article or non-commercial presentation, but, cannot be used to promote a product.

NOTE (2): Contributor Pay-outs are made in Local Currencies at the prevailing Rate of Currency Exchange.


Creating a NativeMirror Contributor Account and Adding Media

Go to the "Sell Images” tab on the NativeMirror website https://www.nativemirror.com/ and follow the steps. Ther are also video links that walk you through the process: How to Create an Account (Video) and How to Add Media (Video).These links are also located at the footer of the NativeMirror website. A representative from NativeMirror is available to guide you through the registration process.

Please feel free to contact either Nadine (868) 758 4882 or Derek (868) 310 9429 accordingly.

What is an editorial image?

Editorial images are images that have not been released for commercial use. We do not provide the service of researching and/or obtaining any needed additional releases. NativeMirror makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the use of names, trademarks, logos, uniforms, registered or copyrighted designs or works of art depicted in any Image. You must satisfy yourself that all necessary rights, consents or permissions as may be required for reproduction of any image have been secured by you. Please review the license carefully.

What is stock photography?

Existing photography that can be used for print and web ads, in books and magazines, in news, on websites, in brochures and packaging, and in a large number of custom applications, according to the licensing terms to which the photographer and buyer have agreed. Using an image that already exists saves the purchaser the time and expense of a custom photo shoot.

What is a Lightbox?

A Lightbox is used to store a group of images that you would like to eventually download or share with a colleague. You can place images into a Lightbox, and then later download the images, or send the Lightbox link to a friend/colleague for them to review. You are not obligated to download images in your lightbox, and it's entirely up to you how many lightboxes you have, or if you use the images later.

I am registered and storing images in a lightbox -- how long will the lightboxes be there?

Your images will remain in your lightbox until you delete them.

How do I add images to a Lightbox?

There are two ways. When you conduct an image search, the results are displayed as miniatures called thumbs. If you scroll over a thumb, you can add that image to your lightbox by clicking on the light bulb icon directly beneath the thumb. This will generate a dropdown box, prompting you to "add to lightbox.” If this is your first lightbox, you will choose "new,” and will be able to save the lightbox with whatever title you prefer. Thereafter, you may continue to add other images to that particular lightbox, or continue creating other lightboxes, depending on your needs. The other way is to click on the image itself, which will bring up the image on your screen to full-size. You will see to the lower left of the image the same lightbulb icon and the words "add to lightbox.” Click on this and the same dropdown box will come up and simply repeat the process stated above.

How do I share a Lightbox with a colleague/friend?

Once you have created a lightbox, you have the option to email it to a third party. Just enter the email address and click 'send.' You can also share lightboxes with other NativeMirror users by clicking on the "share” button and entering the username of another NativeMirror subscriber.

Which currency do you charge in?

We charge either in USD.

What if I forgot my username or password?

No problem. Just visit the Forgot your password? link beneath the Subscriber Login to have your username and password sent to your email address.

What does 'royalty-free' mean?

"Royalty-free” is a type of a stock photo license that provides for the unlimited use of an image in any media defined in the licensing terms. "Royalty-free” is the opposite of "rights-managed.” A rights-managed image needs a specific license stating the audience and material surrounding the image. All the images on NativeMirror are royalty-free and do not require an individual license.

Do you facilitate any 'rights-managed' images?

No. All images from NativeMirror are royalty-free and subject to our Licencing Terms