47 Affiliate Programs for Photographers worth joining

April 17

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Hello, photographers. For the last month, I’ve been researching and comparing different affiliate programs and have picked 47 that you might want to join.

These affiliate programs are great for both freelance photographers and owners of photography businesses. An affiliate partnership is a great way to monetize what you already do and increase your monthly revenue.

To make it easier for you to find something specific, the affiliate programs are numbered and categorized. Enjoy!

Table of contents

  • Marketplaces (1–7)
  • Photography software (8–14)
  • Portfolio website builders (15–20)
  • Website builders (21–27)
  • Gear: backpacks, tripods, lenses (28–35)
  • Photography courses (36–41)
  • Stock photography websites (42–47)


1. Amazon

Everyone knows Amazon, the online marketplace that can deliver anything from candy to a drone to your door in a day. Every niche has its space on Amazon, which is why it’s such a great starting point for an affiliate marketing venture.

  • Commission: 1–10% on any qualifying product sale that comes from your link
  • Cookie life: 24 hours
  • Sign up here

2. Etsy

Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.

  • Commission: 4–8% commission on all completed sales
  • Cookie life: 30 days  
  • Sign up here

3. eBay Partners

eBay is a colossal user-based marketplace and also offers one of the best affiliate programs, which has been around for a long time. Plenty of marketers have made good money with it. All you need to do is find listings you want to help promote, promote them using Ebay’s Partner Network tools, and get paid.

  • Commission: 40–80% of auction fees
  • Cookie life: 24 hours for Buy It Now, 10 days for auctions
  • Sign up here

4. B&H Photo Video

Over 45 years ago, B&H began as a small and humble retailer, selling cameras and photography equipment. Now, with over 400,000 products for sale, B&H still strives to provide the best customer service and the most competitive prices.

5. Adorama

Adorama has been serving the needs of the photography community for over a decade. Well known for the superior quality of their prints and excellent customer service, Adorama has become the lab of choice for professional photographers and savvy consumers all over the US.

  • Commission: 2% base commission, but can go up to 10% for some brands and product categories
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

6. Jet

Jet is a relatively new e-commerce site that went live in 2015 and quickly gained momentum because of its surprisingly low prices and a product range that’s easily comparable to Amazon.


ClickBank is one of the oldest and most popular affiliate marketing platforms on the web. The site offers hundreds of thousands of digital and physical products in different categories.

Photography software

8. Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Systems, including software for graphic design, video editing, web development, and photography along with mobile applications and some optional cloud services.

  • Commission: monthly subscriptions: 85% of the first month; yearly subscriptions (monthly payments) - 85% of the first month; yearly subscriptions (one-time payment) - 8.33% of the first year
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

9. Skylum Software

Skylum develops powerful photography tools that are accessible for artists of all skill levels. The company is best known for its Aurora HDR, Luminar 3, Photolemur, and Airmagic photo editing software. Skylum apps have been named Best of the Mac App Store five years in a row, picked as Editors’ Choice, and voted Best App Ever.

  • Commission: 20–50% based on performance
  • Cookie life: 90 days
  • Sign up here

10. Capture One

Capture One is a RAW image editor made by the camera company Phase One. It’s software for cataloging and editing images, processing RAW image files, and tethered photography.

11. On1

ON1 Photo RAW 2021.2 includes everything photographers look for when editing their photos, including a photo organizer, RAW processor, pixel editor, and layered file workflow.

  • Commission: 10% on every sale
  • Cookie life: 60 days
  • Sign up here

12. Snappa

Snappa is online graphics and design software for photographers who want to transform their images into something more. If you’re looking to convert your pictures into social media banners or pictures for your blog, Snappa will help you to transform them by adding new dimensions and effects with ease.

  • Commission: 30% recurring commission over the life of a customer
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

13. Fotor

Fotor is an online photo editing suite that uses exclusive technology to bring an unprecedented level of editing control to anyone and everyone. While the collage and edit features are already enjoyed by millions of users daily, the new design feature gives average users the ability to design any form of graphics and covers, limited only by their imagination.

14. ACDSee

ACDSee is an image organizer, viewer, and editor for Windows, macOS, and iOS that’s developed by ACD Systems International Inc. Affiliates are able to promote and profit from the company’s entire product family, which includes photo editing and management solutions: ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021, ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2021, and ACDSee Photo Studio Standard 2021.

Portfolio website builder

15. Format

Format is the best online portfolio platform for creators looking to share, promote, and sell their work. Help more creators discover Format!

  • Commission: 30% on every sale
  • Cookie life: 90 days
  • Sign up here

16. SmugMug

SmugMug is the leader in creating stunning photo websites for photographers and photo enthusiasts.  They allow photographers to securely store and share photos while taking their businesses online. As a leading solution with an easy-to-use interface, SmugMug is a must-join affiliate program for anyone with photography, family, or consumer traffic.

17. Photoshelter

Photoshelter offers a simple way to showcase, sell, deliver, and organize photos. PhotoShelter mission is to support the people and organizations who create and share visual stories — those who inspire us all to see the world differently every day.

  • Commission: $6–165 for each new paid PhotoShelter account, plus monthly performance incentives
  • Cookie life: 60 days
  • Sign up here

18. Pixpa

Pixpa enables creatives to showcase, share, and sell their work online with style and simplicity.

  • Commission: 50% of the first year’s revenue from any referral
  • Sign up here

19. Zenfolio

Zenfolio is an all-in-one e-commerce platform for showcasing and selling photography. Today, Zenfolio proudly serves over 100,000 photographers across the world in every genre from weddings, events, portraiture, family, babies, and pets to senior portraits, school and sports, landscape, travel, wildlife, and more.

  • Commission: Up to 30% for every paid plan customer referred
  • Cookie life: 60 days
  • Sign up here

20. IM Creator

IM is the industry’s leading white label website builder, empowering over 800 companies (and millions of their clients), including some of the web’s biggest brands.

  • Commission: $35 per sale and more
  • Cookie life: unlimited
  • Sign up here

Website builders

21. Shopify

Shopify is a complete e-commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.

  • Commission: Average of $58 for each user who signs up for a paid plan, and $2000 for each Plus referral
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

22. Wix

Wix offers free websites designed by Wix Artificial Design Intelligence or total design freedom with Wix Editor. Promote the world’s leading web publishing platform!

  • Commission: Competitive payouts of $100 per sale
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

23. Webflow

The Webflow affiliate program is designed for influencers, educators, bloggers, and others, paying affiliates for the designers and developers they refer to Webflow.

  • Commission: 50% of all payments for 12 months for every customer referred
  • Cookie life: 90 days
  • Sign up here

24. Strikingly

Strikingly is a website builder that allows users with little or no development experience to create mobile-optimized websites within minutes. Share your love of Strikingly with your friends and visitors and get paid!

  • Commission: 30% of the first payment for each referred user
  • Sign up here

25. Webydo

Webydo is the complete website builder and CMS for designers. With Webydo, users can drag and drop elements onto a design canvas to create custom websites down to the last pixel. Webydo Design Editor takes care of the code.​

  • Commission: Up to $2,400 for each paying user referred, based on the plan they purchase
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

26. Designmodo

Designmodo lets users create amazing static websites in minutes and export ready-to-use code. Websites created with Designmodo are responsive, retina-ready, animated, easy to change, and quick to build.

27. uKit

Creating a website should be easy and fun — that’s the uKit philosophy. Let your imagination run wild or use predefined options.

Gear: backpacks, tripods, lenses, etc.

28. Lenscaption

Lenscaption is a brand of decorative lens caps that mostly targets the amateur DSLR photographer market. They’re a pretty unique business — with how many ways one can accessorize a camera, you’d think there’d be more attractive aftermarket lens caps out there, but Lenscaption still seems to be pioneering the category. For the photographer who has everything, here’s an accessory they likely haven’t considered.

  • Commission: 20% on referred sales
  • Cookie life: 90 days
  • Sign up here

29. Canon

Canon is a leading provider of digital cameras, DSLR cameras, inkjet printers, and professional printers for business and home users.

  • Commission: 2.5% on all sales
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

30. Peak Design

Peak Design is a design company that engineers professional grade camera accessories for photographers of all types and abilities.

  • Commission: 10% base commission
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

31. Manfrotto

Manfrotto designs, manufactures, and markets a range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photography, film, theatre, live entertainment, and video markets. The company’s product line includes an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands, and accessories.

32. KEH Camera

KEH Camera specializes in used photography gear. Through decades of experience, they’ve collected the world’s largest selection of pre-owned camera equipment, offering unmatched quality and value to their customers.

  • Commission: Up to 4% on all sales
  • Cookie life: 15 days
  • Sign up here

33. BorrowLenses

BorrowLenses rents out equipment for any occasion and project and for any budget. Earn commission for every order that you refer to BorrowLenses through your website, social media channels, or newsletter.

  • Commission: 5% for all referral purchases
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

34. K&F Concept

K&F Concept is a one-stop refined photographic solution provider, specializing in design, research, manufacturing, and marketing of photographic accessories. They’re committed to creating professional and innovative products backed by friendly, responsive service to delight their distinguished customers around the world.

  • Commission: 15% of each referred sale
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

35. Samy’s Camera

For over 40 years, Samy’s Camera has been the leader in sales of high-quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for professional and amateur photographers.

Photography courses

36. KelbyOne  

KelbyOne is an educational membership community designed to fuel photographers’ creativity. They’re driven by a passion to provide incredible training for Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography that’s affordable for everyone.

37. Digital Photography School

Digital Photography School has what photographers need to take their photography to the next level. It offers daily tips, resources, and free tutorials that help photographers get the most out of their cameras and create stunning photos.

38. Udemy

Promote a product that’s always useful, that people always want, and that will never go out of style: thousands of online courses in hundreds of categories!

39. Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers, and discover new opportunities.

  • Commission: $10 for every new customer you refer
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here


Join the world’s #1 Photoshop instructor, Aaron Nace, for lessons in retouching, compositing, and more. The PHLEARN Affiliate Program allows you to make money by promoting and posting links to PHLEARN pages and products. It’s a great and easy way to generate extra income.

41. Teachable

Teachable is an all-in-one solution for creating and selling online courses. It handles everything from web hosting to payment processing to customer support.

Stock photography websites

42. Getty Images

Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music, and multimedia products as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted brands including iStock© and Thinkstock©.

  • Commission: Up to 10% existing and 20% new
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

43. Alamy

Alamy is a stock photography agency with a long history on the market, offering high-quality stock images with both rights managed and royalty free licenses. They have over 145 million photos and a simple pricing system to provide customers with the right visuals for their designs. Refer visitors to Alamy from your blog, forum, or website and get rewarded.

  • Commission: 10% of sales from referrals
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

44. Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed stock photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. They’re a global marketplace translated into 20 languages, accepting 9 currencies, and with 1.8 million customers in over 150 countries.

  • Commission: 20% for every new customer you refer
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

45. Depositphotos

Depositphotos is a commercial platform that brings authors of high-quality licensed stock photos, graphics, vectors, and videos together with appreciative buyers. Thanks to the efforts of talented professionals from all over the globe and the company’s world-class technical solutions, Depositphotos is able to build the perfect place to marry business with creativity.

46. iStock

Since 2000, iStock has empowered millions of creatives around the world to create beautiful communications on a budget. Today, iStock is a huge community of passionate designers, photographers, illustrators, motion artists, and creatives of every persuasion dedicated to bringing you the best-crafted content for every project and budget.

  • Commission: Up to 10% existing and 20% new
  • Cookie life: 30 days
  • Sign up here

47. Pond5

For people looking primarily for stock footage, Pond5 is one of the single best options out there. There are nearly 63 million individual files tucked away in their database, some of which are completely free.

Written by

Jane Ponomarenko

Partnerships & Affiliate Manager at Skylum

Jane has been in the photography business since 2016. She is a Photography newbie who’s aiming to “get good at it” “as there is always room for improvement in any sphere of your doing,‘’ as she says. A few years ago, a serendipitous event inspired her to get into Affiliate Marketing, and she loves it! She believes that the human factor is the key to building strong, trustworthy relations with partners and that the Skylum Affiliate Program will one day become a good example to be followed.

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