NFT’s started out with Memoji style animations like CryptoPunk and the Bored Ape Yacht Club and over the last few years have achieved collectors status with people jumping in to buy an Ape icon for hundreds of thousands of dollars. OpenSea is the biggest marketplace to sell your NFTs and opened up a photography category back at the end of December. This now gives us photography artists a great venue to sell our art in the NFT space.

How do you get started to post a collection to OpenSea? It’s a pretty simple process and I’ll walk through the steps here. I was curious last month so posted some of my own art that we used to show at Art Festivals back in the day. Here is a breakdown on how to get your first collection on OpenSea. Also for some inspiration check out this recent post with some awesome examples of NFT photography.

Here is a step by step guide to get setup on OpenSea:

  1. Go to OpenSea and click on the create button. You will first need to sync your Crypto Wallet to OpenSea. OpenSea works with the following Digital Wallets: MetaMask, Coinbase wallet, TrustWallet, Portis, Formatic, Venly, Authereum, Bitski, Dapper, Kaikas, OperaTouch, Torus, WalletConnect and WalletLink.
  2. Once your wallet is synced click on the Create button at the top.
  3. This will take you to the product creation page
  4. Here you just need to fill out a few pieces of information: Upload your image, Name, Description, Blockchain choice (how do you want people to pay for this).
  5. Once you fill out those simple items and click the Create button your item will be shown on OpenSea! Really quick and easy.
NFT photography

If you are looking to sell your art on OpenSea there is one more step to go through. Click on the Sell button at the top of the page.

Then you’ll be taken to the listing page, where you can choose the price and type of sale.

Fixed Price sale is one where the price stays fixed. In the screenshot below, the price is fixed at 1 ETH

Next set a duration for the sale, you can set a default timeline like 1 week or 1 month or just set a custom date.

Once you enter these details in it will show you the fee’s OpenSea charges (typically a service fee of 2.5%). At the end you will need to Initialize your wallet and pay a mining fee. I won’t get into the details on this but it’s a one time fee for anything you sell on OpenSea and ranges depending on the market at the time. When I posted my first NFT photo a few weeks ago the fee was around $125.

That’s it, now you have a NFT for sale! Time to get the word out and find a collector to buy your piece!

If you have questions just leave a comment below. We also would love to see your NFT art, list your links below in the comments and I’ll help to get the word out.