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  • newFile Naming Conventions of Successful Microstock Contributors

    File Naming Conventions of Successful Microstock Contributors

    Working inside a microstock agency, as I am with Canva, provides a variety of rich insights into how different microstock contributors work. One such area of insight is how contributors organise their files. Oh the Variety! The most common file na…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:45pm -
  • More Cool Stock Bashing This Time in Video

    More Cool Stock Bashing This Time in Video

    It’s not just still images providing fodder for comedy and beating up on the cliché.  There’s some fun mockery videos making the rounds, both video format mocking still images, and video mocking video. Nacho Punch, a Youtube comedy group – f…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 8:45pm -
  • Shutterstock Pushes Further into Getty Territory with Exclusive Penske Deal

    Shutterstock Pushes Further into Getty Territory with Exclusive Penske Deal

    Today, Shutterstock announced a new strategic alliance with Penske Media that’s aimed at cutting a significant slice of the market for celebrity & entertainment editorial stock photography away from Getty Images. Penske Media Corporation (PMC) i…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 5:32pm -
  • The Rise of Stock Bashing

    The Rise of Stock Bashing

    It’s easy to bash stock, and it’s becoming cool to do so. Most stock is ‘stocky': very unrealistic, evenly lit and everything perfect.  But today’s culture is all about authenticity, reality, flaws and spontaneity.   So people like to see…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:10pm -
  • Microstock Uploading and Submission Tools

    Microstock Uploading and Submission Tools

    As a microstock contributor producing anything more than a nominal quantity of images, you’re already using a tool to streamline your distribution process.  Right? The range of tools available is somewhat dynamic, with new tools popping up frequ…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 9:45pm -
  • Adobe Launches Fotolia Integration as Subscription with Flat 33% Royalty

    Adobe Launches Fotolia Integration as Subscription with Flat 33% Royalty

    Since Adobe bought Fotolia last December, we’ve all been wondering how they’re going to integrate. And now we know. Today, they officially launched Adobe Stock, a new marketplace built directly into the Creative Cloud suite.  Upgrades to the app…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 5:01pm -
  • Pixendr Launches iOS App for Uploading to Multiple Microstock Agencies

    Pixendr Launches iOS App for Uploading to Multiple Microstock Agencies

    Launching today, Pixendr (iTunes, website) is, at least initially, a mobile app for uploading images to multiple microstock agencies. It’s the brainchild of a Berlin based team of developers and entrepreneurs who want to reduce friction for peopl…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 5:30pm -
  • Top 10 things microstock agencies say that make photographers roll their eyes

    Top 10 things microstock agencies say that make photographers roll their eyes

    We’ve heard it all before. It seems new businesses wanting to enter the stock photo industry don’t do their research very well.  Even established agencies roll out these cliches from time to time when they launch something new.  It’s always…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 8:00pm -
  • GDI Media – a Contributor Owned and Listed Agency

    GDI Media – a Contributor Owned and Listed Agency

    GDI Media first announced their ambitious intentions last year.  The company will be a stock agency with some twists.  First, they will be contributor-owned, including agencies who can fold their business into GDI. Second, they’ll be listed on A…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 5:30pm -

My Stock Photography

  • The new Adobe Stock and Fotolia Changes Analyzed

    The new Adobe Stock and Fotolia Changes Analyzed

    Yesterday, Adobe has announced major changes to its Creative Cloud solutions, among those is the introduction of the Adobe Stock platform, based on the image library of microstock platform Fotolia. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise after…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 12:42pm -

Stock Photo Secrets

  • newAdobe launches Adobe Stock with 40 Million Stock Photos

    Adobe launches Adobe Stock with 40 Million Stock Photos

    As part of its overall update of the Creative Cloud offer yesterday, Adobe announced a new stock photo platform called Adobe Stock which integrated into its products. Adobe Stock is available as of yesterday as a website to license images […]
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Jun 15, 1:30pm -
  • Exclusive iStock Promo Code – 15% OFF in 2015!

    Exclusive iStock Promo Code – 15% OFF in 2015!

    We have got our hands on new exclusive iStock promo code for 15% off in 2015.  We are very happy to offer these iStockphoto coupon code which will save your 10-15% off on credits and iStock subscriptions on your first iStock […]
    - 49 days ago, 7 May 15, 7:59am -
  • Shutterstock drops daily download limit and extends license

    Shutterstock drops daily download limit and extends license

    As New York based microstock market leader Shutterstock announced in their blog, the daily download limits on subscriptions were dropped towards a monthly limit. Clients can now download the allowance of 750 files per month whenever they need. PS: H…
    - 85 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 5:39pm -
  • EyeEm Market goes live – in the US at first

    EyeEm Market goes live – in the US at first

    The long awaited EyeEm Market has finally gone live – at least for users in the US at first. Other countries and regions are supposed to follow soon. Originally announced for “summer” in 2014, the waiting for the EyeEm Market […]
    - 91 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:39pm -
  • 123RF Coupon Code (20% OFF)

    123RF Coupon Code (20% OFF)

    Are you looking to buy stock photos or vectors? Are you a print or graphic designer who needs images for your project? Is your client price sensitive? Meet 123RF, one of the leading stock photo agencies. They offer a huge collection of […]
    - 14 Mar 15, 9:40am -
  • Turn yourself into Vince Vaughn like a Boss

    Turn yourself into Vince Vaughn like a Boss

    Since last week, iStock by Getty Images is offering a set of images starring Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in the upcoming movie “Unfinished Business”. The images are overly staged and manipulated and can be used for editorial purposes only. [……
    - 13 Mar 15, 10:48am -
  • Shutterstock Coupon Code

    Shutterstock Coupon Code

    Shutterstock is well known not only to our regular readers but to the wider stock photo community. It has over 30 million files to choose from. Their contributors are great, their image library fantastic with pricing to match. With over a […]
    - 13 Mar 15, 10:01am -
  • 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

    80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

    Last year, we have asked image agencies for their take on the upcoming photography trends for 2014, and many of the 50 stock photo trends we published were spot on. 2015, we are going even further: 16 agencies replied to […]
    - 11 Mar 15, 1:29pm -
  • Where can i find free photos from Shutterstock and the Top 5 Alternatives for Shutterstock Free Trial

    Where can i find free photos from Shutterstock and the Top 5 Alternatives for Shutterstock Free Trial

    If you’ve been searching online for free trial Shutterstock, you’re out of luck. The stock photo giant unfortunately does not offer you a chance to sample their services for free. Nevertheles Shutterstock offers a free photo each week through t…
    - 15 Feb 15, 9:12pm -
  • Shutterstock passes 500 million sold images and every second 4 images are being licensed

    Shutterstock passes 500 million sold images and every second 4 images are being licensed

    As stock photo agency Shutterstock announced this week, the number of image licenses sold in their company history surpassed 500 million photos to date, illustrations and vector graphics. In the last year alone, Shutterstock has licensed more than 1…
    - 6 Feb 15, 2:30pm -

Microstock Group Blog

  • 2014 Microstock Industry Survey – First Look
    rimary sourcHere are the results from the 7th annual Microstock Survey.  So far, there have been 632 respondents – You can still take part if you haven’t completed the survey yet.  Thanks again to everyone who responded. For reference, here are…
    - 63 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:47am -
  • Microstock’s Business Case: How Much Can You Earn?
    Recently, I was chatting to a friend interested in getting into microstock. “Are you really sure you want to do that?” I asked him. “Why shouldn’t I?” he answered. It’s a valid question: Why shouldn’t he? Many of you have experienced ho…
    - 10 Nov 14, 1:12pm -
  • 2013 Microstock Industry Survey – First Look
    The results from the 6th annual Microstock Survey are ready.  There were 812 respondents, nearly 60 more than  last year’s survey.  Thanks again to everyone who responded.  Perhaps next year we’ll break 1000 For referance, here are links to t…
    - 2 Mar 14, 5:17pm -
  • 2013 Microstock Industry Survey – Infographic
    The first round of data has been tallied.  Here are the results from the 2013 Microstock Industry Survey.  A super big thanks to everyone who responded and the sponsors of the thank-you prize giveaway (ProImageExperts, StockPerformer, MicrostockSub…
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:48am -
  • Interview with Kholyavskaya Ekaterina of DragonImages
    Guest post by Robert Kneschke Robert Kneschke: Hello Ekatarina! Could you please introduce yourself? Kholyavskaya Ekaterina: Hello Robert. I’m Eketarina and I am a production studio chief at DragonImages Production studio. The DragonImages Producti…
    - 1 Oct 13, 6:32pm -
  • Bruce Livingstone Interview
    With Stocksy (http://www.stocksy.com/) Bruce Livingstone has set out to produce a collection of “authentic” stock images unlike anything customers will be able to find anywhere else. When he uses the work authentic he means a photograph that does…
    - 21 May 13, 7:00pm -
  • Microstock Expo 2013 Announced
    If you didn’t attend the 2011 Microstock Expo you missed out.  Now you’ve got the chance to redeem yourself with the 2013 Microstock Expo. Microstock Expo 2013 Key Info When: November 16-17, 2013, with a Photowalk and Opening Reception on Friday…
    - 13 May 13, 2:12pm -
  • Changing Photography Business
    Anyone interested in a career as a photographer – as well as photographers in mid-career — should carefully examine how the business is changing. If we look at image use on the Internet it is undeniable that more images are being made available f…
    - 16 Apr 13, 10:47am -
  • 2012 Microstock Industry Survey – First Look
    The responses have been tabulated and the results for the 5th annual Microstock Survey are ready.  To date there have been 754 respondents, about 40 more than  last year’s survey.  A big thanks for everyone who responded.  It’s great to have…
    - 19 Feb 13, 1:51pm -
  • 2012 Microstock Industry Survey – Sneak Peek
    I’ll be posting the full data from the survey very soon, but until then, here’s a little teaser from the results of the 2012 Microstock Industry Survey.  At the time the infographic was created, there were 708 respondents – a nearly identical…
    - 12 Feb 13, 4:22pm -

MicrostockInsider

  • Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) May 1st

    Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) May 1st

    A somewhat brief article as unfortunately I have not left myself enough time to write a proper commentary on the subject: Microstock contributors are probably already aware of the thread at microstock group and 'movement' organized by boycottfotolia…
    - 1 May 14, 9:01am -
  • March 2014 Microstock Update

    March 2014 Microstock Update

    Time flies! It's been ages since the microstockexpo (videos here) definitely time for a round-up of recent microstock news: MicrostockExpo (Very) Mini ReviewLast Novembers microstockexpo was an…
    - 16 Mar 14, 7:51am -
  • Disruptive Change or Passing Summer Storm?

    Disruptive Change or Passing Summer Storm?

    August and September may have been quiet months on the microstock news front, but there was certainly no shortage of 'excitement' in the months before. It now seems a long time ago but to understand the "Yuri has spoken" post fully (if you have not…
    - 30 Sep 13, 9:16am -
  • StockPerformer Review

    StockPerformer Review

    Stockperformer is an online microstock sales analysis tool. It was launched to select photographers at microstockexpo late last year, and is now available for general use. There is a 14 day free trial available. The system provides analysis of your…
    - 21 May 12, 8:16am -
  • Introducing PicWorkflow

    Introducing PicWorkflow

    No sooner had I posted last months news update than I opened my inbox and found a press release for picworkflow, I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting picworkflow to be, but I have to say it was with some delight I found it was a direct replacem…
    - 3 Dec 10, 4:59am -
  • Comparison of Popular Search Keywords

    Comparison of Popular Search Keywords

    A couple of days ago there was a post on the lookstat blog titled top search keywords for energy, it compared search terms in Google in an attempt to estimate popularity of energy images on microstock sites. Earlier this year I did something similar…
    - 1 Dec 09, 8:50am -
  • Measuring My Self Promotion Results

    Measuring My Self Promotion Results

    Coinciding with iSyndica's announcement of the official launch of their 'promotion service' I thought it was time to share a few preliminary results of my investigation into promotion with 'free stock photos'. Even before I wrote the article microst…
    - 29 Sep 09, 8:37am -
  • Suggest a topic

    Suggest a topic

    Stuck on something?Need some more help with getting your images online and making sales?Ask us a question by suggesting a topic below, with our experience and knowledge we are open to writing a g…
    - 4 Apr 08, 6:14am -

Microstock Infos

  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 2015. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for May 2015:DepositPhotosZazzle Sh…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 12:40am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 2015. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for April 2015:DepositPhotosShutters…
    - 35 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:38am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2015. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for March 2015:DepositPhotosShutterst…
    - 59 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 8:31pm -
  • Stockphotosecrets.com: 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

    Stockphotosecrets.com: 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

    Last year, we have asked image agencies for their take on the upcoming photography trends for 2014, and many of the 50 stock photo trends we published were spot on.2015, we are going even further: 16 agencies replied to our request for their trends…
    - 99 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 2:16am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for February 2015. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for February 2015:DepositPhotosShut…
    - 8 Mar 15, 10:56pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2015. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2015:DepositPhotosShutter…
    - 5 Feb 15, 6:02am -
  • Pond5 Launches the Public Domain Project With 75,000 Free Media Clips

    Pond5 Launches the Public Domain Project With 75,000 Free Media Clips

    The collection includes 10,000 free video clips, all formatted in 4K or Full HD NEW YORK, Jan. 20th, 2015. Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today the launch of the Pond5 Public Domain Project…
    - 21 Jan 15, 6:04pm -
  • Shutterstock to Acquire Rex Features, Expands Focus on Editorial Imagery

    Shutterstock to Acquire Rex Features, Expands Focus on Editorial Imagery

    LONDON and NEW YORK, January 15, 2015 Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic pr…
    - 17 Jan 15, 10:32pm -
  • Shutterstock to Acquire PremiumBeat, A Leading Provider of Royalty Free Music

    Shutterstock to Acquire PremiumBeat, A Leading Provider of Royalty Free Music

    NEW YORK and MONTREAL, January 15, 2015 Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PremiumBeat, a leading provider of exclusive, high-quality…
    - 17 Jan 15, 10:28pm -
  • Getty Images Presents Year in Focus 2014 Exhibition

    Getty Images Presents Year in Focus 2014 Exhibition

    January 12, 2015 • Company News, Getty Images Gallery, Photojournalism New exhibition showcases the defining images that encapsulate 2014 Year in Focus 2014 on display at Getty Images Gallery, London on Thursday 22 January, 2015 through to 11 Febr…
    - 17 Jan 15, 10:18pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for December 2014:DepositPhotos…
    - 4 Jan 15, 6:13pm -
  • Adobe to Acquire Fotolia

    Adobe to Acquire Fotolia

    Acquisition to Deliver Vibrant Image and Video Marketplace for Creatives Worldwide SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 11, 2014 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Fotolia, a leadi…
    - 15 Dec 14, 10:43pm -
  • The world’s largest online stock photo agency Alamy today announces exciting new features for its successful mobile app Stockimo

    The world’s largest online stock photo agency Alamy today announces exciting new features for its successful mobile app Stockimo

    • The app now includes popular web tool IFTTT, a brilliantly simple way to help users optimise work flow and save time. E.g. ‘any picture I upload to Flickr also upload to Stockimo’. • Users can now upload news imagery straight to the Alam…
    - 9 Dec 14, 8:35pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for November 2014:DepositP…
    - 3 Dec 14, 11:07pm -
  • Shutterstock To Present at Upcoming December Conferences

    Shutterstock To Present at Upcoming December Conferences

    NEW YORK, NY - November 26, 2014 - Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, today announced that Tim Bixby, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the following upcoming conferences: Credit…
    - 30 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Wix.com Inks Integration with Bigstock

    Wix.com Inks Integration with Bigstock

    Exclusive product integration makes adding and purchasing images for Wix websites simple and seamlessTEL AVIV, ISRAEL and NEW YORK, NY - November 18, 2014 - Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading web-development platform, is teaming up with Bigstock, an easy-…
    - 30 Nov 14, 8:02pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for October 2014:Shutterstoc…
    - 4 Nov 14, 12:44am -
  • Alamy has expanded its reach with a new office in Australia

    Alamy has expanded its reach with a new office in Australia

    Alamy, the world’s largest online stock photo agency has announced the opening of its first office in Australia - the office has been set up to support strong growth across Australia and New Zealand. The company has been selling directly into Aust…
    - 28 Oct 14, 5:21am -
  • Canva Launches App to Bring Amazingly Simple Design to the iPad

    Canva Launches App to Bring Amazingly Simple Design to the iPad

    Canva app brings professional design to the iPadCanva reaches 870,000 users and 6.2 million designsRenowned investors have invested $6.6 million Sydney, Australia — 10/15/14 —Australian startup Canva today announced the launch of the Canva…
    - 25 Oct 14, 4:59pm -
  • New Commission Service from Bridgeman Images

    New Commission Service from Bridgeman Images

    Bridgeman Images, the world’s leading supplier of rights managed art, culture and historic images, is excited to announce the launch of their new Commission Service.03 October 2014 - Welcomed by artists and clients, Bridgeman has developed a s…
    - 12 Oct 14, 4:07am -
  • Getty Images and iStock challenge photographers to #RePicture the world

    Getty Images and iStock challenge photographers to #RePicture the world

    Unprecedented global competition explores how we can change the paradigm around stereotypical imagery currently used to describe people and communicate conceptsLondon – 1 October, 2014: Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communica…
    - 12 Oct 14, 3:57am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2014:Shutter…
    - 1 Oct 14, 8:11pm -
  • Canva raises an additional $3.6 million in funding, hits 600,000 users, announces “Design” button

    Canva raises an additional $3.6 million in funding, hits 600,000 users, announces “Design” button

    - Australian startup Canva raises an additional $3.6 million in funding - Unveils new “Design” button integration for third party websites - Canva has amassed 600,000 users who have created more than 3.5 million designs Sydney, Australia — 201…
    - 30 Sep 14, 11:33pm -
  • 50 Stock Photos Trends x 10 Stock Agencies = Pure Awesomeness

    50 Stock Photos Trends x 10 Stock Agencies = Pure Awesomeness

    You can read about the Photography Trends to Watch out for in 20147 on the blog: StockPhotoSecrets: 50 Trends in Photography to Watch out for 2014! and Photography Trends 2014 Infographic
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:20pm -
  • Interview with Fotolia about their Instant App

    Interview with Fotolia about their Instant App

    Why you should buy and use mobile stock photos? How to shoot the perfect mobile stock image and why Fotolia Instant collection is so successful? Morgan David de Lossy and Murat Erimel from Fotolia answer them in the interview with stock industry…
    - 28 Sep 14, 4:44pm -

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Selling Graphics

  • Lorem Ipsum plugin for Adobe Illustrator

    Lorem Ipsum plugin for Adobe Illustrator

    As a illustrator and designer I need to fill my designs with some texts. The easiest method is using dummy Lorem Ipsum. But it is too complicated to open some web browser go to http://lipsum.com or some other site, copy the content and paste it int…
    - 64 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 8:56am -
  • T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers

    T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers

    After more than one year here is a new article – this one will be about my new project. My microstock portfolios are going well, so I decided to make some pause and do something just for fun. I always wanted to design some T-shirts and because I…
    - 10 Dec 13, 2:14pm -
  • How to pass iStockphoto Logo Design Application Quiz

    How to pass iStockphoto Logo Design Application Quiz

    Did you know, that you can sell logo designs on microstock? Well one of the sites, where you can sell your logo designs and suggestions is iStockphoto. In this article you will find the right answers for iStock’s Logo Design Application Quiz (che…
    - 13 Apr 12, 3:11am -
  • Free Forrst invite

    Free Forrst invite

    I have one free Forrst invitation for you (I know Forrst is not as good as Dribbble, but it is good start for you – if you have Forrst account you have better chance to get Dribbble invitation). Do you want it? It is quite simple, just follow th…
    - 4 Apr 12, 6:48am -
  • Are you a graphic artist looking for work? Try drawing / taking photos for microstocks – seasonal work, a second income or full-time work

    Are you a graphic artist looking for work? Try drawing / taking photos for microstocks – seasonal work, a second income or full-time work

    I run into classified ads in which graphic artists are looking for work all the time on the internet. I would like to recommend to them one source of income thanks to which they will be independent, free, can work from the warmth of home and if it…
    - 14 Mar 12, 6:43am -
  • Free Dribbble invite

    Free Dribbble invite

    I have one free dribbble invitation for you (if you don’t know, what Dribble is, than I think you don’t need it, but you can check the dribbble site). Do you want it? It is quite simple, just follow these simple steps: Write here a comment wit…
    - 28 Feb 12, 4:28am -
  • Microstock file formats for uploading vector illustrations

    Microstock file formats for uploading vector illustrations

    Every Microstock agency use a bit different upload system – specially for vector images. On some sites you need JPG preview with EPS file with same filename, on others you need to have it packed in a ZIP file, somewhere you need big JPG preview an…
    - 1 Nov 11, 12:42pm -
  • Dreamstime: 25% OFF for all images if you are a student

    Dreamstime: 25% OFF for all images if you are a student

    Microstock agency Dreamstime will give you 25% off on all images and subscription packages if you are a student. This sale is valid for the whole September 2011. You just need to send a photo of your student ID. Even more, you can win a one of five…
    - 12 Sep 11, 3:18pm -
  • Depositphotos – small, but profitable microstock agency

    Depositphotos – small, but profitable microstock agency

    Few months ago I tested 4 new sites – I uploaded around 300 vector illustrations and then I was waiting for first sales – on some sites it takes 4 month, but not on Depositphotos – the first sale was there just a few hours after acceptin…
    - 17 Aug 11, 6:12am -
  • Discount code for Depositphotos – credits

    Discount code for Depositphotos – credits

    Discount coupon for Depositphotos: 15% discount to buy credits on Depositphotos with this code: DC927947 This code is valid until September 2012.The post Discount code for Depositphotos – credits appeared first on SellingGraphics.
    - 13 Jul 11, 1:10pm -

Photo Buyer Guide

  • Shutterstock Coupon Code 10% Off 2014

    Shutterstock Coupon Code 10% Off 2014

    We have got our hands on a exclusive Shutterstock Coupon Code for September until October 2014 to save you up to 10% on their massive 25 Million stock photo library. These coupon codes are just for new Shutterstock customers and can be used for stoc…
    - 1 Aug 14, 9:29am -
  • iStockphoto Coupon Code 14 % Off in September 2013

    iStockphoto Coupon Code 14 % Off in September 2013

    We have got our hands on a new iStockphoto coupon code, which will give you a 14% discount on every credit package. This iStockphoto coupon will be valid until September 2013 and is a great start for everybody who just got back to work. iStockphoto…
    - 3 Sep 13, 6:14pm -
  • PhotoBuyerGuide.com now Part of Stock Photo Press Publishing

    PhotoBuyerGuide.com now Part of Stock Photo Press Publishing

    Today, we couldn�t be happier to announce that PhotoBuyerGuide.com has agreed to be acquired by Stock Photo Press Publishing. Amos Struck, the founder of Stock Photo Press, will continue reaching our goal to help photo buyers find the right stock…
    - 26 Aug 13, 11:52am -
  • iStockphoto gives its customers a new way to pay

    iStockphoto gives its customers a new way to pay

    In short iStockphoto introduces a new model of instant purchases: now every customer has an opportunity to pay for the image directly from credit card.Let us quote the official release."Every file now has a price in dollars or local currency in add…
    - 5 Sep 12, 7:02am -
  • Dreamstime Introduces Weekly Subscription

    Dreamstime Introduces Weekly Subscription

    One of the world's largest microstocks Dreamstime introduces new weekly subscription plan. Now it's possible to choose not only from monthly or more lengthy period subscriptions but also to use a short-term subscription plan only for a week.There ar…
    - 19 Apr 11, 4:00pm -
  • 10% Discount at iStockphoto

    10% Discount at iStockphoto

    iStockphoto was selected as the "Best Place to Buy Images" in the About.com "2011 Readers' Choice Awards".Due to this remarkable achievement iStockphoto offers its customers 10% off any credit pack purchase greater than 50 credits until April 3, 20…
    - 15 Mar 11, 6:32pm -
  • iStockphoto Announced Editorial Use License

    iStockphoto Announced Editorial Use License

    iStockphoto has announced that it will soon introduce a new editorial use only license. This means that customers of this stock agency will have the possibility to purchase images which do not have model or property release: social and travel photog…
    - 14 Dec 10, 6:00pm -
  • Save Up To 20% on iStockphoto Vetta

    Save Up To 20% on iStockphoto Vetta

    Till the very end of December, 2010 every customer of iStockphoto can save from 6.7% up to 20% when purchasing images from Vetta collection.Quoting iStockphoto's official press-release "since being introduced, the Vetta collection has grown into the…
    - 8 Dec 10, 4:00pm -
  • 10 mln of Images at Dreamstime and Other News in Monthly Report on December 1, 2010

    10 mln of Images at Dreamstime and Other News in Monthly Report on December 1, 2010

    Stock photo agencyNumber of images(growth of image gallery)Number of added images(growth compared to prev. month)1Shutterstock13.538.763 (▲ 2.99%)392.829 (▲ 18.50%)2Fotolia11.332.725 (▲ 3.61%)395.096 (▲ 7.63%)3Dreamstime…
    - 6 Dec 10, 5:00pm -
  • Crestock Announces Development Plans

    Crestock Announces Development Plans

    This summer microstock Crestock had been acquired by Masterfile Corporation with plans to somehow reanimate this stock agency.In July, 2010 Crestock has processed royalties and comissions that had been requested by contributors and affiliates.In A…
    - 16 Nov 10, 5:12pm -

Microstock Links

The MicroStock Blog

  • A Little Bit of Positivity
    Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been really hard on Pond5 over the past year.  And it’s real easy to complain about how things are going there and the poor relations they have with contributors. So, I while contemplating yet another rant, I…
    - 15 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • My Audio Journey
    Most of my friends who do stock footage also either work in the entertainment industry, or they do other projects such as short films and weddings.  Typically, we remove the audio from our stock footage clips, but when we need audio, we typically ne…
    - 16 Oct 12, 6:53am -
  • Some new charts
    If you’ve visited in the past week, you probably noticed that I added some new charts to the right sidebar where I have tracking data.  The first chart labled “Agency Sales 2012″ represents the number of footage files sold for the agencies lis…
    - 14 Oct 12, 4:23am -
  • The beat goes on…

    The beat goes on…

    October already… Wow, does time fly. Lot’s of changes in my life over the past few months. First, I’ve purchased a lot of new equipment, including a new camera.  I’ll be posting reviews.  I sold my T2i and was going to buy a T3i, but I ran…
    - 5 Oct 12, 3:29pm -
  • The King is Dead! Long Live The King.

    The King is Dead! Long Live The King.

    I’m going through my financials for this year and there is a very disturbing trend…  Sales on Pond5 are slowly dying.  My overall sales for this year are down from last year. Even worse, my August payout is the worst payout I’ve had since Jan…
    - 15 Aug 12, 5:48pm -
  • 48 Hour Film Festival – Kansas City

    48 Hour Film Festival – Kansas City

    For the past 3 years I’ve been participating in the 48 Hour Film Festival.  The closest is in Kansas City, MO which is a little over an hour’s drive from my home in Topeka, KS. Which means, I drive to Kansas City on opening night for the kick of…
    - 1 Aug 12, 3:07am -
  • Finally! Pond5 allows direct photo uploads.
    It’s been over a year since Pond5 announced they were adding photos.  They started out with importing millions of photos from 123rf.com in a partnership and promised that we’d “soon” be able to directly upload and submit photos. Finally, the…
    - 28 Jul 12, 4:29pm -
  • Adding over 1000 new video clips to Shutterstock

    Adding over 1000 new video clips to Shutterstock

    So, I get a phone call out of the blue one day from an executive at Shutterstock. He asks if I have time to chat. And what a conversation it turns out to be. He was generally interested in my opinions about not only the microstock industry as a whole…
    - 22 Jul 12, 4:14am -
  • Pond5 releases Adobe Premiere Plugin
    Pond5 finally did something this year…  Still no updates on their web site, but they created a plugin for Adobe Premiere CS6 users that allows them to browse/search for stock footage from within their Premiere projects.  If they can roll it out t…
    - 20 Jul 12, 7:28pm -
  • The Summer Slump Cometh!

    The Summer Slump Cometh!

    Twelve days into July and I can tell that the summer slump has smacked Pond5 in the face.  My sales are about average with last year, which was dismal.  And I think the Euro crisis has really hit ClipCanvas hard, as sales there have plummeted in th…
    - 12 Jul 12, 8:35am -