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Microstock Diaries

  • Visual Search and Microstock

    Visual Search and Microstock

    Microstock prices are so low that agencies compete more on the speed of search than on price.  Most serious buyers are happy to pay higher prices at a website with the functionality that helps them find the image they’re seeking quicker. Visual se…
    - 27 Oct 13, 10:44pm -
  • Canva

    Canva

    Today is the launch of Canva, the business I’ve been working with for the past year. Canva is a design startup that has a LOT to do with stock photography. I took a position with them to manage their stock library and related parts of the business.…
    - 26 Aug 13, 4:54pm -
  • Commoditization and what it Can Teach Stock Photographers

    Commoditization and what it Can Teach Stock Photographers

    This is a guest post by Luis Alvarez of Stock Performer. The supply of stock photography knows no limits! Today’s stock agencies offer huge image libraries and grow ferociously each month. Is stock photography becoming a commoditized product? What…
    - 17 May 13, 1:16am -
  • Microstock Expo is Back!

    Microstock Expo is Back!

    Microstock Expo is back, bigger and better than ever! And by “ever” I mean “last time”. The big news is that Bruce Livingstone will keynote. We’re super chuffed to have the Godfather of microstock opening the conference! The other big chang…
    - 25 Apr 13, 8:17pm -
  • Elnur Amikishiyev – Microstock Celebrity

    Elnur Amikishiyev – Microstock Celebrity

    Meet Elnur Amikishiyev, one of the world’s most productive microstockers. Elnur currently has over 64,000 photos in his Shutterstock portfolio placing him in the top 10 Shutterstock portfolios by size.   At Depositphotos he has over 76,000.   He…
    - 22 Feb 13, 1:05pm -
  • Pond5 Review

    Pond5 Review

    Arguably the dominant agency in microstock video, Pond5 started accepting direct submissions of photos last year.   Most microstock agencies launch with photos and illustrations and eventually add video once they’re well established, but Pond5 pro…
    - 30 Jan 13, 2:13pm -
  • Photaki Review

    Photaki Review

    With so many new microstock agencies launching each year, surviving more than 12 months is starting to become what sets the good apart from the not so good. Having been in business since 2009, the Spanish-born microstock agency Photaki is approaching…
    - 27 Sep 12, 2:06am -
  • 8 Tips for Mainstream Press Covering Microstock

    8 Tips for Mainstream Press Covering Microstock

    Insiders tend to shake their heads when reading mainstream press articles about their industry.   In microstock and broader stock photography, we’re no exception.   It must be difficult for journalists to get it straight when constantly reporting…
    - 19 Sep 12, 4:00pm -
  • picWorkflow Review

    picWorkflow Review

    You’ve most likely already heard of picWorkflow – the microstock distribution service from Bob Davies, creator of picNiche and many other tools for microstockers. But if you haven’t, or it’s been a while, it’s time to take a look at how far…
    - 14 Sep 12, 8:47pm -
  • Why I Removed my Dreamstime Referral Links

    Why I Removed my Dreamstime Referral Links

    [Dreamstime have responded to this issue. See the update at the bottom of the post] With the update to image level parameters earlier this year, Dreamstime started calculating royalties based on the value of the transaction ‘after’ referral costs…
    - 13 Jul 12, 6:20pm -

My Stock Photography

  • Free Webinar: Secrets to Making Real Money in Stock Footage

    Free Webinar: Secrets to Making Real Money in Stock Footage

    Be quick! MyStockPhoto is proud to present our first Webinar with stock footage millionaire Robb Crocker. This Sunday, we will host a webinar for all those interested in shooting footage for stock, and turn your time most efficiently into money. S…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:41pm -

Stock Photo Secrets

Microstock Group Blog

  • 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…
    - 47 days ago, 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 -
  • The Tyranny of the Microstock Lifecycle
    You’ve probably heard that diamonds are forever. Right! But all else is subjected to the unforgiving laws of nature. Unfortunately for us, our stock assets are no exception. Everything you upload to a stock marketplace will have it’s prime sellin…
    - 7 Jan 13, 7:52pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 11 days ago, 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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…
    - 26 days ago, 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-…
    - 26 days ago, 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…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 87 days ago, 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
    - 89 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 4:44pm -
  • Getty Images partners with Pantone and Tumblr to launch ‘Stories and Trends’

    Getty Images partners with Pantone and Tumblr to launch ‘Stories and Trends’

    New site curates exclusive content ahead of New York and London fashion weeks SS2015September 11, 2014 • Company News - NEW YORK – Getty Images, the global leader in digital media, has partnered with Pantone and Tumblr ahead of SS2015 fashi…
    - 14 Sep 14, 7:12pm -
  • iStockPhoto Announcing Changes to Collections and Prices

    iStockPhoto Announcing Changes to Collections and Prices

    On September 13th iStockPhoto will make big changes to Collections and Prices. The main changes are:Only two collections - Essential and SignaturAll file sizes are the same price. Credit balance will changeFor more info go to:iStockPhoto Annou…
    - 11 Sep 14, 12:42am -
  • Shutterstock Surpasses 2 Million Video Clips in Its Marketplace

    Shutterstock Surpasses 2 Million Video Clips in Its Marketplace

    Company’s collection also includes over 65,000 4K videos New York, September 2, 2014 Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, today announced it has surpassed 2 million video clips in its c…
    - 6 Sep 14, 9:07pm -
  • Shutterstock Launches Contributor Website in Brazilian Portuguese

    Shutterstock Launches Contributor Website in Brazilian Portuguese

    New site language reinforces company’s commitment to Brazilian artists The following release originally appeared on PR Newswire's Brazilian Newsline under the Portuguese headline "Shutterstock lança site para colaboradores em português do Brasil…
    - 6 Sep 14, 8:59pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for August 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 August 2014:ShutterstockD…
    - 4 Sep 14, 5:18am -
  • Alamy celebrates hitting mega milestone of 50 million images

    Alamy celebrates hitting mega milestone of 50 million images

    Privately owned, independent stock photo agency Alamy is the largest single online destination for buyers and suppliers of imagery (Image: Caption: The tanker Grape One sinks in the English Channel off Cornwall after taking on water in heavy storms…
    - 27 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 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 July 2014:ShutterstockDeposi…
    - 1 Aug 14, 11:04pm -
  • Pond5 Raises $61 Million From Accel Partners and Stripes Group

    Pond5 Raises $61 Million From Accel Partners and Stripes Group

    The world’s leading marketplace for video footage and stock media will use its first institutional round to fuel international growth, hire top talent and accelerate product development. NEW YORK, NY, July 16th, 2014 -- Pond5, the world’s leadi…
    - 16 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for June 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 June 2014:ShutterstockDeposit…
    - 2 Jul 14, 7:42pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 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 May 2014:ShutterstockZazzle D…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:25pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2014

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2014

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 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 April 2014:Shutterstock Depos…
    - 6 May 14, 5:32pm -

StockPhotoTalk

About the Image

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    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
    - 18 Sep 13, 10:39am -

Selling Graphics

  • T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers [1]

    T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers [1]

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

    How to pass iStockphoto Logo Design Application Quiz [2]

    Did you know, that you can sell logo designs on microstock? Well one of thesites, where you can sell your logo designs and suggestions is iStockphoto. In this article you will find the right answersfor iStock's Logo Design Application Quiz (check…
    - 13 Apr 12, 10:11am -
  • Free Forrst invite [5]

    Free Forrst invite [5]

    I have one free Forrst invitation for you (I knowForrst is not as good as Dribbble, but it is good start for you – if youhave Forrst account you have better chance to get Dribbble invitation).Do you want it? It is quite simple, just follow t…
    - 4 Apr 12, 1:48pm -
  • Are you a graphic artist looking for work? Try drawing / taking photos for microstocks - seasonal work, a second income or full-time work [2]

    Are you a graphic artist looking for work? Try drawing / taking photos for microstocks - seasonal work, a second income or full-time work [2]

    I run into classified ads in which graphic artists are lookingfor work all the time on the internet. I would like to recommendto them one source of income thanks to which they will be independent, free, canwork from the warmth of home and if it…
    - 14 Mar 12, 1:43pm -
  • Free Dribbble invite [25]

    Free Dribbble invite [25]

    I have one free dribbble invitation for you (if youdon't know, what Dribble is, than I think you don't need it, but you cancheck the dribbble site).Do you want it? It is quite simple, just follow these simplesteps:
    - 28 Feb 12, 12:28pm -
  • Microstock file formats for uploading vector illustrations [12]

    Microstock file formats for uploading vector illustrations [12]

    Every Microstock agency use a bit different upload system – speciallyfor vector images. On some sites you need JPG preview with EPS file with samefilename, on others you need to have it packed in a ZIP file, somewhere you needbig JPG preview an…
    - 1 Nov 11, 7:42pm -
  • Dreamstime: 25% OFF for all images if you are a student

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

    Microstock agency Dreamstimewill give you 25% off on all images and subscription packages if you area student. This sale is valid for the whole September 2011. You justneed to send a photo of your student ID.Even more, you can win a one of five…
    - 12 Sep 11, 10:18pm -
  • Depositphotos - small, but profitable microstock agency [1]

    Depositphotos - small, but profitable microstock agency [1]

    Few months ago I tested 4 new sites – I uploaded around300 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 afew hours after acceptin…
    - 17 Aug 11, 1:12pm -
  • Discount code for Depositphotos - credits

    Discount code for Depositphotos - credits

    Discount coupon for Depositphotos: 15% discount to buy credits on Depositphotos with this code: DC927947This code is valid until September 2012.
    - 13 Jul 11, 8:10pm -
  • Discount code for Depositphotos - subscription

    Discount code for Depositphotos - subscription

    Discount coupon for Depositphotos: 15% discount to buy any subscription on Depositphotos with this code: DS574585This code is valid until September 2012.
    - 13 Jul 11, 8:04pm -

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

  • 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 -
  • Online File Sharing
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