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Microstock Diaries

  • Matthew Britton – How to Win the Microstock Volume Game

    Matthew Britton – How to Win the Microstock Volume Game

    Matthew Britton –or Matt, to his friends– is a very successful illustrator and the owner of the largest illustration portfolio in the microstock world. And it’s not an average portfolio: he first got started illustrating with a very high qu…
    - 93 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • VideoBlocks Out with New 360 Degree Stereoscopic 3D VR Stock Footage Collection

    VideoBlocks Out with New 360 Degree Stereoscopic 3D VR Stock Footage Collection

    In an announcement that wins the award for most technical adjectives in a headline, Videoblocks is today debuting 360 Degree Stereoscopic 3D VR footage, in both their subscription-based library and their on-demand Marketplace. The company says the…
    - 18 Apr 16, 2:00pm -
  • Shutterstock’s iOS Contributor App Now Supports Releases

    Shutterstock’s iOS Contributor App Now Supports Releases

    Shutterstock has once again updated their mobile app for contributors. Following the recent update in March that added multiple upload, batch editing and easier keywording, the latest version of Shutterstock Contributor app on iOS platform now adds…
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:00pm -
  • Shutterstock Updates iOS Contributor App

    Shutterstock Updates iOS Contributor App

    Shutterstock updated their contributor app for iPhone this week, enhancing the functionality of the submission process. Over the weekend, Shutterstock’s iPhone app for contributors introduced multiple file upload and fullscreen image previews.  I…
    - 3 Mar 16, 9:10pm -
  • Getty to Close Veer – Suggests Contributors Apply to iStock

    Getty to Close Veer – Suggests Contributors Apply to iStock

    Getty Images has announced that they’re closing Veer. The news comes as no surprise after their ‘non-purchase’ of Corbis, the Veer parent company. They did the same with StockXpert after purchasing its parent, Jupiterimages back in 2008, and co…
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • Dreamstime out with Subscription Changes and New Executive Hire

    Dreamstime out with Subscription Changes and New Executive Hire

    Signs of life are emerging from Dreamstime who yesterday put out an announcement about subscription changes and a new hire – industry veteran Andrew Watzenboeck, formerly from Fotolia, as their new Corporate Sales Director for North America. Sub…
    - 2 Mar 16, 11:59pm -
  • Photocase Review

    Photocase Review

    It could be said that Photocase was authentic before authentic became cool. They’re a stock photo agency which doesn’t accept stocky images.  They’ve always been different, and very different. Their images are absolutely authentic, but also m…
    - 1 Mar 16, 6:00pm -
  • Pond5 Launches AI-Based Products, Subscriptions and Rebranding

    Pond5 Launches AI-Based Products, Subscriptions and Rebranding

    Following recent changes in leadership –and a massive $61M capital raising in 2014– stock footage giant Pond5 announced today their new Clarifai-powered Artificial Intelligent image recognition tools, new subscription plans – seemingly rethin…
    - 25 Feb 16, 5:22pm -
  • Highlights from Shutterstock’s Q4 and Full Year 2015 Report

    Highlights from Shutterstock’s Q4 and Full Year 2015 Report

    2015 was a huge year for Shutterstock, the biggest in its history like all those before it, but also with more challenges than ever before. Yesterday, Shutterstock released their financial report for the fourth quarter and full year 2015. While the…
    - 25 Feb 16, 4:29pm -
  • FOAP Review

    FOAP Review

    FOAP was one  of the first companies in the mobile stock photo space. The company has lofty ambitions, aspiring to sell more files than Shutterstock, but a significant fund raising from known investors is the only outward sign that there’s any…
    - 22 Feb 16, 7:00pm -

My Stock Photography

  • Adobe Launched Beta for New Adobe Stock Contributor Site

    Adobe Launched Beta for New Adobe Stock Contributor Site

    Good news for all those who wanted to contribute to Adobe Stock directly! Adobe has just launched today the public beta for their new Adobe Stock Contributor Site, where you’ll be able to upload still images and videos to be sold on Adobe Stock pla…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 5:42pm -
  • Stock Performer Adds New and Very Useful Features

    Stock Performer Adds New and Very Useful Features

    Stock contributor assistant tool Stock Performer has added new features to their service. First they included a function to measure your Ranking and Performance in stock industry against all other contributors, and now they’ve introduced a new syst…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Sep 16, 3:03pm -
  • PicsaStock to Close – They are no Longer Selling Licenses to Images

    PicsaStock to Close – They are no Longer Selling Licenses to Images

    PicsaStock has started to send out notification to their contributors about the upcoming shutdown of their online platform next week. Details are not yet disclosed, but they company is informing the inminent closure, as well as promising further info…
    - 49 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 8:19pm -
  • Take part in the MicrostockGroup’s 2015 Annual Microstock Survey

    Take part in the MicrostockGroup’s 2015 Annual Microstock Survey

    MicroStockGroup has launched their annual independent microstock survey for 2015.  Last year they run the survey in January and included some “thank-yous” in the form of a random draw for give-aways. Read more about 2014 survey here. Founded by…
    - 30 May 16, 8:45pm -
  • The Roll by EyeEm, A New iOS App to Organise and Search your Photo Library

    The Roll by EyeEm, A New iOS App to Organise and Search your Photo Library

    EyeEm, photo community + marketplace company, is launching a new iOS app today, built on the base of their proprietary computer vision technology, EyeEm Vision. The Roll is an app designed to replace smartphones’ camera roll folder, with an intelli…
    - 12 May 16, 8:30pm -
  • You Can Now Submit Audio Clips to Dreamstime

    You Can Now Submit Audio Clips to Dreamstime

    Dreamstime, one of the top 10 microstock agencies, is building a new audio clips library, and since this week they’re open for submissions. The new audio collection will be available for both on-demand and subscription based purchases in the follow…
    - 12 May 16, 6:00pm -
  • Shutterstock Contributor App now with Model Releases

    Shutterstock Contributor App now with Model Releases

    Shutterstock published a new version of their contributor app (version 1.4) that allows uploading of model releases as part of the image upload process. This allows for a full mobile work flow for users. Model and property releases now part of the Sh…
    - 22 Apr 16, 10:51am -
  • Dropstock.io offers easy file distribution via Dropbox

    Dropstock.io offers easy file distribution via Dropbox

    With Dropstock.io, a new tool for distributing images across agencies has been published. It uses the Dropbox capabilities of storing and sharing images and uploads them through the agency’s FTP servers. Using Dropbox as a platform for distributio…
    - 22 Apr 16, 8:55am -
  • 500px cuts Royalties more than Half

    500px cuts Royalties more than Half

    In a rather swift move, 500px has announced a drastic change in their licensing and royalty payouts of their ‘Marketplace’ (formerly ‘Prime’). The cut is more than half from 70 to 30 per cent of the licensing fees, at least for non-exclusive…
    - 22 Mar 16, 9:18pm -
  • Corbis Microstock outlet Veer closing doors

    Corbis Microstock outlet Veer closing doors

    Earlier this year, the announcement that the once mighty Corbis agency will be acquired by the Chinese company VCG, now comes with deadlines: Corbis’ microstock subsidiary Veer has just announced their closure effective March 30. Customers are bei…
    - 2 Mar 16, 4:23pm -

Stock Photo Secrets

Microstock Group Blog

  • 2014 Microstock Industry Survey – First Look

    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…
    - 23 Apr 15, 9:47am -
  • Microstock’s Business Case: How Much Can You Earn?

    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

    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…
    - 2 Mar 14, 5:17pm -
  • 2013 Microstock Industry Survey – Infographic

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Shutterstock: Sustainable Profits?

    Shutterstock: Sustainable Profits?

    At the end of last week Shutterstock announced it was about to change its royalty rates for Extended Licenses. You can read the details of the changes on microstockdiaries. Announcing the change would take place and then letting us wait a few days fo…
    - 26 Jan 16, 9:47am -
  • 2015 Microstock Earnings Comparison

    2015 Microstock Earnings Comparison

    It's been a good while since I shared any detailed analysis of my microstock earnings, there has been plenty going on over the past couple of years in changing royalties. Putting all the change, discussion, boycotts, rates and price structures to one…
    - 11 Sep 15, 9:36am -
  • 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 -
  • 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 s…
    - 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 replaceme…
    - 3 Dec 10, 4:59am -
  • 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 guide…
    - 4 Apr 08, 6:14am -

Microstock Infos

  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 2016. 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 2016:DepositPhotosZazzleCanva Shutt…
    - 51 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 10:57pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 2016. 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 2016:Canva DepositPhotosShutterstock…
    - 92 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 11:36pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 2016. 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 2016:DepositPhotos3dRose Canva Za…
    - 26 May 16, 8:03pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2016. 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 2016:DepositPhotosCanva 3dRose Sh…
    - 27 Apr 16, 8:46pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for February 2016. 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 2016:DepositPhotosCanva Zaz…
    - 3 Mar 16, 1:04am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2016

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2016

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2016. 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 2016:ShutterstockDepositPhoto…
    - 1 Mar 16, 6:51am -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 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 December 2015:Zazzle DepositPhotosCa…
    - 29 Jan 16, 11:27pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 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 November 2015:DepositPhotosZazzle Ca…
    - 31 Dec 15, 6:54pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 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 October 2015:Shutterstock DepositPhot…
    - 10 Nov 15, 9:02pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 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 September 2015:DepositPhotosZazzle…
    - 9 Oct 15, 10:34pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for August 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 August 2015:DepositPhotosShutterstock…
    - 13 Sep 15, 7:48pm -
  • Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2015

    Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2015

    This is my stock photography sales statistic for June 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 June 2015:DepositPhotosShutterstock Canv…
    - 8 Jul 15, 11:19pm -
  • Stock Performer Major Upgrade Launch

    Stock Performer Major Upgrade Launch

    Berlin, 6th of July - After one year of work and a rewrite of almost every component of Stock Performer, we are proud to announce that a large set of new and exciting features will be available to our customers on the 26th of July.After 4 years servi…
    - 7 Jul 15, 4:24am -
  • 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 Shutterstock…
    - 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:DepositPhotosShutterstock 3…
    - 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:DepositPhotosShutterstock Za…
    - 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 i…
    - 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:DepositPhotosShutterst…
    - 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:DepositPhotosShutterstoc…
    - 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 Febru…
    - 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:DepositPhotosZazzle Sh…
    - 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 leading…
    - 15 Dec 14, 10:43pm -

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Selling Graphics

  • Dollar Photo Club alternatives

    Dollar Photo Club alternatives

    Because Dollar Photo Club will terminate its service on April 15th, 2016, now is the right time to take a look at some alternatives – find some stock agency with similar price / selling model. The best solution – right now – that I found, is 9…
    - 8 Apr 16, 9:35am -
  • How to convert text to vector glyphs

    How to convert text to vector glyphs

    I bought a great Path Type – Single Stroke Glyph Set from Sam Jones (Sivioco), but I was too lazy to put together the text from the glyph letters. So instead of spending few minutes on playing with letters, I spent few hours with programming a scr…
    - 23 Jul 15, 10:44pm -
  • 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 into…
    - 22 Apr 15, 8:56am -
  • T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers

    T-shirts for graphic designers and bikers

    - 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 (chec…
    - 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 the…
    - 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 with…
    - 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 and…
    - 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 i…
    - 12 Sep 11, 3:18pm -

Photo Buyer Guide

  • iStockphoto Promo Codes in 2016

    iStockphoto Promo Codes in 2016

    We have got our hands on a new iStockphoto coupon code, which will give you a 20% off on monthly susbcription. This iStockphoto coupon will be valid until March 2016 and is a great start for everybody who just got back to work. iStockphoto and their…
    - 3 Sep 15, 6:14pm -
  • Shutterstock Coupon Code 2016

    Shutterstock Coupon Code 2016

    We have got our hands on a exclusive Shutterstock Coupon Code for 2016 to save you up to 15% on their massive 60 Million stock photo library. These coupon codes are for ALL (not just new ones) Shutterstock customers and can be used for stock photos,…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:29am -
  • Depositphotos Coupon Code and Free Trial

    Depositphotos Coupon Code and Free Trial

    Are you tired of using stock photo agencies only to find out that they are not for you? Try Depositphotos. It offers a free trial period which allows you to experience high quality images first-hand and find out if it is the website for you without…
    - 2 Sep 15, 3:30am -
  • 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, 201…
    - 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 photogr…
    - 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%)3Dreamstime10.078.449 (▲ 2.85%)…
    - 6 Dec 10, 5:00pm -

Microstock Links

The MicroStock Blog

  • Another Year and More News
    Stolen Equipment In May someone broke into my car and stole roughly $5,000 of equipment including my Panasonic GH4, several lenses, Sennheiser wireless audio kit, a portable LCD, some LED lightning and misc other accessories.  It was devastating. …
    - 84 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 6:40pm -
  • 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 -