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Announcement by Getty about iStock changes

July 17, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Getty demands unrevocable distribution rights for iStock

Announcement by Getty about iStock changes

Announcement by Getty about iStock changes

In an email sent out to contributors earlier this week, Getty has announced the next steps in what they call their Unification project, including a major change that might get lost in the series of messages on how the integration of iStock into the Getty IT platform proceeds:

Starting August 20th (or shortly thereafter), and after Unification, you will need to submit a request to deactivate a file. Please note that we will only consider deactivating files for legal or similar justifiable reasons as it provides a negative experience for customers when files are suddenly unavailable for license.

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Geld verdienen mit Fotolia, Shutterstock, iStock, Stockfotografie

July 13, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Mit Fotolia, Shutterstock, iStock und Co Geld verdienen – Stockfotografie (Buch)

Geld verdienen mit Fotolia, Shutterstock, iStock, Stockfotografie

(English speaking friends will find some info at the bottom of this post 😉 )

Normalerweise schreibe ich diesen Blog in englisch. Heute ausnahmsweise ein deutscher Blogpost, denn diese Nachricht ist (zumindest vorerst) nur für Leser aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum interessant: In wenigen Wochen erscheint ein neues Buch auf dem Markt, und es wird meinen Namen auf dem Titel tragen. Continue Reading →

How-many-images-on-Shutterstock-Fotolia-iStock

July 11, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many images do you need to make x dollars on Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia?

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I’m seeing the question “How many images do I need to make $ xxx?” in different variations being asked over and over again by stock beginners. I think, it is an important and good question because it shows that the contributor does not see stock as “just uploading my vacation snap shots and get rich” but the causality between his efforts and the results. So I’d think we shouldn’t bash people for asking this question, even though it has been asked thousands of time in the past.

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500px - We Make You Look Good

April 20, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The 500px price cut and the microstock hypocrites

A few weeks ago, photo community and marketplace 500px announced a very steep price cut to their royalty payments. I didn’t feel the need to cover this in my blog as I dropped almost all “news” around here since it is mostly already covered by MyStockPhoto and other places.

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Email sent out to contributors

January 7, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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EyeEm: Distribution by Alamy – And Change to Non-Exclusive

As sent out today by EyeEm to their contributors, Alamy will be added as the second distribution partner for their EyeEm Collection. In a second major step, EyeEm confirmed what has been rumored for some time: The exclusivity requirement for the Getty distribution has been cancelled, the EyeEm Collection is now completely non-exclusive for contributors! Continue Reading →