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Selling photos across agencies

June 2, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What are Model Releases you need for selling stock images

When starting to upload your images for licensing, be it on Shutterstock, EyeEm or Adobe Stock, lots of people will soon get feedback that they are required to upload model releases for certain images. This seems to be a widely misunderstood topic, so in this blog post you’ll find all you need to know about those releases.

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DSLR, Mirrorless and Smartphone cameras

May 29, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What camera do you need to shoot stock images?

What camera do you use? I’m reading this question quite often. Both in general photography groups but also in stock photography groups. 

Let me tell you what I use to shoot images. But if you are really interested in the answer to your question, make sure you’ll read this post until the very end.

Be reminded that I am mainly a stock photographer with a focus on concept, city, architecture and the occasional people images, for someone focusing on beauty portraits or producing gallery prints the results might look different. 

DSLR, Mirrorless and Smartphone cameras

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May 25, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Why I can’t reply to your personal message

Hey there. I know I have made myself very available for the past few years. And I am really happy and honored that my reach has grown so far. Thanks a lot for reading what I had to say. However, this came with a backside: From the usual one or two questions a month, I am now getting personal messages or emails almost daily, sometimes several each day. I simply don’t have time to answer each of them individually.

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My #EyeEmPaid in 2017

May 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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I made $1,254.93 in four months with #EyeEmPaid, do you want to know how?

I have been writing this blog for four years, I have mentioned EyeEm a lot of times but so far I did not have a single article dedicated to them. That’s something totally uncalled for since they turned out to be one of the places that make good money for me month after month. In the first four months of 2017 alone, the royalties I received through them added up to $1,254.93 and I actually have some hopes this will continue to improve.

My #EyeEmPaid in 2017

The royalties I have made with #EyeEmPaid in 2017

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