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Selling photos across agencies

November 6, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Six things to know about the EyeEm Market

There are more and more questions coming up if EyeEm is worth trying if you are already selling licenses for your images on other platforms like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock. Since I keep repeating my answers in groups, I just found it was time to put the most important information in a single blog post.

Make money with EyeEm #EyeEmPaid (https://www.eyeem.com/p/88107482)

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September 22, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock Image Stats: Views and Sales

Since some agencies show the number of  “views” to contributors, there regularly is a discussion about that number and it’s relevance. My usual answer is: That’s only something to keep you busy thinking but in reality doesn’t matter a lot. Okay, that was mostly a gut feeling, so I decided it’s time to have a closer look if I am right or not.

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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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