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Create Virtual Copies to test different looks

May 22, 2015
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Using Replichrome by Totally Rad for stock

If you are shooting for stock photography, following visual trends in advertising and online use is a crucial part. As is managing your image workflows, and Lightroom is an essential part of me and many other stock photographers in this workflow. Using Presets to quickly create certain looks for your images can help gain speed in creating more images quicker. I tried many available presets, free and paid ones. Continue Reading →

May 13, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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ShutterTalk, ShutterWalk and Pixel.Power

I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging recently. The main reason is that I keep getting work requests from different agencies and I can’t say I’m too unhappy about that. :)

The most exciting news is this: Continue Reading →

Business man with beard, sitting on wooden floor.

April 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Status report – Q1 2015

Business man with beard, sitting on wooden floor.

It’s been a while. It’s been pretty long actually. I haven’t found time to update this blog for almost three months. There have been plenty of news which I typically would have used to write an article. But as mentioned in my last post, writing is just a thing I do on the side and productive, paid work always comes first.

How is the market doing?

During the break I took from writing, Shutterstock surpassed the 50 million file mark – wow, that’s a huge number. I was too late to join the party when iStock reached one million images online back in 2006 but I was around when it hit 2 million in fall of 2007. It doesn’t feel all that long. Well, I take that back, a looooot happened in those years. Continue Reading →

Posting Days in 2014

January 12, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The future of this blog

Last week, I have published my thoughts on the past year as well as the look out to 2015 in the stock photo business and my place within it. What I have not written about is how this blog fits into the picture. And actually there are some thoughts about this blog that I want to share.

Posting Days in 2014

The Days with new posts on my blog in 2014

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StockPerformer screenshot 2012 - 2014

January 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Another year has passed – thanks for 2014

Last year, I have written my look back to the first year of “independence”¬†as well as an outlook to the second year at the end of January. As my exclusivity with iStock ran out at that time, it was logical. This year however, I want to make a cut at the more natural time, when the calendar ends and a new year starts.

StockPerformer screenshot 2012 - 2014

StockPerformer screenshot 2012 – 2014

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