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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 … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Shutterstock shows sudden knee-jerk reaction on similar content

For some time now, and especially last year, there was a series of complaints brought forward by contributors about others pushing their serial images into searches and such blocking existing and other new content coming in. There certainly has been … Continue reading

February 23, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How to turn iStock’s ESP sales report into readable information

Yesterday, Getty has uploaded the first sales report for iStock contributors into their ESP platform. As I explained in a blog post, it is the most terrible way to present data I can imagine.¬†The PDF you can download contains all … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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New iStock/Getty ESP sales reports are the least transparent report you will ever see

“Increasing transparency” was what Getty Images announced in their second unification newsletter for iStock on November 15 of last year. Now the first report is available in their ESP system. You can download it as PDF which in my case … Continue reading

February 2, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Shutterstock “testing” new price plans

In a forum post, Shutterstock has announced they are “testing” (a rather common¬†way of saying “introducing”) new price plans for some of their customers. The new packages come in between the customers who are only occasionally shopping for images and … Continue reading