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March 7, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock Photographers are Prisoners

In ancient history (the early 1990’s) I was at university, studying economics. One of the big topics was the game theory – a series of concepts simplifying how individuals act in a free economy (the theories are also used for … Continue reading

July 2, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Strategy Changes at Getty/iStockphoto, part 2

This is part 2 of my article about the changes at iStockphoto. What are the backgrounds and history of Getty Images within the microstock market? First of all, for the rest of these considerations, I am talking about the microstock … Continue reading

June 18, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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I’m proud of what I do

If you know me for some time, it might not come as a surprise: I’m not a photographer. Every day since I’ve started selling image licenses for money, I’m seeing that and I’m feeling it. There is so much great … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The Danish are taking over iStockphoto

As you will know from recent news (and as I have written about in the past), Yuri Arcurs has decided to take his images exclusively with the Getty Images family, including their microstock agency iStockphoto. As a first result, his … Continue reading