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Selling photos across agencies

April 2, 2018
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What are concepts in stock photography and how to use them for success?

While in recent years, “authentic” seems to be the preferred buzz word in stock photography, there is another one that always sounds important but is kind of hard to grasp: Concept! It can mean so much or so little, depending … Continue reading

October 27, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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6 other places to sell your photos online

There have been some discussions about the possibilities we as photographers and stock photo contributors have when agencies make changes to our disadvantage. I often hear “well, we don’t have much choice, do we?”, sometimes hidden behind other reasoning. Well, while … Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Paying models for photo shoots? How much?

There is an ongoing discussion amongst photographers which I just happened to see at three places within a week. So here is my take on the repeating question: How much do you pay your models? And what do you do if … Continue reading

October 21, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The Mobile Stock experiment continued

Two weeks ago, I decided to test the waters in “mobile stock”. What I call “mobile stock” is any kind of image licensing platforms that are mainly supplied through apps on my iPhone (or Android phones, of course). So let us take … Continue reading