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Selling photos across agencies

March 27, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Can I make a similar amount of money being non-exclusive from iStockphoto?

After my post two days ago, I got a few comments regretting that I won’t publish detailed numbers anymore. However, many of the people I talked to in recent months were mainly interested in how my experience could be translated … Continue reading

March 26, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock asks exclusive contributors for files to move to Main

In preparation of the subscription program, iStock has decided to start another round of moving files between collections. According to some reports, images were moved between the higher priced collections. Some people seem to be confused about the reasons behind … Continue reading

July 22, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Exclusivity as found “only from iStock”

iStockphoto has put more emphasis on its “exclusive” images coming “Only from iStock” recently. Apparently this comes as a reaction to the founding of Stocksy United, a photographer owned agency which also represents quite a few of those artists that … Continue reading

Typical royalty free image in Yuri Arcurs style - © Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia.com

May 20, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What changes now that Yuri Arcurs is going exclusive with iStock/Getty

Since I found out last week that Yuri Arcurs is going exclusive with the Getty family, there was a lot of speculation around the reasons and – more important – the consequences of the move. As usual, I am having … Continue reading