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Selling photos across agencies

January 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Tax Forms W-8BEN at Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Fotolia or Dreamstime

Every contributor faces this at the start, and many will have received a new message to renew it these days: The tax forms at the big US based microstock agencies. So let’s have a quick look at how to fill … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many stock images are subscription customers licensing effectively?

As a regular discussion point amongst stock contributors, there is a question how many images of their daily or monthly package subscription buyers of stock images at sites like Shutterstock, iStock or Adobe Stock are actually using. Reverse engineering subscription … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Lightroom 6.7 allows publishing to Adobe Stock/Fotolia

Exciting news: Today’s newest update to Adobe Lightroom – version 6.7 or if you are subscribed to the Creative Cloud version 2015.7 – fully (almost) integrates submission to Adobe Stock and Fotolia now! As you can see from the screen above, the … Continue reading

July 11, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many images do you need to make x dollars on Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia?

I’m seeing the question “How many images do I need to make $ xxx?” in different variations being asked over and over again by stock beginners. I think, it is an important and good question because it shows that the … Continue reading

October 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The state of the microstock world and me in it

Dear readers, you haven’t been forgotten. I have been dreaming about updating my blog more regularly again but there are two reasons I haven’t been more active: For one, while a lot of things are changing, nothing seems really to … Continue reading