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July 2, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Strategy changes at iStockphoto will affect all stock photographers

Wow, that was a month of big news at iStockphoto. We are watching Yuri Arcurs to move his whole library of images to iStockphoto along with a new combined portfolio of Danish contributors. We have seen a change in their collection system with a … 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 28, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStockphoto reducing image pricing and changes search results page

So, just after having executed the restructuring of their collection system, reducing the confusing 7 different price points to four, iStockphoto just announced (and executed) two more changes to their website: A reduction of prices for the low-end Main collection … 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

April 8, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Which agency should we support?

Occasionally I have followed posts at Microstockgroup telling us we should support Agency XYZ because it does so much for its contributors. Just recently someone held a poll about which agency deserves our support. I was a bit surprised to … Continue reading