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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

September 22, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock Image Stats: Views and Sales

Since some agencies show the number of  “views” to contributors, there regularly is a discussion about that number and it’s relevance. My usual answer is: That’s only something to keep you busy thinking but in reality doesn’t matter a lot. … Continue reading

June 2, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What are Model Releases you need for selling stock images

When starting to upload your images for licensing, be it on Shutterstock, EyeEm or Adobe Stock, lots of people will soon get feedback that they are required to upload model releases for certain images. This seems to be a widely … Continue reading

My #EyeEmPaid in 2017

May 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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I made $1,254.93 in four months with #EyeEmPaid, do you want to know how?

I have been writing this blog for four years, I have mentioned EyeEm a lot of times but so far I did not have a single article dedicated to them. That’s something totally uncalled for since they turned out to … Continue reading