Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

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 19, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Adobe Stock and Yuri Arcurs’ review

As you might have seen, Yuri Arcurs has written a review on Adobe Stock. Yuri certainly was one of the microstock super stars for a couple of years. When he decided to remove his images from most microstock sites and … 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

November 26, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock changes payment schedules

In a forum post and email sent out to contributors, iStock/Getty have announced another major change for contributors. Actually there are two major changes: First of all iStock is now also formally be replaced by Getty Images as our contract … Continue reading

November 12, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock uploads – thumbnails not showing… no problem

Okay, once again iStock is ignoring a problem because it’s not so important. It only affects contributors and wastes their time, so they don’t even want to have it discussed. Forum posts are being deleted, so it doesn’t appear to … Continue reading