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March 5, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How did the iStock collection develop in 2013?

Based on a forum thread, I started to investigate the growth of the iStockphoto collection of files in recent years myself. As iStock has removed any reference to library size, queue length or anything else (by itself already a sign … Continue reading

March 4, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStockphoto announces new subscription program

Last night, iStockphoto announced a new subscription program for most of their imagery to be launched in April. It looks like it is meant to be more competitive with Shutterstock. At least for the clients. Why is the existing subscription … Continue reading

February 25, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock Partner Program miscalculation

iStockphoto informs contributors about miscalculated royalties Some of you might also have received these Contributor Newsletters in recent months about the problems with the partner program royalties back in September and October 2013. It all started when some of us … Continue reading

January 2, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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New Year, New Post, New Goals

My first year as an independent stock photographer is coming to an end One year ago, I have waited for my exclusivity at iStockphoto to run out. I was in the process of preparing my existing images for uploading to … Continue reading

November 18, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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October Sales, Royalties, Downloads

The partner program numbers from iStockphoto were added early in the month, so I have now a complete overview of my monthly returns. As I had already reported in my preliminary report for October, the month has set a new … Continue reading